The Whole Woman

The Whole Woman

by Germaine Greer
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The Whole Woman by Germaine Greer

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385720038
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/28/2000
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 1,179,282
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

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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Whole Woman 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There are a lot of mixed reviews about this book, and as a male, I had no idea what to expect. I picked up this book just out of curiosity because my knowledge of this subject is rather limited. I didn't know what to expect, but what I found was a very thoughtful and provocative piece of work that has opened me into a subject matter that I had yet to explore. I love the book. Greer points out some of the flaws of what some might call modern feminism, and even before this book I felt the same way. I really like how 'The Whole Woman' looked at how consumerism and the economics of women have affected not just feminism, but women as a whole. Bottom line this brought forth questions that I would not have considered, and did get me inspired. If you agree with her or not, this is a must read book.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a provocative, angry look at women's status in the contemporary world. Probably a little edgy even for sympathizers. Keep a healthy distance from the wrath and you'll probably enjoy the book.