The Female Eunuch

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Newsweek
A dazzling combination of erudition, eccentricity and eroticism.
New York Times Book Review
Brilliantly written, quirky and sensible, full of bile and insight.
Booknews
A new edition of the seminal feminist treatise that launched Greer's writing career. She calls it part of the second feminist wave<-->of ungenteel middle-class women calling for revolution as opposed to the earlier genteel middle-class ladies clamoring for reform. The first edition was published by MacGibbon and Kee in Britain in 1970. After three decades, it survives without either an index or a mention in . Former editor Jennifer Baumgardner contributes an introduction putting it in current context. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780374527624
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Publication date: 3/5/2002
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 400
  • Lexile: 1350L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.56 (w) x 8.32 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Germain Greer is the author of numerous Feminist books including, The Whole Woman, a sequel to The Female Eunuch, and The Change.

Jennifer Baumgardner is the co-author of Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism and the Future.

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