Video – Germaine’s Legacy – After The Female Eunuch – session at Adelaide Writers’ Week – Part 1

Robyn Davidson, Georgia Blain and Deborah Robertson join Germaine Greer in this Adelaide Writers’ Week panel to discuss the legacy of Greer’s The Female Eunuch.  Check out this new video from The Monthly posted on the Boomerang Books site here:

 http://www.boomerangbooks.com/content/book-audio-video/after-female-eunuch-germaine-greer-video-1.shtml

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Clayton Wehner

Clayton is the founder and managing director of Boomerang Books. In a past life, Clayton worked for 12 years as an intelligence officer in the Australian Army and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He is a graduate of the Australian Defence Force Academy and the Royal Military College Duntroon and holds a BA (Hons) in Political Science and a Master of Management Studies (Human Resource Management) from the UNSW. He is also a trained Indonesian linguist and served with the United Nations in East Timor as an interpreter/translator.

2 thoughts on “Video – Germaine’s Legacy – After The Female Eunuch – session at Adelaide Writers’ Week – Part 1”

  1. I am trying to work out where someone British called Katie Hopkins fits into the model described by Germaine Greer.

    Ms Hopkins was born a few years after The Female Eunuch was first published, so the environment in which she grew may have reflected the influence of The Female Eunuch (and other books that adopted its theme).

    In the past, Ms Hopkins has made what some might have called quite “controversial” choices for a woman. She is now standing to be elected as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) – but as an Independent; not as a member of a party. She is the only woman doing this in the UK in 2009.

    You can find out about her, and her choices, on Wikipedia and if you search on Google. I would be very interested in others’ thoughts.

    Is she a Greerian ‘feminist’? If not, how (for academic purposes) might Ms Hopkins be classified at present?

  2. Separate to the case above, is anyone willing to comment on the following two songs and what they have to say about the impact of The Female Eunuch on womens’ self-image in the media-hungry world of the early part of the twenty-first century:

    * Lily Allen, “The Fear” (a popular music song from the UK)

    * Destiny’s Child, “Independent Women” (a popular music song from the USA)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7fibtRFnLs

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