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Feminist icon Germaine Greer, author of the best-selling The Female Eunuch and other works, has been pilloried by her fellow leftists and some journalists because she does not believe that transgender surgery turns men into women and, as she told the BBC, the sex-reassignment procedure has been "a disaster" in some cases.
"What I'm saying is it doesn't make them a woman," said Greer about sex-reassignment surgery during an interview with BBC Newsnight, hosted by Kirsty Wark. "And apparently people have decided that because I don't think that post-operative transgender men, i.e., M-to-F transgender people, are women, I'm not to be allowed to talk.”
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Greer also explained that she did not care if some people were offended by her views because "people get hurt all the time" and "I'm not about to walk on eggshells."
Greer holds degrees from the University of Melbourne, the University of Sydney, and a PhD from Newnham College in Cambridge, England. She has held several academic positions over the years at Newnham College and at the University of Warwick. She is the author (or co-author) of 20 books. In 2016, Greer was named on the Woman's Hour Power List as one of seven women to have had the greatest impact on women's lives over the last 70 years -- the list also included Margaret Thatcher, Barbara Castle, Bridget Jones, and Beyonce.
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During the BBC interview, host Kirsty Wark commented on how some students and academics were opposed to Greer speaking at Cardiff University in Wales back in 2015.
Greer said, “I was going to talk about women in power, the lessons of the 20th century because I think there’s a lot of triumphalist talk that masks the real historic situation. And apparently people have decided that because I don't think that post-operative transgender men, i.e. M-to-F transgender people, are...
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