The Female Eunuch

Germaine Greer takes aim at the subject of women: their cultural history, their psychological development, and their relationship to men.

Author: Germaine Greer

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: 9780070243729

Category: Social Science

Page: 349

View: 148

Germaine Greer takes aim at the subject of women: their cultural history, their psychological development, and their relationship to men. And what she puts forward as her central thesis is the original and provocative idea that as wives, employees, mothers, and lovers, women are not only still in bondage to men, but are deformed by them--made into eunuchs. It is not that Greer is against men (she likes them very much), or that she thinks women should take to violent action to secure their rights, but rather that every woman must come to know herself: her body and her mind. Women must also learn, she argues, their own histories and must learn to share their experiences with one another until they understand, identify, and explicitly come to terms with the many psychological techniques of domination in and out of the home.--From publisher description.

Critical Childhood Studies and the Practice of Interdisciplinarity

... adolescent social life, education, and religious upbringing. See: Anita Shreve,
Women Together, Women Alone: The Legacy of the ConsciousnessRaising
Movement (New York: Viking, 1989), 267–69. 62. Greer, The Female Eunuch,
323.

Author: Joanne Faulkner

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498525768

Category: Social Science

Page: 190

View: 217

This book analyzes figurations of childhood in contemporary culture and politics focusing on critical childhood studies. Looking at critical discussions of the ideological, symbolic and affective roles that children play in contemporary societies suggest that they are often the locus of larger societal crises, and unspoken prohibitions and taboos.

Encyclopedia of Women Social Reformers

A charismatic woman of formidable intellect, ferocious combative spirit, and
provocative language, she became one of the key ... In later years, she was
denounced by feminists for backpedaling on the original message of The Female
Eunuch.

Author: Helen Rappaport

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576071014

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 888

View: 199

"This valuable contribution to women's studies includes the stories of more than 400 women from 64 countries and brings into the limelight many forgotten movements and personalities that have had major impacts on history. Readers will be inspired by the fascinating biographies."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2002.

The Age of Female Eunuchs

LETTERS TO A READER April 3 , 1973 Ginny : I enjoyed your comments on "
The Age of Female Eunuchs " . Germaine is not in the poem . She can ' t be there
because the poem is about a future possibility when neither Germaine nor Gloria
 ...

Author: Syed Amanuddin

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 64

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After Austen

Germaine Greer, The Female Eunuch [1970] (London: Flamingo, 1993), p. 192 (
emphasis added). 2. Greer, The Female Eunuch, pp. 18 and 19. 3. Greer, The
Female Eunuch, p. 19. Greer's knowledge about Mills & Boon largely stemmed
from ...

Author: Lisa Hopkins

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319958941

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

View: 713

This collection of twelve new essays examines some of what Jane Austen has become in the two hundred years since her death. Some of the chapters explore adaptations or repurposings of her work while others trace her influence on a surprising variety of different kinds of writing, sometimes even when there is no announced or obvious debt to her. In so doing they also inevitably shed light on Austen herself. Austen is often considered romantic and not often considered political, but both those perceptions are challenged her, as is the idea that she is primarily a writer for and about women. Her books are comic and ironic, but they have been reworked and drawn upon in very different genres and styles. Collectively these essays testify to the extraordinary versatility and resonance of Austen’s books.

Feminist Ecologies

The Female Eunuch can be usefully read within the framework of critical
ecological feminism because it is interested in linking the power structures of
patriarchy, colonialism, feminism, and capitalism to cultural and scientific
representations of ...

Author: Lara Stevens

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319643851

Category: Social Science

Page: 271

View: 953

This edited volume critically engages with ecofeminist scholarship. It tracks the ongoing dialogue between women’s issues and environmental change by republishing the work of pioneering scholars and activists in the field. Together with new essays by contemporary ecofeminist scholars, the book uncovers the dialectical relationship between environmental and feminist causes, the relational identities of feminists and ecofeminists, and the concept of ecofeminism as a rallying point for environmental feminism. The volume defines ecofeminism as a multidisciplinary project and will appeal to readers working within the field of Environmental Humanities.

The Whole Woman

For anyone interested in the future of womanhood, The Whole Woman is a must-read.

