Germaine Greer is an Australian academic & journalist, & a major voice of mid-20th century feminism. Her ideas have created controversy ever since her book The Female Eunuch became an international best-seller in 1970. She defined her goal of women's liberation as distinct from equality with men. She asserts that women's lib meant embracing gender differences in a positive fashion – for the freedom of women to define their own values, order their own priorities & determine their own fates.
Theme: The theme of In the Time of the Butterflies is accomplish your beliefs. Minerva started the journey for the sisters because she had a strong mind, and she continuously fought for what she thought was right. Later it was proven to the sisters from Minerva's perspective that their country wasn't in a good place in the hands of Trujillo. The Mirabal Sisters died because they stuck together and kept pursuing a reality they wanted.
"If you believe that men and women have equal rights, if someone asks if you’re feminist, you have to say yes because that is how words work. You can’t be like, 'Oh yeah, I’m a doctor that primarily does diseases of the skin.' Oh, so you’re a dermatologist? 'Oh no, that’s way too aggressive of a word! No no not at all not at all.'" -Aziz Ansari