Australian writer Germaine Greer was a guest on 'The Late Late Show' in 1986 where she spoke to Gay Byrne about her book 'The Female Eunuch'. First published in 1970, the two and a half thousand copies from the first print run sold out on the first day.

According to Gay Byrne in his opening introduction 

There are millions of women all over the world who say that that book changed their lives because it questioned the whole attitude of the world to women.

He further describes the book as a bible of rebellion against the way women were treated in society. 

Taught by Catholic nuns in Australia, Germaine points to the influence they played on her formative years.

If it hadn't been for the nuns, I would have streaked my hair and married a stockbroker.

In this excerpt from the interview Germaine talks about her brief marriage which lasted just three weeks. She also talks about feminism and society's attitude to children.

This episode of 'The Late Late Show' was broadcast on 24 October 1986.