May 8, 2016

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“These Uneasy Spirits… Were In Primitive Periods Promptly Put To Death… Progress Was Slow In Those Days.” Charlotte Perkins Gilman

“In the course of social evolution there are developed individuals so constituted as to not fit existing conditions (more…)

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October 27, 2014

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August 21, 2014

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Sexuality Can Be Said To Pervade Life Throughout:” Simone DeBeauvoir

“Sexuality most certainly plays a central role in human life; it can be said to pervade life throughout. We have already learned from physiology that the living activity of the testes and the ovaries is integrated with that of the body in general. The existent is a sexual, a sexuate, and in his relations with other existents who are also sexuate bodies, sexuality as a consequence is always involved.”

pp. 45

Simone DeBeavoir, 1952: The Second Sex. Translation by H.M. Parshley.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York.

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July 24, 2014

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“RAPE IS A CASE IN POINT.” Angela Davis

“Some of the most flagrant symptoms of social deterioration are acknowledged as serious problems only when they have assumed such epidemic proportions that they appear to defy solution.”  “Rape is a case in point.”

Angela Davis: Women, Race and Class. Random House, 1981, New York.

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July 20, 2014

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“A SOCIALIST ETHICS WILL FIND EMBARRASSING THE PROBLEMS POSED BY THE CONDITION OF WOMEN.” Simone DeBeauvoir

“A truly socialist ethics, concerned to uphold justice without suppressing liberty and to impose duties upon individuals without abolishing individuality, will find most embarrassing the problems posed by the condition of woman. (more…)

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July 9, 2014

 

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“THEY DECEIVE THEMSELVES WHO SEE HERE NO MORE THAN SEXUAL SYMBOLS:” Simone DeBeauvoir

“Man aspires to be at once concretely with the whole world, apprehended in all possible ways. To work the earth, to dig a hole, (more…)

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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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