In the early 1970s many women had two books on their shelves: The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan and The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer.
That was the then-31-year-old’s first book and virtually overnight turned her into an international celebrity A leader of the feminist movement
Her ideas about femininity, Male-female relationships, and marriage You find those things For millions of readers
In the years that followed Greer was a prolific writer of essays and books Many of those essays were collected in a 1987 volume which she entitled The Madwoman’s Underclothes. And that’s when I had a chance to spend a few minutes with this iconic figure.
So here now, from 1987, Germaine Greer
Today, January 29, is Germaine Greer’s 85th birthday. She divides her time between England and Australia .
Human sexuality has been widely studied, researched, and written about over the years, most notably, perhaps, by Alfred Kinsey and Masters and Johnson .
In the 1970s and ’80s, there was a trilogy of books about sexuality by another researcher that drew widespread praise and criticism. It was called The Hite Report, by researcher Shere Hite.
Much of the controversy centered on the fact that Hite was a feminist who drew upon political and philosophical viewpoints into her work.
In 1988 she completed her trilogy with a volume called Women And Love. And that’s when I first met her, during a whirlwind book tour that included some controversial stops, including TV’s Phil Donahue show.