WOMEN NEED BALLS – According to the “Female Eunuch” author, one of the most consequential living Australians, and a professional controversialist:
Australia’s renowned feminist, Germaine Greer, has said it was “too late now to start whingeing” for many women who have made allegations against men.
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.’
I often don’t agree with Germaine, but she can be always counted to stir up the often stale public conversation.
The first and the second wave feminism has made the world a much better place, for women and for men, but the third wave is turning it into a miserable shithole. Often in life, wisdom skips a generation. Let’s hope for a better fourth, if there is a fourth.
P.S. Seen at yesterday’s Women’s March:
For once, I wholeheartedly concur – go and fuck yourself.