It is a free country and if you are of the belief that some how, some way, by God, Bruce Jenner is a woman, such is your belief, and you are entitled to it.   However do throw a snit fit if somebody, such a myself, believes that a person with both X and Y chromosomes and male genitalia is a male, even if he does happen to be wearing a dress.

A seventy-six year old woman from Australia. and feminist icon, Germaine Greer happens to believe that surgery and female hormones do not make Jenner a woman. from Guardian(UK):

Germaine Greer has accused TV star Caitlyn Jenner of stealing the limelight from other female members of the Kardashian family, in comments likely to further alienate campaigners who object to the writer and commentator’s views about transgender people.


She also refused to back down from her position that transgender women, who have begun life as men before undergoing surgery and hormone treatment to become women, are “not women”, saying they do not “look like, sound like or behave like women”.

For the record, I admit that Greer played both the sex card and the age card, but she played them so well. For their part, Greer’s opponents, Rachael Melhuish et al, have played the offended card:

Rachael Melhuish, women’s officer at Cardiff University students union, alleged that Greer has “demonstrated misogynistic views towards trans women, including continually misgendering trans women and denying the existence of transphobia altogether”.

If for the sake of argument you assume that Jenner is not a woman, Melhuish’s argument,such as it is, is null and void. What evidence, if any, does Melhuish have the Jenner is in fact a woman? I say none. And you.

I say, it is not so important how old you look, but rather what is important to look as you have enjoyed the journey to you age,what ever it may be.   In the linked Guardian article Greer looks like a person who has enjoyed her journey.   Whereas, Jenner, a sixty-five year old man, seems to trying to look like a thirty something tart.   In short Jenner is trying to look like a person that he never was and can never be.   The man has issues.

Hat tip: Professor Althouse.

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