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Quotations From GERMAINE GREER

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  • 1.
    Perhaps ... women have always been in closer contact with reality than men: it would seem to be the just recompense for being deprived of idealism.
    Germaine Greer (b. 1939), Australian feminist, writer. "Womanpower," The Female Eunuch (1970).

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  • 2.
    Human beings have an inalienable right to invent themselves; when that right is pre-empted it is called brain-washing.
    Germaine Greer (b. 1939), Australian feminist writer. Times (London, Feb. 1, 1986).
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    Where else in the world is a generous man defined as one who would give you his arsehole and shit through his ribs?
    Germaine Greer (b. 1939), Australian feminist writer. repr. In The Madwoman's Underclothes (1986). "The New Maharajahs," Sunday Times (London, January 16, 1972).

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  • 4.
    Every time a man unburdens his heart to a stranger he reaffirms the love that unites humanity.
    Germaine Greer (b. 1939), Australian feminist writer. "The Ideal," The Female Eunuch (1970).

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    Women are reputed never to be disgusted. The sad fact is that they often are, but not with men; following the lead of men, they are most often disgusted with themselves.
    Germaine Greer (b. 1939), Australian feminist writer. The Female Eunuch, "Loathing and Disgust," (1970).

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  • 6.
    If you think you are emancipated, you might consider the idea of tasting your menstrual blood—if it makes you sick, you've a long way to go, baby.
    Germaine Greer (b. 1939), Australian feminist writer. The Female Eunuch, "The Wicked Womb," (1970).

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  • 7.
    Developing the muscles of the soul demands no competitive spirit, no killer instinct, although it may erect pain barriers that the spiritual athlete must crash through.
    Germaine Greer (b. 1939), Australian feminist writer. The Change: Women, Aging and the Menopause, ch. 2 (1991).

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  • 8.
    Even crushed against his brother in the Tube the average Englishman pretends desperately that he is alone.
    Germaine Greer (b. 1939), Australian feminist writer. "Womanpower," The Female Eunuch (1970).

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  • 9.
    Every time a woman makes herself laugh at her husband's often-told jokes she betrays him. The man who looks at his woman and says "What would I do without you?" is already destroyed.
    Germaine Greer (b. 1939), Australian feminist writer. The Female Eunuch, "Egotism," (1970).

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  • 10.
    The compelled mother loves her child as the caged bird sings. The song does not justify the cage nor the love the enforcement.
    Germaine Greer (b. 1939), Australian feminist writer. repr. In The Madwoman's Underclothes (1986). "Abortion," Sunday Times (London, May 21, 1972).

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