Author: Germaine Greer

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307561135

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 368

Thirty years after the publication of The Female Eunuch, Germaine Greer is back with the sequel she vowed never to write. "A marvelous performance--. No feminist writer can match her for eloquence or energy; none makes [us] laugh the way she does."--The Washington Post In this thoroughly engaging new book, the fervent, rollicking, straight-shooting Greer, is, as ever, "the ultimate agent provocateur" (Mirabella). With passionate rhetoric, outrageous humor, and the authority of a lifetime of thought and observation, she trains a sharp eye on the issues women face at the turn of the century. From the workplace to the kitchen, from the supermarket to the bedroom, Greer exposes the innumerable forms of insidious discrimination and exploitation that continue to plague women around the globe. She mordantly attacks "lifestyle feminists" who blithely believe they can have it all, and argues for a fuller, more organic idea of womanhood. Whether it's liposuction or abortion, Barbie or Lady Diana, housework or sex work, Greer always has an opinion, and as one of the most brilliant, glamorous, and dynamic feminists of all time, her opinions matter. For anyone interested in the future of womanhood, The Whole Woman is a must-read.

Staying on Top of Your Woman A Man s Guide to Dealing With the Women in His Life

What we often end up with is not the female eunuch, but the male eunuch. With
this sort of image of 'marital bliss' you may start to wonder whether having any
sort of permanent or long-term relationship with a female is a good idea in any
way.

Author: Robert Laynton

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1291329749

Category:

Page: 313

View: 155


Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations

The Female Eunuch (1971) 6 You can now see the Female Eunuch the world
over . . . spreading herself wherever blue jeans and Coca-Cola may go.
Wherever you see nail varnish, lipstick, brassieres, and high heels, the Eunuch
has set up ...

Author: Elizabeth Knowles

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199208956

Category: Reference

Page: 479

View: 522

More than five thousand quotations, that range in time from Scott's Antarctic expedition in 1912 to the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001, are gathered in a comprehensive, updated resource that evokes a fascinating picture of the social, political, cultural, and scientific highlights of modern times.

Voices of the Women s Health Movement

Female. Eunuch. GERMAINE. GREER. Germaine Greer, The Female Eunuch,
New York: Bantam Books, 1972. Originally published in 1970 by MacGibbon and
Kee in Great Britain. Reprinted by permission. THE WICKED WOMB Women who
 ...

Author: Barbara Seaman

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1609804457

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 698

An unprecedented and definitive collection of rabble-rousing writings on women’s health, Voices of the Women’s Health Movement explores a range of provocative topics from reproductive rights to sexuality to motherhood. Trail-blazing advocate Barbara Seaman and health activist Laura Eldridge bring the revolutionary ideas of several generations together in this powerful new book celebrating women’s bodies, and women’s voices. The more than two hundred contributors include Jennifer Baumgardner, Susan Brownmiller, Phyllis Chesler, Angela Y. Davis, Barbara Ehrenreich, Germaine Greer, Shulamith Firestone, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Erica Jong, Molly Haskell, Shere Hite, Susie Orbach, Judith Rossner, Alix Kates Shulman, Gloria Steinem, Sojourner Truth, Rebecca Walker, Naomi Wolf, and many others. With Voices of the Women’s Health Movement, for the first time, every woman and girl can experience in one place the powerful history of stirring words and strong female perspectives that have inspired countless women to take control of their health and their lives. Volume One highlights include influential writings on birth control; menstruation; pregnancy and birthing; motherhood; menopause; abortion; and lesbian, bisexual, and transgender health.

Living Dolls

After The Female Eunuch was published in 1970, Germaine Greer said to a
journalist from the New York Times, 'Women have somehow been separated
from their libido, from their faculty of desire, from their sexuality. They've become
 ...

Author: Natasha Walter

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748132066

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 806

I once believed that we only had to put in place the conditions for equality for the remnants of old-fashioned sexism in our culture to wither away. I am ready to admit that I was wrong.' Empowerment, liberation, choice. Once the watchwords of feminism, these terms have now been co-opted by a society that sells women an airbrushed, highly sexualised and increasingly narrow vision of femininity. Drawing on a wealth of research and personal interviews, LIVING DOLLS is a straight-talking, passionate and important book that makes us look afresh at women and girls, at sexism and femininity - today.

Fifty Thinkers Who Shaped the Modern World

Despite her early rejection of Roman Catholicism and bourgeois values,
Beauvoir's knowledge that woman was not born but made as a social construct,
... In The Female Eunuch Greer, like Friedan, focuses on the suburban, nuclear
family.

