The Whole Woman

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Doubleday, 1999 - Feminism - 350 pages
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Germaine Greer proclaims that the time has come to get angry again! Modern feminism has become the victim of unenlightened complacency, and what started out in the Sixties as a movement for liberation has become one that has sought and settled for equality. With fiery rhetoric, authoritative insight, outrageous humour and broad-ranging debate, Greer shows that, although women have indeed come a very long way in the last thirty years, the notion of our 'having it all' has disguised the persistent discrimination and exploitation that continues to exist for women in the basic areas of health, sex, politics, economics and marketing. Erudite, eccentric, provocative and invigorating, Germaine Greer once again sets the agenda for the future of feminism as the millennium draws to a close. Here is all the polemical power that sold over a million copies of The Female Eunuch and kept its author at the heart of controversy ever since. The announcement in February 1998 that this book was coming was enough to send the world's media into a frenzied spin of speculation: The Whole Woman will be required reading for thinking adults everywhere.

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User Review  - Anna Randel - Goodreads

This book opened my mind, made me analyze, ponder, made me angry, but also hopeful. Read full review

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User Review  - emaryllis - Goodreads

Interesting essays about many aspects of womanhood / a woman's life. A bit dated, because the book was published at the beginning of the 2000s and so the author states statistics and numbers from the ... Read full review



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Dr Germaine Greer's books include The Female Eunuch, The Obstacle Race, Sex and Destiny, The Madwoman's Underclothes, Daddy,We Hardly Knew You, The Change and Slip-shod Sibyls. She is currently Professor of English and Comparative Literary Studies at Warwick University.

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