Germaine Greer


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in Melbourne, Australia
January 29, 1939

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Germaine Greer is an Australian born writer, journalist and scholar of early modern English literature, widely regarded as one of the most significant feminist voices of the later 20th century.

Greer's ideas have created controversy ever since her ground-breaking The Female Eunuch became an international best-seller in 1970, turning her overnight into a household name and bringing her both adulation and criticism. She is also the author of Sex and Destiny: The Politics of Human Fertility (1984), The Change: Women, Ageing and the Menopause (1991), and most recently Shakespeare's Wife (2007).
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Photoshoot row: Julia Gillard ridiculed for knitting royal baby kangaroo

Australian prime minister under fire for incongruous photos showing her knitting a present for William and Kate's baby

The Australian prime minister, Julia Gillard, has whipped up a storm
after appearing in the Australian Women's Weekly knitting a toy
kangaroo for the royal baby.

The photoshoot depicts the prime minister in an armchair, surrounded
by balls of wool, with her dog Reuben at her feet.

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The Female Eunuch

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The Whole Woman

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Shakespeare's Wife

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On Rape

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The Beautiful Boy

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The Obstacle Race: The Fort...

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White Beech: The Rainforest...

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Shakespeare: A Very Short I...

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Sex and Destiny: The Politi...

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“A library is a place where you can lose your innocence without losing your virginity.”
Germaine Greer

“Libraries are reservoirs of strength, grace and wit, reminders of order, calm and continuity, lakes of mental energy, neither warm nor cold, light nor dark ... In any library in the world, I am at home, unselfconscious, still and absorbed."

[Still in Melbourne January 1987]”
Germaine Greer, Daddy, We Hardly Knew You

“Maybe I couldn’t make it. Maybe I don’t have a pretty smile, good teeth, nice tits, long legs, a cheeky arse, a sexy voice. Maybe I don’t know how to handle men and increase my market value, so that the rewards due to the feminine will accrue to me. Then again, maybe I’m sick of the masquerade. I’m sick of pretending eternal youth. I’m sick of belying my own intelligence, my own will, my own sex. I’m sick of peering at the world through false eyelashes, so everything I see is mixed with a shadow of bought hairs; I’m sick of weighting my head with a dead mane, unable to move my neck freely, terrified of rain, of wind, of dancing too vigorously in case I sweat into my lacquered curls. I’m sick of the Powder Room. I’m sick of pretending that some fatuous male’s self-important pronouncements are the objects of my undivided attention, I’m sick of going to films and plays when someone else wants to, and sick of having no opinions of my own about either. I’m sick of being a transvestite. I refuse to be a female impersonator. I am a woman, not a castrate.”
Germaine Greer, The Female Eunuch

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