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Germaine Greer

Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Radical Feminism Still Challenges Us Today

Peter Dreier | Posted 03.30.2017 | Politics
Peter Dreier

No celebration of Women's History Month would be complete without acknowledging the extraordinary achievements of Charlotte Perkins Gilman. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, Gilman was the most important feminist thinker in the United States.

Boko Haram, Procol Harum, Blessings

Deborah Gale | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
Deborah Gale

Three weeks ago, when the first news dribbled in about how 276 Nigerian schoolgirls had been abducted, as they slept, I felt a weak combination of sho...

Repeat After Me: Just Say No

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 03.24.2013 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

If we want to close the ambition gap, a good first step might be learning how to shake our heads. Would women be more powerful if we could just say no? A couple of recent studies just say yes.

"Feminism Is an Incomplete Revolution"

The European Magazine | Posted 08.21.2012 | Home
The European Magazine

As a child, she wrote fan-letters to famous feminists. Today, Laurie Penny is an author and journalist herself. She talked to Alexandra Schade and Julia Korbik about modern feminism and the connection between capitalism and eating disorders.

'The Female Eunuch' | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

I spotted a worn copy of "The Female Eunuch" on my mother's shelf in 1999, and something about the savage cover, showing a hollow female torso with ha...

In Defense Of The Old Wives' Tale

The Guardian | Germaine Greer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

'A foolish story, such as is told by garrulous old women' is how the Oxford dictionary defines an old wives' tale. Despite being treated with contempt...

Sisters, Unhook!

Stephen Bayley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stephen Bayley

Greer, who regards the bra as "ludicrous", has had her polemic reflexes tickled by my new book Woman as Design, devoting an entire page of splenetic "comment" in London's Guardian.

Why Younger Women Aren't Supporting Hillary

Carlotta Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Carlotta Cooper

Many people have become sensitized -- even hypersensitized -- to issues of racism in this campaign, and words and attitudes are being examined and questioned. But sexism seems to go largely unnoticed or, if it is noticed, is dismissed as irrelevant.