The Top 10 Feminist Books You HAVE To Read
  
1. The Second Sex – Simone De Beauvoir
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1. The Second Sex – Simone De Beauvoir


Any feminist worth their salt needs to know a little about Simone De Beauvoir and 'The Second Sex.' This book falls pretty hard into the category of legendary-for-a-good-reason and if you’re going to start somewhere, start here. 
 
Want to know what the difference is between gender (something society dictates) and sex (our physical state)? Didn’t know there was even a difference that you need to be aware of? This is the book that made sure these two things were acknowledged as separate and in the fifties, this was pretty ground-breaking.  
 
You only need to look outside or on your TV to see how this affects us all every, single day. 
 
Next time you reach for that pink cocktail or white wine spritzer while your boyfriend kicks back with a beer just think is this me? Or this what is expected of me? 
 
Or next time you hear say pink is for girls and blue is for boys maybe think – why?
 
Thought-provoking stuff. 



07/10/2014
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