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2006-02-10

The Eunuch spurns Mystique

It's no secret that Germaine Greer is is not now, and never has been, especially enamoured of Betty Friedan's seminal work, The Feminine Mystique. Her own seminal work, The Female Eunuch, was conceived as a direct counterpoint to Friedan's book.

So I guess it's also no surprise that Greer avoids hagiography in her epitaph for Friedan. It's clear Greer disliked Friedan, finding her arrogant and obtuse in general, even while admiring her role in the founding of NOW.

It's worth a read.

1 comment:

Susoz said...

Thanks for pointing out the Greer article. Germaine herself is of course very eccentric but can be very clear-eyed at times.