'Becoming Beauvoir': Her philosophy, love life and contradictions on feminism

Simone de Beauvoir was undisputedly one of the most influential intellectuals of the 20th century. However, recently released personal diaries and letters to her lovers have revealed a new side to the philosopher, writer and feminist. Philosopher and author Kate Kirkpatrick, who has just published "Becoming Beauvoir", tells us why the French feminist may have played down her skills.