Tag Archives: Simone de Beauvoir

The Princess Phase

..And yet, when I introduce my girl to the actresses in full Ariel and Cinderella finery, and I see her little eyes light up… I can’t help it. I love the princesses for being so real to her. She is … Continue reading

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Pieces of the Past

When I found out I was having a girl, I cried for three days. It took me a while to figure out some basic facts about this reaction, including the fact that not everyone has it. In the language of … Continue reading

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Scratch that.

Yesterday, I read the Louis Menand article in The New Yorker about Sartre and Beauvoir.  It ends with this line: Though her affairs, for the most part, were love affairs, it is plain from almost every page she wrote that … Continue reading

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Dear Feminism,

When I was fifteen, I hung a poster from a pro-choice rally on the door to my room. That positioned it in our hallway. It was visible from just to the left of the front door as you stepped into … Continue reading

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