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Simone de Beauvoir's Critique of Woman as Other

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Which of these was written by Simone de Beauvoir?

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1. According to de Beauvoir, woman is seen as

2. According to de Beauvoir, reproduction

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Simone de Beauvoir was a 20th Century French feminist writer and philosopher who wrote extensively on gender issues. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of de Beauvoir's specific views on women as the 'other.' Some things you'll be assessed on include de Beauvoir's works, her views on women, and her views on reproduction.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Identifying works written by de Beauvoir
  • Understanding de Beauvoir's views on how women are seen
  • Determining de Beauvoir's views on reproduction
  • Identifying propositions de Beauvoir would agree with
  • Recognizing propositions de Beauvoir would NOT agree with

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding de Beauvoir's views on women as other
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about de Beauvoir's works, philosophical views, and relevant philosophical ideas
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding de Beauvoir's views on women's role in society, and how they relate to her views on women as 'other'

Additional Learning

To learn more about Simone de Beauvoir's views on women and gender, review the accompanying lesson on de Beauvoir's Critique of Woman as Other. This lesson covers the following topics and objectives:

  • The Second Sex
  • Role that history has played on this view of woman as other
  • Link between a woman's biology and repression
  • Women's role in being cast as the other
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