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

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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.

Celebrity Feminism as Synthesis

Author: Sandra Lilburn

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Emily Floyd

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The Whole Woman

THIRTY YEARS AFTER THE FEMALE EUNUCH, GERMAINE GREER RETURNS TO THE SUBJECT OF FEMINISM, WITH THE BOOK SHE VOWED SHE WOULD NEVER WRITE. Germaine Greer proclaims that the time has come to get angry again!

Author: Germaine Greer

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446497321

Category: Social Science

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THIRTY YEARS AFTER THE FEMALE EUNUCH, GERMAINE GREER RETURNS TO THE SUBJECT OF FEMINISM, WITH THE BOOK SHE VOWED SHE WOULD NEVER WRITE. Germaine Greer proclaims that the time has come to get angry again! Modern feminism has become the victim of unenlightened complacency, and what started out in the Sixties as a movement for liberation has become one that has sought and settled for equality. With fiery rhetoric, authoritative insight, outrageous humour and broad-ranging debate, Greer shows that, although women have indeed come a very long way in the last thirty years, the notion of our 'having it all' has disguised the persistent discrimination and exploitation that continues to exist for women in the basic areas of health, sex, politics, economics and marketing. Erudite, eccentric, provocative and invigorating, Germaine Greer once again sets the agenda for the future of feminism. Here is all the polemical power that sold over a million copies of The Female Eunuch and kept its author at the heart of controversy ever since. The Whole Woman was a No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller for five weeks and was hailed by the critics as a 'polemical bomb' (Guardian) and as required reading for thinking adults everywhere.

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
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Playboy Interview

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The Madwoman s Underclothes

A collection of essays on topics ranging from John F. Kennedy, to artificial insemination and cosmetic surgery, to the famine in Ethiopia.

Author: Germaine Greer

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press

ISBN: 9780871133083

Category: Social Science

Page: 305

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A collection of essays on topics ranging from John F. Kennedy, to artificial insemination and cosmetic surgery, to the famine in Ethiopia.

LIFE

Her recent book, The Female Eunuch, quickly became a best seller in England
and promises to do the same in the United States since its publication by McGraw
-Hill Book Company in mid-April. Male reviewers, charmed by her wit and literary
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LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.

Women Men and Eunuchs

The collected papers in this volume present a unique introduction both to the history of women, of men and eunuchs, or the third sex, in Byzantium and to the various theoretical and methodological approaches through which the topic can be ...

Author: Elizabeth James

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415146869

Category: Social Science

Page: 207

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The collected papers in this volume present a unique introduction both to the history of women, of men and eunuchs, or the third sex, in Byzantium and to the various theoretical and methodological approaches through which the topic can be examined. The contributors use evidence from both texts and images to give a wide-ranging picture of the place of women and Byzantine society and the perceptions of women held by that society. Women, Men and Eunuchs offers a unique and valuable exploration of the issue of gender in Byzantium, which will fascinate anyone interested in ancient and medieval history and gender studies.

Germaine Greer

This book was originally published as a Special Issue of Australian Feminist Studies.

Author: Maryanne Dever

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429809360

Category: Social Science

Page: 112

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Germaine Greer is one of the most enduring and influential figures of the second wave of the women’s movement. The Female Eunuch (1970) is one of second-wave feminism’s most widely recognised publications and its author has come to embody and indeed expand our understanding of second-wave feminism in a way that few others have. Yet, while Greer’s public visibility never seems to wane, her writings and her politics have failed to attract the kind of sustained critical engagement they warrant. This volume represents the first collection of essays to examine Greer, her politics, her writing, and her status as a feminist celebrity. The essays in this collection cover The Female Eunuch (1970), Greer’s public rivalry with Arianna Stassinopoulos, her time in America, her ideas and politics, and her styling as feminist fashion icon. Many essays include new insights drawn from previously unseen material in the recently launched Germaine Greer Archive at the University of Melbourne, Australia. This book was originally published as a Special Issue of Australian Feminist Studies.

The Boy

', Germaine Greer opens our eyes and invites us to appreciate boys in all their sensuality, flirtatiousness and vulnerability.

