Simone de Beauvoir on Alienation - Dictionary of Arguments
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Alienation/Beauvoir: Background: the relationship between men and women: there is no struggle for recognition. The woman remains "the unessential that never becomes the essential, [...] the absolute other without reciprocity" (1). See Gender Roles/Beauvoir.
The price the woman has to pay for the man's dream is her objectification, her renunciation of transcendence and thus her imprisonment in immanence. It describes her fate to exist as the and the "other" of the male subject. See Immanence/Beauvoir, Transcendence/Existentialism.
Governance/Question: why is this gender relationship so permanent?
Solution/Beauvoir: Each governance is the more stable, the more the ruled can find their advantage in it. It is a relationship of domination for mutual benefit, which nevertheless distorts both sides.
Beauvoir: "The woman pursues a dream of self-abandonment and the man a dream of alienation"(2). There is a "secret agreement.“(3).
1. Simone de Beauvoir, Le deuxième sexe, Paris 1949. Dt.: Simone de Beauvoir, Das andere Geschlecht. Sitte und Sexus der Frau, Reinbek 2005 (zuerst 1951), S. 192.
2. Ibid p. 885.
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