Thirty years later in The Whole Woman, Greer is ready to get angry again. Picking up where she left off, she analyses the invasive ways in which the health industry persuades women into having their bodies and reproductive systems "managed". Greer lays out the facts about the high failure rate and devastating side effects of in vitro fertilisation, and the incongruence between the "success" of breast implants in achieving the "perfect" mammary to please men and the continuing failures in detecting and treating increasingly prevalent breast cancer.
Greer's polemic has the confident virtuosity of wit and maturity. Celebrating women's successes, The Whole Woman is a more positive book than The Female Eunuch. Yet again, Greer has put her head above parapets others still fear to scale, and looked into the realities of the present as well as the possibilities for the future for the whole of women's lives. --Lisa Jardine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I love Greer's feminism, but it's very dismaying that her rather determinist idea of femininity excludes the trans community, whom she simply and unsubtly denigrates as liars and... Read morePublished 3 months ago by D. M. Purkiss
Every morning, after having read Greer's thought on what it's like to be a woman... I thank God I'm a man. She makes being a woman sound like a disease. Read morePublished 10 months ago by steven daniel kelly
If you like what Germaine Greer has to say than buy it - if you dont' - then don't. Its very good book and several £'s cheaper than say WH SmithsPublished 16 months ago by Lees
All men and all women should read this book once a year :-) Germaine Greer is such a fantastic writer and woman.Published on 1 Mar. 2013 by Snowy
This book changed the way I saw myself, men and feminism for the better. An absolute life changer. A Wise and funny approach to some pretty intense issues. Amazing.Published on 20 Jan. 2013 by Lucy lu
I have read and read this book over so many years.. I have the hard back version. I find it so sad that it displays the worst form of trans-phobia available in literary form. Read morePublished on 17 Nov. 2011 by Amazon Customer
I thoroughly enjoyed this work; the first of Greer's I have read. The introduction to feminism left me refreshed and redefined my ideas of myself, my role in society and the... Read morePublished on 3 Feb. 2003 by "beachruthy"
So many things I'd never even thought about are considered and discussed. It's opened my eyes to the wider issues of being female and what the consequences are for those around... Read morePublished on 20 Aug. 2002
Germaine Greer explains fluidly and factually how, despite the enduring efforts of many women, men still retain most of the power and priviledge in our society. Read morePublished on 27 April 2002