Mohammed Ali used to boast that when boxing, he would float like a butterfly and sting like a bee. So it is with Germiane Greer. She writes lightly, gracefully even when agitating for a cause. But the words still sting. And unsettle. Here she consciously creates a quasi-religious epic out of a part of her remarkable life when she decided to restore a small, wrecked rainforest in Australia, her homeland. The tone is apocalyptic, themes existential and critical: (wo)man not against, but ardently for wondrous, pitiless and predatory nature. She, the Lionheart, is awed, meets devastation, fears cataclysms, intuits prophecies, bears historical and biological guilt, seeks redemption and takes stupendous, fervent action. It really is some story.
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Sunday 21 July 2013
Dr Sentamu criticised government and business leaders for allowing the situation to proliferate
Friday 19 July 2013
Broadcaster believes shaming online trolls is the best medicine
Wednesday 17 July 2013
These elitist and exclusionary men-only clubs are not there to boost the shocking low numbers of men who play regular golf
Monday 15 July 2013
Sunday 14 July 2013
Abstinence makes a heart grow fonder
Friday 12 July 2013
Inspired by Orwell, another unique voice tells her tale
Monday 08 July 2013
London mayor accused of sexism for comment made alongside Malaysian prime minister
Sunday 07 July 2013
But only 4% hyphenated surname with husband's
Sunday 30 June 2013
The initial police investigation has suggested the attack was carried out against the girls by their step-brother, who is now believed to be on the run
Saturday 29 June 2013
Attack comes after a painting of the Queen by Ralph Heimans was vandalised with spray paint in Westminster Abbey
Friday 28 June 2013
There's been much discussion of the kind of porn that 'should be banned', but if we agree pornography isn't inherently bad, what might this 'good' porn look like?
Tuesday 25 June 2013
Following a petition that attracted more than 1,000 signatures, the Wyverns drinking society agreed to cancel their 'traditional' annual jelly wrestling contest. Its replacement, according to some, isn't much better...
Monday 24 June 2013
A response to Yasmin Alibhai-Brown's article 'Today’s young women have betrayed feminism'
Wednesday 19 June 2013
Anyone feeling nostalgic for the old wording of the Girl Guides' oath should remember the real joy of guiding is in meeting new friends and learning new skills
Saturday 15 June 2013
Feminist classics that won't scare your dad
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
- 1 BBC told new political editor must be 'impartial' with Nick Robinson reportedly stepping down
- 2 Humans of New York image of crying gay teen receives best response yet from Ellen DeGeneres
- 3 Number of young homeless people in Britain is 'more than three times the official figures'
- 4 Motorists taunt suicidal woman on bridge and tell her to 'get on with it'
- 5 The map showing the most dangerous tourist destinations in Europe, according to the Foreign Office