Simone De Beauvoir and Existential Feminism

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Simone De Beauvoir and Existential Feminism
Abstract
Simone de Beauvoir suggests that women are limited in creating and expressing themselves by their economic, political and social dependence on men. Men are viewed as the subjects, and women as the objects, (De Beauvoir, 1952). These existential feminist ideas are central to the development of existential feminist philosophy. After reviewing the concepts fundamental to this theory, this paper examines both critical and supportive commentary about existential feminism. After considering alternative viewpoints, we find that self-creation is always limited by external factors but there is a balance between the self as one which is already complete, and one which we determine.
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