Intercourse is exactly what nature determines; sex describes exactly how you were nurtured to act and think.

When Simone de Beauvoir’s landmark book, “The Second Sex” landed on racks in 1949, intercourse distinctions had been demonstrably defined: people born male were men, and people born feminine were ladies. De Beauvoir’s book challenged this presumption, writing, “One is certainly not created, but alternatively becomes, a female.” Into the introduction to her guide, Beauvoir […]

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