CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 2000
Re "A Costly Price of Early Feminism: Motherhood," Commentary, May 14: Germaine Greer is still, I assume, a witty, intelligent woman. I would guess Charles Krauthammer and Joyce Purnick are also pretty bright. Haven't any of them ever heard of adoption? There is no shortage of children all over the world who need a mother and/or father. It's never too late--no child cares if his/her parent is 18 or 80-plus. A child only wants love and respect. Greer, Krauthammer and Purnick need to get in touch with Sally Freeman ("She's Been Called Mom by 270 Foster Children," May 14)
April 27, 2000 |
Feminist author Germaine Greer was held hostage over Easter weekend by a female student who broke into her home, Essex police said. Police received a call shortly after 10 p.m. Monday complaining of an intruder at Greer's isolated mansion in Great Chesterford in southern England. Karen Burke, 19, of Bath was arrested at the mansion and charged with assault and unlawful imprisonment, an official said. Greer reportedly was badly shaken but was not injured during the incident.
June 3, 1999 |
Germaine Greer may be a lunatic. But after years of cautious, tepid yuppie-feminism--of being told that women do, or at least can, have it all, and that "it" is well worth having--a lunatic may be just what we need. Many of Greer's more bizarre opinions will probably bewilder, if not appall, large groups of readers. (While she considers mammogram programs sadistic, she supports female genital mutilation.
April 5, 1999 |
Undoubtedly, it is bad form to begin a story on feminist icon Germaine Greer by describing her dress. But it is irresistible when Greer turns up to promote her latest book looking part Golda Meir, in thick stockings and sensible shoes, and part private-school girl, in a pleated skirt and blazer. From a keen social observer, such an outfit can only be a statement. But what is Greer trying to say?
March 17, 1995 |
In Barbara Tarbuck's one-woman "Changes" at Stages, the playwright-actress has a particularly eloquent silent partner, Germaine Greer, upon whose writings Tarbuck has based much of her play. (Greer gave Tarbuck permission to borrow from her works but had no other input in the show.) The two central characters in the piece are Tarbuck and Greer, both of whom are portrayed as contemporaries at various stages of their lives.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1992
In response to "How Long Do Old Women Have to Be Young?" by Ellen Goodman, Commentary, Nov. 20: In my opinion the answer is when each individual woman rejects the stereotypes, labels and discounts. If we women wait until "someone out there" gives us the approval we deserve, it will be a long wait indeed. Goodman quotes Germaine Greer: "She is allowed to say 'Now I shall let myself go.' " Why should a person at any age let herself go? We all have an obligation to present our best face to the world.