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Simone de Beauvoir, Margaret A. Simons, and Marybeth Timmermann

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780252039003

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252039003.001.0001

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The Situation of Women Today

The Situation of Women Today

(p.132) The Situation of Women Today
Feminist Writings
Debbie Mann
University of Illinois Press

I am going to speak to you about the condition of women today: that does not mean that I am addressing only half of this gathering for I consider this to be a problem which concerns men as much as it does women. I will speak to you particularly about the condition of French women, because I know it best, but I believe that what I will say to you applies to your country just as much as mine, for the problems of women in France and in Japan are very similar. In fact, in both countries just after the war, women, who until then had no political rights, were accorded all of these rights: the right to vote, the right to be elected to office, etc., etc. Moreover, there has been a great surge [...

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