It is not in giving life but in risking life that man is raised above the animal; that is why superiority has been accorded in humanity not to the sex that brings forth but to that which kills.
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de Beauvoir, Simone. Le Deuxième Sexe. [The Second Sex]. 1949. Vol. 1, pt. 2, ch. 1.
Beauvoir, Simone de. The Second Sex. Translated by Constance Borde and Sheila Malovany-Chevallier. Vintage, 2011.