I actaully think that this post is rather misconceived because even though Kim Powell has the vision from the Q&A included in the post she miss reads the the clear intent of Greer criticise Gillard’s fashion sense (or lack there off) rather than her bum. In fact what Greer says is clearly saying that there is nothing wrong with having a big bum, the stupidity that Greer is highlighting is Gillard’s repeated choice to wear tight jackets that are best described as being “badly cut” and they are definitely too tight. Of course anyone may dress as they please and our Prime Minster is no exception, but in the age of the electronic media and constant video vision why should the PM’s awful jackets and they way that they fail in their perceived intention of down playing Julia’s bum be any less noteworthy than Tony Abbott’s “budgie smugglers” or bicycle shorts? The fashion choices of the rich, the powerful and the famous have always been the subject of chatter, sarcasm and gossip and long may it be so, precisely because it is important that someone should help them retain their humility by reminding them of their vanities and conceits.
Germaine Greer is a professional shit-stirrer. She wasn’t the only feminist in the 70s (and onwards) yelling loudly about the need to treat women like real people, but she was one of the loudest. And for that, Australian women owe a lot to her. (Even those who think feminism is bad.)
But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t call her on it when she body-shames someone. We should always call people on that shit.
Here’s the footage from Monday’s QandA. Everything she said up until 1.16 was great. And then, well, that’s what this post is about:
(Miranda Devine illogically says that Greer’s comments mean ALL FEMINISM IS A SHAM. But that’s what News Ltd pays her for, and I don’t pay very much attention to her. Check out Clementine Ford on that one.)
Greer is not a perfect feminist. I don’t think there are perfect feminists and we…
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