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''The whole woman' argues that for all women's hard-won advances, many of the problems that concerned second-wave feminists are still with us and, in some cases, have grown worse. This might be a powerful argument to someone who has been around long enough to compare then with now, but it isn't a winning line to run on a generation that has grown up with a revulsion towards radical feminism. You can draw a direct link from Greer to impressive younger writers like the Australian media feminist Catharine Lumby, whose book about tabloid culture, Gotcha, has recently been published. Lumby is the quintessential postmodern girl intellectual, an Arts- Law graduate who studied the postmodern thinkers as well as the law of torts. Not unlike the young Greer, she has had two overlapping careers, one as a journalist for the Sydney Morning Herald and the Bulletin, and the other as an academic at Macquarie and Sydney Universities. Her first book. 'Bad girls: the media, Sex and Feminism in the 90's' had strong affinities with The female eunuch. It touched on some similar issues, and its approach-Lumby described it as 'roam[ing] across traditional boundaries between academic theory, reportage and journalistic polemic''-was the same as Greer's a generation before. Its cover was a raunchy send-up of the famous female torso displayed on Greer's bestseller. The book was praised, deservedly, as one of the most readable feminist works published in Australia in a very long time.' (Publisher's summary)

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    y separately published work icon Meanjin vol. 58 no. 2 1999 Z612628 1999 periodical issue 1999 pg. 165-177
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