The Whole Woman

The Whole Woman

Book - 1999
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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.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Blackwell North Amer
The Whole Woman offers thirty-five self-contained 'chapterkins' of fiery rhetoric, authoritative insight, outrageous humour and broad-ranging debate ranging from Breasts and Girlpower to Mutilation, Sex and Sorrow. Together, they add up to a devastatingly powerful argument, in which 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 throughout the world in the basic areas of health, sex, work, politics, marketing and economics.

Publisher: London ; Toronto : Doubleday, 1999
ISBN: 9780385600156
0385600151
Characteristics: 350 p. ; 24 cm

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Jan 15, 2010

See Germaine Greer at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival on Sun. Aug. 15, 2010. Part of the Celebrated Writers Series. www.stratfordshakespearefestival.com/celebratedwriters

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