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Germaine Greer and body-shaming

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.

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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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13 Comments

  1. Richard Ryan says:

    Greer tells it how it is.

  2. Richard Ryan says:

    AND she has a PhD, unlike the cash-for-comment shit stirrer’s—–who feed of the misery of others, like vultures on a carcass—–what can I say? F%%K ‘EM.

  3. Richard Ryan says:

    But then, Abbott is a Rhodes scholar, an educated idiot, along with his dinner mate Bolt, oh, oh “Andrew don’t quit, the country needs you,” says Abbott to self-pity Bolt, like f**k we do

  4. Richard Ryan says:

    BIG BUMS on women they say, are good for breeding purposes.

  5. Iain Hall says:

    Richard

    BIG BUMS on women they say, are good for breeding purposes.

    Well obviously when it comes to the Red Barren that is not at all the case…

  6. Ray Dixon says:

    I agree that NWN has missed the point. So have you, Iain. For Greer to go on national television and say the PM has a “big arse” is just plain disrespectful. And as for Greer criticising anyone’s dress sense …..

  7. Iain Hall says:

    Actually Ray i think the way that Greer discussed Gillard’s bum was clearly intended to say that Big bums are fine and in fact that they should be celebrated, but I agree with you that Greer is a total fail as a fashion Guru.

  8. Ray Dixon says:

    That might have been her intent, Iain, but it’s not her place to even discuss our Prime Minister’s bum on national TV, let alone call it a “big arse”. Greer has a track record for making personal insults. She’s a bore and a disgrace to the feminist cause she falsely champions.

  9. Richard Ryan says:

    OH GEE! No Greer on the Bolt Report——-why not?——- he has every other media riff-raff, except Bill Heffernan, who has said worse things then Greer, about Gillard, but then he is a Liberal, and a proper arse-hole. Heffernan’s mother knew sexual which position,produced the ugliest Liberal Politician.

  10. Richard Ryan says:

    Bill Heffernan when I hear him speak, reminds me of the old saying: Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than open your mealy mouth and remove all doubt, with a little help from his mealy mouthed mate—John Howard—-war criminal.

  11. Richard Ryan says:

    Heffernan is a walking argument for contraception!

  12. Richard Ryan says:

    I wonder if Greer had said Abbott had a Big Dick, how would that comment have gone down!

  13. Ray Dixon says:

    You mean if she’d said he had a little Richard” don’t you, Richard?

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