Comparison of One is Not Born a Woman by Wittig and The Second Sex Simone De Beauvoir

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The construction of gender is based on the division of humanity to man and woman. This is impossible ontologically speaking; because the humans are not divided, thus gender is merely an imaginary realm. It only exist in the language exercises, and the way that cultural products are conceived in them. This essay is a preliminary attempt to offer an analysis of ‘One Is Not Born a Woman’ by Wittig and ‘The Second Sex’ by Simone De Beauvoir holds on the language usage contribution to the creation of genders and the imagined femininity.
Through the society imaginations of genders, the society character can be depicted and captured in this imagery. This virtual representation, the study of an enduring public attitude deceptive in the
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This does not mean that sex and the body are imaginary or are somehow created by language. Rather the body itself becomes gendered through continual bodily acts, a process termed “performativity” (Rose, 2010).
In Wittig’s view, the female becomes a woman based upon the collective concepts of sexuality and gender. She remarkably discredit the Man/Woman grouping to create a different genderless category. This opinion based on the logic that humans beings convey within themselves an ever-unfolding awareness of who they are and what they are capable of accomplishing. The individual’s sense of identity is not dogged by sex, genitalia, or assumed gender role. Consequently, the individual character and abilities cannot be limited by what society considers to be feminine or masculine behavior (Adams, 2000).
The supposition that gender roles are biologically specified is a problematical one. For the females and males come to dissimilar gender identities, because of initial experiences. While it is true that biology plays a significant role in how cultures come to define gender, it is not clear that biology responsible for one, and merely one, identity. (Golombok & Fivush, 1994). Wittig as a post-modernist feminist, rejects any linguistic foundation for gender distinction, and in so doing discards any prospect for describing a feminism. Wittig holds that language have to be reconstructed so that there would be no gender distinction at all, and that men and women, as
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