Amy is joined by guest Fya Parvis Jazra to begin their discussion of The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir. This is Part One of Three and covers the author’s biography, a brief overview of Existentialism, and initial thoughts on motherhood.
Fyza Parviz Jazra, originally from Pakistan, is a Graduate Student in Stanford’s MLA Program. She is currently working on her Master’s thesis on the Seventeenth-Century English interest in Arabic Astronomy. Previously she worked as a Software Engineer at Apple. She loves to read 19th-century fiction and, along with her husband, is a zealous bibliophile. She is also a mother to a 19-month-old boy.