Germaine Greer

Feminist Attacks Gay Fathers For 'Deconstructing Motherhood'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK

Germaine Greer has reportedly accused singer Sir Elton John and his husband David Furnish of “deconstructing the concept of motherhood”. The m...

Modern Feminism Is 'Ageist', Says Germaine Greer

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Germaine Greer has criticised modern feminism as "ageist" and says that society has "no respect" for older women. The 76-year-old academic and femi...

By Denying the Existence of Transphobia, Germaine Greer Reconfirms Its Existence

Frances Black | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Frances Black

It can feel ironic when someone embodies the thing they are trying to convince us doesn't exist. Like when people hurl sexist insults at those who fight sexism, or racist slurs at people speaking out about racism... Or Germaine Greer declaring to the world that transphobia doesn't exist.

Boobs...To See or Not to See? That is the Question

Lauren Riley | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK
Lauren Riley

I can't help but think that it must be hard for The Sun's readers to absorb credible stories about women, since the first image they are met with is boobs.

Transphobia Doesn't Exist, According To Germaine Greer

The Huffington Post UK | Siobhan Morgan | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Germaine Greer faced the wrath of angry students after claiming transphobia doesn't exist during a highly-contested talk at Cambridge University. G...

10 Celebs You Forgot Had Done 'CBB'

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Entertainment

Let’s face it, sometimes the “celebrity” part of ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ stretches the word just a little bit. MORE 'CELEBRITY BIG BROTHE...

'Kate Middleton Is Too Thin & Has A B**tard Of A Job'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK

Internationally renowned feminist Germaine Greer has criticised the Duchess of Cambridge for being “too thin”. Greer was being interviewed as ...

Why Kate Middleton's Weight Is None Of Germaine Greer's Business

Rachel Moss | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Moss

Does Germaine know what Kate eats? No. Would she criticise William's weight in the same way? Probably not. Unfortunately, Germaine's "too thin" comment has overshadowed the thought-provoking points she makes in the Newsweek article, where she discusses Kate's complex role as a woman, mother and wife within the Royal Family.

VOTE: Are We Living In A More Sexist Society?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK Entertainment

Tonight's documentary 'Blurred Lines: New Battle of the Sexes' on BBC2 sees Kirsty Wark asking whether there is a new culture whereby some men think t...

Why I Fear Australia Is Becoming a Zombie Nation

Professor Damien Ridge | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Professor Damien Ridge

For the most (white) privileged of lands, Australia, the price of rejecting authentic stories about itself - like how central aboriginality really is to the national consciousness - is a superficiality, and a strange boredom that fills the spaces where there should be meaning.

Reluctant Feminist

Wendy Wason | Posted 18.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Wendy Wason

I'm not sure if there is a cultural shift where it's ok to be demeaning to women or if it's just easier to access now. What I do know is that it is completely unacceptable. Now I'm far from a reluctant feminist. I'm a strident one.

Warts and All: Porn and Young People

B.J. Epstein | Posted 13.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
B.J. Epstein

We can use pornographic pictures and films as educational tools in classrooms. And we can also make better, more realistic ones, so that young people (and, of course, older people) have a chance to learn about sex in a way that's more authentic.

Germaine Greer: Rape Victims Should Be Named

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 10.05.2013 | UK

Feminist icon Germaine Greer says she is in favour of rape victims being named. Speaking on the BBC's Question Time show, Greer said complainants s...

Becoming a Radical Feminist: On Male Violence, Cultural Femicide and Sisterhood

Louise Pennington | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Pennington

The older I get, the more I believe that 'equality' is nothing more than a smokescreen to prevent the true liberation of women. Equality before the law means nothing when violence is endemic; when women are most likely to live in poverty; when no one bothers to actually enforce the existing equality legislation.

Porn Is Like 'A Huge Wart', Germaine Greer Says

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK

Feminist icon Germaine Greer has clashed with a female porn director who claimed the adult film industry was "good for society." The Australian fir...

What Does Modern Day Feminism Mean?

Christina Sweeney-Baird | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Christina Sweeney-Baird

The fact is that there is a dearth of women, at all levels of society, willing to go ahead and define themselves as feminists. Why is feminism seen by many as, at best, unnecessary, and at worst, terrifying? At its core feminism is simply the belief that all women should be treated equally. No controversy there for a rational human being. So where is the problem?

LOOK: More Feminist Books Get The Chick-Lit Treatment

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Comedy

Sylvia Plath's 'The Bell Jar' has got a new cover for its 50th anniversary edition, which some are calling 'too chick-lit'. But it turns out that was ...

Reclaiming the C**t

Katy Campbell | Posted 24.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Campbell

What baffles me is where are the people who should be standing up asking why in this day and age we still rate people based on their looks? Being a feminist isn't about tasting your period, not shaving or hating men. Being a feminist (for me) is realising that you are beautiful, smart and interesting enough and don't need the media to tell you other wise. Being a feminist (again, for me), is about having that confidence to be the best woman you can be, and not hiding behind your vagina, but instead reclaiming your c**t.

Three Butterflies Lunch Empowers Women

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Women from across the globe joined for Womankind Worldwide's Three Butterflies second annual lunch event at The Savoy Hotel, London, last Friday. T...

Empowering Women Over Lunch: Three Butterflies Event

Posted 08.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle

HuffPost UK Lifestyle are really excited to be partnering with Womankind Worldwide's Three Butterflies second annual lunch event. The organisation ...

Are Women Bored Of Vaginas?

Ashley Hames | Posted 07.11.2012 | Home
Ashley Hames

Calling it Vagina is obviously designed for maximum shock value. C**t would have been far more effective, but that's America for you. Still some distance to go. I have to ask though, am I the only one that's bored rigid by feminists banging on about their vaginas?

Oh no, Bercow

Rupert Myers | Posted 05.10.2011 | UK
Rupert Myers

Of late Sally Bercow has been attempting a backwards Lembit Opik: whilst the path from politician to media personality is a well-trodden one, it seems harder to perform the reverse.

How to Be a Woman - Book Review

Lianne Marie Binks | Posted 12.09.2011 | UK Entertainment
Lianne Marie Binks

I often think to myself that it would have been so much simpler to have lived in a time when women didn't have as many choices as they do now. "Spoiled for choice" is not a phrase to take lightly.