WILL MEMBERS OF THE TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY, THROUGH LIES AND DISTORTIONS, BE ABLE TO DESTROY GERMAINE GREER’S REPUTATION, NO MATTER WHAT SHE SAYS?
Germaine Greer doesn’t consider post-operative M-to-F transgender people to be women. She states this opinion forthrightly. She also makes it clear that in no way does she oppose anyone’s decision to go through the procedure to appear and behave like the gender they identify with, and she will use the gender pronouns each person requests as a courtesy. Nevertheless, transgender activists call her misogynistic claiming she continually misgenders trans women and denies the existence of transphobia altogether—and many feminists agree with them. They do not address the key issue: does considering transgender women not to be women constitute bigotry in and of itself? By the continued misquoting and distortions of Greer’s statements, they destroy her reputation for opinions and statements she’s not made, rather than ever discussing the statements she has made.