The liberal Left is flipping out–after a prominent “liberation feminist,” Germaine Greer, is being accused of “transphobic” comments.
Though Greer has a long history of making comments that run against the liberal Left’s narrative about transgenders, she’s again under fire after taking aim at Caitlyn Jenner–the former Olympian once known as Bruce Jenner, who came out as transgender earlier this year.
Greer took aim at Jenner winning Glamour magazine’s “Woman of the Year” award. She thinks, because Jenner was born a man, she isn’t a woman.
Being the radical feminist that she is, Greer also saw misogynistic overtones in Jenner’s fight for transgender rights.
“I think it’s misogynist. I think misogyny plays a really big part in all of this, that a man who goes to these lengths [to become a woman] will be a better woman than someone who is just born a woman…It seems to me that what was going on there is that he/she wanted the limelight that the other, female, members of the family were enjoying and has conquered it, just like that.”
Greer’s comments mesh with her previous stances on transgenders. In 2009, she authored a controversial column where she wrote:
“Nowadays we are all likely to meet people who think they are women, have women’s names, and feminine clothes and lots of eyeshadow, who seem to us to be some kind of ghastly parody, though it isn’t polite to say so. We pretend that all the people passing for female really are. Other delusions may be challenged, but not a man’s delusion that he is female.”
Greer, for her stance, has been largely disavowed by the Left. A petition from Cardiff University, created with the goal of getting a lecture from Greer cancelled, accused her of “misogynistic views towards trans women.”