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Germaine Greer

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Above all, for his merciless, contemptuous treatment of Clifford Chatterley, blown to bits in Flanders in 1918, Lawrence can be damned to hell. Damned but not banned.

— Germaine Greer


A library is a place where you can lose your innocence without losing your virginity.

— Germaine Greer

#libraries #reading #sexuality #virginity #innocence

You're only young once, but you can be immature forever

— Germaine Greer

#life #young-adult #life

Every woman knows that, regardless of all her other achievements, she is a failure if she is not beautiful.

— Germaine Greer

#body-image #self-esteem #society #weight #beauty

Is it too much to ask that women be spared the daily struggle for superhuman beauty in order to offer it to the caresses of a subhumanly ugly mate?

— Germaine Greer


...the consequences of militancy do not disappear when the need for militancy is over. Freedom is fragile and must be protected. To sacrifice it, even as a temporary measure, is to betray it.

— Germaine Greer

#freedom #freedom

Evolution is what it is. The upper classes have always died out; it's one of the most charming things about them.

— Germaine Greer

#always #charming #classes #died #evolution

Developing the muscles of the soul demands no competitive spirit, no killer instinct, although it may erect pain barriers that the spiritual athlete must crash through.

— Germaine Greer

#athlete #barriers #competitive #crash #demands

English culture is basically homosexual in the sense that the men only really care about other men.

— Germaine Greer

#basically #care #culture #english #homosexual

Act quickly, think slowly.

— Germaine Greer

#quickly #slowly #think

About Germaine Greer

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They put me in touch with the basic texts and I found out what the internal logic was about how I felt and thought. She also posed nude for Oz on the understanding that the male editors would do likewise: they did not. Girls are feminised from childhood by being taught rules that subjugate them Germaine Greer argued.

She is also the author of many other books including Sex and Destiny: The Politics of Human Fertility (1984); The Change: Women Ageing and the Menopause (1991); Shakespeare's Wife (2007); and The Whole Woman (1999). Greer's ideas have created controversy ever since her book The Female Eunuch became an international best-seller in 1970 turning her into a household name and bringing her both adulation and opposition. In contrast Greer sees equality as mere assimilation and "settling" to live the lives of "unfree men".

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