Latest Germaine Greer Stories

2008-07-20 09:00:28

By Kate Bassett A new play satirising feminism has enraged Germaine Greer, on whose experience it is loosely based Theatre The Female of the Species Vaudeville LONDON Zorro Garrick LONDON Hangover Square Finborough LONDON As a leading feminist and author of The Female Eunuch, Germaine Greer has helped put the feistiness into many modern-day women and (as some dare to call them) grrrls. However, the collective liberation of ladies went a bit pear-shaped last week when the veteran...

2006-09-06 06:05:08

By Paul Tait SYDNEY (Reuters) - Steve Irwin's father said on Wednesday he lost his best mate when the TV naturalist known as the "Crocodile Hunter" died in a freak diving accident, adding that his son would hate the fuss of a state funeral. In the first public comments by Irwin's family since his death on Monday while diving off Australia's northeast coast, Bob Irwin thanked his son's many fans from Australia and around the world for their messages of condolence. "Steve and I...

2006-07-31 09:51:01

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - What began as a small protest by Bangladeshis in East London worried about how they would be portrayed in a low-budget film has escalated into a feud between literary heavyweights Salman Rushdie and Germaine Greer. On Sunday, several dozen members of the Bangladeshi community of Brick Lane, a street renowned for its Asian restaurants, demonstrated against the filming of a novel by Monica Ali which they say portrays them as simple and...

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