Goldman and de Beauvoir on the Female Experience

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Goldman and de Beauvoir on the Female Experience
This paper will explore the similarities and differences in Emma Goldman’s “Marriage and Love” and Simone de
Beauvoir’s
“Myth and Reality”. Goldman and de Beauvoir explore status of women in the society, their relationships with men in the society and the role of marriage. However, while Goldman focuses more on the marriage as institution of the capitalist society, de Beauvoir focuses more on how society perceives women and how is this perception reflected on women’s social status within capitalist society.
Both women can be considered early feminists, particularly first wave feminists, although both also wrote and lectured on a variety of social issues. Emma Goldman was also an anarchist...
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.....male sexuality as passive played a crucial role in development of female myth and this understanding has to change.
Works cited:
De Beauvoir, Simone. “Myth and Reality.” Feminism and
Womanism
: A Women’s Studies Reader. Ed. Althea Prince and Susan Silva-Wayne. Toronto: Women’s Press, 2004. 59-65.
Gatens
, Moira. “Beauvoir and Biology: a Second Look.” The Cambridge Companion to Simone de Beauvoir. Ed. Claudia Card. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. 266-283
Goldman, Emma. “Marriage and Love.” Feminism and
Womanism
: A Women’s Studies Reader. Ed. Althea Prince and Susan Silva-Wayne. Toronto: Women’s Press, 2004. 53-58.
Johnston, Carolyn. Sexual Power: Feminism and the Family in America. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1992.