Germaine Greer Socks it to #MeToo By Mrs Vera West
Germaine Greer was one of the founders of second wave feminism in Australia, during the radical 1960s era, where Left wing uni types thought that the revolution was right around the corner. It was, but was not what they thought. Greer has been critical of some aspects of the contemporary gender agenda, saying that trans women are not women:
Now, however, she has thrown a spanner in the works of the #MeToo campaign of sexual harassment, saying that women have left things “too late’:
“While she called on women joining the #MeToo movement to be direct and take action against men, she said some instances of alleged sexual harassment were “tantamount to consent”.
“I want, I’ve always wanted, to see women react immediately,” she told Fairfax Media.
“In the old days, there were movies — the Carry On comedies, for example — which always had a man leering after women. And the women always outwitted him — he was a fool.
“We weren’t afraid of him and we weren’t afraid to slap him down.
“What makes it different is when the man has economic power, as Harvey Weinstein has. But if you spread your legs because he said ‘be nice to me and I’ll give you a job in a movie’ then I’m afraid that’s tantamount to consent, and it’s too late now to start whingeing about that. “I want women to react here and now. I want the woman on a train who feels a man’s hand where it shouldn’t be … to be able to say quite clearly, ‘Stop.’”
That makes a lot of sense, so much more than the near hysteria we saw at the recent Women’s march, with their absurd “pussy hats.” I was also impressed at German ingenuity, in inventing and marketing “rape proof’ knickers, which come with a lock and an alarm:
What’s the bet that Merkel will ban this product, on grounds of “racism”?