Germaine Greer


  • Sun 13 Nov, 2.30pm
  • The Disappearing Woman

Forty years ago it seemed that women were about to take their rightful place in the world, in parliament, in the church, in the judiciary, in the workplace but open a newspaper and you’ll find that news is still made by men in suits. The female most likely to be seen in the sports pages will be a horse. As soon as girls accept the size, role and shape of adult women, they begin to disappear. With each stage of their lives, as wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, they become less visible. Virtually obliterated are women care home residents. Germaine Greer suggests some strategies for change.