Photos of Jean-Paul Sartre & Simone de Beauvoir Hanging with Che Guevara in Cuba (1960)

Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir hanging out with Che Guevara, Cuba, 1960

Simone de Beauvoir is one of the best-known French writers and thinkers of the twentieth century, and among the best-known female writers of all time.

Simone de Beauvoir - French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist and social theorist

Simone de Beauvoir, Paris, 1955 (Gisèle Freund)  "I accept the great adventure of being me"

Simone de Beauvoir, Paris, 1955 (Gisèle Freund) "I accept the great adventure of being me"

Name: Simone de Beauvoir  Dates: 1908-1986    Why she rocks: She was a French existentialist philosopher and feminist political activist. She wrote many essays, novels and biographies about political and social issues. Her book The Second Sex is a detailed look at women’s oppression and contemporary feminism.

'When I was an adolescent, books saved me from despair' Simone de Beauvoir, born today, 1908

Simone de Beauvoir. Saint-Germain-de-Prés, Paris, c. 1946.

“Man is defined as a human being and a woman as a female--whenever she behaves as a human being she is said to imitate the male.” 20 Photos And Quotes From The Badass Simone De Beauvoir That Will Inspire You

"No one is more arrogant toward women, more aggressive or scornful, than the man who is anxious about his virility." -simone        #pagingrushlimbaugh

WHO: Simone de Beauvoir FAMOUS FOR: Her pioneering feminist text, The Second Sex, and her love affair with Jean-Paul Sartre.

Gisèle Freund |Simone de Beauvoir, Paris, 1952

Feminist philosopher Simone de Beauvoir c. 1952 in a stunning statement…

Portrait of Simone de Beauvoir, Café de Flore, Paris, c. 1945. pictured by Brassaï

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Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir. The father of modern existentialism and his feminist partner.