07 September 2006
Speaking on Australian TV Channel Nine’s “A Current Affair” news program Wednesday, [Germaine] Greer described those who mourned Irwin’s passing as “idiots” and said possibly millions of Australians were embarrassed by him.
Author John Birmingham, writing in The Australian newspaper Thursday, called Greer’s comments “a poisonous discharge of bile” which encapsulated the views of a “whole class of Australian sophisticates” who felt uncomfortable with Irwin’s global celebrity.
Although the fury isn’t aimed at Greer for being a feminist, the fact that this feminist is increasingly an object of hate (or even more hate, rather) is at least welcoming. This story, incidentally, was the lead article on the International edition of CNN’s website as of this morning.
Shame that Greer has succeeded in her obvious motive of getting some publicity for herself. However, there’s always a chance she could end up such a pariah that she slips from public view completely, someone who not even obnoxiously pretentious publications and programmes would want to give a soap-box to for her wild ravings. Like most feminists, she’s entering old age alone and childless. She deserves to be ignored completely during her twilight years as well.
posted by Duncan Idaho @ 5:09 PM
At 9:27 PM, Anonymous said…
She could have at least waited until after the funeral. All this does is show a gross, utter lack of anything resembling class on her part.
At 1:03 AM, mfsob said…
Greer is a feminist. What do you expect – someone capable of acting human?
At 1:46 AM, pete said…
Now is the time to call attention to the fact that Greer is a feminist cunt and Steve Irwin is a man – that’s the source of her bitterness.
At 2:37 AM, Joseph K said…
One of the real issues would be if Steve Irwin was a female who was killed by a stingray. What would have been Greer’s reaction???
A trail blazer and pioneer for women in a male dominated pursuit? A woman who would do un-feminine behavior like holding dangerous reptiles and confront predatory animals? Woman who didn’t have to wear dresses and make up?
It just proves that modern feminism is nothing more than a hate movement.
——————————————————————————– At 12:53 AM, Anonymous said…
Germain Greer Aging Boomer Skank Pedophile who gets her jollies publishing nude photos of PreTeen boys. Who cares what this utterly contemptible Skank thinks.
At 10:07 AM, HAWKEYE said…
this only shows her up for what she really is.a bitter woman who has made a lifes career out of being provocative,
this attention is exactly what she wants.
only this time i think it shows her in her true colors for the whole world to see.
i love it ,i hope they hang her
At 7:37 PM, Anonymous said…
I’m not Australian, therefore I don’t know whether Greer always has been a vehement critic of Steve Irwin — you simply can’t learn those cultural factoids from the WWW alone.
What I _do_ know is that in the oppressive, sexist, Western patriarchy of old it was extremely bad form to cheer at the demise of an opponent.
And waiting to spout one’s grievances until the opponent’s death was cowardice.
I consider Greer to be a cowardly hyena.
At 6:35 PM, Peregrine John said…
Some pretty major political blogs have also taken notice.
At 2:54 PM, Anonymous said…
Update 12 Sept: Apparently some of Irwin’s fans may be at least as loony as Greer:
“Dead stingrays with their tails cut off have been found in Australia, sparking concern that fans of naturalist Steve Irwin may be avenging his death.”
At 5:52 PM, Anonymous said…
Remember the incident where the Croc Hunter fed a croc while holding his son in the other hand? Somehow, that made Irwin an evil father that abused his children yet women are considered good mothers when they abandon their infants in the snow or in dumpsters.
Also, Greer tried to place her blame because he was in a fragile ecosystem. It wasn’t like he was drilling for oil and destroying coral in the process.
Just as bad as Westboro Baptist Church who go to soldiers funerals and say the fallen support homosexuality and they’re going to hell.
At 1:57 PM, Lee said…
While Germaine Greer made idiotic arguments, the interviewer was mudslinging – asking questions to the effect of “What do you Germaine think about Australia hating you because you’re a bitter hag”.
An example of Germaines idiocy which was most prevalent to me was when she said that Irwin was killed because of an animal’s “mechanical respose” to having it’s space invaded. On the other hand she claimed that she was justified in slandering Irwin because he was “Humiliating animals”…
Tell me Greer, how does one “Humiliate” an animal which is only capable of “mechanical responses”….
Get your fucking facts straight you hypocritical wench