As you probably know, hardcore feminists, who are convinced of the inherent superiority of the distaff gender, and who do in fact tend to be "man-hating," are essentialists when it comes to femininity, and don't much like men coming along and saying "Hey look at me, I'm a woman now."
Germaine Greer has opined, pungently, that no man could be a woman because men don't know what it's like to have a "big, hairy, smelly vagina," and is very annoyed that Bruce Jenner received Glamour magazine's "Woman of the Year" award for his role as "Caitlyn Jenner."
And a university wants to disinvite her from a talk due to this her-esy.
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."
Those who have long walked on eggshells trying not to offend Greer's feminist sisters should feel free to laugh.
Now Greer's the target for these liberal censors, as Cardiff University is being petitioned to ax her upcoming lecture there, "Women & Power: The Lessons of the 20th Century."
And feminists support the censorship. As Kaite Welsh wrote: "Isn't it often the way? You fight your way from the trenches to the throne, overthrow the corrupt regime and set about remaking the world in your own image, only to realize that you have become the thing you most despised."
Greer's gone from "revolutionary to oppressor," she said.
Carrie Lukas notes this argument can have more serious dimensions: When corporations are pressured to hire more "women," for example, do transgenders count?
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