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Simone de Beauvoir: the power of intellectual advocacy

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Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir, born in 1908, was an influential writer, feminist, social theorist and philosopher.

She is known for her 1949 book, The Second Sex, which changed the way society at large thinks about the role of women. Beauvoir authored the Manifesto of the 343, which set the s...

  • Challenging the status quo. Beauvoir challenged societal expectations of women. As a secondary school teacher, she was fired from multiple jobs for teaching about feminism, morally corrupting the youth.
  • Embracing ambiguity. Beauvoir published the boo...

  • What are topics you are passionate about? What areas would you like to contribute to changing minds and fostering innovation?
  • Write down public engagement skills you are comfortable with, such as writing, speaking, teaching, organising, and

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