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Simone de Beauvoir
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In French: "On ne naît pas femme: on le devient." - The Second Sex (1949)
Simone de Beauvoir
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As quoted in The Book of Positive Quotations (2007) by John Cook, p. 548
Simone de Beauvoir
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Bk. 2, part 5, Ch. 1: The Married Woman, p. 468 - The Second Sex (1949)
Simone de Beauvoir
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A Woman Destroyed [Une femme rompue] (1967)


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Born: January 9, 1908

Died: April 14, 1986 (aged 78)

Nationality: French

Occupation: Writer

Bio: Simone-Ernestine-Lucie-Marie Bertrand de Beauvoir, often shortened to Simone de Beauvoir, was a French existentialist philosopher, public intellectual, political activist, feminist theorist and social theorist. She did not consider herself a philosopher but she had a significant influence on feminist existentialism, and feminist theory.

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