Germaine Greer (1939 - ), Australian theorist, feminist and academic, speaks at UCLA, November, 1974. From the box label: The new fear in the world now is overpopulation, and some say that to overcome it, we must limit people's choices: i.e. compulsory birth control. But what we must do, she argues, is not submit to control, because that control is fascism. Greer criticizes Paul Ehrlich and his family planning program in India; gives a history of the birth rate in England in the early 19th century, discusses contraception, analyzes what is behind Italy's stable birth rate; and concludes that birth control propaganda is very hollow because it "blackmails" people into sterilization programs. Greer argues that we must maintain control of our bodies and expose those who cannot differentiate between the terms "population" and "people." Contains sensitive language.
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