Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Second Sex - Simone de Beauvoir

Woman is the Sleeping beauty, Cinderella, Snow
White, she who receives and submits. In song and
story the young man is seen departing adventurously
in search of a woman; he slays the dragon, he battles
giants; she is locked in a tower, a palace, a garden, a
cave, she is chained to a rock, a captive, sound
asleep: she waits.

This is a poem/extract from The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir. I found it interesting take on fairytales and the roles women play. I'll bring it up next class, see if I can start a discussion ;)