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  Germaine Greer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Germaine Greer (born January 29, 1939) is an Australian academic, writer, and broadcaster, who is widely regarded as one of the most significant feminist voices of the 20th century.
Greer unsuccessfully opposed Padman's election to a fellowship, on the grounds that Padman had been born a man, and Newnham was a women's college.
Greer's apparent approval of life styles and family values in the developing world — the world is over-populated, she argued, only by Western standards of comfortable living — and of poverty in preference to consumerism, led her to endorse practices frequently at odds with the beliefs of most Western feminists.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Germaine_Greer   (2602 words)

 Germaine Greer - MSN Encarta
Germaine Greer, born in 1939, Australian writer and feminist, best known for her revolutionary book The Female Eunuch (1970).
She was born near Melbourne and received a bachelor's degree from the University of Melbourne, a master's degree from the University of Sydney, and a doctorate from England's University of Cambridge.
Greer went on a massive publicity tour to promote The Female Eunuch, and her engaging feistiness and the controversy that surrounded her brought her much attention.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761576980/Germaine_Greer.html   (419 words)

 CNN - Chat transcript: Germaine Greer on feminism and war - June 21, 1999
Germaine Greer: I was born in Australia in 1939, which means that in 1999 I'm 60.
Germaine Greer: Ethnic cleansing had to be opposed, but there are other ways of opposing behavior we disapprove of that do not involve smashing communities that were miles, hundreds of miles away from the conflict.
Germaine Greer: It seems to me that young women learn pretty soon just how difficult their lives are going to be, whether it's in relationships with guys or in planning their life of work, or in even getting a fair deal from the people who teach them.
www.cnn.com /HEALTH/women/9906/21/greer.chat   (1710 words)

 BookRags: Germaine Greer Biography
Germaine Greer was born on January 29, 1939, in Melbourne, Victoria, and was educated at the Star of the Sea Convent, Gardenvale.
Greer's intellectual background was molded by the libertarian and anarchist ideas of the group in Sydney known as The Push, who drank, at that time, at the Royal George Hotel and who were influenced by the ideas of Sydney University professor of philosophy John Anderson.
Greer's approval of Third World life styles, of traditional values and customs in preference to those of the West, and of poverty in preference to materialism led her, in Sex and Destiny, to endorse practices which are frequently in conflict with the beliefs of Western feminists.
www.bookrags.com /biography/germaine-greer   (1622 words)

 ifeminists.com > editorial > Encounters with Germaine Greer
Germaine was a brilliant student at Sydney Uni, where she was writing a Master's thesis on Lord Byron, though her expertise stretched far beyond the romantic poets and male anatomy.
Germaine had stripped to a sexy tank top, the male and female guests were trading insults as expected, and the invited audience of movement women was keeping up the heat by screaming at Susskind to take his hands of Germaine's bare shoulder.
Greer: She found my resolution "preposterous." This was followed by a second telephone call from the desperate president, asking me please to try again, as the Union was close by an urgent journalistic deadline: the BBC, which had undertaken to co-host the debate with Firing Line, absolutely needed the actual resolution for the newspapers.
www.ifeminists.net /introduction/editorials/2004/1215cook.html   (2728 words)

 Oration for Germaine Greer - Honorary Graduate of the University of Essex, UK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Germaine Greer was not the only advocate of women’s liberation, but unlike other second-wave feminists Shulamith Firestone, Juliet Mitchell, Kate Millett, Betty Friedan and Valerie Solanas, she was the only one to become a household name.
Germaine Greer argues staunchly that, whether writers or not, women should be recognised for their human status, rather than classified amongst angels or divinities.
Germaine Greer relishes the role of maverick individualist, always challenging, always controversial, contradicting the establishment, including feminism itself in its establishment manifestation, and sometimes contesting her own earlier views.
www.essex.ac.uk /vc/orate2003/germaine-greer-oration.shtm   (1223 words)

 FT October 1999: Liberating Germaine Greer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Miss Greer, who was (and judging from the pho—tograph on the jacket of her new book, still is) a very beautiful woman, was the last of the lady panelists to speak.
For what Miss Greer was really up to on that occasion, what her dress, demeanor, and manner of speaking were clearly intended for, was not a discussion of the condition of women but, quite simply, the seduction of Norman Mailer.
One of Germaine Greer’s declaratory purposes may have been to make women understand how much men really hate them, but the putative hatred of men for women can be as nothing compared with the sheer, relentless hatred of women expressed in and by that book.
www.firstthings.com /ftissues/ft9910/opinion/decter.html   (1841 words)

 Germaine Greer - Salon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Greer, now 60, had been a rebellious if bright student who went on to become an intellectual celebrity who renounced the church, advocated rampant sexual freedom for women, trashed marriage and the family and fulminated against the imposition of Western values on indigenous peasant cultures throughout the world.
Clearly, Germaine Greer is one of those individuals to whom the ordinary rules of good conduct don't apply; that is, she hasn't been held to them by the rest of us, so powerful is her charisma, so winning her good looks.
Greer insists that she hasn't done an about-face on any of her earlier positions, and in a weird way, she's right.
dir.salon.com /people/bc/1999/06/22/greer/index.html?sid=108201   (644 words)

