Germaine Greer

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Greer, Germaine,

1939–, Australian feminist and writer. She moved to England (1964), studied at Cambridge (Ph.D, 1968), and taught (1967–73) at the Univ. of Warwick. Her book The Female Eunuch (1970), an analysis of attitudes toward women and a call for an end to sexual repression, made her a leading 20th-century spokeswoman for feminismfeminism,
movement for the political, social, and educational equality of women with men; the movement has occurred mainly in Europe and the United States. It has its roots in the humanism of the 18th cent. and in the Industrial Revolution.
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. Her other books, nearly all concerned with some aspect of women's work or experience, include The Obstacle Race: The Fortunes of Women Painters and Their Work (1979, repr. 2001), The Change: Women, Aging, and the Menopause (1992), The Whole Woman (1999), and Shakespeare's Wife (2007). Late in life Greer developed an interest in environmentalism, which is reflected in White Beech (2014), her chronicle of restoring a section of Australian rainforest.
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Germaine Greer caused controversy over comments regarding transgender women
I feel like the words Germaine Greer has spouted in recent years have no place in our movement.
Ahead of her appearance Kate Maltby, who is an online blogger for The Telegraph, tweeted: "So it appears I'll be making my @bbcquestiontime debut this Thursday, in Wrexham, opposite Germaine Greer.
Germaine Greer argues that with each stage of their lives, as they become successively wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, women become less visible.
Men and women were once courteous to each other, and then along came Germaine Greer, who said women should be more like men," she said.
FEMINIST writer Germaine Greer is under pressure to apologise after she suggested British troops might take part in rapes if sent into Libya.
Former Warwick University lecturer Germaine Greer will be giving a talk on 40 years on feminism and ZOE WANAMAKER Liverpool poet Brian Patten will be paying a visit with The Ghosts On The Wall.
SHAKESPEARE'S wife Anne Hathaway may have had Welsh roots, author and scholar Germaine Greer suggested on Saturday during a visit to North Wales.
ON July 18, 2006, the Daily Telegraph printed an article by Ms Germaine Greer, regarding the retired greyhound at home.
You got three whole chapters on the subject, and they boil down to sayin' it can be a good thing to be nihilist if you're a man like Teddy Roosevelt, but always a bad thing if you're a gal like Betty Friedan, Germaine Greer or Kate Millet because then it's "denying nature.
The Orange Word event saw amongst others Hornby, Zadie Smith, Doris Lessing and Germaine Greer discuss their work on stage at the Gielgud Theatre in London.
Arguing that Philips was genuinely horrified by the unauthorized printing of her poems in 1663 (something Germaine Greer and others have contested) Beal proposes three apotheoses for Philips, who died shortly afterwards.