Duke University: Amy Atkins' "Silencing Simone: Between Frantz Fanon and the Second Sex"
Listen to lecture 8, titled "Silencing Simone: Between Frantz Fanon and the Second Sex". Philosopher and psychiatrist Franz Fanon was a fierce critic of colonialism and the violence that came with it – including both physical and conceptual violence (the
way in which language has been used to oppress, marginalize, and hurt others). As you watch this lecture, consider how Atkins characterizes the differences and similarities between Fanon and de Beauvoir. Finally, consider the following question: In
what ways does existentialism (de Beauvoir's, in this case) encourage or lead to revolutionary action?