UWA Research, The City of Perth Library, and Boffins Books are proud to present an in conversation event with Germaine Greer. On Rape is an original and powerful essay from this great feminist of our era, renowned for her courageous, independent and provocative writing.
Greer writes that ‘centuries of writing and thinking about rape have got us nowhere. ‘Sexual assault does not diminish; relations between the sexes do not improve; litigation balloons. There has to be a better way,’ writes Greer.
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It's time to rethink rape. Centuries of different approaches to rape as inflicted by men on women have got us nowhere.
Rape statistics remain intractable- one woman in five will experience sexual violence. Very few rapes find their way into court. The crucial issue is consent, thought by some to be easy to establish and by others impossible.
Sexual assault does not diminish; relations between the sexes do not improve; litigation balloons.
In On Rape Germaine Greer argues there has to be a better way.
Germaine Greer was born in Melbourne and educated in Australia and at Cambridge University. Her first book, The Female Eunuch (1969), took the world by storm and remains one of the most influential texts of the feminist movement. Greer has had a distinguished academic career in Britain and the USA. She makes regular appearances in print and other media as a broadcaster, journalist, columnist and reviewer.
Since 2001 she has been involved in rehabilitating sixty hectares of subtropical rainforest in south-east Queensland; in 2011 she set up Friends of Gondwana Rainforest, a UK charity, to help in financing that and similar projects.
In January 2018, Greer was named Australian of the Year in Britain.