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The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir

April 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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featuring Jessica Tanner, Assistant Professor of French

“When this book was first published in 1949, it was to outrage and scandal. Never before had the case for female liberty been so forcefully and successfully argued. De Beauvoir’s belief that ‘One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman’ switched on light bulbs in the heads of a generation of women and began a fight for greater equality and economic independence.”—Amazon’s Editorial Review

“From Eve’s apple to Virginia Woolf’s room of her own, de Beauvoir’s treatise remains an essential rallying point, urging self-sufficiency and offering the fruit of knowledge.”

Decades on, de Beauvoir’s work is still the subject of intense debate—provoking anger and admiration in equal measure. It is impossible to consider the women’s rights movement since World War II without talking about this landmark text.“—Macat International’s iLibrary

TUITION: $35, includes a copy of the book

Register online or call 919.962.1544

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April 17, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Flyleaf Books
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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