Germaine Greer Facts

Germaine Greer Facts
Germaine Greer is an Australian journalist considered to be one of the major feminist voices of the mid-1900s. She was born on January 29th, 1939 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia to Reginald Greer, a newspaper ad representative, and Peggy Greer. She had two younger siblings and grew up in Sandringham. She attended a private school Star of the Sea College, and won a scholarship to the University of Melbourne. In 1959 Germaine graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English and French language and literature. She began teaching at and earned a first class Masters in 1963 in romantic poetry. Her theses The Development of Byron's Satiric Mode won Germaine Greer a Commonwealth Scholarship.
Interesting Germaine Greer Facts:
Germaine Greer used her Commonwealth Scholarship to fund her University of Cambridge doctorate in 1964.
Germaine decided to remain in England after becoming a member of Newnham College, an all-women's constituent of the University of Cambridge.
Germaine Greer began writing a gardening column for Private Eye, a satirical magazine under the pen name Rose Blight.
Germaine Greer began writing regularly for the London magazine Oz, under the pen name Dr. G.
Germaine Greer's book The Female Eunich was published in 1971. This book and Germaine Greer became heavily associated with the 'burning bra' movement after Germaine pointed out that the 1960s bra was extremely uncomfortable and restrictive.
Germaine Greer is quoted as saying, "The More people we annoy, the more we know we're doing it right."
Germaine Greer earned her PhD from her thesis The Ethic of Love and Marriage in Shakespeare's early comedies.
Germaine Greer's second book was published in 1979 and was titled The Obstacle Race: The Fortunes of Women Painters and Their Work.
Germaine Greer wrote the book Sex and Destiny: The Politics of Human Fertility, which was published in 1984. The book criticizes the attitudes of the West on fertility, sexuality, and family, and how those attitudes impose on the rest of the world.
In 1986 Germaine Greer published The Madwoman's Underclothes: Essays and Occasional Writings.
Germaine Greer published Daddy, We Hardly Knew You, in 1989. It was a travelogue and diary about her unaffectionate and distant father.
In 1991 Germaine Greer's book The Change: Women, Ageing, and the Menopause, was published. The book challenged the fear instilled in women to make them comply with big business, and challenged the many myths surrounding menopause such as the need for hormone replacement therapy.
In 1995 Germaine Greer published Slip-Shod Sibyls: Recognition, Rejection and the Woman Poet.
Germaine Greer's book The Whole Woman was published in 1999. It was a sequel to The Female Eunich, and criticized the lack of progress in the feminist movement.
Germaine Greer's book The Beautiful Boy was published in 2003. It was an art history book with 200 photos of attractive teenage boys.
Germaine Greer was a contestant on the 2005 series Celebrity Big Brother but walked off the show because of conditions and psychological bullying.
Germaine Greer is emeritus professor at the University of Warwick in English Literature and Comparative Studies (2015).
Germaine Greer does not believe in writing biographies of living women, as history is still being written.

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