July 9, 2014

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“INTRIGUE AND STRIFE ABOUND:” Simone DeBeauvoir

“As Montaigne says, “It is easier to accuse one sex than to excuse the other.””  …  “Montaigne understood clearly how arbitrary and unjust was woman’s appointed lot: “Women are not in the wrong when they decline to accept the rules laid down for them, since them men lay down these rules without consulting them. No wonder intrigue and strife abound.”

pp. xxvii

Simone DeBeavoir, 1952: The Second Sex. Translation by H.M. Parshley.

Alfred A. Knopf, New York.

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