Author: Germaine Greer

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Category: Art

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A genuinely groundbreaking work which has changed the way we look at boys in art, in literature and in life. In a series of carefully constructed and dazzlingly illustrated themes, ranging from the boy as a passive love object to soldier boys, from the boy under the female gaze to what is a boy?, Germaine Greer opens our eyes and invites us to appreciate boys in all their sensuality, flirtatiousness and vulnerability.

The Beautiful Boy

Provides a collection of more than two hundred images from Western art that explores the beauty of male imagery.

Author: Germaine Greer

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Provides a collection of more than two hundred images from Western art that explores the beauty of male imagery.

Germaine Greer Untamed Shrew

The story of one of the most intriguing people in a generation.

Author: Christine Wallace

Publisher: Pan

ISBN: 174334189X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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The story of one of the most intriguing people in a generation. Germaine Greer is one of the opinion-formers of our age, her challenging views constantly provoking us in print and on the small screen. The Female Eunuch, her first book published in 1970, was hailed by the women's liberation movement and influenced an entire generation. Yet two years earlier Greer had argued that "there is hardly a woman alive who is not deeply attracted to the notion of a husband of the kind extolled by Kate", the rebellious wife subdued in The Taming of the Shrew. Over 30 years later, as Germaine Greer revises what one reviewer called "one of the most eloquent pieces of anarchist propaganda that have appeared in this century", it is fitting to assess the life and work of this complex, compelling intellect. Christine Wallace, an Australian academic familiar with the background in which Germaine Greer grew up, has drawn extensively from candid interviews with Greer's family, friends and former colleagues as well as from her many autobiographical writings. She reveals a courageous, contradictory, often tormented woman, variously (and often simultaneously) scholar, rock stars' groupie, bohemian, lover of cats and gardening, and a feminist who spurned and then yearned for motherhood. An icon of women's liberation yet fiercely competitive and scathing of other women; a swashbuckling adventuress yet often vulnerable and surprisingly passive in her dealings with men; an inveterate self-dramatist yet incorrigibly honest, Greer has always lived by extremes – and the risks she took have allowed shoals of moderate feminists to swim in her wake. Many followers have been rebuffed by her reckless inconsistency – a quality she shares with Byron, her first literary love, stemming from a rare determination to be true to the moment. This biography puts into context the unhappy childhood, the convent schooling and promiscuous but rigorous university years that shaped Greer's powerful personality and restless intelligence. Child of the beat generation, leader (and victim) of the 60s sexual revolution, she continues to assail our complacency.

The Change

Challenges accepted notions about the physical and emotional effects of menopause and aging

Author: Germaine Greer

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0449908534

Category: Health & Fitness

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Challenges accepted notions about the physical and emotional effects of menopause and aging

Marking Feminist Times

The articles are typically interviews or profile pieces , with the inevitable question
about Greer ' s opinions on the legacy of the women ' s movement and / or the
role that The Female Eunuch played . Greer ' s location as an outsider to the ...

Author: Margaret Henderson

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039108473

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

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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.

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

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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.

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Women s Issues

The Female Eunuch , translated into twelve languages , called for nothing less
than a revolution in women's thinking about themselves and how society treated
them . In the introduction to The Female Eunuch , Greer allies herself with the
New ...

Author: Margaret McFadden

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With 696 topics from categories such as education, marriage and family, employment and poverty court cases and legislation, sports, and war and the military, this text is panoranmic in its coverage of important cases, events and personages in women's issues.

A Bite of the Apple

The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan (1963) and Germaine Greer's The
Female Eunuch (1970) took on the patriarchy; Against our Will by Susan
Brownmiller (1975) took on rape culture; Hidden from History by Sheila
Rowbotham (1973) ...

Author: Lennie Goodings

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198828756

Category: Literary Collections

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In this insightful memoir Lennie Goodings takes the reader behind the scenes at Virago, the feminist press that she has led for twenty years. Moving from Virago's early days of independence, through its various commercial incarnations, the author reflects on idealistic publishing and how it feels to be a beacon for change.

Transactions September 5th 1887

To the common mind , there is something very repulsive in the idea of a eunuch ,
whether male or female ; to the educated mind this is perhaps not so , certainly
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