Previously published in Examiner
conclusion of the Germaine Greer series
Germaine Greer may have been too gutsy for her own good.
In 2002 she claimed she never entered Australia without the permission of the aboriginal people. According to Paul Molloy, South Wales Aboriginal Land and Council leader, she never asked. He says there is no such body that could grant access.
Germaine Greer got into dispute with the Former Prime Minister, John Howard over his proposed treaty with Aboriginals in Australia. Howard called her comments pathetic.
The attack on Germaine Greer
In 2000, a crazed 19-year-old assaulted her by breaking into her home, tying her up, and causing damage to the house. The teenager was still there when Greer’s dinner guests had arrived. The female was arrested and charged with harassment. She got two years probation and had to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.
Greer made the statement that yes she was harassed and tied up but she would not play victim. Remember Germaine Greer is 71 years old by this time.
In conclusion this examiner read The Female Eunuch when it came out, I did have many good points. However, even though Greer is controversial, we should not overlook the points she is trying to make. This examiner is not a radical feminist. She is an academic feminist and liberal in her views, and when it comes to Greer, who does go over the top, it is important to remember not to throw the baby out with the bathwater. Take the good points that she makes and leave the rest behind.
Montrealers have always supported the work of Germaine Greer
Montreal Women of this examiner’s generation and even the new Montreal generation of women greatly admire her spunk and her determination to make women’s life around the world easier and more enjoyable for women.
Women’s studies victim’s lyrics written by a Montrealer mentions Betty Friedan and Germaine Greer. You can read the poem published here:
Germaine Greer cane to Montreal in 2008, to promote her new book Shakespeare’s Wife. Her mission is to restore the reputation of Anne Hathaway and give a female perspective to history. This is the story that no man would ever write.
For a wonderful Women’ s studies program in Montreal apply to the Simone De Beauvoir Institute at Concordia University.