When Germaine Greer's The Female Eunuch was first published in 1970, it created a shock wave of reco...
When Germaine Greer's The Female Eunuch was first published in 1970, it created a shock wave of recognition in women that was felt around the world. It went on to become an international best-seller - translated into more than twelve languages - and a landmark in the history of the women's movement. Positing that sexual liberation is the key to women's liberation, Greer looks at the inherent and unalterable biological differences between men and women as well as at the profound psychological differences that result from social conditioning. Drawing on history, literature, biology, and popular culture, Greer's searing examination of women's oppression is a passionately argued social commentary that is both an important historical record of where we've been and a shockingly relevant treatise on what still remains to be achieved. As Jennifer Baumgardner points out in her introduction, The Female Eunuch is essential to our understanding of feminism, for it reveals the origins of many of the attitudes and rights young women take for granted just one generation after their revolutionary introduction.