Germaine Greer

Hitchens at 67: Our Student Leaders Have Learned Nothing From His Defence of Free Speech

David Browne | Posted 15.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

Wednesday would have been the late Christopher Hitchens's 67th birthday. Perhaps the most prominent of the Four Horsemen of New Atheism in his lifetim...

Germaine Greer's Latest Remarks On Caitlyn Jenner Leave Everyone Confused

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK

Germaine Greer has seemingly backtracked on her views on transgender identity, saying her initial position was "wrong", only to then reiterate her bel...

Intersectionality and NUS LGBT+ Conference 2016: Defending No-Platform and Condemning Gay Men

David Browne | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

On Thursday, a remarkable event occurred in student politics: university students and high-profile allies protested openly against the NUS, and in fav...

We Must Protect Freedom of Speech, Student Safety is Not at Risk

Hallam Roffey | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Hallam Roffey

Brookes ends his article reminding the reader that 'This isn't about 'banning people we don't like, it's about keeping fascists off campus'. This sounds an awful lot like it's about banning people you don't like. Overall, his view is discouraging. The nonsense of safe spaces is becoming exhausting. Students are more than capable of listening to a fascist and defeating their arguments publically. Give students more credit, you're underrating them.

Eddie Redmayne Comes Out Fighting Against Germaine Greer's Remarks

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 10.01.2016 | UK Entertainment

Eddie Redmayne is as well known among entertainment press for his diplomacy, tact and good manners as he is for his acting talents, but even he has be...

Why Safe Spaces Are Definitely No Laughing Matter!

Alan Grant | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Politics
Alan Grant

I've had a terrific view of the free speech versus regulated speech on campuses controversy because I'm chronologically proximate enough to student cu...

Germaine Greer: Entitled to Free Speech but Not Above the Law

Payton Quinn | Posted 19.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Payton Quinn

So, what's next? I'm currently seeking further legal advise about the next steps and I will be eagerly awaiting the response from Colin "no case" Riordan. I'd like to thank everyone who's supported our cause so far, both locally and globally. Your words and actions have been extremely heartwarming and have helped me stay strong in the face of a tidal wave of malice and scorn. Here's to the future. It's going to be a bumpy ride.

Our House, Our Rules

Toke Dahler | Posted 19.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Toke Dahler

The Times is under no obligation to publish every bigot with an opinion piece, and The Times are not suppressing free speech every time they choose not to push forward a 'controversial' agenda. When students' unions decide not to wear sombreros for a club night, they are not banning anything. They are not infringing on anyone's right to free speech.

So Germaine Greer Said This About Trans People At Cardiff Uni

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK

Germaine Greer has said her critics can "beat me over the head with a baseball bat" but it will not change her view that those who transition to being...

The "Ideological Totalism" of Higher Education Today

Julian Vigo | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK
Julian Vigo

In recent months there has been a slew of interesting critiques of the move to censor free speech by students. From Lori Horvitz' "Life Doesn't Come w...

Footballs and Fairy Costumes: Let's Leave Off The Labels

Samantha Rea | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Parents
Samantha Rea

The ramifications of dividing up toys, activities, colours and clothing according to gender, is that if children don't like the things they're "supposed to," they're treated as if there's something wrong with them.

No-Platform's Benevolent Mask Isn't Just Slipping, It's Shattering

David Browne | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

If our Dear Leaders want to argue that they have a unique right to not hear views that offend them - a right which they will not extend to their opponents, and indeed cannot or else all speech would stop - then they should at least be honest about it, rather than deceiving your audience by pretending that (legal) free speech has not been replaced by speech subject to conditions...

The Pros and Cons of This Germaine Greer Issue Getting Media Attention

Payton Quinn | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Payton Quinn

At its core, this has always been about consideration for trans lives, trans issues and trans voices. Despite the other conversations it has also sparked about the power of activism, the evolution of its methods with the rise of social media, the role of universities in preserving free speech and the boundaries and limitation of free expression, I am glad that we are able to have these debates about inclusivity but I really wish that more trans women were being given the opportunity to speak right now.

Why We Should be Talking about Equality for All

Kate Thompson | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Thompson

What warms my heart is that we now live in a world where not only is this being discussed openly in the media but there are many of us who are understanding, non-judgemental and supportive of all human beings whatever their gender, race or sexuality.

You Should Speak Freely Germaine: Can I Also Live Freely?

Emma Flowers | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK
Emma Flowers

I have thought much about her comments. They are nothing that I have not thought myself over many years of trying to come to terms with who the hell I was, and why those "ridiculous feelings" would not go away.

Germaine Greer Had No Right to Speak at Cardiff University

Andrew Doyle | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Comedy
Andrew Doyle

Next year we hope to disinvite more people than ever before. We've already invited a number of controversial speakers for 2016 so that we can ask them not to turn up.

Germaine Greer's Astonishing 'Lop Off Your D***' Trans Statement Inflames Row Over Uni Ban

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Germaine Greer has responded directly to a group of students trying to ban the prominent feminist from delivering a lecture at Cardiff University with...

The Campus Censors Are More Dangerous Than You Think

Alan Grant | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Politics
Alan Grant

Heavyweight feminist intellectual Germaine Greer has recently attracted the ire of the Thought Police for her comments about transgender people. At ti...

No Platform: Community Approved Thought Has no Place on Campus

Liz Cookman | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK
Liz Cookman

The theory of safe space is that people of all identities and backgrounds have the freedom to express themselves in an environment that is tolerant - great. However, the current, rigorous enforcement of the concept is beginning to sound a lot like censorship.

A Group Of Students Really Don't Want 'Dangerous' Germaine Greer To Speak At Cardiff University

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Students are urging their university to cancel a lecture featuring prominent feminist Germaine Greer, as they say she is dangerous and transphobic. ...

Why I Believe No-Platforming Germaine Greer Is the Only Option

Payton Quinn | Posted 23.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Payton Quinn

If you believe that trans women are women, as you should because they are, then what Germaine Greer is espousing in her campaign against them is misogyny and surely no feminism should include any form of misogyny.

Feminist Attacks Gay Fathers For 'Deconstructing Motherhood'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK

Germaine Greer has reportedly accused singer Sir Elton John and his husband David Furnish of “deconstructing the concept of motherhood”. The m...

Modern Feminism Is 'Ageist', Says Germaine Greer

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Germaine Greer has criticised modern feminism as "ageist" and says that society has "no respect" for older women. The 76-year-old academic and femi...

By Denying the Existence of Transphobia, Germaine Greer Reconfirms Its Existence

Frances Black | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Frances Black

It can feel ironic when someone embodies the thing they are trying to convince us doesn't exist. Like when people hurl sexist insults at those who fight sexism, or racist slurs at people speaking out about racism... Or Germaine Greer declaring to the world that transphobia doesn't exist.

Boobs...To See or Not to See? That is the Question

Lauren Riley | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK
Lauren Riley

I can't help but think that it must be hard for The Sun's readers to absorb credible stories about women, since the first image they are met with is boobs.