Germaine Greer

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Menopause: women’s life circumstances are hardly ever thought about when difficulties during menopause are discussed. Photograph: iStockphoto

Why do so many women use hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to cope with the menopause, particularly when it might damage their health? Recent resear(...)

Grooming techniques and aids include scissors, tweezers, depilatory creams, waxes, sugaring, electrolysis and laser treatments. Illustration: iStockphoto

In The Female Eunuch, Germaine Greer disapproves of how women are encouraged to dislike body hair, observing: “In extreme cases women shave or pluck t(...)

Lobby group believes there is a pressing need for regulation of the Irish tattoo and piercing industry

In her 1983 introduction to an unpublished book of photographs of body art by Barry Kay, Germaine Greer described tattooing and piercing as displaceme(...)

Caroline Aherne after winning a  BAFTA award for best comedy performance for The Royle Family in 2000. Photograph:  Rebecca Naden/PA Wire

Caroline Aherne created many memorable characters in her career, which has been cut short by cancer at the age of 52. She rose to national attentio(...)

When The Beauty Myth was published in 1990, Germaine Greer deemed it the most important feminist publication since The Female Eunuch. With the natura(...)

Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams admires his waxwork’s  well-groomed plumage. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Members of the Irish Beard and Moustache Association will have their own views, but my political beardies of the election are Fine Gael’s James Reill(...)

‘Nothing is more empowering than towering over your boyfriend and your boss in shoes that double as an offensive weapon. Stilettos – not combat trousers and pierced tongues – are a real source of girl power.’ Photograph: Thinkstock

Many office Christmas parties, to the disappointment of some, are held on the premises with little space for dancing. But in the hospital lab where I(...)

Jeremy Clarkson: To inflate his bully-boy rant to the level of “racial discrimination” undermines genuine instances of racially motivated hatred. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

I’m no lawyer, but getting punched in the mouth so hard that you need hospital treatment seems like fairly clear grounds for a court claim. Does alleg(...)

Danial Craig’s Bond still kills for Britain but the attitude to women has moved on from caveman sociopathy. Photograph: Greg Williams/Eon Productions via Getty Images

More than a few obituaries for the Playboy nude photo shoot have pointed out that, yes, people of both genders once did read that magazine “for the ar(...)

Tree thinker: Germaine Greer at Cave Creek, in Queensland. Photograph: Newspix/Rex
Germaine Greer: my pet forest
  • People
  • September 6, 2015, 11:00

‘It’s cheaper than a cocaine habit,” Germaine Greer says of her current consuming passion, the restoration of a Queensland rainforest long degraded by(...)

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