Ep. 232: Simone De Beauvoir's "The Second Sex" (Part Two)

Ep. 232: Simone De Beauvoir's "The Second Sex" (Part Two)

By Mark Linsenmayer, Wes Alwan, Seth Paskin, Dylan Casey

The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast

Sunday, 29 December

Continuing Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex (1949) with guest Jennifer Hansen.

How does one become a Subject and how do women traditionally get shut out of this process? We get into Vol. 2, "Lived Experience" where Beauvoir details how this drama unfolds in various stages of life. Also, religion, logic, the relation of biology to situation, and more. How do we modernize Beauvoir's critique given the evolution in women's positions since the book was written?

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End song: "Wrong Side of Gone" by Beth Kille as discussed on Nakedly Examined Music #13.

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