Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Boom! Germaine Greer Gets Glitterbombed

Had to post this one because it made me smile.  

According to Pink News UK longtime transphobic feminist Germaine Greer was glitterbombed while in New Zealand.  A group calling themselves the Queer Avengers claimed responsibility for the March 14 glitterbombing of one of the patron saints of transphobic feminism 

The 73 year old Greer was in the country as part of Writers and Readers Week for the New Zealand International Arts Festival when she was glittered in Wellington..

"Transphobic feminism is so 20th Century,” asserted Stacey of the Queer Avengers. “It wasn’t okay then and it’s not okay now. Women’s liberation must mean the right to refuse imposed gender roles, to fight for diverse gender expression.”

Greer has a long history of transphobic statements and negativity directed at transwomen, most recently in an August 2009 op-ed she wrote during the height of the Caster Semenya kerfluffle in which she referred to transwomen as 'ghastly parodies' of women.

As far as I'm concerned, this ghastly parody of a human being got what was coming to her and this glitterbombing couldn't have happened to a nicer transphobe..

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