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Germaine Greer

b 29 January 1939

Australian feminist, journalist and scholar, author of 'The Female Eunuch'.

 

Women have very little idea of how much men hate them.

 

Revolution is the festival of the oppressed.

The Female Eunuch, 1969

 

Act quickly, think slowly.

 

If a woman never lets herself go, how will she ever know how far she might have got?

 

The sight of women talking together has always made men uneasy; nowadays it means rank subversion.

 

I didn't fight to get women out from behind vacuum cleaners to get them onto the board of Hoover.

 

Freedom is fragile and must be protected. To sacrifice it, even as a temporary measure, is to betray it.

 

The management of fertility is one of the most important functions of adulthood.

 

Evolution is what it is. The upper classes have always died out; it's one of the most charming things about them.

 

English culture is basically homosexual in the sense that the men only really care about other men.

 

Man is jealous because of his amour propre; woman is jealous because of her lack of it.

 

Women are reputed never to be disgusted. The sad fact is that they often are, but not with men; following the lead of men, they are most often disgusted with themselves.

 

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Women have very little idea of how much men hate them.