Author: Stephen Trombley

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 1782390383

Category: Philosophy

Page: 300

View: 376

Fifty Thinkers Who Shaped the Modern World profiles fifty landmark philosophers, scientists, political, social theorists and spiritual leaders whose ideas have defined the age we live in. Stephen Trombley's Fifty Thinkers Who Shaped the Modern World traces the development of modern thought through a sequence of accessible profiles of the most influential thinkers in every domain of intellectual endeavour since 1789. No major representative of post-Enlightenment thought escapes Trombley's attention: the German idealists Kant, Fichte, Schelling and Hegel; the utilitarians Bentham and Mill; the transcendentalists Emerson and Thoreau; Kierkegaard and the existentialists; founders of new fields of inquiry such as Weber, Durkheim and C.S. Peirce; the analytic philosophers Russell, Moore, Whitehead and Wittgenstein; political leaders from Mohandas K. Gandhi to Adolf Hitler; and - last but not least - the four shapers-in-chief of our modern world: the philosopher, historian and political theorist Karl Marx; the naturalist Charles Darwin, proposer of the theory of evolution; Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis; and the theoretical physicist Albert Einstein, begetter of the special and general theories of relativity and founder of post-Newtonian physics. Fifty Thinkers Who Shaped the Modern World offers a crisp analysis of their key ideas, and in some cases a re-evaluation of their importance as we proceed into the 21st century.

Graphic Details

... Germaine: The Female Eunuch 102 “Gregory's Passion” 202 Grosz, George 41
, 44 Growing up Female 89 The Guerrilla Girls 93 gURL.com 185, 188 Haim,
Maor 52 Hamidrasha School of Art 205–7 Hartman, Tova 4 Hatfield, Charles: on
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Author: Sarah Lightman

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 147661590X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 316

View: 449

The comics within capture in intimate, often awkward, but always relatable detail the tribulations and triumphs of life. In particular, the lives of 18 Jewish women artists who bare all in their work, which appeared in the internationally acclaimed exhibition “Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women.” The comics are enhanced by original essays and interviews with the artists that provide further insight into the creation of autobiographical comics that resonate beyond self, beyond gender, and beyond ethnicity.

Sex and the Three Day Week

... go right ahead – Ben Hi, Uncle Robert – Robert Hello, Ben – what's up? Ben I'
ve lost a book – The Female Eunuch? Philip (mocking) Ha. Female Eunuch?
How can you tell, though, ey? Robert I'm not with you. Philip The Happy Eunuch.

Author: Stephen Sharkey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474244688

Category: Drama

Page: 112

View: 525

I will NOT be denied. I AM a volcano! And this is MY night. Britain in the 1970s: a time of strikes, blackouts and free love. But Philip's frustrated. While his wife Angela thinks he's past it, he wants to share a whole lotta love with Catherine from next door. When the naughty neighbours check in at the Paradise Hotel, it's a night to remember - for all the wrong reasons. The lights go out, the corridors see more action than the beds, and to cap it all, the place could be haunted . . . Throw in Fanny the French maid, Detective Inspector Connors of the Vice Squad, a snake called Cecil and Tom the mynah bird, and it all makes for a chaotic cocktail of confusion leaving the would-be lovebirds not even halfway to Paradise. A tale of midlife crises, mistaken identities and misfiring sexual shenanigans, this new farce is published to coincide with the world premiere at the Playhouse, Liverpool, in December 2014.

Germaine

As a student in Melbourne, Elizabeth Kleinhenz heard frequent talk of this almost mythical figure, Germaine Greer.

Author: Elizabeth Kleinhenz

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 014378286X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

View: 649

As a student in Melbourne, Elizabeth Kleinhenz heard frequent talk of this almost mythical figure, Germaine Greer. Urged on by her mother, a first wave feminist, she read The Female Eunuch, a clarion call that rallied women to assert their female power, and, like her mother and millions of others across the world, changed her life. As one of the first researchers permitted to trawl through the Germaine Greer Archive housed at the University of Melbourne, Elizabeth found evidence of a brilliant teacher, serious scholar, flamboyantly attired hippie TV presenter, provocative magazine columnist and editor, real estate investor, domestic goddess, creator of extravagant gardens and preserves, shelterer of strays and waifs, libertarian, bohemian, anarchist, working journalist, correspondent, traveller and adventurer, international celebrity and performer, wag and ratbag, mentor and icon. Germaine Greer has said that her archive is a representation of the times in which she has lived. Yet she anticipated, catalysed and triumphantly rode the wave of the immense social and intellectual changes of her era. For Elizabeth, two things are certain: women’s lives today are very different from how they were when Germaine Greer and she left school; and much of the change that has occurred over the past half-century can be directly attributed to the lifetime of intense scholarship, unremitting hard work and influence of Germaine Greer.

