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Episode 10 - Germaine Greer and the Female Eunuch

Mansplaining Feminism

In 1970, Germaine Greer published the Female Eunuch which went on to shake American society and bring new energy into the feminist movement. Calling on women to "taste their menstrual blood", and with a confident energy rarely seen on mainstream TV, Greer convinced many women to resist all types of repression and oppression and to not be content with the status quo. We also talk about films again. 

28mins

23 Nov 2020

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BONUS : Germaine Greer

Iain Dale’s Book Club

This week, we look back into the archives as Iain spoke to Germaine Greer about her 2013 book "White Beech".

20mins

3 Jan 2020

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Germaine Greer / The Making of a Pioneer

TOAST Podcast

The portrait of the Australian academic, writer and broadcaster Germaine Greer, by Paula Rego shows its subject filling the canvas, legs apart. Her hands are rough from gardening and she is dressed in her favourite Jean Muir dress and old, silver shoes. The portrait’s lack of flattery appealed to Greer: “A portrait that is kind is condescending. The last thing I would want is for Paula to condescend to me, and it's the last thing she would think of doing.” A major voice of second wave feminism, in 1970 Greer published The Female Eunuch, which argued that traditional family structures repress women’s sexuality. Still one of the most widely-read feminist texts, it has never been out of print. Greer has long courted controversy, and is regarded by many as a combative and frequently frustrating icon of feminism. A New Statesman column once stated that Greer “doesn’t get into trouble occasionally or inadvertently, but consistently and with the attitude of a tank rolling directly into a crowd of infantry.”For all of this, Greer remains a crucial and powerful figure in the development of feminist thinking. One Guardian commentator put it: “As it goes with pioneering figures, there is much to doubt and dismiss; yet we are still indebted to them, as we are to Greer, for taking risks in the first place.”Greer is 80 now, still writing, still vocal. On a midweek morning Laura Barton visits her at her home in Essex. There they discuss Greer’s current works and her plans to return to her homeland, leaving behind the garden that she has been creating for the last three decades.*Image: Germaine Greer by Paula Rego. Pastel on paper laid on aluminium, 1995. © National Portrait Gallery, London. Discover more pioneering women from the National Portrait Gallery Collection in the book 100 Pioneering Women, featuring portraits of remarkable women from the last five centuries. *Please note, this episode contains strong language from the start.

28mins

21 Nov 2019

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14: 'Germaine Greer'

Love Ya Bro!

The brothers discuss Simon's new hair, John's friend from Finland, the saddest community support officer in the world and they do a Mr and Mrs Quiz! Twitter: @LoveYaBroPod, @RealSimonDavid, @dr_the_evidence

35mins

30 Sep 2019

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Beyond the Female Eunuch: Germaine Greer in conversation with Bee Rowlatt

Jaipur Bytes

In 1970, Germaine Greer published The Female Eunuch, an immediate worldwide bestseller that remains a landmark in the history of the women’s movement. Since then, Greer has published a succession of hard-hitting, often hotly debated and continually surprising books, most recently On Rape, in which she controversially argues that it's time to rethink rape. Centuries of different approaches to rape – as inflicted by men on women – have, she writes, got us nowhere. Rape statistics remain intractable: one woman in five will experience sexual violence. Very few rapes find their way into court. The crucial issue is consent, thought by some to be easy to establish and by others, impossible. Sexual assault does not diminish; relations between the sexes do not improve; litigation balloons. Greer argues there has to be a better way. This episode is a live session from day 1 of #ZEEJLF2019.

38mins

4 Feb 2019

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Germaine Greer Won't Be Defined By Her Rape

No Filter

This podcast will deal extensively with the subject of rape and won't be appropriate for all listeners. If this podcast does bring anything up for you then please call 1800 RESPECT. When people think of feminism, they think of Germaine Greer. Her manifesto The Female Eunuch was released in 1970 and is still shaping conversations 48 years later. But what happens when an icon - whose job it is to be provocative - exists in a culture of outrage? Most recently, the release of her Melbourne University press book On Rape has led to an onslaught of headlines condemning her brand of feminism and questioning her relevance in 2018. And she joins Mamamia Out Loud co-host Jessie Stephens to talk about it in this very special episode... The Links Buy Germaine's book On Rape here or at apple.co/mamamia This episode was produced by Elissa Ratliff and Jessie Stephens.  Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

30mins

6 Sep 2018

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When Jessie Stephens Met Germaine Greer

Mamamia Out Loud

This podcast will deal extensively with the subject of rape and won't be appropriate for all listeners. If this podcast does bring anything up for you then please call 1800 RESPECT. When people think of feminism, they think of Germaine Greer. Her manifesto The Female Eunuch was released in 1970 and is still shaping conversations 48 years later. But what happens when an icon - whose job it is to be provocative - exists in a culture of outrage? Most recently, the release of her Melbourne University press book On Rape has led to an onslaught of headlines condemning her brand of feminism and questioning her relevance in 2018. And she joins Mamamia Out Loud co-host Jessie Stephens to talk about it in this very special episode... The Links Buy Germaine's book On Rape here or at apple.co/mamamia This episode was produced by Elissa Ratliff and Jessie Stephens. Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

29mins

6 Sep 2018

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Germaine Greer, Teenage Tiredness & Did The Beatles Actually Exist?

Ruthie - The Lockdown Sessions

This week, father and daughter debate Germaine Greer's views on rape. Also Martin teaches Ruth about '70s sit-coms, Howard Stern, and the meaning of the word 'vitriolic,' while Ruth tries to explain to Martin what's going on in Love Island. Hotel California brexit, the constant tiredness of teenagers, and a theory that the Beatles never existed are other topics touched upon.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

33mins

7 Jun 2018

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Germaine Greer on women's liberation, the trans community and her own experience of rape

Ways to Change the World with Krishnan Guru-Murthy

Feminist writer and academic Germaine Greer talks to Krishnan Guru-Murthy about why she is against gender equality, for women's liberation and uninterested in the trans community. She also talks in-depth for the first time about her own experience of rape.    Please rate, review and subscribe to the Ways to Change the World podcast for more in-depth interviews every week. You can also watch the podcast episodes on our YouTube channel. Producer: Sarah Gough. Production support: Martin Collett. Artwork: Daire Collins.

45mins

23 May 2018

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Germaine Greer on Dame Elizabeth Frink

Great Lives

Germaine Greer nominates sculptor Dame Elizabeth FrinkShe was best known for striking sculptures ranging from horses and goats, to wild eagles and disembodied heads. As a female sculptor working in a man's world, Elisabeth Frink found it hard to establish herself in the 1950s. To help tell the story of her hero, Germaine Greer is joined by Frink's son, Lin Jammet, and the art critic Richard Cork. Presented by Matthew Parris.Producer: Perminder KhatkarFirst broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2017.

27mins

11 Apr 2017

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