Sunday, June 10, 2018

CONTRARIAN

Watched Germaine Bloody Greer in the BBC2 documentary this evening and enjoyed every minute of it. If you missed it you can still see it on iPlayer but if you don't care for Greer then you won't want to see it.

I love the contrary dame (not a Dame!) and I don't care if she isn't a proper feminist. She was raising the hackles of proper society when she wrote The Female Eunuch and now she's raising hackles of proper feminists (of all genders) by disagreeing with some feminist cast-iron rules and tropes.

Bravo brava Germaine! Long may you continue to challenge the status quo, whenever and wherever it calcifies. As soon as any movement becomes established as an "ism", it seems inevitably to calcify into institutional and intolerant positions it initially battled against. It's as if the vitality of a flowing river freezes into an icy pond - fine to skate on but don't dare to crack holes in it!

Sorry I linked to the Telegraph article below without realising they won't let you read it all without paying!

4 comments:

Tom said...

Missed it I fear. Watched a Rick Stein dvd instead. Fab; delish; yummo, as he often said.

N. D'Arbeloff said...

Tom, who is Rick Stein? Oh, wait, is he a chef? I'm ignorant about a lot of celebrities.

Can you get BBC iPlayer from France? If so, then you can watch lots of BBC programmes (including the Greer doc) after they've been broadcast - up to a week later, maybe more, I'm not sure. But you probably know this.

How is the move going? Are you in the new house yet?

Tom said...

The house is going fine. We move in on 4th. July.

Olga Norris said...

Thank you for jogging my elbow, so to speak. I missed the broadcast, but downloaded the programme and watched it yesterday evening. Brilliant! What a great person she is - I'd almost forgotten the sharpness of her mind and her wit. Brava.