Fragile Freedoms - Germaine Greer

Germaine Greer. REUTERS/Jairo Castilla

Germaine Greer. REUTERS/Jairo Castilla


Germaine Greer is perhaps the most provocative feminist thinker in the world. In the final lecture from the series,  Fragile Freedoms: the Global Struggle for Human Rights, Germaine Greer explores women and human rights.

Germaine Greer is internationally renowned as a feminist thinker. She is also a theorist, academic, and journalist who holds an emeritus professorship in English Literature and Comparative Studies at the University of Warwick.  Her ideas about gender and sexuality have provoked controversy since the the release of her 1970 book The Female Eunuch.  Some of Greer's other books include: Sex and Destiny: The Politics of Human Fertility; The Change: Women, Aging and the Menopause; and Shakespeare's Wife

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In her interview with Paul Kennedy, Professor Greer said "I keep saying to women, learn to play together, learn to be less judging of each other, learn to be silly, to make jokes."  And she didn't hesitate to entertain the Winnipeg audience.  Here she is talking about the unnecessarily abbreviated uniforms worn by many female Olympic athletes, and then about why being silly occasionally is important.

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