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What Germaine Greer saw

Greer was and is far from perfect—but the Female Eunuch, published fifty years ago, will forever remain part of the canon

By Hadley Freeman   November 2020

The Female Eunuch was published in 1970, five years before the Sex Discrimination Act was passed in parliament, and six years before the Domestic Violence Act. Back in 1970, married women didn’t do their own tax returns because their income was seen as belonging to their husband; health clinics demanded that a married woman obtain permission from her husband before…

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