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Germaine Greer in 2007. Photo: Jonathan Ring.
Germaine Greer in 2007. Photo: Jonathan Ring.

Four decades later she’s still on fire. Still ready for revolution. Still standing up for women, even a woman who lived 400 years ago.

Anne Hathaway — not the movie star, but William Shakespeare’s wife — has had a bad rap, says Greer. She’s set out to set it right.

This hour, On Point: Feminist rebel and Renaissance scholar Germaine Greer, on Anne Hathaway — and women and the world now.

You can join the conversation. What's your question for Germaine Greer? On feminism? Our times? Anne Hathaway?Guest:

Germaine Greer joins us from New York. Her book "The Female Eunuch" was a seminal text for the feminist movement in the 1970s. She is a scholar of Elizabethan drama, a professor emeritus at the University of Warwick, with a slew of titles to her name. Her book "Shakespeare’s Wife" came out in the U.S. last year. It's now out in paperback.

Back in the day: Here's Greer at New York's Chelsea Hotel, July 1972...

This program aired on March 25, 2009.

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