Elizabeth Gould Davis
|Elizabeth Gould Davis|
Kansas, United States
|Died||1974 (aged 63–64)|
|Education||Master's degree in librarianship|
|Alma mater||University of Kentucky|
|Literary movement||Second-wave feminism|
|Notable works||The First Sex|
She was born in Kansas, United States in 1910 and earned her master's degree in librarianship at the University of Kentucky in 1951. She worked as a librarian at Sarasota, Florida and while there wrote The First Sex. She died in 1974.
She argued in The First Sex that congenital killers and criminals have two Y chromosomes, that men say they don't mind women being successful but require femininity when feminine qualities work against success, and that a matriarchy should replace the existing patriarchy. Prof. Ginette Castro criticized Davis' position as grounded "in the purest female chauvinism."
- "Elizabeth Gould Davis Quotes". Quoteland. Retrieved 2008-09-21.
- Davis, Elizabeth Gould, The First Sex (N.Y.: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1971 (Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 79-150582)), p. 18 and see p. 339.
- Castro, Ginette, trans. Elizabeth Loverde-Bagwell, American Feminism: A Contemporary History (N.Y.: N.Y. Univ. Press, 1990 (ISBN 0-8147-1448-X)), p. 36 and see pp. 26, 27, 32–36, & 42 (trans. from Radioscopie du féminisme américain (Paris, France: Presses de la Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques, 1984) (French)) (author prof. Eng. lang. & culture, Univ. of Bordeaux III, France).
- Quotations related to Elizabeth Gould Davis at Wikiquote
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