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Feminist trailblazer Germaine Greer to turn 80

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Germaine Greer is one of the world’s most recognisable feminists.

She’s been described as a fearless provocateur and has been called everything from a ‘ratbag’ to a ‘genius’.

And as she turns 80 on Tuesday, there’s no denying she’s been a catalyst for change in the lives of millions of women.

As a student in Melbourne, Elizabeth Kleinhenz heard frequent talk of Greer and urged on by her mother – a first-wave feminist – she read The Female Eunuch, Greer’s first book.

Elizabeth is also the author of The Life of Germaine Greer and she speaks with The Weekend Edition.

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