Leading feminist Germaine Greer to give free lecture at Bournemouth University

Bournemouth Echo: Leading feminist Germaine Greer to give free lecture at Bournemouth University Leading feminist Germaine Greer to give free lecture at Bournemouth University

AUTHOR and academic Germaine Greer is set to give a free lecture at Bournemouth University.

She will be at the first Women’s Academic Network open lecture on Monday, May 19, from 1-3pm, at the university’s Talbot Campus.

The Australian-born writer achieved worldwide success with her 1970 book The Female Eunuch and became a major voice in feminism.

Her other works include Sex and Destiny: The Politics of Human Fertility, The Change: Women, Ageing and the Menopause and The Whole Woman.

She recently told a BBC documentary that women were worse off than ever because of the proliferation of online pornography and the abuse they had to endure via social media. She said sites such as Twitter had become a forum for ‘the loathing of women’.

Dr Greer was also in the news when it was announced that her lifetime archive would be transferred to the University of Melbourne.

Places at the lecture are free but must be booked at wangermainegreer.eventbrite.co.uk.

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11:06am Sat 17 May 14

elite50 says...

So this old "has been" is giving a free lecture.
Big deal.
She wrote a provocative book over 40 years ago and has been living off of it ever since.
She is a committed anarchist and communist but has been very comfortably living off of the capitalistic system for decades.
The word hypocrite comes to mind.
She was married (it lasted three and a half weeks), bragged about being unfaithful.
She uses foul language, has posed naked (only for money of course).
No wonder she will appear for nothing.
Only the dregs of society would bother to go and listen to her (never ending) "look at me" ravings.
I hear that her next "gig" is in the Outer Hebridies.
So this old "has been" is giving a free lecture. Big deal. She wrote a provocative book over 40 years ago and has been living off of it ever since. She is a committed anarchist and communist but has been very comfortably living off of the capitalistic system for decades. The word hypocrite comes to mind. She was married (it lasted three and a half weeks), bragged about being unfaithful. She uses foul language, has posed naked (only for money of course). No wonder she will appear for nothing. Only the dregs of society would bother to go and listen to her (never ending) "look at me" ravings. I hear that her next "gig" is in the Outer Hebridies. elite50
  • Score: 4

11:56am Sat 17 May 14

muscliffman says...

If anyone wants to hear a totally hypocritical and ridiculously extreme left-wing 'champagne Socialist' spouting dangerously impractical PC nonsense from the comfort of a right-wing capitalist funded lifestyle, here is your perfect opportunity!
If anyone wants to hear a totally hypocritical and ridiculously extreme left-wing 'champagne Socialist' spouting dangerously impractical PC nonsense from the comfort of a right-wing capitalist funded lifestyle, here is your perfect opportunity! muscliffman
  • Score: 5

2:49pm Sat 17 May 14

odorata says...

She make me ashamed of my own sex.
She make me ashamed of my own sex. odorata
  • Score: 6

3:27pm Sat 17 May 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

I quite like the old bird. Not enough to make the effort to go and listen to her though.

I remember her saying that 'a woman is at the peak of her desirability and sexual attractiveness at age 19 and then it's all downhill from then on'

Totally agree with that.
I quite like the old bird. Not enough to make the effort to go and listen to her though. I remember her saying that 'a woman is at the peak of her desirability and sexual attractiveness at age 19 and then it's all downhill from then on' Totally agree with that. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -9

3:48pm Sat 17 May 14

elite50 says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
I quite like the old bird. Not enough to make the effort to go and listen to her though.

I remember her saying that 'a woman is at the peak of her desirability and sexual attractiveness at age 19 and then it's all downhill from then on'

Totally agree with that.
My wife is 67 years old.
She is as desirable now as she was 47 years ago when we were first married.
You have obviously not met a real woman.
That is why a Germain Greer statement has any meaning for you.
She is pathetic.
I feel sorry for you.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: I quite like the old bird. Not enough to make the effort to go and listen to her though. I remember her saying that 'a woman is at the peak of her desirability and sexual attractiveness at age 19 and then it's all downhill from then on' Totally agree with that.[/p][/quote]My wife is 67 years old. She is as desirable now as she was 47 years ago when we were first married. You have obviously not met a real woman. That is why a Germain Greer statement has any meaning for you. She is pathetic. I feel sorry for you. elite50
  • Score: 5

4:00pm Sat 17 May 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

My wife is 67 years old.
She is as desirable now as she was 47 years ago when we were first married.

.......

Well she might be to you but I doubt other men would think so. The reason you still think so is that you have both declined slowly and at the same approximate rate over the last 47 years. I'm glad you're still pleased with your purchase.
Perhaps go and see Germaine and argue the point with her if you like. It is FREE.
My wife is 67 years old. She is as desirable now as she was 47 years ago when we were first married. ....... Well she might be to you but I doubt other men would think so. The reason you still think so is that you have both declined slowly and at the same approximate rate over the last 47 years. I'm glad you're still pleased with your purchase. Perhaps go and see Germaine and argue the point with her if you like. It is FREE. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -6

12:48am Sun 18 May 14

mrmayfly says...

the women's academic network just launched in september last year. Why exactly do we need more tax-payer funded feminist institutions committed to the political advancement of a single sex when women are forging ahead in academia and males are losing ground at every level because education is being stacked against them.

as for germaine greer I've attended two of her lectures many years ago. I still have PTSD
the women's academic network just launched in september last year. Why exactly do we need more tax-payer funded feminist institutions committed to the political advancement of a single sex when women are forging ahead in academia and males are losing ground at every level because education is being stacked against them. as for germaine greer I've attended two of her lectures many years ago. I still have PTSD mrmayfly
  • Score: 0

11:56am Mon 19 May 14

DorsetKnobber says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
I quite like the old bird. Not enough to make the effort to go and listen to her though.

I remember her saying that 'a woman is at the peak of her desirability and sexual attractiveness at age 19 and then it's all downhill from then on'

Totally agree with that.
and yet another sexist generalised comment from sir beachy-tw a t ptoviding us with his insights and wisdom on 'women'. this is like misogyny bingo! I bet you're a right looker yourself obviously...
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: I quite like the old bird. Not enough to make the effort to go and listen to her though. I remember her saying that 'a woman is at the peak of her desirability and sexual attractiveness at age 19 and then it's all downhill from then on' Totally agree with that.[/p][/quote]and yet another sexist generalised comment from sir beachy-tw a t ptoviding us with his insights and wisdom on 'women'. this is like misogyny bingo! I bet you're a right looker yourself obviously... DorsetKnobber
  • Score: 1

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