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Biography - Simone de Beauvoir:

French writer, intellectual and philosopher.
Born: 1908 - Died: 1986
Period:
20th century
Place of birth: France
France

No one is more arrogant toward women, more aggressive or scornful, than the man who is anxious about his virility.




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Personne n'est plus arrogant envers les femmes, plus agressif ou méprisant, qu'un homme inquiet pour sa virilité.

German
Niemand ist den Frauen gegenüber arroganter, aggressiver oder verächtlicher als ein in seiner Männlichkeit verunsicherter Mann.




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