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Germaine Greer described as a 'prophet'

6th May 2010

Famed philosopher and feminist Germaine Greer has been described as a 'prophet' by US author Naomi Wolf.

Wolf, who has written books on women's issues including The Beauty Myth and Promiscuities, claimed that Greer remains her heroine despite the fact that the activist insulted her the first time they met.

Speaking at a conference in Sydney, Wolf said: 'She insulted me but I still admire her.

'It was totally her just stirring the pot a bit... she said I had some Freudian issues that I hadn't resolved, but that's fine.'

When they met, in 2006, Greer accused Wolf of having an Oedipal relationship with her father that stopped short of sexual intercourse.

Wolf rebuked Greer, saying she had inappropriately sexualised her relationship with her father, a friendship that was based on intellectual values.

Greer was thrust into the spotlight after writing The Female Eunuch, but more recently has received media attention for her appearance on a number of reality TV shows.

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