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Germaine Greer states reality – chaos and vilification ensue

One thing about getting old is you’re less tolerant of BS, no matter what the stripe. That’s especially true if you’re one of the women who helped define modern “feminism”.

Germaine Greer, the 76-year-old author of “The Female Eunich,” is making waves by lambasting the idea that Caitlyn Jenner may be honored by Glamour Magazine as “Woman of the Year.” Jenner isn’t a woman, says Greer. He’s just attention-starved and seeking to steal the limelight from the women in the Kardashian family.

He hasn’t actually had to endure what feminists depict as the true horrors of womanhood, such as being cursed with what Greer delicately characterizes as a “big, hairy, smelly vagina.”

When told that such comments are hurtful to the transgender community, Greer doubled down. “Try being an old woman. For goodness sake, people get hurt all the time, I’m not about to walk on eggshells.”

Now frankly, I think much of “feminism” is BS. And especially the phase it is now in. Feminism, as I see it, helped start this movement toward the “cult of the victim”.

All that being said, it is hilarious to see what is happening with the Jenner thing. I happen to agree with Greer – he’s an attention seeking whore living among the ultimate attention seeking whores and he wants more of the attention.

So how does this sort of nonsense (not the repudiation of Greer but the “Jenner thing”) gain traction? The usual suspects are involved:

Our insatiable media must find new ground to break in tantalizing the public and normalizing what was once considered aberrant behavior. Cultivating a live-and-let-live attitude isn’t enough; alternative lifestyles must be celebrated as not only equal but superior to the boring, oppressive traditions that have dominated until now.

Indeed, it is the so-called “cool kids” who dominate the culture wars because the dominate the media and entertainment industry. Who are the “cool kids”? Well, they’re those who don’t want to be judged on their aberrant behavior or actions and thus try to normalize them by shouting down and vilifying anyone who stands up for more traditional lifestyles.

To this point, they’ve been mostly successful in their methods. But there’s always a time in any sort of movement such as this that lines begin to be crossed. Lines where it is obvious even to those who support the cause generally where they can see that “the emperor has no clothes”. Jenner provides one of those moments and Greer calls the “cool kids” out on it.

Reaction? See above. In a petition begun to keep her from speaking at Cardiff University in the UK, Greer is vilified with feminist code language for “dirty, rotten traitor” to the cause:

“Greer has demonstrated time and time again her misogynistic views towards trans women, including continually misgendering trans women and denying the existence of transphobia altogether.

“Trans-exclusionary views should have no place in feminism or society.

“Such attitudes contribute to the high levels of stigma, hatred and violence towards trans people – particularly trans women – both in the UK and across the world.”

So there. The fact that Jenner doesn’t possess that big, old smelly defining thing, nor has had to live with it disqualifies her as a “woman” in Greer’s view. But we’re dealing with post-modern feminism now. And that’s whatever the radical feminists say it is. Greer is no longer welcome in that club.

And I’m laughing my rear end off.

~McQ

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10 Responses to Germaine Greer states reality – chaos and vilification ensue

  • Yes, yes! The “party of science” insists that…not only are men and women the SAME…but that men and women are transmutable!

    Well, oddly enough, REAL science says that men and women are, in fact, SO different as to comprise almost two distinct species. Which is WONDERFUL for us as a species, because it makes us so damned adaptable! We form these relationships where we have two intimately coupled individuals with VASTLY different perspectives and approaches to problem-solving. AMAZING!

    And no amount of self-mutilation will make an XY into a YY or vis-versa.

    Back to you, Pick…

  • “towards trans women”. So…..even though this is quite literally a state of emotional mind….

    For a while I felt I was a black female dolphin. But I’m over that. Too mundane.

    Next week, I suggest we do orcs. What do you say?
    We can all feel like we’re orcs, and we can say we think we’ve always felt like we were orcs.
    Since it’s cool to be something you obviously are not and reality now has an effective range of ZERO meters as people claim to feel like whatever they physically aren’t, why must we be bound into feeling like we’re some other thing that actually exists?

    So….hurrah for cross dressing trans gender orcs!

  • Is it not weird that they are worried about transphobia and “misgendering” of Jenner… Why should we be limited to just a Woman of the Year? Surely it makes more sense to celebrate Trans-Male-Athlete-To-Crypto-Female of the Year? We are, after all, everyone one of us special little petals of uniqueness on the big sunflower of tolerance. All Brucie has done is take some drugs to change his appearance, did he therefore qualify as a candidate for Woman of the Year before he started on the pharmaceuticals? Just what is a woman anyway? Clearly not a set of chromosomes nor a big, hairy, smelly vagina (there goes the evening’s activities). More to the point, do I really give a s**t?

  • There is a story about how Blaise Pascal whimsically came up with differential equations for the purpose of inventing something mathematical that was “completely useless.”

    The fact that differential equations are now the foundation of modern engineering was never a factor.

    In it’s stead we have feminism, which is “completely useless.”

  • The science is settled. A consensus of scientists agree that possessing and XY pair of chromosomes means you are a male. Even Soviet Bloc Olympic athletes.

  • Jenner wiggled out of a Involuntary Manslaughter Charge at the height of his ‘transition’ which did not include sex reassignment. Now that charge is over, you don’t hear much. Mysteriously he decided to seek his ‘transition’ after the fatal crash. Call me not shocked if he decides he wants to be called a man again in a year or so.

  • “I happen to agree with Greer – he’s an attention seeking whore living among the ultimate attention seeking whores and he wants more of the attention.”

    Duh. The award that precipitated Greer’s outburst and you column is being given by Glamour magazine. Did you expect such a magazine to honor someone who was NOT a media whore?

    This isn’t a Nobel…

    • You kind of missed the point … as you seem to do quite often. This isn’t about “the award”, it’s about Greer’s calling out the post-modern feminists on this “transgender” nonsense.