SHE is one of the world’s foremost hardline feminists, but Germaine Greer will be discussing everything from politics and poetry, to sex and the over sixties, when she visits the Tivoli Theatre in Wimborne.

Her latest talk titled, Women For Life On Earth: The Inevitability Of Ecofeminism, gives audience members the opportunity to meet, question and get the inside story from the Australian born author who is regarded as one of the major voices of the second-wave feminist movement in the latter half of the 20th century.

As a writer, she has created controversy ever since her first book The Female Eunuch was released in 1970, which became an international best-seller and made her a household name.

In this she offered a systematic deconstruction of ideas such as womanhood and femininity, arguing that women are forced to assume submissive roles in society to fulfil male fantasies of what being a women entails.

Her later works have focused on literature, feminism and the environment. She also owns Stump Cross Books, which publishes the work of 17th and 18th century women poets.

About her new show Germaine says: “When Welsh women turned up at the RAF base at Greenham Common in 1981, they were carrying a banner that read ‘Women for Life on Earth’.

“Theirs was direct action, born of gut reaction, virtually innocent of theoretical framework. Feminists can be found wherever the planet and our fellow earthlings are in trouble. They shepherd stranded cetaceans back into deeper water, stand in front of lorries carrying live animals to slaughter, lash themselves to conveyor belts in protest against the logging of old-growth forests, march and lobby against the threat of fracking. If the planet is to survive and human beings continue to inhabit it, this female energy must be unleashed.”

The show starts at 7.30pm on Thursday, January 25. Tickets from £15, call 01202 885566. or visit