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Germaine Greer
Germaine Greer

Born in Australia in 1938, author Germaine Greer lived in England for much of her life. After attaining her masters from Sydney University and her doctorate from Cambridge, Greer served as a magazine contributor for Rolling Stone and Esquire. In 1971 she published her landmark book on feminism, "The Female Eunuch." Her book tour included feminist debates with the likes of Norman Mailer. Sh…

Date of Birth: January 29, 1939


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"Freedom is fragile and must be protected. To sacrifice it, even as a temporary measure, is to betray it." Germaine Greer
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"Perhaps catastrophe is the natural human environment, and even though we spend a good deal of energy trying to get away from it, we are programmed for survival amid catastrophe." Germaine Greer
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"I think that testosterone is a rare poison" Germaine Greer
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"It was as if we were playing Manhunt, ... It was a kind of lethal darts match." Germaine Greer
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"It was as if we were playing Manhunt. It was a kind of lethal darts match." Germaine Greer
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"Older women can afford to agree that femininity is a charade, a matter of colored hair, ecru lace and whalebones, the kind of slap and tat that transvestites are in love with, and no more." Germaine Greer
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"You're only young once, but you can be immature forever." Germaine Greer
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"I didn't fight to get women out from behind vacuum cleaners to get them onto the board of Hoover." Germaine Greer
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"Women over fifty already form one of the largest groups in the population structure of the western world. As long as they like themselves, they will not be an oppressed minority. In order to like themselves they must reject trivialization by others of who and what they are. A grown woman should not have to masquerade as a girl in order to remain in the land of the living." Germaine Greer
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"In our society, the pre-adolescent girl, the nubile virgin, the sexually active woman, the mother and the grandmother are all expected to look and behave in the same way. The correct body outline for them all is girlish; their voices should remain sweet and low, their manner accommodating. ... Kicking off leg-lengthening high-heeled shoes, wiping the colored grease off your lips, raising your voice, letting the grey come through your hair, ceasing the simper that lifts your cheeks and letting your jowls settle into disapproving shapes is seen as letting yourself go." Germaine Greer
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"Never advise anyone to go to war or to get married. Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present. He that has no children brings them up well." Germaine Greer
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"Loneliness is never more cruel than when it is felt in close propinquity with someone who has ceased to communicate." Germaine Greer
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"What we ought to see in the agonies of puberty is the result of the conditioning that maims the female personality in creating the feminine." Germaine Greer
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"The surest guide to the correctness of the path that women take is joy in the struggle. Revolution is the festival of the oppressed." Germaine Greer
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"The essence of pleasure is spontaneity" Germaine Greer
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"Loneliness is never more cruel than when it is felt in close propinquity with someone who has ceased to communicate" Germaine Greer
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"I have always been principally interested in men for sex. I've always thought any sane woman would be a lover of women because loving men is such a mess. I have always wished I'd fall in love with a woman. Damn." Germaine Greer
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"The older woman's love is not love of herself, nor of herself mirrored in a lover's eyes, nor is it corrupted by need. It is a feeling of tenderness so still and deep and warm that it gilds every grass blade and blesses every fly. It includes the ones who have a claim on it, and a great deal else besides. I wouldn't have missed it for the world." Germaine Greer
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"Man made one grave mistake: in answer to vaguely reformist and humanitarian agitation he admitted women to politics and the professions. The conservatives who saw this as the undermining of our civilization and the end of the state and marriage were right after all; it is time for the demolition to begin." Germaine Greer
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"The misery of the middle-aged woman is a gray and hopeless thing, born of having nothing to live for, of disappointment and resentment at having been gypped by consumer society, and surviving merely to be the butt of its unthinking scorn." Germaine Greer
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"It is in our interests to let the police and their employers go on believing that the Underground is a conspiracy, because it increases their paranoia and their inability to deal with what is really happening. As long as they look for ringleaders and documents they will miss their mark, which is that proportion of every personality which belongs in the Underground." Germaine Greer
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