Simone de Beauvoir: Feminist Thinker for Modern Times, An influential French thinker’s take on what women need to be truly free

The constraints that are stopping women from taking control of their lives

Simone de Beauvoir was a French philosopher and writer whose work exploring what it is to be a woman shaped feminist thinking today. A pioneering intellectual, she used her existential ideas around freedom and responsibility to shape her life, literature and politics.


Rajan Datar discusses her life and work with writers Claudine Monteil and Lisa Appignanesi, and philosopher Tove Pettersen.

 

Continue at: BBC World Service – The Forum, Simone de Beauvoir: Feminist Thinker for Modern Times, An influential French thinker’s take on what women need to be truly free

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