Monday, September 14, 2009

the female eunuch - germaine greer

a mixed bag, some stuff had me rooting - yeah agree fully. other stuff looked like lot of hot air, creating theories to explain stuff, which didn't seem to really hold up, at least to me.

Her fearless, in your face take, on a lot of areas ( specially a lot of rot that freud seems to have spewed about sexuality) was certainly refreshing. its also easier to identify with, because those are common issues, and a few decades and a few countries divide, doesn't seem to make much of a difference to its analysis.

However a lot of parts which seek to analyse work, finance, love, family etc tend to become hard to follow , identify with, and sometimes to even agree with. I think those sections need a separate detailed analysis from an indian perspective.

At any rate, i'd give full marks for the title. the eunuch, in the terms that its understood, is exactly where we're at. And the revolution is a long way coming.

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