Germaine Greer, a leading feminist for more than 45 years, has defended herself against allegations of misogyny towards transgender people saying “just because you lop off your d— it doesn’t make you a woman”.
The Australian-born academic, 76, was due to give a talk at Cardiff University next month but cancelled it after a number of activists protested against her repeated derogatory comments about transwomen.
The author of The Female Eunuch, a classic exploration of female sexuality, Greer prompted protests on social media last week when she told Newsnight: “I’m not saying that people should not be allowed to go through that procedure, all I’m saying is that it doesn’t make them a woman.”
Terrible – she must be boycotted. Wouldn’t it be more sensible to have her speak on campus and ask her questions about her views?
There is a recent Southpark episode in line with this, where Kyle is demonised just because he says he doesn’t think Caitlyn Jenner is a hero.