Simone de Beauvoir

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The Life and Death of a Feminist Fighter

Shulamith Firestone helped start the movement that rejected her

(Newser) - A woman who helped spark radical New York feminism in the late 1960s—and inspire the entire movement that followed—was devastated and left to die in isolation after her fellow activists rejected her, writes Susan Faludi in The New Yorker . Less known today, Shulamith Firestone started early feminist groups... More »

12 Famous Open Relationships

Charlie Sheen is the latest, the wackiest, but not the first

(Newser) - Charlie Sheen may be the craziest celebrity ever to have a relationship with multiple women simultaneously , but he's certainly not the only celebrity to do so. The Daily Beast rounds up a dozen:
  • Hugh Hefner: The Playboy founder's relationship record? Seven women at once. (He also, of course, dated identical
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Tap Literary Greatness at These Getaways

(Newser) - Looking to vacation in a spot that inspired your favorite novel? USA Today asks travel expert Melissa Biggs Bradley about the best hotels to connect physically with the literature.
  • The Resort at Paws Up, Greenough, Mont.: "The Blackfoot River, which runs through this 37,000-acre ranch, is the river
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At 100, Beauvoir Stirs Anew

Female equality remains hot topic in native France on centenary of icon's birth

(Newser) - Simone de Beauvoir was born 100 years ago today, and the Independent observes the centenary by asking whether women are still the second sex in the feminist's native France. Her writings influenced multiple generations of women by dismantling assumptions about feminine identity, and new biographies have humanized the once imperious-seeming... More »

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