Merchants of Sin – Part 7: Second-Wave Feminism

Simone de Beauvior

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As activists, professionals, artists, and intellectuals, Jewish feminists have shaped every aspect of American life.” – Jewish Women’s Archive1

The foundational text of what became known as “second-wave feminism” was The Second Sex, which was written by the French woman Simone de Beauvior in 1948, and published in English in 1953 (the “first wave” of feminism had dissipated after the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote in 1920).

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