'Political Correctness in this country is particularly preoccupied at the moment with 'Transgender People' ... and all that. I know this because I read the Undergraduate freebie newspapers which circulate in this University! And Dr Greer has maintained the simple and obvious position that a man, rendered incomplete and filled with female hormones, is not a woman. Greer is willing to use female pronouns for such an individual out of courtesy; she does not desire to prevent them from having the thing done to them; but she doesn't see why she should be forced to say that Black is White. She campaigned against the election of a 'transwoman' to be a Fellow of her College in Cambridge on the grounds that the Statutes prescribe that Fellows must be women ... and that the fellowship candidate wasn't. Total universal uproar. From being a Feminist Icon, transformation into Major Hate Figure.'
Wednesday, 28 October 2015
Fr Hunwicke's Mutual Enrichment: Professor Germaine Greer