I actually remember Germaine Greer from the early days of Second Wave feminism.
I remember her as being sort of a joke, the sexy feminist, the feminist loved by men and dismissed by many other second wave feminists as a wannabee starlette.
In many ways she was like today’s so called self anointed activist, a legend in her own mind rather than an actual organizer or real activist.
That said it should be pointed out that she has been anti-transsexual since the publication of “The Female Eunuch” circa 1972.
A famous quote by Beatrice Evelyn Hall often attributed to Voltaire: “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”
I despise trigger warnings, censorship or the denying of people a place to meet. Even when those people are Nazis or other loathsome sorts.
You have a right to an opinion, I have the right to be offended. For me to deny you the right to have an opinion because I am offended would mean I could be denied the right to an opinion that offends you.
I am called a racist and an Islamophobe because I treasure the freedoms accorded by Western Civilization, the Age of Reason and Rule by Law rather than the superstitious babblings of bronze age power trippers.
I am adamantly opposed to the BDS Movement, the denial of Israeli scholars to lecture in various universities and I am opposed to the efforts to silence a group of people I abhor, the TERFs including Julie Bindel and Germaine Greer.
The silencing of these people does not prove the rightness or righteousness of trans-people and their cause. If anything it proves the weakness of the cases presented by trans-folks.
It makes those attempting the silencing of their critic seem like Lenin and Stalin who felt it necessary to silence any dissenters including Bakunin and Trotsky who dissented from the path of the Bolsheviks.
It is the opposite of free speech and freedom of thought.
Further it enlarges the platform of these dismal bigots by calling attention to their biased babbling.
You have the right to be offended. I have noted how many are offended by Greer’s statements. I too am offended even as I stand by her right to say those offensive things without being subjected to an electronic lynch mob of e-activists calling for her head while safely ensconced in front of a monitor and key board in their jammies.