THE SECOND SEX
SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR
From it I learned not only what the imminent woman’s body was to signify, but to understand why mother was so frustrated as a housewife, and to resolve never to live like that myself. That was feminism as I learned it, not the pallid versions of the 1960s and later. It set a pattern for the wishes of many of my generation: free us from the shackles of stereotypes and discriminating laws, and let us use our capabilities in the same way as men.
LAW IN A CHANGING SOCIETY
I was at the start of my 3rd year of law, finding more Roman Law especially dreary and wondering if law was really for me. When I started to look through Friedmann, it was as if a light was switched on, and I began to make sense of the subjects I had studied and to link one to another. I finally got a good mark for an essay and never looked back. He had escaped Nazi Germany only to meet his premature end in 1972, when he was stabbed to death by a teenager in the street near Columbia University NYC.