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Adebayo Adesina 106223646 This paper will serve to review and examine two works of literature, Simone de Beauvoir’s “The Second Sex” and Iris Young’s Humanism, Gynocentrism, Feminist Politics.” Simone de Beauvoir’s work is one that I cannot pretend to be new to. As a women’s studies minor, I have found it to be, in my opinion, one of the most crucial and intellectually stimulating readings in regards to women. It boldly deals with the definition of women. It seeks outs the intricacies that go along with becoming a woman, the source of how one becomes a woman and her role as the other. She poses very important points that I particularly find flawless. In the arena of women’s studies, Sojourner Truth has always been my hero but Simone de Beauvoir is by far the woman that most intrigues and stimulates me mentally. Iris Young’s “essay explores the shift in feminist thinking from a Beauvorian sort of position, which she defines as a humanist feminism, to an analysis that she calls geocentric feminism.” She offers a compact way of categorizing the way feminist ideals have typically changed. Iris Young’s work states that humanist feminism “defines women’s oppression as the inhibition and distortion of women’s potential by a society that allows the self-development of men. It consists of a revolt against femininity.” After the reading I was able to more or less derive my own simple definition, Humanist feminism is an ideal that women should be equal to
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2010 for the course WST 301 taught by Professor Kandi during the Spring '10 term at Suffolk.

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