Germaine Greer, an old-school Women’s Revolution feminist from the 1960’s, is under attack from her own community for her stance on trans-gendered women. Greer says that outspoken celebrity Bruce Jenner is, in fact, not a woman. Greer has come under harsh scrutiny on liberal college campuses for her beliefs and now faces a petition for Cardiff University to cancel her lecture due to her opinion. Greer has been particularly outspoken on the rising issue of transgender-ism for quite some time now. However, her rhetoric has seemingly ruffled too many feathers at Cardiff University, who decide it would be better to cancel Greer’s speech so no student can hear an opposing viewpoint from their own. Smart.
From Life Site News:
Criticizing Glamour magazine’s decision to name Jenner “Woman of the Year,” Greer told the BBC, “I think misogyny plays a really big part in all of this, that a man who goes to these lengths to become a woman will be a better woman than someone who is just born a woman.”
Greer suggested that Jenner’s transition was part of an effort to gain attention in the public eye. “It seems to me that what was going on there was that he/she wanted the limelight that the other, female, members of the family were enjoying and has conquered it, just like that,” she added,
When Greer’s comments provoked a backlash, she responded in a strongly worded statement, saying that simply because a man gets his genitals removed and wears a dress doesn’t make him a woman. “I’ve asked my doctor to give me long ears and liver spots and I’m going to wear a brown coat but that won’t turn me into a fu**ing cocker spaniel,” she said.
“I do understand that some people are born intersex and they deserve support in coming to terms with their gender but it’s not the same thing. A man who gets his d**k chopped off is actually inflicting an extraordinary act of violence on himself.”
The petition against Greer states that she “has demonstrated time and time again her misogynistic views towards trans women, including continually misgendering trans women and denying the existence of transphobia altogether.” ”