The Female Eunuch
“The best feminist book so far . . . A book with personality, a book that knows the distinction between the self and the other, a book that combines the best of masculinity and femininity.” — New York Times
A ground-breaking, worldwide bestselling study of women’s oppression that is at once an important social commentary and a passionately argued masterpiece of polemic—and a feminist classic
The publication of Germaine Greer’s The Female Eunuch in 1970 was a landmark event, raising eyebrows and ire while creating a shock wave of recognition in women around the world with its steadfast assertion that sexual liberation is the key to women's liberation. Today, Greer's searing examination of the oppression of women in contemporary society is both an important historical record of where we've been and a shockingly relevant treatise on what still remains to be achieved.
Praise For The Female Eunuch…
“Brilliantly written, quirky and sensible, full of bile and insight.”
— New York Times Book Review
“Intelligent, funny and beautifully written.”
“The best feminist book so far . . . A book with personality, a book that knows the distinction between the self and the other, a book that combines the best of masculinity and femininity.”
— New York Times
“A dazzling tract, erudite, outrageous, funny.”
“This book changed my life. Germaine Greer is brave and crazy, serious and fun, sharp and sexy.”
— Elizabeth Wurtzel
“At times funny, at times ferocious, and at times frustrating, The Female Eunuch remains an important historical document, one which makes palpable both the passion and the venom that brought feminism’s second wave to life.”
— Debbie Stoller, co-founder of Bust magazine and co-editor of The Bust Guide to the New Girl Order
“Like a woman, this book gets better with age. Greer’s punchy prose and all-too-true observations motivate you to go out and do something to liberate yourself-and other women.”
— Leora Tanenbaum, author of Slut! Growing Up Female with a Bad Reputation
Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 9780061579530, 432pp.
Publication Date: October 14, 2008
About the Author
Germaine Greer is a writer, academic, and critic, and is widely regarded as one of the most significant feminist voices of our time. Her bestselling books include The Female Eunuch and The Whole Woman. She lives in northwest Essex, England, and has taught Shakespeare at universities in Australia, Britain, and the United States.