Skip to comments.Generation of taboo breakers are a selfish lot
Posted on 09/08/2006 7:14:09 AM PDT by Alkhin
Women like Germaine Greer who want to age disgracefully forget why we need moral laws, writes Miranda Devine.
Like Ken Park's director, Larry Clark, Germaine Greer deliberately provokes controversy with the cheapest trick. If there's a taboo left, she'll break it, and since one of the few remaining taboos in Western liberal democracies is pedophilia, that's the arena she's most recently entered.
Her upcoming glossy book, The Boy, full of pictures of "ravishing" pre-adult boys with hairless chests, wide-apart legs and slim waists, is an "art book", Greer, 64, told this newspaper last week.
She wouldn't say exactly how young the "boys" are in her book but has cheerily admitted it will "get me into a lot of trouble" and expects she will be called a pedophile.
"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."
Asked on Canadian television what attracted her to "boys" rather than men, she said: "Sperm that runs like tap water will do."
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I should say (editing and preview are my friends!! argh!!) - Greer continues to insult us with the notion that times have NOT changed, that people are NOT more informed, and hers was the only rebellion worth counting...when we are now rebelling against her. I think she is having a hard time facing up to that fact...we're only doing what she has called the rest of us to do!!
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Never heard of Germain Greer? Where were you for the past forty years?
You might want to find a better example.
I'm not one for censorship, but the Government should have this yanked off the shelves.
"Unfortunately, the conflict with radical islam is turning even Fundamentalist chr*stians into acolytes of the "enlightenment," just as two thousand years of oppression by chr*stianity eventually turned most Jews,"
I went to open house at my son's school last night. It is shocking to see how elementary grades k-4 girls dress. I guess feminists are proud that 8 year old girls are expressing themselves as sexual beings with slutty, provocative clothing at such a young age. Well done womyn, well done.
Of course. No boy will challenge her, argue with her, or tell her she's a full commode slopping over.
She's afraid of a real man -- or any man who's been through puberty and has stones.
Matt 5:42 (NASB)
Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe to stumble, it would be better for him if, with a heavy millstone hung around his neck, he had been cast into the sea.
Eternity is a long, long time, Miz Greer.
Exactly! Hearing people mourn over a real man sent her into a rage.
She makes me want to barf!
"She's afraid of a real man -- or any man who's been through puberty and has stones."
She belittle them because they THREATEN her so and when LITTLE, she can CONTROL them.
Please tell me this women never had any children.
I would like to reclain the right of women to be women. And the right to apppreciate and love real men. And the right to be proud of thier unique being that gives them the gift of birthing children. And the right to demand respect for that gift and the respect to stay home and be a mother and wife. Yea that is what I demand.
As do I. The amount of crap I take for choosing to stay home and only teach part-time is amazing. We have a fairly traditional household -- my husband earns the money, I stay home with the kids -- and it drives people absolutely nuts.
---Her upcoming glossy book, The Boy, full of pictures of "ravishing" pre-adult boys with hairless chests, wide-apart legs and slim waists, is an "art book", Greer, 64, told this newspaper last week.---
The filthy old bag!
For ever obscenity de-criminalized an ethnic slur has been criminalized.
You might want to find a better example.
Aside from misspelling "every," I think the example is pretty well illustrative of the Sixties mentality. They're against censorship when it comes to the "f" word because such censorship is associated with primitive sexual taboos but in favor of censorship when it comes to the "n" word because this is simple social justice.
They refuse to recognize that censorship is censorship. Instead they hypocritically consider their new taboos as liberating as the overturning of the old ones.
The key factor most people seem to miss, or ignore, with the boomer generation is NOT that the boomers were any better or worse than previous generations, just that there were so MANY of them.
Thus, the percentage of those who rebelled was far greater and its subsequent impact felt more strongly (and is still reverberating today).
But... don't forget. In the 20's, there was the whole Fitzgerald thing going on - I've read a lot about the wild parties and drunken orgies Fitzgerald, Hemingway and so many others got involved in - oh, and don't forget the flappers and bootleggers and all that jazz. Each generation has its own form of rebeliousness. To single out one is just wrong. Again, if there had been such a huge number of children born and coming of age in the 20's, THAT would've been the roaring 20's like nobody has ever seen and would've had far more dire consequences than probably even the 60's did. Don't forget, this is when the automobile popped on the scene and people could have illicit and premarital sex so much more easily than ever before. Booze was illegal which made it more attractive.
Even before that, you had the many bohemians of other ages - I think of Shelly, Byron and their comrades doing opium and writing their tales. Even, Poe. Yes, we can single out each generation, but unlike the boomer generation, there has never been such a huge mass of people all coming into the years when one sows his oats and questions things at the same time.
Just some food for thought from a fellow boomer.
Furthermore, you had the beatniks of the 50's and they were smoking pot and engaging in free love and all that stuff that many people think just began in the 60's - wrong!
The lefties have been trying to take over since before I was ever born. They've made inroads and will continue to do so. I am a proud boomer and glad to say that though I got sucked into a few of the nutty ideas of the 70's, I have come through the fire and am the better for it. I give that glory to God, however.
I know of her book but forgot her name. I'm sure I could come up with something YOU missed in the last 40 years, or maybe your brain isn't finite like mine is. Can't know everthing, ya know.
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