Sartre and Beauvoir - More Revelations
There is an excellent blog for conservative women (and men) from the pen of Laura Wood, who often comments at Lawrence Auster's VFR. Laura is a traditional woman with insights that are anything but commonplace. A gifted writer and analyst of the catastrophic effects of sexual "liberation" on Western women and the culture in which they live, she writes with an enviable simplicity that most of us only dream about.
If you are interested in Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre, and the true nature of their relationship, by all means read her discussion of the book Tête-à-Tête by Hazel Rowley, as well as the discussion that follows. Very readable and enlightening.
In April 2008, I reported on another book about the couple by Carole Seymour-Jones.
These revelations have not stemmed the tide of feminization or Left-wing sexual attitudes, but they are there for those interested in the underpinnings of what was on the surface a "great love", and underneath, a repulsive arrangement. Let's hope that some young people do learn a lesson from them.
I also strongly recommend her article on the terrible consequences for boys caught up in this feminization process that destroys everything in its path except the bloated and undeserved self-esteem of young girls. Indeed, the education of boys is a taboo topic nowadays, while the education of girls is the Priority of priorities, as if girls weren't educated before the heyday of Gloria Steinem. (On this issue, I would like to say that having diplomas and being educated are two entirely different things.) Laura presents excellent alternatives for parents concerned about their boys. The article is continued in a second post.
Her blog is highly recommended reading.