Tuesday, 12 April 2016

please pass me the shovel...

Germaine Greer has dug herself another hole.

While appearing on Australian television she had the following to say:

'If you're a 50-year-old truck driver who's had four children with a wife and you've decided the whole time you've been a woman, I think you're probably wrong,'

How Greer is able to say that with conviction is beyond me.

However her statement shows a basic lack of understanding of what gender dysphoria is and how it behaves and also assumes that there is premeditated intent on the part of the trans person to deceive. Most transgender people don’t want to be the way they are and do their best to suppress and truly think they can rid themselves of their dysphoria. Greer would know this if she had conducted even the most basic research.

Transgender people aren't stupid and they understand that they are undergoing a social transition of gender role in order to stop feeling miserable. Gender dysphoria is not well understood but we know that for some people transition is literally a life saving thing. Hence we would do well to leave gender politics out of the discussion and try to help them.

Thankfully to the rescue came the young generation of men and women of Twitter who did not want Greer speaking for them or for transgender people. Both sexes chastised her for being transphobic and behind the times which she clearly is. If she were truly a feminist she would be helping transgender and transsexual people to adapt to the reality they find themselves in instead of chastising them for trying to steal the thunder of cisgender women.

For Greer there's apparently a conspiracy afoot which makes me doubt her wisdom just a little bit. It puts her in the same category about those people who worry about bathrooms.

Once again this new and more enlightened generation demonstrates their tolerance and understanding and makes Greer look like a bitter old person who cannot adjust to the times and to reality.




Greer told the panel Australia has a problem with the word 'know' as a transgender person cannot 'know what the other sex is'

2 comments:

  1. When a person is so clearly out of touch and bordering upon stupid, it falls to those who invite speakers to make a decision whether the public needs to be subjected to badly informed commentary from a "has been".

    This begs the question, what are the motives of the media?

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  2. Apparently to report anything and everything that draws attention Halle.

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