The Art of the Australian Insult


Germane to the argument
August 21, 2008, 2:41 am
Filed under: Culture, Intellectuals and expats | Tags: ,

“Greer, while fun at a dinner party or on a chat show, ultimately offers nothing. She is a true sophist – constructing fine arguments for a specious premise. They are of no use, like infertile seed thrown on fallow ground. Everyone is expectant, delighted that such fine seed has arrived, only to be disappointed when it turns to nought.”

Miranda Devine on Germaine Greer. She argues:

“Never having had children, or lived an extended period of domestic bliss with a man, she has rejected the experience and choice of most women. Her 2003 picture book The Beautiful Boy, which lusted after teenage boys whose “sperm runs like tap water”, indicates her emotional development never progressed much past 12, leaving her suspended in a mindset of doing or saying anything to get a boy’s attention.”

 

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