 Biography of Germaine Greer
Germaine Greer was educated at Melbourne and Sydney Universities in Australia and in 1964 she left to go to England where she studied at Newnham College, Cambridge, gaining her PhD in 1967.
Germaine Greer certainly did not mince her words in her comments a few years ago about Australia being a sports-mad suburban wasteland devoid of intellectual stimulation.
Germaine Greer was married for just over three weeks, to Paul Du Feu, who later married Maya Angelou.
www.biogs.com /famous/greer.html   (446 words)

 Interview: Germaine Greer
GERMAINE GREER: I live in an Aboriginal country, I was born in an Aboriginal country, I'm third generation born in an Aboriginal country.
GERMAINE GREER: Well, the most important starting point for my essay is that I don't want to problematise Australian Aborigines, I don't want to speak on their behalf, I don't want to exceed my brief.
GERMAINE GREER: We're talking about the fact that there is a time in a man's life when he is not yet a man and not still a child, where he maybe more likely than any other time at his life, he may be very, very beautiful.
sunday.ninemsn.com.au /sunday/political_transcripts/article_1374.asp   (1932 words)

 Salon Brilliant Careers | Germaine Greer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
By Wallace's account (Greer refused to cooperate on the biography, maintaining that all such efforts should be left until after their subject's death), Greer was always a sexual liberationist first and a feminist second.
Greer ought to have seen it coming, but her sense of herself as exempt from the ordinary limits on human existence was part of what made her a quintessential figure of the '60s and '70s.
If Greer were a bit more honest and had a bit more perspective, she'd have a useful message to relay to young women about the perils of confusing sexual autonomy with the real but ephemeral ability to manipulate men.
www.salon.com /people/bc/1999/06/22/greer/print.html   (1659 words)

 bookideas.com: The Whole Woman by Germaine Greer
For Greer, almost everything about being a woman today is terrible, because she sees that all women are cruelly manipulated by the media and society's constructs to become "disabled" beings.
Greer more or less baldly asserts that all fathers wish to molest their daughters: "it is a rare (non-abusing) father who can permit himself any degree of physical intimacy with a daughter." As the father of a daughter I'm amazed that she could get so much so wrong.
Greer has taken a big stand against sexual equality and argues the point cogently: "equality is an utterly conservative aim.Equality is cruel to women because it requires them to duplicate behaviors that they find profoundly alien and disturbing.
www.bookideas.com /reviews/index.cfm?fuseaction=displayReview&id=153   (784 words)

 Germaine Greer - feminist, anarchist
Germaine Greer was born in 1939 Melbourne Victoria.
Germaine Greer arrived in Sydney in 1959 and became active in Push activities.
Where Greer could see the process of incorporation of minorities within the system as a means of meliorism, bringing little lasting change, Wallace is already condemning this viewpoint in favour of the small offerings by bureaucratic reforms, of participating within the power games of the elites.
www.takver.com /history/sydney/greer.htm   (1312 words)

 Lateline - 3/3/1999: Second Thoughts
Germaine Greer's call for women to live their own lives on their own terms - controversial as it was - struck a chord.
Change was already afoot when Germaine Greer sat down to write The Female Eunuch but when it thudded onto the bookstands in 1970 it sounded a rallying cry heard right around the western world.
To many women Germaine Greer was the Xena of her day, living life on her own terms and taking no prisoners - she says it's time to get angry again.
www.abc.net.au /lateline/stories/s19753.htm   (768 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: The Whole Woman: Books: Germaine Greer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Greer lays out the facts about the high failure rate and devastating side effects of in vitro fertilisation, and the incongruence between the "success" of breast implants in achieving the "perfect" mammary to please men and the continuing failures in detecting and treating increasingly prevalent breast cancer.
Greer is angry, direct and forceful, reaffirming her ideas with often witty, sometimes disturbing and always effective and thought provoking facts, figures and quotations giving the work an added depth and dimension.
Ms Greer has an approachable style that isn't laden with the usual academic jargon and that covers topics in an easily accessible manner ensuring you spend less time trying to understand what she is trying to say (like some feminist books) and more time thinking about the subject matter.
www.amazon.co.uk /Whole-Woman-Germaine-Greer/dp/0385600151   (1256 words)

 Greer offers Denton enough rope - National - www.theage.com.au
Andrew Denton and Germaine Greer: their chat was amiable enough but the fallout hasn't been.
Greer's motive for doing the show was to publicise her work.
In his mind, this was to be a personal interview: he would quiz Greer on love, lust, The Female Eunuch, how men hate women, and on Greer's new book, The Boy, in which she admires the beauty of males who, she says, are not yet "beardly and singlety".
www.theage.com.au /articles/2004/07/23/1090464859207.html   (1243 words)

