Simone de Beauvoir Quote

One is not born a genius, one becomes a genius; and the feminine situation has up to the present rendered this becoming practically impossible.


Bk. I, Pt. 2, Ch. 8: Since the French Revolution: the Job and the Vote, p. 133 - The Second Sex (1949)

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One is not born a genius, one becomes a genius; and the feminine situation has up to the present rendered this becoming practically impossible.

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One is not born a genius, one becomes a genius; and the feminine situation has up to the present rendered this becoming practically impossible.

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One is not born a genius, one becomes a genius; and the feminine situation has up to the present rendered this becoming practically impossible.

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One is not born a genius, one becomes a genius; and the feminine situation has up to the present rendered this becoming practically impossible.