The attack on Germaine Greer shows identity politics has become a cult

By now we all know that Germaine Greer was going to give a talk at Cardiff University, and now she is not. You might see this as a victory for Rachael Melhuish, women’s officer at the university, who led the protest and set up the petition calling on the university to cancel the event; or you could spin it as a triumph for freedom of expression, as the university refused to capitulate. But since the outcome is that a 76-year-old veteran of the frontlines of feminist activism felt uneasy enough about her safety to pull out of a speaking engagement, it’s hard to find much to celebrate.

  • G

    Aawww, poor Germaine Greer, the snowball that she kicked down the hill has now grow large enough to squash her.

    How does it feel to be on the receiving end you crazy old bitch? Now YOU have shrieking nut jobs shouting you down.

  • Alain

    Identity politics have always been part of the cult of cultural marxism. It is just getting a wee bit more difficult to sweep it under the rug.

    • ntt1

      it will need to be swept by gunfire to reduce it now, god help us, but that is the only option.

  • ntt1

    she helped create the monster by embracing irrationality and anger dressed up as ideology. Now the irrationality has come to demand we accept a man in a dress as a biological woman.
    it is her own arguments grown as large and oppressive as they had to., she invented female fascism and here it is, eating all before it.,
    It is beyond ironic that she is one of the first to be oppressed by her own ideas, fully matured

  • trespasserswill

    So a man, can not be a woman simply by declaring himself female. Or by dressing up in womens’ clothes. Or by having surgical procedures.
    Fine by me. Gender is no mere cultural construct, it is a fact of life.
    But so is race, ancestry, heritage. If a cat takes up residence in a kipper box, that does not make him a kipper. Even if he was born in that box, he is still a cat.

    I think this is why she is taking so much flak.