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Suffragette remembered 100 years after she threw herself under horse

LONDON, June 5 (UPI) -- A member of the U.K. Parliament wants a statue to honor Emily Davison, a suffragette who died after throwing herself in front of one of the king's racehorses.

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Germaine Greer writes on Aboriginal 'rage'

SYDNEY, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Feminist scholar Germaine Greer has upset some in her native Australia by saying the government should not try to prevent domestic violence among Aborigines.

Greer lashes out at biographical play

LONDON, July 13 (UPI) -- Australian-born author Germaine Greer says a new London play based on her life is inaccurate and its creator "holds feminism in contempt."

Aussie essayist assails Princess Diana

BRISBANE, Australia, July 27 (UPI) -- Australian writer Germaine Greer, who has often skewered the dead, is taking on the late British Princess Diana, calling her "slow" and "devious."

BBC to air 'I Love the C-Word'

LONDON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The BBC faces scrutiny after announcing it will air "I Love the C-Word," a program that examines one of the most offensive words in the English language.

Germaine Greer under fire over Irwin jibe

SYDNEY, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Feminist author Germaine Greer has come under criticism in Australia for disparaging remarks she made about the death of celebrity animal wrangler Steve Irwin.

Greer out; Rambo's mother in

LONDON, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Famous Australian feminist Germaine Greer quit Britain's "Celebrity Big Brother" show Tuesday, just five days after joining the reality broadcast.

Germaine Greer (born 29 January 1939) is an Australian-born writer, academic, journalist and scholar of early modern English literature, widely regarded as one of the most significant feminist voices of the later 20th century.

Greer's ideas have created controversy ever since her book The Female Eunuch became an international best-seller in 1970, turning her into a household name and bringing her both adulation and opposition. She is also the author of many other books including, Sex and Destiny: The Politics of Human Fertility (1984); The Change: Women, Ageing and the Menopause (1991) and Shakespeare's Wife (2007). She currently serves as Professor Emeritus of English Literature and Comparative Studies at the University of Warwick.

Greer was born in Melbourne in 1939, growing up in the bayside suburb of Mentone. Her father was a leading Australian insurance executive, who served as a Wing Commander in the wartime RAAF. After attending a private convent school, Star of the Sea College, in Gardenvale, she won a teaching scholarship in 1956 and enrolled at the University of Melbourne. After graduating with a degree in English and French language and literature, she moved to Sydney, where she became involved with the Sydney Push social milieu and the anarchist Sydney Libertarians at its centre. Christine Wallace, in her unauthorised biography, describes Greer at this time:

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