Portrait of Simone de Beauvoir, Café de Flore, Paris, c. 1945. pictured by Brassaï

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Simone de Beauvoir. Saint-Germain-de-Prés, Paris, c. 1946.

“Man is defined as a human being and a woman as a female--whenever she behaves as a human being she is said to imitate the male.” 20 Photos And Quotes From The Badass Simone De Beauvoir That Will Inspire You

Name: Simone de Beauvoir  Dates: 1908-1986    Why she rocks: She was a French existentialist philosopher and feminist political activist. She wrote many essays, novels and biographies about political and social issues. Her book The Second Sex is a detailed look at women’s oppression and contemporary feminism.

'When I was an adolescent, books saved me from despair' Simone de Beauvoir, born today, 1908

French writer, philosopher, cultural critic, and public intellectual Simone de Beauvoir (January 9, 1908–April 14, 1986) is celebrated as th...

20 Beautifully Illustrated Quotes From Your Favorite Authors: Self-knowledge and happiness -- Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir is one of the best-known French writers and thinkers of the twentieth century, and among the best-known female writers of all time.

Simone de Beauvoir - French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist and social theorist

I am awfully greedy; I want everything from life. I want to be a woman and to be a man, to have many friends and to have loneliness, to work much and write good books, to travel and enjoy myself, to be selfish and to be unselfish Simone de Beauvoir

I am awfully greedy; I want to be a woman and to be a man, to have many friends and to have loneliness, to work much and write good books, to travel and enjoy myself, to be selfish and to be unselfish Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir, Paris, 1955 (Gisèle Freund)  "I accept the great adventure of being me"

Simone de Beauvoir, Paris, 1955 (Gisèle Freund) "I accept the great adventure of being me"

Simone de Beauvoir Literary Poster Print Great by StandardDesigns

Simone de Beauvoir Literary Poster Print Great by StandardDesigns,

Simone de Beauvoir during a women’s demonstration in Paris. The text in her arm says: “Free and costless abortion and contraception. Women’s Liberation Movement”. Paris, 1971. Photo: Gilles Peress.

beauvoiriana: Simone de Beauvoir during a women’s demonstration in Paris. The text in her arm says: “Free and costless abortion and contraception. Women’s Liberation Movement”. Repost for International Women’s Day.

Simone de Beauvoir (1908 – 1986) was a French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist and social theorist. I'm reading one of her books right now  #feminism

Simone de Beauvoir – was a French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist and social theorist.

Simone de Beauvoir, Emma Goldman, and Rosa Luxemburg smoking pipes, 1930s.  #squadgoals

Rosa Luxemburgo, socialismo o barbarie

simone de beauvoir, emma goldman, & rosa luxemburg on the beach smoking pipes. This an apocryphal caption: de Beauvoir, Goldman, and Luxemburg didn't actually know each other. but isn't it pretty to imagine the possibility of these women together?

Gisèle Freund |Simone de Beauvoir, Paris, 1952

Feminist philosopher Simone de Beauvoir c. 1952 in a stunning statement…

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