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The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer
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Aug 31, 2010

it was amazing

This book was fascinating and made me rethink being a woman. It deals with the suppression of the female intellect, identity, and psychological development. My soon-to-be-husband was NOT happy I read this - I really reacted to what I was reading. I simmered down eventually.
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September 17, 1971 – Finished Reading
August 31, 2010 – Shelved

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message 1: by Scribble (new)

Scribble Orca And how's married life treating you?

message 2: by Linda (last edited Dec 31, 2010 07:50AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Linda Celebrated 39 years together this year.

message 3: by Scribble (new)

Scribble Orca Wonderful! It is possible to have your cake and eat it too :D.

message 4: by Louise (new) - added it

Louise May I ask why he wasn't happy?

Linda You may. I was really disturbed by how females had been treated as second class citizens for ages. Greer really opened my eyes to the unfair treatment we'd endured and were still enduring, so my fiancée got to hear ALL about it for days. Poor guy! He has always treated me as his equal, so he wasn't the problem; society was. I'm glad times have changed since 1971, but feel we still have a ways to go.

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