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Жермен Грир

Дата рождения: 29. Январь 1939

Жермен Грир — английская писательница, учёная и телеведущая, которая многими считается одной из наиболее значительных феминисток XX века. Родилась в Австралии, обучалась в школе при монастыре, выиграла стипендию в 1956 году и затем обучалась в Мельбурнском университете.

Грир стала почётным профессором английской литературы и сравнительных исследований в Уорикском университете после выхода на пенсию, является автором нескольких известных книг. Наиболее знаменитой из них является «Женщина-евнух», которая после публикации стала международным бестселлером, сделав Грир знаменитостью.

Идеи Грир спорны. Белинда Люскомб на страницах журнала «Тайм» называла её «абсолютным Троянским конём, прекрасным и умным, построенным, чтобы проникнуть в кажущуюся непробиваемой цитадель патриархии и впустить нас, пехоту».

Цитаты Жермен Грир

Citát „Я люблю мужчин — так, как любят хорошую еду или вино.“

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„Such art reinforces human dignity.“

—  Germaine Greer, The Obstacle Race: The Fortunes of Women Painters and Their Work

Источник: The Obstacle Race (1979), Chapter V: Dimension (p. 105)
Контексте: Great art, for those who insist upon this rather philistine concept (as if un-great art were unworthy of even their most casual and ill-informed attention), makes us stand back and admire. It rushes upon us pell-mell like the work of Rubens or Tintoretto or Delacroix, or towers above us. There is of course another aesthetic: the art of a Vermeer or a Braque seeks not to amaze and appal but to invite the observer to come closer, to close with the painting, peer into it, become intimate with it. Such art reinforces human dignity.

„Great artists are products of their own time: they do not spring forth fully equipped from the head of Jove, but are formed by the circumstances acting upon them since birth.“

—  Germaine Greer, The Obstacle Race: The Fortunes of Women Painters and Their Work

Источник: The Obstacle Race (1979), Chapter VII: The Disappearing Oeuvre (p. 134)
Контексте: Great artists are products of their own time: they do not spring forth fully equipped from the head of Jove, but are formed by the circumstances acting upon them since birth. These circumstances include the ambiance created by the other, lesser artists of their own time, who have all done their part in creating the pressure that forces up an exceptional talent. Unjustly, but unavoidably, the very closeness of a great artist to his colleagues and contemporaries leads to their eclipse.

„Great art, for those who insist upon this rather philistine concept (as if un-great art were unworthy of even their most casual and ill-informed attention), makes us stand back and admire.“

—  Germaine Greer, The Obstacle Race: The Fortunes of Women Painters and Their Work

Источник: The Obstacle Race (1979), Chapter V: Dimension (p. 105)
Контексте: Great art, for those who insist upon this rather philistine concept (as if un-great art were unworthy of even their most casual and ill-informed attention), makes us stand back and admire. It rushes upon us pell-mell like the work of Rubens or Tintoretto or Delacroix, or towers above us. There is of course another aesthetic: the art of a Vermeer or a Braque seeks not to amaze and appal but to invite the observer to come closer, to close with the painting, peer into it, become intimate with it. Such art reinforces human dignity.

„The fear of freedom is strong in us. We call it chaos or anarchy, and the words are threatening.“

—  Germaine Greer, книга The Female Eunuch

Introduction
The Female Eunuch (1970)
Контексте: The fear of freedom is strong in us. We call it chaos or anarchy, and the words are threatening. We live in a true chaos of contradicting authorities, an age of conformism without community, of proximity without communication. We could only fear chaos if we imagined that it was unknown to us, but in fact we know it very well. It is unlikely that the techniques of liberation spontaneously adopted by women will be in such fierce conflict as exists between warring self-interests and conflicting dogmas, for they will not seek to eliminate all systems but their own. However diverse they may be, they need not be utterly irreconcilable, because they will not be conquistatorial.

