Video and link to presentation by Christina Hendricks for the Repetition Compulsion theme, February 2015.
Video from Derek Gladwin’s lecture in February 2015.
The Yellow Wallpaper is a poem designed to “save people from being driven crazy” according to Charlotte Gilman. I remember reading this poem in my grade 10 English class. My teacher at the time loved unsettling literature and picked out … Continue reading →
Personally, I found de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex quite difficult to understand, partially because I know nothing about feminism, but also because it is generally hard to relate to the strong opinions of others. Nevertheless, there were several interesting points that I found have resonated with me. I will mainly talk about the introduction of the […]
In this blog post I will often refer to the present. In some cases the present means today and some it means the 1900’s or the 1800’s. For the most part I agree with Simone de Beauvoir, The Middle Sex, especially with what she writes in the introduction. Women are and have been oppressed by men […]
From the moment I began reading The Second Sex, I had the impression that de Beauvoir is a very intelligent woman. Starting her introduction with tactics of rhetoric, she asks questions such as ‘what is a woman?’ ‘why is it that women do not dispute male sovereignty?’ These are provocative questions that we can still […]
What I found especially enjoyable about reading Beauvoir’s The Second Sex and Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper together was the way in which Gilman’s text functioned as a sort of case study for Beauvoir’s questions surrounding femininity. I found the concept of “Mitsein” that Beauvoir references in The Second Sex to be of particular interest. Beauvoir writes that “Male and […] Continue reading →
The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir deals with the same concept as Mary Wollstonecraft’s Vindication of Rights of Woman. The Second Sex is about how women are treated in reality, how men and women are treated unequally in our … Continue reading → Continue reading →
Pre-reading, I thought: another gender-related text? a short text? I haven’t seen this in awhile. a short text WITH footnotes? cool, less reading, could prove to be beneficial when writing that essay… Post-reading: I felt that even though de Beauvoir advocates for different things than the last text we read, Wollstonecraft, there were many things […] Continue reading →
Hello UBC blog world, Today in tutorial we discussed Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex. As I said in my last post, I find it difficult to discuss was a key feminist text seeing that I am a white male and … Continue reading → Continue reading →