Australian feminist and “public intellectual,” Germaine Greer sat down with Channel 4 News to discuss rape and her experience with sexual violence. This unfortunate video was the result…
If a woman says that you overcame me, you ignored me, you ignored me saying to you please stop, please don’t do this– And then she says, you know, you’ve taken my liberty, my optimism, my light… they’ve done all this.
And you think, hang on a minute, it was a f-ck, how could it do all that? Why have you collapsed because this happened? Because it happened to me… But it didn’t kill me… It shouldn’t destroy anyone… We shouldn’t have our young women more afraid of a penis than our sons are afraid of a knife. That is just stupid. We are not getting it.
Wow. It didn’t kill you Germaine Greer but I have met & cared for many women it did kill in the end. I feel your comments invalidate their experience. Not as bad as murder – well maybe not to you but many women wish they’d been killed because to cope with the aftermath is torture
— Sash Panik #FBPE ❤️ #NHSLove (@sashpanik) May 25, 2018
Greer is dumbing down violence, which is what rape is. Being beaten or attacked is violence, rape goes beyond that, because there is a huge risk of pregnancy & sexual disease. Also, the experience of rape/violence never goes away doesn't matter your sex. Greer doesn't get it.
— Dr Elaine Hardy (@DrElaineHardy) May 25, 2018
Are her views the same on child rape? Would she tell the child to get on with it, so to speak? As a person who experienced rape, how can she trivialize the physical, emotional impact it leaves the victim with?
— Antoinette S (@Antoine82574884) May 25, 2018
Her point seems to be ‘I got over it, so everyone else should too’. She’s dealing with her own traumatic experience by belittling that of others. Every time she speaks on this topic she does more harm.
— Tracey Fawcett (@TraceyFawcett1) May 25, 2018
Outrageous that she generalises her experience of + response to being raped as if all women should respond to as she did. Every woman’s experience / response will be different…but she shows no attempt to understand or empathise. REALLY disappointing and potentially damaging…
— BodaSmith (@ktjanesmith7) May 25, 2018