The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0599 Wednesday, 12 September 2007
From: Sam Small <
Date: Wednesday, 12 Sep 2007 11:19:02 +0100
Subject: 18.0589 Shakespeare's Wife
Comment: Re: SHK 18.0589 Shakespeare's Wife
I listened to the Radio 4 show as offered by Susanne Greenhalgh. By her
own description Greer is still noisy, and, I have to sadly add, still
signifies nothing. To stretch a reputation somewhat, she was big in the
sixties, like Carnaby Street.
Her continued adherence to feminism is even noisier and fails, like most
other followers, to define exactly what that term means. Fellow
feminists have told her that feminism has failed as well as attacking
her for not being feminist enough. It is as if Greer holds the key to
the freedom of all the socially incarcerated female souls on earth but
stubbornly keeps it in her buttoned pocket.
From someone who called Princess Diana a devious moron it's difficult
to come to any other conclusion that her book about Anne Shakespeare
could be anything other than an inflated vision of what Greer would have
done having married a famous writer with an eye for the ladies.
What Greer and her army of Communist tinted, clattering ladies fails to
comprehend is that the works of Shakespeare demonstrate without argument
that men and women are fundamentally different. This truth will never
be changed no matter how many burly women become firemen or presidents.
On the show Mark Lawson very nervously repeated that she has been called
a contrary-ist but thinks she would probably refute that. I agree and
leave it at that.
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