Just days after coming under scrutiny for transphobic statements made on BBC Newsnight Germaine Greer has delivered yet another foul mouthed rant filled with transphobia and swearing.
Feminist author Germaine Greer was due to speak at Cardiff University next month, but chose to cancel her appearance herself (yes, despite what some extremist feminists are saying Greer cancelled the appearance by her own choice), after a number of people protested her appearance.
Protesters spoke out about her appearance following a history of transphobic statements, including denying transgender woman as ‘man’s delusion that he is female’, saying that trans women are ‘some kind of ghastly parody’ and hat trans women will never know what it’s like to have ‘a big, hairy, smelly vagina’.
Her interview on Newsnight can be added to this history of transphobia and transmisogyny as she referred to Caitlyn Jenner as a ‘he/she’ who ‘wanted the limelight that female members of the family were enjoying’ and that claiming that trans women do not ‘look like, sound like, or behave like women’.
When approached by the Victoria Derbyshire Show to come onto the programme and speak about the incident she refused, stating that she was unable to do so due to ‘travelling’ and instead gave the following statement.
‘Just because you lop off your dick and then wear a dress doesn’t make you a fucking woman. I’ve asked my doctor to give me long ears and liver spots and I’m going to wear a brown coat but that doesn’t turn me into a fucking cocker spaniel. I do understand that some people are born intersex and they deserve support in coming to terms with their gender but it’s not the same thing. A man who gets his dick chopped off is actually inflicting an extraordinary act of violence on himself.’
Victoria Derbyshire bravely read out the statement (minus the swear words and replacing dick with penis) to transgender actress Rebecca Root, star of the hit television show ‘Boy Meets Girl’.
Root said ‘That leaves me absolutely gobsmacked. Beeping gobsmacked, in fact. This is something that I would equate from the worst of the gutter press – not from somebody of such academic standing, a woman who should know better. It’s just ridiculous.’