The Female Eunuch

The Female Eunuch 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 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. This review is about two issues that seem unrelated Menstruation and Black women s hair What links them is attitudeWomen still buy sanitary towels with enormous discretion, and carry their handbags to the loo when they only need to carry a napkin They still recoil at the idea of intercourse during menstruation, and feel that the blood they shed is of a special kind If you think you are emancipated, you might consider the idea of tasting your menstrual blood if it makes you sick, you ve This review is about two issues that seem unrelated Menstruation and Black women s hair What links them is attitudeWomen still buy sanitary towels with enormous discretion, and carry their handbags to the loo when they only need to carry a napkin They still recoil at the idea of intercourse during menstruation, and feel that the blood they shed is of a special kind If you think you are emancipated, you might consider the idea of tasting your menstrual blood if it makes yo
Disclaimer Ignore this review Greer hates trans people The Female Eunuch is one of the touchstone texts of second wave feminism I ll admit, I m terrified of Germaine Greer She s on telly quite often and my god she scares the shit out of me However, through reading her most famous book I now see that she and I are quite similar We re both very angry and hate a lot of things I adore her humour and incredibly condescend
Luckily I read this book after I got married, otherwise I wouldn t have married at all After reading it, I sat down to discuss it with my wife it was immediately after marriage, and I had high hopes that we two could have long intellectual discussions in our life together After I gave her a pr cis of the book, I suggested that she read it.What she suggested I do with the book was not entirely polite.However, I learnt one thing women s freedom consists of NOT choosing to read feminist lite Luckily I read this book after I got married, otherwise I wouldn t have married at all After reading
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 and societies plagued with female foeticide This manuscript does justice to such dwellings where women irrespective to their economical standing
This book was fascinating and made me rethink being a woman It deals with the suppression of the female intellect, identity, and psychological development My soon to be husband was NOT happy I read this I really reacted to what I was reading I simmered down eventually. Brilliant This book should be required reading for everyone, not just women. As the new American Healthcare Act comes to light, one thing that strikes many of us is how many pre existing conditions on the list are specific only to women pregnancy, C section, hysterectomy, just to name a few There s also rape and domestic assault which are also pretty specific to women, but I m not naive enough to believe that only women and raped and assaulted It s ridiculous to consider those pre existing conditions in any case, and I would bet good money that the reason for their As the new American Healthcare Act comes to light, one thing that strikes many of us is how many pre existing con
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 passive receptacle for male sexuality She also implicates capitalism in shaping and reinforcing patriarchy, with some great passages on the history of women in work The book is also highly readable, non technical and funny.I ve recently found out that Greer s later work is explicitly cissexist and transphobic, so I m 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 passive receptacl
I picked up this book not only because of it s historical significance but because a friend mad a blog post about it while having not read it basically saying Greer was an self important idiot and I really hate ignorance.Reading this book as a feminist in 2010 there are things about it I don t agree with I definetley have problems with the blatant t
When I picked this up out of the Women s Studies section this past January, I was really adrift in life Greer s book caught me and refocused me, entire paragraphs eliciting a fuck yes aloud Germaine underlines that uncomfortable feeling of what it mea

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  • Paperback
  • 400 pages
  • The Female Eunuch
  • Germaine Greer
  • English
  • 06 July 2019
  • 0374527628