The Whole Woman, Paperback book

The Whole Woman[Paperback]

by Germaine Greer

3.67 out of 5 (3 ratings)

Format:
Paperback 
Pages:
464 
Publisher:
Transworld Publishers Ltd 
Publication Date:
01 February 2007 
Category:
Social Issues & Processes 
ISBN:
9780552774345 

Description

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. 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 Whole Woman was a No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller for five weeks when it was first published in 1999, and was hailed by the critics as a 'polemical bomb' (Guardian) and as required reading for thinking adults everywhere.

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  • 'It's time to get angry again' - Germaine Greer

    5.00 out of 5

    sarah_capricorn

  • 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 remind us that the point is not to be equal to men in this a world with values that men have defined, the point is to change the world to one where women are "free to define their own values, order their own priorities and decide their own fate".

    5.00 out of 5

    urduha

  • I think Greer's objectivity as a feminist was distorted by her unhappy relationship with her father. She is a brilliant woman, with a big chip on her shoulder. She is an educated Rossie O'Donnell.

    1.00 out of 5

    hellbent

  • Challenging and contrarian.

    out of 5

    contradictoryben

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