Germaine Greer — Australian Activist born on January 29, 1939,

Germaine Greer is an Australian-born writer, regarded as one of the major voices of the second-wave feminist movement in the latter half of the 20th century. She lives in the United Kingdom, where she has held academic positions at the University of Warwick and Newnham College, Cambridge... (wikipedia)

Freedom is fragile and must be protected. To sacrifice it, even as a temporary measure, is to betray it.
Women live lives of continual apology. They are born and raised to take the blame for other people's behavior. If they are treated without respect, they tell themselves that they have failed to earn respect. If their husbands do not fancy them, it is because they are unattractive.
Developing the muscles of the soul demands no competitive spirit, no killer instinct, although it may erect pain barriers that the spiritual athlete must crash through.
Guilt is one side of a nasty triangle; the other two are shame and stigma. This grim coalition combines to inculpate women themselves of the crimes committed against them.
Loneliness is never more cruel than when it is felt in close propinquity with someone who has ceased to communicate.

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