The male is nowhere to be seen. Certainly not what Beauvoir said, which is now accurately translated: Despite this, she is disturbed by the fact that her son has grown up and is now more loyal to his wife than herself. No area is left untouched under Beauvoir's keen and forensic eye. To be free authentically, a woman must project her freedom through practical action within human society.
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A woman is a free being mystified into believing she is confined to particular roles, thus limiting freedom. This does not, however, make him either an ethical or moral figure; for his choices destroy the intersubjective bonds of humanity. The situation of women is comparable to the condition of the Hegelian Other in that men, like the Hegelian Master, identify themselves as the Subject, the absolute human type, and, measuring women by this standard of the human, identify them as inferior. Second, there must be others who can respond to my call. There are many academic and scholarly chapters such as The Psychoanalytical Point of View interspersed with perhaps more reader-friendly ones: This is a world where obedience is demanded.
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Throughout the book, de Beauvoir mentions such instances of females being complicit in their Otherness, particularly with regard to marriage. Studying philosophy at the Sorbonne, she wrote a thesis on Leibniz. From the point of the second weaning on, however, boys and girls are socialized in such a way that by the time a girl is a young adult, her life is defined by marriage and her relationships with men. Because women are typically not seen as adult until they marry especially given the financial burden that they impose on their father , they are more eager to marry because they believe that this will give them freedom, at least sexually. The work spans pages and is not easy to summarise.