Reading Louis Nowra’s article ‘The Better Self?’ (March), I do wish he had managed to make himself a “better self” over the 40 years since The Female Eunuch was published.
Germaine is a scholar and a creative thinker, as any of her books display. Perhaps she seeks publicity so that ‘the cause’ is not forgotten and because she laments how slow society is to think and question. Even if it is for personal aggrandisement, I forgive her – everyone is allowed mistakes, even Nowra. However, a rethink on his part and an apology would be a start as his article was so unrelentingly vitriolic.