Sex is exactly what nature determines; sex describes just how one is nurtured to act and think.

Sex is exactly what nature determines; sex describes just how one is nurtured to act and think.

When Simone de Beauvoir’s landmark guide, “The Second Sex” landed on racks in 1949, intercourse distinctions had been demonstrably defined: people born male were men, and people born feminine were ladies.

De Beauvoir’s guide challenged this presumption, writing, “One just isn’t created, but instead becomes, a female.”

Within the introduction to her guide, Beauvoir asked, “what exactly is a girl? ‘Tota mulier in utero’, says one, ‘woman is a womb.’ But in these are particular females, connoisseurs declare although they are equipped with a uterus like the rest … we are exhorted to be ladies, stay females, become females that they’re perhaps not females. Read More