Book of the Week: ‘The Second Sex’ by Simone de Beauvoir

The Second Sex S. de Beauvoir

About the book: With no doubt, this is the most iconic and important book in feminist literature. De Beauvoir analyses the notion of what it’s like to be a woman and the concept of “the other”. The most informative and in-depth book about gender inequality. It’s a definite must-read; don’t be discouraged by its length (750 pages!), it’s worth every minute of your time!

About the author: Simone de Beauvoir made a huge mark on feminism, not just through her writing but also her activism. She wrote multiple books as well as short stories. She is considered to be one of the most important feminist icons, who carefully examined women’s oppression throughout her work.