O kobietach i matkach. Elisabeth Badinter o kryzysie kobiecej tożsamości
ABOUT WOMAN AND MOTHERS. ELISABETH BADINTER ON THE CRISIS OF FEMINE IDENTITY
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The work considers the problem of feminine identity in the contemporary world. Modern discussion about the feminine identity is still alive and lead by most active feminists. One of them is Elisabeth Badinter, a French feminist, historian and professor of philosophy at the École Polytechnique in Paris. Her standpoint is called liberal feminism and it accepts all achievements of modern naturalism and pro-maternity organization of La Leche League. Badinter’s main contention is that women themselves are responsible for the crisis of their feminine identity. Presenting this radical statement, the work shows various roots of feminist philosophy, indicating in particular the existentialist thought of Simone de Beauvoir, who was the first to speak about ab independent feminine identity. In addition, it is crucial to compare Badinter with another modern liberal feminist, Betty Friedan, with a view to showing that the problem of feminine identity is essential in modern feminist philosophy.
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