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 .
It was in the early 1950sThe 28 year old pharmaceutical chemist created something that would change the very fabric of our society .
His name was Carl Djerassi. He was a Bulgarian]American who led a team that came up with an oral contraceptive that became known – and is still known today – as simply The Pill . Djerassi has been dubbed “the father of The Pill.”
In 1992 he wrote a memoir called The Pill, Pygmy Chimps, and Degas’s Horse, a reflection on a life that was filled with far more than white lab coats and experiments. And that’s when he and I had a conversation about it.