Guilt Just Makes You Feel Guilty About Your Guilt

I was going to ask you how often you, as a woman, feel guilty. But I don't have to, because studies have shown that you feel guilty all the time. At least once a day. And for the high-level worriers among you, the awful feeling in the pit of your stomach that you've yet again failed to do or be something better than… » 3/14/13 2:55pm 3/14/13 2:55pm

'Is This Feminist?' Blog Hilariously Declares Everything Problematic

Trigger warning, guys: there's a new blog in town to remind you how everything you're doing is not feminist enough. In fact, I hate to say it, you're problematic. You're every kind of -ist imaginable — colorist, ageist, sexist, racist. Maybe even a rapist. How do I know? Is This Feminist? says. » 5/17/12 6:45pm 5/17/12 6:45pm

Here Are Time's 33 Most Influential Women

"In 1976, I wondered why TIME didn't have a triumphant Patti Smith on its cover," writes Michael Stipe. He also suggests they put her on the cover now. For now, she'll have to settle for being one-hundredth of the annual Time 100 Most Influential People. » 4/21/11 10:15am 4/21/11 10:15am

The Fallout Over Stephen Fry's Sexual Insights

Stephen Fry has caused an outcry by claiming that women don't really like sex. And feminists, unfortunately, have responded with some stereotypes of their own. » 11/01/10 9:36am 11/01/10 9:36am

Germaine Greer On Sex With Fellini: An "Insatiable Dragon"

Want to hear feminist Germaine Greer kiss-and-tell about her romp with the Italian director? No? Too bad, she's going to tell you anyhow! » 4/12/10 1:00pm 4/12/10 1:00pm

Marriage Therapy? Are You Some Kind Of Racist?

Abortion and birth control have both been (often unjustly, occasionally justly) linked to the eugenics movement. Now add a surprising item to that list: marriage therapy. » 3/22/10 12:40pm 3/22/10 12:40pm

Everything That's Wrong With The World Can Be Summarized In Two…

The authors certainly think so, and after reading them, it's hard to disagree - albeit for totally different reasons. » 11/10/09 6:00pm 11/10/09 6:00pm

The Way We Were: Life Magazine Photos Of Women In The 1970s

As you may know, the Life magazine photo archive is now online, and we've been showcasing images of women in different decades; the 1930s, the 1940s, the 1950s, the 1960s. Now, the 1970s. » 12/12/08 5:00pm 12/12/08 5:00pm

British Feminism Is Totally Effed, Says UK Observer

The Guardian's Sunday magazine, the Observer, devoted almost every article this past weekend to the state of feminism in Britain, and the picture they paint is pretty bleak. The lead essay, by 39-year-old Rachel Cooke, claims that the gains made by earlier feminists are quickly losing ground. "Are we going backwards?… » 12/08/08 9:30am 12/08/08 9:30am

Germaine Greer is at » 11/21/08 3:30pm 11/21/08 3:30pm it , body-snarking like it's her job to decide what is or is not attractive about women. This time, British pin-ups are in her sights. Greer proclaims both women too thin to be attractive saying, "A healthy girl is a fat-bottomed creature." []

Michelle Obama's Election Night Dress: Germaine Greer Just Doesn't Get…

I am not a fashion critic because my fashion sense is pretty well limited to "Ooh, pretty!", or "Ooh, shiny!" or that unsubtle sucking of air in between my teeth that means an otherwise attractive person has chosen something that emphasizes his or her flaws. In my opinion, Michelle Obama's election-night dress was… » 11/17/08 1:00pm 11/17/08 1:00pm

Pearls Of...Wisdom?

In yesterday's Guardian » 8/26/08 12:30pm 8/26/08 12:30pm, Madonna-hater Germaine Greer presented us with the concept of "the power pearl" as sported by Condoleezza Rice and, lately, Michelle Obama. "Power pearls are pure white and large, anything from 11mm in diameter to 16mm, in a single strand, which must hang within rather than over the neckline.…
Madonna is not necessarily a favorite of famous feminists. Both Camille Paglia » 8/15/08 6:40pm 8/15/08 6:40pm and have weighed in on the singer's half-century mark this week: Paglia rags on the Material Girl for her looks ("hard-bitten face lolling its tongue like a dissolute old streetwalker") and Greer for her clothes and her choice to have…

Germaine Greer Pissed At Playwright • Playboy Meets The Olive Garden

Germaine Greer calls a female playwright an "insane reactionary" after she wrote a play loosely based on Greer being held hostage by a teen. • An Alaskan prison is home to America's only all-female prison orchestra. • Tempest Storm, a self-described "classy" 80-year-old stripper, says she isn't giving up her vocation… » 7/14/08 5:30pm 7/14/08 5:30pm

"I think he was a genius and geniuses are tricky to live with…But I think a man who hates his wife and doesn't dare leave her is all kind of a creep." That's Germaine Greer in a podcast on her (by most accounts successful) quest to prove the conventional wisdom that if Shakespeare really was Shakespeare his wife was a… » 5/19/08 2:20pm 5/19/08 2:20pm

Germaine Greer; Glamour Editor: Miley Cyrus Hubbub Is Hypocritical

Media folks continue to weigh in on the semi-racy photographs of Miley Cyrus, and while they make different, though mostly salient points, almost all the writers agree on one thing: Disney is a big fat hypocrite. Writer/feminist Germaine Greer points out that teen girls have been sexualized for eons. "In western art… » 4/30/08 2:40pm 4/30/08 2:40pm

Hillary Clinton's Crying Still Hot Topic Among Hot-Under-The Collar…

Hillary Clinton's now infamous "cry" happened a full three days ago, and yet media pundits, particularly the female ones, are still chiming in. First up is Germaine Greer in the Guardian. The Australian rabblerouser/feminist, (seen at left), doesn't think Hillary's "tears" were genuine at all and goes on to say that… » 1/10/08 2:30pm 1/10/08 2:30pm

It's Ok To Love Led Zeppelin Even Though They Made A Groupie Stick Fish…

I always wanted to be the kind of girl who discovered Led Zeppelin on her own and taught herself Jimmy Page-ish guitar riffs instead of studying for algebra. Unfortunately I was studying for algebra, and so learned about the Zep through my high school crush. As a result I always thought of them as a guy band, even… » 12/10/07 5:30pm 12/10/07 5:30pm

Who's Afraid Of The Badly-Dressed Princess?

Rabblerouser/Celebrity Big Brother contestant Germaine Greer is lashing out at the late Princess Diana for no apparent reason (well, except for all that gratuitous dog and pony show-ing about the 10-year anniversary of her death) calling the royal icon "slow", "devious" and "disturbingly neurotic." Disturbingly… » 7/27/07 6:00pm 7/27/07 6:00pm