Germaine Greer

A wildlife notebook

23 December 2016 9:00

The morning is cold and dark but the orchard is thronged with birds. Moorhens dash from one side to the…

Forget ‘soft’ feminism. I want my feminism ‘hard’

6 November 2016 9:00

Can you be a Disney princess and the feminist messiah? I wondered this earlier this week, upon seeing new images…

The Swinging Sixties should be renamed the Seedy Sixties

9 September 2016 10:56

You know you’re getting old not when the policemen start looking young, but when a public figure dies and you…

Women are becoming more and more infantile. It’s time to grow up, girls

27 May 2016 13:10

I consider myself such an extreme feminist that I make Germaine Greer look like Greer Garson. (Ask your gran.) But…

Oldie of the Year 2016: Germaine Greer honoured for her transgender feud

2 February 2016 14:30

To Simpson’s-in-the-Strand for the annual Oldie of the Year awards. This year a panel including Gyles Brandeth, Libby Purves, John…

It’s dangerous and wrong to tell all children they’re ‘gender fluid’

27 January 2016 14:55

This is the cover piece of this week’s Spectator, out tomorrow: Once upon a time, ‘binary’ was a mathematical term. Now…

Why are student-union officials censoring criticism of Islamic State?

6 November 2015 10:31

Just when you thought the self-important, ban-happy uber-bureaucrats who run student unions couldn’t get any worse, they go and No…

Free speech is the natural ally of transgender rights

27 October 2015 12:13

Transgender men and women have a powerful story to tell. Their experiences are often heartrending: we should be appalled that…

Germaine Greer can say whatever she likes about trans politics

23 October 2015 12:41

If you want to know how crazy, even Kafkaesque, this young millennium has become, consider this: yesterday it was reported…

Feminism becomes more like Islamism every day

28 April 2015 12:42

Here’s a tip for political activists: if your rabble-rousing echoes the behaviour and ideas of Islamists, then you’re doing something…

Grayson Perry has a pitiably phalloscopic perspective

9 October 2014 17:12

Calm down, dears: the strange coughing noise that was heard across Britain at around 8.30 yesterday morning was not the…

Introducing our first ebook: Margaret Thatcher in The Spectator 1975-1990

10 April 2013 9:17

No publication understood the Thatcher project better than The Spectator. We backed her for the leadership in 1975 when no…