Simone Weil was a French philosopher, Christian mystic, and political activist. Today, not many people know about her—could this have something to do with the historic erasure of female intellectuals? Since today is Weil’s birthday, Kristen Cochrane highlights why she’s worth remembering.
Simone de Beauvoir—acclaimed author of The Second Sex, and long time partner of Jean-Paul Sartre—was one of the most important figures in both feminism and philosophy. Since today is her birthday, Kristen Cochrane reminds us why she was such a bad bitch.