There seems to be a failure in the responses to Germaine Greer's essay to deal with her focus on rage. That essay was about hunter gatherer violence which has a particular shape involving self-destruction, high levels of suicide but also high levels of extraordinary violence against the people closest to the perpetrator, the perpetrator's own children and the women folk in his own family. Aboriginal male rage, she argues, is a response to the appalling outrages and abuses of white settlers.
Germaine Greer is NOT a “scholar”. She is an ill-informed termagant, who is projecting HER rage onto aboriginal men. She just had the unbelievably good fortune to be able to trade on her cheekbones and her polemical masterpiece The Female Eunuch for fifty years. Her decision to abandon scholarship in favour of celebrity and op-ed bloviating has proven to be extremely shrewd given her limited scholarly potential; she has made a motza and good luck to her!
Greer's essay "On Rage" (2008) dealt with the widespread rage of indigenous men. Aboriginal academic argued that Greer was making excuses for bad behaviour.
It contains: incoming and outgoing correspondence including a large series of general correspondence and smaller sets of correspondence with publishers, academics and librarians; appointments diaries; notes and drafts relating to academic studies and research at the universities of Melbourne, Sydney and Cambridge; major works including research material, drafts, proofs, clippings and publicity; files on journalism, speaking, radio and television engagements including drafts and published versions, correspondence, notes, clippings, commissions and contracts; a small number of sketches and papers for Cambridge University Footlights Dramatic Club, and scripts, pitches or synopses for theatre and film; correspondence and papers relating to Australia regarding visits, media, politics and family; audio-visual recordings including those created, received and collected by Greer on various media; digital media containing electronic drafts, research, and correspondence; records relating to university appointments including teaching literature at the universities of Warwick, Tulsa and Newnham College, Cambridge; research files on women and literature and women artists; the records of Stump Cross Books; honours and awards; books including major works and books with contributions by Greer; ephemera mainly feminist magazines; and administrative files on housekeeping, gardening, Essex and the Cave Creek Rainforest Rehabilitation Scheme.
Germaine Greer, author, journalist, broadcaster, feminist and conservationist was born in Melbourne, Australia on January 29, 1939.