The Second Sex, by Simone de Beauvoir, explained with video game. <3

Simone de Beauvoir, Chicago, 1948. Photo: Art Shay.

Simone de Beauvoir, Chicago, 1948. Photo: Art Shay.

"Según leemos en facebook y blogs diversos, ella ha dicho que “una mujer libre es todo lo contrario de una mujer fácil”. 

En “la mujer rota”, de donde dice ser la cita, eso no está escrito en ninguna parte, ni siquiera, como pudo haber sido el caso, en boca de un ficticio personaje machista. Es simplemente falso. Pero más que la falsedad, lo inquietante es la inconsistencia total de esta frase con todo lo que verdaderamente ha llevado la firma de la autora. ¿Porqué jamás podría haber hecho de Beauvoir semejante declaración?”

"January 29, 1947 ― Again I slept late. But there’s something in the New York air that makes sleep useless; perhaps it’s because your heart beats more quickly here than elsewhere―people with heart conditions sleep less, and many New Yorkers die of heart problems. In any case, I’m enjoying this windfall: the days seem too short.
Breakfast in the corner drugstore is a celebration. Orange juice, toast, café au lait―an unadulterated pleasure. Sitting on my revolving stool, I participate in a moment of American life. My solitude does not separate me from my neighbors, who are also eating alone. Rather, it’s the pleasure I feel that isolates me from them. They are simply eating; they’re not on vacation."

— Simone de Beauvoir, America Day by Day (English translation of L’Amérique au Jour le Jour,based on her diary during he first trip to the United States)

Simone de Beauvoir y Jean-Paul Sartre, una pareja em libertad

John Malkovich wants to be Simone de Beauvoir, so he posed to photographer Sandro Miller like her. <3

[Malkovich’s photo is from a Sandro Miller exhibit at the Catherine Edelman Gallery, in Chicago. Beauvoir’s photo by Art Shay.]

Simone de Beauvoir dans les bras de sa mére, Françoise, quand elle n&#8217;avait pas encore une année de vie. Quelque part en France, 1908. Photo: Collection Simone de Beauvoir.

Simone de Beauvoir dans les bras de sa mére, Françoise, quand elle n’avait pas encore une année de vie. Quelque part en France, 1908. Photo: Collection Simone de Beauvoir.

Simone de Beauvoir, une femme actuelle (2008), sous-titres en Portugais.
Simone de Beauvoir, uma mulher atual (2008), legendas em português.

Detail of one of the walls in Nelson Angren&#8217;s house in Chicago, where he kept pictures and letters, book covers and newspapers or magazine pages related to Simone de Beauvoir. Photo: Nelsol Algren Collection/Ohio State University. 

Detail of one of the walls in Nelson Angren’s house in Chicago, where he kept pictures and letters, book covers and newspapers or magazine pages related to Simone de Beauvoir. Photo: Nelsol Algren Collection/Ohio State University. 

Simone de Beauvoir, Chicago, 1948. Photo: Beauvoir&#8217;s Collection. 

Simone de Beauvoir, Chicago, 1948. Photo: Beauvoir’s Collection. 

Simone de Beauvoir, années 1960, place unknown. Photo: Beauvoir&#8217;s Collection.

Simone de Beauvoir, années 1960, place unknown. Photo: Beauvoir’s Collection.

Simone de Beauvoir, place, date and photographer unknown. 
[As you can see, I know nothing about this photo, except that is a frame from a movie about Simone de Beauvoir, showing the pictures she kept in her apartment. But she looks so beautiful and happy that I decided to publish it anyway.]

Simone de Beauvoir, place, date and photographer unknown. 

[As you can see, I know nothing about this photo, except that is a frame from a movie about Simone de Beauvoir, showing the pictures she kept in her apartment. But she looks so beautiful and happy that I decided to publish it anyway.]

Diplôme d&#8217;études supérieures en Mathématiques Générales de Simone de Beauvoir. 1926.

Diplôme d’études supérieures en Mathématiques Générales de Simone de Beauvoir. 1926.

"J’ai vécu des minutes telles que tout le bonheur humain y était contenu ; et qu’à elles seules, elles auraient suffi à justifier toute ma vie. Et je sais que j’en connaîtrai d’autres encore."

— Simone de Beauvoir, Cahiers de jeunesse