A Good Night Out for the Girls

While Female'spublicity and press always pointed upthis connection,
itonlybecame controversial when Greer, ... Actually, before starting this project I
had not read The Female Eunuch either, because when itfirst cameoutI wasonly
thirteen and ...

Author: E. Aston

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137300140

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

View: 233

Moving across the boundaries of mainstream and experimental circuits, from the affective pleasures of commercially successful shows such as Calendar Girls and Mamma Mia! to the feminist possibilities of new burlesque and stand-up, this book offers a lucid and accessible account of popular feminisms in contemporary theatre and performance.

Feminism A Very Short Introduction

Faludi, Susan 137 Fell, Margaret 11–12 The Female Eunuch (Greer) 106 The
Feminine Mystique (Friedan) 102 femininity 33–5, 41, 49, 52, 56, 99, 101, 115
Ferrier, Susan 47 fiction, see novels Fifth Monarchists 13, 14 Firestone,
Shulamith ...

Author: Margaret Walters

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191578037

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 267

How much have women's lives really changed? In the West women still come up against the 'glass ceiling' at work, most earning considerably less than their male counterparts. What are we to make of the now commonplace insistence that feminism deprives men of their rights and dignities? And how does one tackle the issue of female emancipation in different cultural and economic environments - in, for example, the Middle East, the Indian sub-continent, and Africa? This book provides an historical account of feminism, exploring its earliest roots as well as key issues including voting rights, the liberation of the sixties, and its relevance today. Margaret Walters touches on the difficulties and inequities that women still face more than forty years after the 'new wave' of 1960s feminism, such as how successful women are at combining domesticity, motherhood, and work outside the house. She brings the subject completely up to date by providing an analysis of the current situation of women across the globe, from Europe and the United States to Third World countries. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Feminist Film Studies

Writing the Woman into Cinema Janet McCabe ... Second-wave feminist
theoretical works such as Shulamith Firestone's The Dialectic of Sex, Eva Figes'
Patriarchal Attitudes and Germaine Greer's Female Eunuch, all originally
published in ...

Author: Janet McCabe

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231503008

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 144

View: 121

An introduction to feminist film theory as a discourse from the early seventies to the present. McCabe traces the broad ranging theories produced by feminist film scholarship, from formalist readings and psychoanalytical approaches to debates initiated by cultural studies, race and queer theory.

Marking Feminist Times

... Germaine Greer ' s The Female Eunuch , mixes autobiographical anecdotes
with theoretical and historical analysis , a writing strategy that was to become
more widespread and to be marked as symptomatically feminist ( Miller , ' Getting
' 2 ) ...

Author: Margaret Henderson

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039108473

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

View: 967

With its challenge to nearly every facet of Australian society and culture, the Australian women's movement has achieved much in a short period of time. And it has attracted controversy: fiery denunciation and equally passionate loyalty. This book explores how such a revolutionary social movement remembers its past. The women's movement has always recognised the political importance of history, narrative, and language to changing the way we think, and hence to changing the world. How then does feminism mark its own past times, and what stories does it tell of the campaigns, struggles, defeats, victories, and activists? What is remembered and what is forgotten? How do its narratives of its recent history counter those told by the mainstream culture? By reading novels, film, television, autobiographies, newspaper and magazine articles, and academic histories Marking Feminist Times traces the making of a feminist collective memory: the reasons for its emergence, the shapes taken, and the narratives that recur. And in so doing, this book reveals a feminist collective memory haunted by the early loss of an authentically revolutionary movement.

The Man Diet One woman s quest to end bad romance

Nostrings sex and its spirit of female denial and stagnation is lambasted
deliciously by Germaine Greer in The Female Eunuch in 1970. In her forward to
the Paladin 21st Anniversary Edition, she lists all the sexualfreedoms women can
now ...

Author: Zoe Strimpel

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1847563066

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

View: 401

Be honest, How often do you: Immediately check out the Facebook page of a guy you’ve just met? Send drunken texts that make you want to cringe the next morning? While away whole evenings analysing your love life with your mates? Answered yes to any of the above? Then you need this book.