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Germaine Greer's little boys

Posted on July 10, 2003 at 12:25 PM in Australia, Books | Permalink

Germaine Greer is at it again, stirring up a storm of controversy and supporting the insupportable. This time she is releasing a book, The Beautiful Boy, that as Greer describes is:

full of pictures of "ravishing" pre-adult boys with hairless chests, wide-apart legs and slim waists

She also states that

"I know that the only people who are supposed to like looking at pictures of boys are a subgroup of gay men," she wrote last year in London's Daily Telegraph. "Well, I'd like to reclaim for women the right to appreciate the short-lived beauty of boys, real boys, not simpering 30-year-olds with shaved chests."

Which to my reading is saying that this book will be portraying images that paedophiles will be attracted to. She then has the audacity to suggest that normal women should be attracted to these images. Hmm, last time I checked paedophilia was not limited to gender. It simply means sexual relations with an under age person. So now, not only is the arch-feminist herself advocating seeing males as sex-objects, but she is saying that paedophilia is only taboo if it is males doing it. For females it's just "appreciat(ing) the short-lived beauty of boys".

Of course this is the same woman who said she wouldn't return to Australia

"until it is an Aboriginal country," she said, sticking to her often-repeated line. Then she added: "You never know. Stranger things have happened."

So what, we should tear down all our cities and live in the bush as hunter-gatherers? Maybe the Victorian Labour government has been reading her stuff, as they suggested that to solve Melbourne's water shortage, the solution wasn't to build more dams, but that

something could be learnt by exploring the drought response strategies adopted by indigenous people, plants and animals

As Andrew Bolt refutes

Like what? Getting Melburnians to suck the juice of the pigface? Having us move from waterhole to waterhole? Making us leave our weak behind? Which tribal strategy did the author of this fashionable piety have in mind?

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Disturbing to think that even the most adent feminist can someday become and old pervert.

# Posted by: John (140.156.96.19, 1) at Oct 15, 2003 7:52:01 PM

Audacity is spelt with a c (as I have written) not an s, as you have written - audasity. Get a dictionary - and a brain, if possible.

# Posted by: paul petrie (203.122.85.212) at Mar 5, 2004 12:03:30 PM

Thank you for your fearless and non-violent resistance to the mass sterilization of the always precious, always beautiful
Children!

I am actively involved in the same good work. My awareness and experience has led me to the following conclusions. If I can be of value to your cause, I would contribute where and when possible. I have discovered there appears to be two kinds of Terrorists:

The most popular is the “Illegal Terrorist Killer”.
This style terrorist is enthusiastically killing thousands of men, woman and children, for a religious or political cause. These are obviously very sick or very cruel humans; probable both!

This is highly visible ugly human behavior; these are horribly violent acts designed to take control of the masses, via fear, these killers are attempting the elimination of basic human social trust! Control the minds and you control the pocketbooks of other humans ... for selfish political/religious gain!


The least obvious type of terrorist is the “Legalized Terrorist”.
The feeling of basic social trust begins in infancy with continuous "gently caring and loving touch." Touch is absolutely essential to the healthy development of children!

The Legalized Terrorist is, at this moment, destroying this most important human social activity of all; Touch and basic social trust!

This particular styled terrorist has multiple purposes.

1. Create and expand the "for profit" billion dollar business of the Criminal Justice System and the related Professional Counseling Industry, by controlling the minds and pocketbooks of common citizens.
2. Create opportunity for political/religious mind control thru legal destruction of basic social trust.

The labels of “child molester”, pedophile, child abuser and indecent assault were all created by the above named “for profit” industries. All of the above are considered to be the worst offenses possible ... To be labeled a sexual abuser of children is the worst! Such a label should be attached to only the worst offenders.

However, according to this country’s judicial records, each of the above labels can be attached to any person who touches a child’s “private parts” ... For a fleeting moment! ... one time! And the accusation alone is sufficient to qualify a jury verdict of “guilty"; especially if you cannot afford a very expensive lawyer!

Such a fleeting moment touch of a child’s private parts can be and too often is ... used to create a five year imprisonment and the new label ... convicted felon!

If that were the end of the story, too many citizens might simply respond, “So what! The system is very big and it isn’t perfect. As long as it is not my husband or brother or father that is involved, I’m too busy to complain!

However, that is not the end of the story! For those remaining who still find children to be our most valuable, precious and most beautiful creation ... beware of this fact:

1. Studies now reveal that since the beginning of the Legalized Terrorist activity in late 1978, as a result of the Criminal Justice System and the Professional Counseling Industry vigorous searching, investigating, counseling and prosecution of “touch” relevant crimes, the taxpayer has already paid hundreds of billions of dollars to judges, lawyers and sexual molestation counselors for their involvement in this style prosecution!
As far as these professions are concerned ... the more customers .. The richer they get!

2. Studies now reveal that since the beginning of the Legalized Terrorist activity in late 1978, as a result of the Criminal Justice System and the Professional Counseling Industry widespread vigorous searching, investigating, counseling and prosecution of “touch” relevant crimes, most adults now avoid the touching of children period!
In the childcare business employees are reminded to “be careful” when you touch a child. Do not pick children up unless you have to pick up the child for some reason more than just “loving” on the child; that practice is too dangerous!

The most important developmental experience for a child is that the child is consistently touched, picked up, and gently loved on, otherwise the child is definitely put at risk for acting out aggressively and often violently ... In later years!

Do to the aggressive witch-hunt years of the Criminal Justice System our juvenile detention centers are overflowing with untouched, unloved kids. And they blame this on the “child molester?” ... come on ... don’t be so stupid .... Take back your right to touch and love the children ... Without fear of arrest!

Modify this to suit your self and send to all your senators etc. Please ... if not for the sake of those who really love children, at least for the sake of our children!

The O’Riorden Family

goriorden@comcast.net

# Posted by: Gael Riorden (65.34.185.193) at Jul 17, 2004 3:32:56 PM

At last someone who stands up against which hunt both for Aborigenes and boy lovers. Both groups are minorities, misunderstood, ostracised, killed and have virtually no legal speak or rights.

# Posted by: a boy (222.123.109.193) at Jun 18, 2007 6:05:54 PM

She's not a paedophile, she's a philocalist. I'm a child, I find no fault with the woman, and I am able to make the distinction between two clearly different groups of people. Now really, grow up and learn that just because one can appreciate the human form does not mean they are paraphillic.

I feel so embarrassed for her, she's a pioneer in feminism, and here people are, dredging up propagandistic slurs...
And such a stereotypical one at that.

# Posted by: *Sigh* (82.44.231.9) at Dec 2, 2009 11:12:02 PM

"I wish the real world would just stop hassling me" - Rob Thomas