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Germaine Greer was born in 1939 Melbourne Victoria After education at the Star of the Sea Convent in Gardenvale and then winning a Teachers College scholarship Germaine Greer enrolled at Melbourne University in 1956 She graduated with a BA honors from Melbourne University in 1958 an MA with 1st class honors from Sydney in 1963 and the following year she went to Cambridge University in England on a Commonwealth Scholarship She got a PhD from Cambridge in 1968 The book she wrote in 1970 called The Female Eunuch caused a big outcry at the time and she has become famous as a supporter of the womens liberation movement She is now lecturer in English at a university in England She wrote a few other books one was called The Obstacle Race to promote the cause of womans liberation and numerous articles She has given interviews for the press and done appearances on television in many countries Dr Greer has returned to Australia several times to promote the cause of womens liberation She is one of the most famous voices of the gender wars Germaine Greer Her reputation was made in 1970 when she wrote The Female Eunuch The book helped encourage womens movement and it turned its author into one of the most important voices in feminism It elevated her to the role of intellectual high priestess of feminism And there was that memorable debate with American conservative William Buckley at her alma mater Cambridge University Germaine Greers anger her intellect and her showmanship have always been her hallmark She took on any man man enough to argue the issue of womens liberation Other works include The Madwomans Underclothes 1986 Slip-shod Sibyls 1995 and The Whole Woman 1999 She is currently Professor of English and Comparative Studies at Warwick University Later in 1972 Greer covered the US presidential Democratic Convention in Miami for Harpers Magazine The previous Democratic convention in Chicago in
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