Clair Wills

The Search for Perfect Love

The Madwoman's Underclothes, Essays and Occasional Writings 1968–1985

By Germaine Greer

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Once upon a time sex was a shameful secret; now we know, or think we know, that sex is not the secret but the shroud, within which the most secret parts of the individual are hidden. Germaine Greer is no exception to our post-Freudian era – she has always seen destiny in terms of sexuality, maintaining that women’s freedom to reveal their sex or hide it is the rock on which civilizations are built.

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