The Whole Woman

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Apr 22, 2009 - Social Science - 384 pages
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Thirty years after the publication of The Female Eunuch, Germaine Greer is back with the sequel she vowed never to write.

"A marvelous performance--. No feminist writer can match her for eloquence or energy; none makes [us] laugh the way she does."--The Washington Post

In this thoroughly engaging new book, the fervent, rollicking, straight-shooting Greer, is, as ever, "the ultimate agent provocateur" (Mirabella).  With passionate rhetoric, outrageous humor, and the authority of a lifetime of thought and observation, she trains a sharp eye on the issues women face at the turn of the century.

From the workplace to the kitchen, from the supermarket to the bedroom, Greer exposes the innumerable forms of insidious discrimination and exploitation that continue to plague women around the globe.  She mordantly attacks "lifestyle feminists" who blithely believe they can have it all, and argues for a fuller, more organic idea of womanhood.  Whether it's liposuction or abortion, Barbie or Lady Diana, housework or sex work, Greer always has an opinion, and as one of the most brilliant, glamorous, and dynamic feminists of all time, her opinions matter.  For anyone interested in the future of womanhood, The Whole Woman is a must-read.


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THE WHOLE WOMAN

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Greer's ba-a-a-ck in top effing form, as she might say. This book takes up where The Female Eunuch left off, trashing the optimists who believe feminism has moved women along and the what-have-you ... Read full review

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User Review  - urduha - LibraryThing

If you think feminism as a movement is irrelevant, read this book and get real. Ms. Greer feels "It's time to get angry again", and her thoughtful essays will inspire you to do just that. She will ... Read full review

Contents

RECANTATION
WARMUP
BODY
BEAUTY
THE WHOLE WOMAN
WOMB
BREASTS
FOOD
SEX
LOVE
MOTHERS
FATHERS
DAUGHTERS
SISTERS
THE LOVE OF WOMEN
SINGLE

PANTOMIME DAMES
MANMADE MOTHERS
ABORTION
MUTILATION
OUR BODIES OUR SELVES
MIND
WORK
HOUSEWORK
SHOPPING
ESTROGEN
TESTOSTERONE
SOLDIERS
SORROW
WIVES
POWER
EMASCULATION
FEAR
LOATHING
MASCULINITY
EQUALITY
GIRLPOWER
LIBERATION
NOTES
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
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About the author (2009)

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 Professor of English and Comparative Literary Studies at Warwick University, England.


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