Germaine Greer calls off Cardiff lecture

Further to students trying to get famous feminist Germain Greer disinvited from Cardiff U lecture because she isn’t positive enough about are transsexual men:

From Reason:

That’s because Greer, a self-proclaimed Marxist anarchist who opposes hierarchy and capitalism, is nevertheless out of step with the modern left on transgender issues: she does not recognize “men who believe that they are women and have had themselves castrated to prove it” as women, according to her 1999 book, The Whole Woman.

I don’t share these sentiments about the transgender community, though I would relish the opportunity to have my own views on the subject challenged by someone as knowledgeable as Greer. Leftist Cardiff students, on the other hand, couldn’t care less—their minds are already made up on the subject, and anyone who dares to disagree should be chased of campus by a pitchfork-wielding mob.

Leftist (progressive) students do not actually think; they feel, in lockstep. They do not need to learn anything, only to emote political correctness with sufficient feeling to get jobs in which they belong to a public service union.

Now, the STEM students still need some broad acquaintance with facts, including the fact that unless one can rid every cell in one’s body of the Y chromosome in perpetuity for good, one can’t be a woman. Perhaps mentioning that fact will become risky, as it may be perceived as transphobic.

Anyway, Greer did not wait to be disinvited, as Ayaan Hirsi Ali was, and has just pulled out.

The feminist writer and academic spoke about the abuse she has received over her views on transexuality, which were not going to be a part of her talk entitled Women & Power: The Lessons of the 20th Century.

In an interview on the BBC Newsnight, she said that she would not travel to Cardiff, even if the petition calling on the event to be cancelled fails.

“I’m getting a bit old for all this,” she added. “I’m 76, I don’t want to go down there and be screamed at and have things thrown at me. Bugger it.” More.

Don’t cry for Greer, cry for whoever funds Cardiff U. For whoever is forced to hire the mob clones it graduates.

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