This is the first post of 2014! Sorry for not writing anything earlier, but we thought that the first post of the year should be written by both of us.
Today is the birthday of Simone de Beauvoir( 9 January 1908 – 14 April 1986), who was a French writer, political activist and feminist. She had a significant influence on both feminist existentialism and feminist theory. Beauvoir wrote novels, essays, biographies, an autobiography, monographs on philosophy, politics, and social issues. She is best known for her novels She Came to Stay and The Mandarins, as well as her 1949 treatise The Second Sex, a detailed analysis of women’s oppression and a foundational tract of contemporary feminism. Beauvoir died of pneumonia in Paris, aged 78. She is buried at the Cimetière du Montparnasse in Paris, where she was born.
Today, Google is celebrating the 106th anniversary of her birthday with a doodle of her and as a background a lovely French road.