The Female Eunuch

The Female Eunuch

Book - 1970
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The clarion call to change that galvanized a generation.When Germaine Greer's "The Female Eunuch" was first published it created a shock wave of recognition in women, one that could be felt around the world. It went on to become an international bestseller, translated into more than twelve languages, and a landmark in the history of the women's movement. Positing that sexual liberation is the key to women's liberation, Greer looks at the inherent and unalterable biological differences between men and women as well as at the profound psychological differences that result from social conditioning. Drawing on history, literature, biology, and popular culture, Greer's searing examination of women's oppression is a vital, passionately argued social commentary that is both an important historical record of where we've been and a shockingly relevant treatise on what still remains to be achieved.
Publisher: London : Macgibbon & Kee, c1970.
ISBN: 9780261632080
Characteristics: 354 p.


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Sep 22, 2016

As one librarian to another - please tell me how you rate this book TRAVEL (yes it is in big print, in red and on the spine)? This was one of the most important books to come out of the 2nd wave of feminism in the 1970s. For goodness sake - TRAVEL? Maybe the journey Germaine Greer made towards a new way of seeing women in society? Maybe the journey the reader was making following her thinking? One copy? Just one copy for the whole of this enormous library system? Just one copy for a book that changed the way we thought, that changed the way women operated in society? Phew.

jaelle Jan 17, 2012

A favoourite of Isabel Allende

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