VIDEO: Women’s History Month featuring Professor Babette Babich

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By SIERRA FOX and PAULINA TAM

March is Women’s History Month. In this three-part mini-series, The Observer interviewed three Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) professors on the female figures who inspired them. This week, we feature Professor of Philosophy Babette Babich and her role model, Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986), a French existentialist philosopher and writer.

De Beauvoir worked alongside Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus and wrote fictional and autobiographical works in addition to her many pieces focused on ethics, feminism and politics. Her most famous book, “The Second Sex” (1949), is widely considered to be one of the major pieces that inspired second-wave feminism.

Check back next week for the final video in the series, highlighting Professor Shonni Enelow and the feminist writer and Futurist Mina Loy.