 Philm Freax: Germaine Greer, "A Groupie in Women's Lib"
Germaine is 31 years old and will remind you that there is a "generation of 31-year-olds, Abbie and Jerry...
Germaine is an hour late, fresh from lunch with Ken Tynan and Mary McCarthy.
Germaine is all a-bubble because Tynan is going to name The Female Eunuch "one of the books of the year".
www.ibiblio.org /mal/MO/philm/germaine   (1365 words)

 Amazon.fr : The Whole Woman: Livres en anglais: Germaine Greer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
At her best, Greer argues passionately for the mystic virtues of ecofeminism and stirringly calls for a return to the values of a simpler life, minus its egregious sexist assaults.
Occasionally an aphorism sparkles with the old wit and biteA"One wife is all any man deserves"; "The power of Hillary Clinton's well-trained brain is principally demonstrated to the American public in her spirited defenses of her husband against the charges that he has cuckolded and humiliated her"Abut too often the effect is labored and strained.
Greer has grievances aplenty with present-day society, but she offers few prescriptives for improvement besides demonstrations of support for embattled Iraqi and Palestinian women.
www.amazon.fr /Whole-Woman-Germaine-Greer/dp/0375407472   (533 words)

 Germaine Greer vs. Larry Zolf - Germaine Greer vs. Larry Zolf - CBC Archives
Greer, author of the blockbuster 1970 feminist manifesto The Female Eunuch, is supposed to debate anti-abortion politician Joe Borowski.
But the discussion is lacklustre until Zolf jumps in, sneering at Greer's middle-class background and accusing her of ignoring ethnic and class differences among women.
Greer is backed up by a member of the studio audience, who shouts at Zolf about his "(bleep)ed-up views." Later, Zolf attacks Greer for advising university girls to date truck drivers.
archives.cbc.ca /400d.asp?id=1-69-1872-12448&ref=rss   (600 words)

The creepy Germaine Greer is in the running for rector of St. Andrews, according to a story in the Daily Telegraph bizarrely titled "Sex bomb at St. Andrew's".
Greer, carrying mail and passengers to Argentina, Newfoundland, was signaled by a British plane that a Nazi submarine had crash-dived some 10 miles ahead.
Germaine Greer is in the Daily Telegraph today with a piece that screams for a fisking, I hope by someone who does it better than me. She tells with assurance who is responsible for the massacre in Bali: the Australians.
atlanticblog.blogspot.com /2002_10_13_atlanticblog_archive.html   (5089 words)

 Amazon.com: The Whole Woman: Books: Germaine Greer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Greer makes it quite clear that there is exactly one feminist left on the planet, and she is it.
Greer clearly writes for shock value and what was shocking in the 70s is commonplace now, so instead she decides to go the anti-feminist route and pretend it's some kind of "new" feminism.
For Greer, being a feminist necessitates an obsession with your reproductive organs, and the depths of vulgarity that a full "appreciation" of these organs for Greer requires, limitless vulgarity in thought and action.
www.amazon.com /Whole-Woman-Germaine-Greer/dp/0385720033   (2763 words)

 64 YEAR-OLD FEMINIST COLLECTS AND PUBLISHES NUDE PHOTOS OF BOYS, YOU KNOW, FOR FUN.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
"Germaine Greer is a big name with a big mouth," he recently said.
Devine's thinking, Greer's interest in young men is the sort of thing to bring about the end of Western civilization altogether.
According to Benderson, Greer is "perfectly correct" to represent the beauty of the male body in late adolescence and early adulthood, as "that brief moment is when the developing human body is most perfectly in balance.
www.blacktable.com /matthews030806.htm   (915 words)

 Feminist Germaine Greer quits Big Brother   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
London, Jan 13 (IANS): Feminist icon Germaine Greer has quit the popular British reality TV show, Celebrity Big Brother, saying she was "a little naive" to appear on the programme.
Greer had agreed to appear on the show to raise funds to save a large part of an Australian rainforest.
After leaving the Big Brother house, Greer insisted that reality television could not be described as "wholesome family entertainment".
www.nowrunning.com /news/news.asp?id=2325   (116 words)

 The South Bank Show: Germaine Greer: The Boy - TV.com
In this film essay, the celebrated Australian writer and feminist Germaine Greer argues against the conventional wisdom that in art it is the female body that represents the primary object of visual pleasure.
According to Greer, a far more important figure in the history of Western art is that of the young male.
She goes on to examine the shift in social values that occurred in the 19th century that resulted in the elevation of the female nude, so that the boy became strangely invisible in art, not least because of confusions between art and pornography.
www.tv.com /south-bank-show/germaine-greer-the-boy/episode/269139/summary.html   (264 words)

 Irwin exploited animals, critic says - Asia-Pacific - MSNBC.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
SYDNEY, Australia - Feminist academic Germaine Greer said on Wednesday she hoped the death of Australian “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin would mark the end of what she called exploitative nature documentaries, a discordant note amid floods of tributes.
Greer, an award-winning author, is a frequent critic of personalities like British soccer star David Beckham and social trends like reality television.
Greer said she found the Irwin phenomenon "embarrassing," although she understood the sadness at his death.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/14694683   (554 words)

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