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Pointblank Times, Vol. 3, No. 2, March 1977 - Page 15. March 1977. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 16, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/3920/show/3919.

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Title Pointblank Times, Vol. 3, No. 2, March 1977
Date March 1977
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Transcript Germaine Germaine Greer Author Germaine Greer is still turning heads seven years after the publication of The Female Eunuch. Speaking before an overflow crowd at UHCLC's innovative Women's Week, Greer used her doctoral training in Shakespearean comedy to good advantage in discussing Fertility Management. Her primary message was for women to take control of our reproductive lives and, in turn, for all of us in imperialist countries to relinquish our control over the reproductive lives of Third World women. "Nothing short of being infertile and fertile at will is acceptable." She called for the demystification of penis-vagina intercourse ("intromission, or putting it in") in favor of a more diffuse sensuality. "Our generation was convinced that intromission was the answer to everything—if only we could do it the right way. You see, we read so much D. H. Lawrence.... One does find that in reality one remembers conversations better than orgasms." Greer offered new evidence about the severe costs of contraceptives such as the pill and the IUD. "And the diaphragm," she charged, "is the Model-T of contraceptives. Carefully perfumed to remind you of a freshly cleaned taxi cab," the diaphragm lends itself only to intromission, "because if you do anything else, the disgustino substance gets in people's hair and so on.... Exert your consumer power. You could gang up outside the Ortho creme factory and squirt Ortho creme all over. Or kidnap their president and make him eat Ortho creme." The diffuse sexuality of babies was offered as enormously sexy, in the right ways." She responded calmly to the fact that Ruby, her godchild, was masturbating in kindergarten: "The important thing is not to loom at her like Snoopy when he's being a vulture." Some of Greer's remarks did seem to be aimed more at provoking than at solving, even to the point of some self- contradictions. For example, her solutions bounced from fantasies of mass actions to personal solutions that excluded mass actions. She characterized heterosex as mechanical and performance-centered: "Twiddle poke poke did you come dear?" Homosex she described as tender, diffuse, and affectionate. But it seemed her perception of gayness was just as an imaginery model for male- female couples to imitate. When asked about the political and economic implications of living a gay lifestyle, she launched into an uncomplimentary story about women "who have come onto me like King Kong." - Pokey as a goal for us. "Babies strike me PBT Winner Announced Kary Havard of Hunts- ville was nearly beside herself when she learned she had won PBT's December contest. Her suggestion for a fun PBT event won her a year's extension of her PBT subscription, and the Olivia album of her choice. "A difficult decision," she lamented, "but Meg Christian has won my heart." We thank Kary and all of you for your continuing support. And— next time we have a contest winner, we'll try to get a better picture of her.