„Women have been charged with deviousness and duplicity since the dawn of civilization so they have never been able to pretend that their masks were anything but masks.“

—  Germaine Greer, книга The Female Eunuch

Womanpower (p. 129)
The Female Eunuch (1970)
Контексте: Women have been charged with deviousness and duplicity since the dawn of civilization so they have never been able to pretend that their masks were anything but masks. It is a slender case but perhaps it does mean that women have always been in closer contact with reality than men: it would seem to be the just recompense for being deprived of idealism.

„The term eunuchs was used by Eldridge Cleaver to describe blacks. It occurred to me that women were in a somewhat similar position.“

—  Germaine Greer

On how she chose the title for The Female Eunuch, in an interview by Nat Lehrman in Playboy (January 1972)
Контексте: The term eunuchs was used by Eldridge Cleaver to describe blacks. It occurred to me that women were in a somewhat similar position. Blacks had been emancipated from slavery but never given any kind of meaningful freedom, while women were given the vote but denied sexual freedom. In the final analysis, women aren't really free until their libidos are recognized as separate entities. Some of the suffragettes understood this. They could see the connection among the vote, political power, independence and being able to express their sexuality according to their own experience, instead of in reference to a demand by somebody else. But they were regarded as crazy and were virtually crucified. Thinking about them, I suddenly realized, Christ, we've been castrated and that's what it's all about. You see, it's all very well to let a bullock out into the field when you've already cut his balls off, because you know he's not going to do anything. That's exactly what happened to women.

„When the burning and shivering stopped and I could see again only what was there, I stayed enthralled by clarity.“

—  Germaine Greer

"Introduction," p. xxii
The Madwoman's Underclothes (1986)
Контексте: While young fools of my generation produced terrifying symptoms by ingesting poisons of various synthetic kinds, I was taken to extraordinary realms by a bacillus carried from human excrement by a fly's foot. I swelled to the size of a mountain and shrank to the size of a pin, flew and sang and fell through exotic configurations, in the intervals between agonizing convulsions on the heavy earthenware vaso, whose lethal contents I had to dispose of in the fields when the fever subsided. When the burning and shivering stopped and I could see again only what was there, I stayed enthralled by clarity. There was nothing to me in biochemical mindbending or bullshit psychedelia that did not have the slimy scent of death about it. I hated being out of touch, isolated by the solipsism of delirium, unable to communicate or comprehend.

„The stereotype is the Eternal Feminine. She is the Sexual Object sought by all men, and by all woman. She is of neither sex, for she has herself no sex at all. Her value is solely attested by the demand she excites in others. All she must contribute is her existence.“

—  Germaine Greer, книга The Female Eunuch

The Stereotype
The Female Eunuch (1970)
Контексте: The stereotype is the Eternal Feminine. She is the Sexual Object sought by all men, and by all woman. She is of neither sex, for she has herself no sex at all. Her value is solely attested by the demand she excites in others. All she must contribute is her existence. She need achieve nothing, for she has herself no sex at all. her value is solely attested by the demand she excites in others. All she must contribute is her existence. She need achieve nothing, for she is the reward of achievement. She need never give positive evidence of her moral character because virtue is assumed from her loveliness, and her passivity.

„However diverse they may be, they need not be utterly irreconcilable, because they will not be conquistatorial.“

—  Germaine Greer, книга The Female Eunuch

Introduction
The Female Eunuch (1970)
Контексте: The fear of freedom is strong in us. We call it chaos or anarchy, and the words are threatening. We live in a true chaos of contradicting authorities, an age of conformism without community, of proximity without communication. We could only fear chaos if we imagined that it was unknown to us, but in fact we know it very well. It is unlikely that the techniques of liberation spontaneously adopted by women will be in such fierce conflict as exists between warring self-interests and conflicting dogmas, for they will not seek to eliminate all systems but their own. However diverse they may be, they need not be utterly irreconcilable, because they will not be conquistatorial.

„A grown woman should not have to masquerade as a girl in order to remain in the land of the living.“

—  Germaine Greer

Introduction
The Change: Women, Aging and the Menopause (1991)
Контексте: Women over fifty already form one of the largest groups in the population structure of the western world. As long as they like themselves, they will not be an oppressed minority. In order to like themselves they must reject trivialization by others of who and what they are. A grown woman should not have to masquerade as a girl in order to remain in the land of the living.

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