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The Female Eunuch - Germaine Greer, Jennifer Baumgardner
The Female Eunuch
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The clarion call to change that galvanized a generation.When Germaine Greer's The Female Eunuch was first published it created a shock wave of recognition in women, one that could be felt around the world. It went on to become an international bestseller, translated into more than twelve... show more
The clarion call to change that galvanized a generation.When Germaine Greer's The Female Eunuch was first published it created a shock wave of recognition in women, one that could be felt around the world. It went on to become an international bestseller, translated into more than twelve languages, and a landmark in the history of the women's movement. Positing that sexual liberation is the key to women's liberation, Greer looks at the inherent and unalterable biological differences between men and women as well as at the profound psychological differences that result from social conditioning. Drawing on history, literature, biology, and popular culture, Greer's searing examination of women's oppression is a vital, passionately argued social commentary that is both an important historical record of where we've been and a shockingly relevant treatise on what still remains to be achieved.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780374527624 (0374527628)
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
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shell pebble
shell pebble rated it
4.0 Women do
Greer cuts through our absurdly patriarchal fantasies of romantic love, diagnosing the misery and anxiety they cause, and draws a picture of the female stereotype as castrated - a a passive receptacle for male sexuality. She also implicates capitalism in shaping and reinforcing patriarchy, with some...
madbkwm
madbkwm rated it
I apologize in advance for the length of this review. As a pivotal sociological/feminist work, I felt it was incumbent upon me to be thorough. Overall, I found the work to be about 1/3 spot on; about 1/3 very dated; and 1/3 to be questionable in its argument. Of course, I have the benefit of hind...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
4.0
Perhaps some of this is dated, but other parts are not - this is particularly true about the chapter on language as well as the chapters about violence.It's nice reading this after reading her Shakespeare's Wife. You can see the connections.
CrowdedMinds a.k.a. Rita
CrowdedMinds a.k.a. Rita rated it
0.0
I fear that readers who call this book "outdated" have failed to see the bigger picture: it was written more than 40 years ago in a time where the situation of women's (and men's too for that matter) rights was very different to what it is today; and it is in that light that this book should be see...
Lotus wild over sakura
Lotus wild over sakura rated it
2.0 The Female Eunuch (P.S.)
I adore men, I love my cigarettes and scotch, take pleasure in my womanly curves; simultaneously I greatly want women to obtain their freedom of rights. Feminism may be an archaic phenomenon in the urban world yet it is still in the nascent form in numerous authoritarian patriarchal configurations a...
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