There’s something about Germaine Greer that stirs people’s emotions. People love her or hate her. Everyone has an opinion about her.
In the March issue of The Monthly, Louis Nowra has an essay about Greer and her influential book The Female Eunuch which was first published in 1970.
I have a subscription to The Monthly this year but this edition hasn’t arrived so I am yet to read Nowra’s piece. I think it’s going to make me cross. Judging from some responses in the feminist blogosphere, the article dismisses Greer’s work and even criticises her appearance! Why they got a man to write such a scathing and negative piece about Greer is beyond me. Sales presumably. Greer sells. And Greer-bashing sells more, I suppose.
* Kathy Marks in The Independent, criticises Nowra’s piece: ‘Germaine Greer? She has no idea what makes women tick,’ says Nowra
* Hoyden About Town: “Louis Nowra? He has no idea what makes sexists tick”
* Larvatus Prodeo has also weighed into the debate: “Germaine Greer trashed in The Monthly”, attracting lots of comments.
* Even Quadrant online has jumped to Greer’s defence: “Offending Nowra, defending Greer”
I’m now inspired to write this week’s ‘Feminist of the Week’ about our Germaine. Stay tuned.