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Germaine Greer and her role in the Womens Liberation

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´╗┐Germaine Greer and her role in the Women?s Liberation Period Germaine Greer was born in 1939 in Melbourne to a newspaper advertising representative and so she had an early experience for the media and the issues that were in concern at the time. Greer started her education at the universities of Melbourne and Sydney studying various subjects such as poetry and philosophy, she continued her education to get her PhD in Cambridge University in England in 1967. While still at a very young age she wrote her book the Female Eunuch which discussed issues of Feminism and inequality that were present at the time, she even had lectures in surrounding British Universities discussing her ...read more.


Germaine Greer, one of the better known Western personalities of this generation, made a big change with the publication of her book ?The Female Eunuch? almost thirty years ago. Exemplifying Greer's libertarian views on sexuality, the book had a big impact on young feminists at the time. Its call-for an aggressive, adventurous, exploring, unconventional and uncompromising female sexual practice-mirrored the sexual revolution that was intimately linked to the youth radicalisation of the 1960s and the emerging women's liberation movement in the West. However, Greer was also criticised for her book's somewhat elitist, sneering attitude towards those women who still hadn't "made it" and continued to live in conventional relationships. ...read more.


Her renowned book, The Female Eunuch, challenged the traditional roles of women and their role in society. The book argued that women were not treated fairly and equally due to men?s fear of their sexuality, she also argued that the differences between males and females were not natural but rather they were acquired, taught and learnt. Greer was a strong headed woman as attempts to rebut her remarks proved futile. She greatly criticised women who remained passive and were weary of change. She herself was also critiqued by other feminists for being too hard on women who couldn?t change; she was also accused as being a man-hater and of challenging the traditional fabric of society. ________________ ...read more.

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