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Feminist Greer slams Steve's antics (Germaine Greer Happy that Steve Irwin is Dead)
News.Com.Au ^ | September 6, 2006 | Fiona Hudson

Posted on 09/05/2006 12:21:56 PM PDT by Arec Barrwin

Feminist Greer slams Steve's antics

By Fiona Hudson in London

September 06, 2006 01:00am Article from: The Daily Telegraph

AS glowing tributes and praise for Steve Irwin filled newspapers and television screens around the world, fellow Australian Germaine Greer launched a distasteful tirade on the much-loved Crocodile Hunter yesterday.

Most London papers carried sympathetic news articles, features, columns and obituaries mirroring the disbelief felt in Australia.

But Greer launched a scathing attack on Irwin, declaring "the animal world has finally taken its revenge".

In her column in The Guardian newspaper, Greer said the wildlife warrior displayed the "sort of self-delusion it takes to be a real Aussie larrikin".

"There was no habitat, no matter how fragile or finely balanced, that Irwin hesitated to barge into," she wrote. "Every creature he brandished at the camera was in distress."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.com.au ...


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: australia; crikey; crocodile; crocodilehunter; feminists; greer; hatefilledharridan; hunter; irwin; liberaloldcranks; lipsticklesbians; manhaters; steveirwin
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Words fail me.
1 posted on 09/05/2006 12:21:57 PM PDT by Arec Barrwin
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To: Arec Barrwin

Hmmm, no thingy for four decades makes some people ornery, apparently.


2 posted on 09/05/2006 12:24:19 PM PDT by wideawake ("The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten." - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Arec Barrwin

The words I would like to use would get me banned. This ^%$*(*^$%#ing *&*##$^ is not worth it.


3 posted on 09/05/2006 12:24:31 PM PDT by RebelBanker (If you can't do something smart, do something right.)
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To: Arec Barrwin

Never be surprised at what Germaine Greer writes. She is a bitter, angry and, in this case, jealous person.

Surely, it must take an exquisite amount of talent to be so angry for so long about so much.


4 posted on 09/05/2006 12:24:34 PM PDT by RexBeach
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To: Arec Barrwin
"Every creature he brandished at the camera was in distress."

Yeah, like the sugar glider I watched him rescue from being hopelessly tangled in a chain-link fence. Grr.

5 posted on 09/05/2006 12:24:38 PM PDT by ahayes ("The wicked flee when no one is pursuing, but the righteous are as bold as a lion." -- Prov 28:1)
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To: Arec Barrwin

Of course she would, she hates to see a man portraying real masculinity!!


6 posted on 09/05/2006 12:25:01 PM PDT by brigada
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To: Arec Barrwin

"I don't want to end up all alone like Germaine sodding Greer!" - Bridget Jones Diary.


7 posted on 09/05/2006 12:25:06 PM PDT by wideawake ("The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten." - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Arec Barrwin

While I never watched his show and only saw him in several TV interviews, he seemed like a decent and honorable man with a keen sense of humor.


8 posted on 09/05/2006 12:25:12 PM PDT by BW2221
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To: Arec Barrwin

She's nothing but a professional contrarian.


9 posted on 09/05/2006 12:25:45 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Arec Barrwin
Irwin funded more care for habitat than Greer ever contemplated in her wildest misanthropic dreams.
10 posted on 09/05/2006 12:26:23 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (Angelides v. Schwarzenegger is like deciding between ebola and cancer, respectively.)
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To: Arec Barrwin

Nothing like dancing on the grave before it's even filled, is there?...........


11 posted on 09/05/2006 12:26:52 PM PDT by Red Badger (Is Castro dead yet?........)
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To: Arec Barrwin

I bet Steve did more for the animal kingdom than Germaine Greer ever thought about....whoever the hell she is.


12 posted on 09/05/2006 12:27:03 PM PDT by texas_mrs (Stop the OCCUPATION OF THE U.S. by illegal Mexican immigrants)
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To: Arec Barrwin

The heck w/ this femi-nazi. Several FReepers seem glad too.


13 posted on 09/05/2006 12:27:10 PM PDT by Hoodlum91 (I've been rocked.)
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To: Arec Barrwin

If Ms. Greer wonders why dogs hump her leg, it is because she is acts like an ignorant bitch.


14 posted on 09/05/2006 12:28:04 PM PDT by N. Theknow ((Kennedys - Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat - But they know what's best.))
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To: wideawake
Hmmm, no thingy for four decades makes some people ornery, apparently.

....and ronery........

15 posted on 09/05/2006 12:28:25 PM PDT by Red Badger (Is Castro dead yet?........)
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To: Arec Barrwin

Words from the "Female Eunoch".


16 posted on 09/05/2006 12:29:57 PM PDT by BigFinn
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To: Arec Barrwin

She proves that some people will do or say anything for recognition no matter how low they have to stoop.


17 posted on 09/05/2006 12:30:33 PM PDT by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: RexBeach
Surely, it must take an exquisite amount of talent to be so angry for so long about so much Didn't you mean "about so little"?
18 posted on 09/05/2006 12:33:46 PM PDT by chesley (Republicans don't deserve to win, but America does not deserve the Dhimmicrats.)
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To: texas_mrs

Wikipedia says that she's an "academic."

That explains a lot right there.


19 posted on 09/05/2006 12:34:19 PM PDT by Tennessee_Bob ("Those who "abjure" violence can only do so because others are committing violence on their behalf.")
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To: Arec Barrwin

The memory of the Croc Hunter will long outlast that of Greer.


20 posted on 09/05/2006 12:34:20 PM PDT by Cyclopean Squid (Being That Guy so you don't have to.)
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To: Arec Barrwin

""The animal world has finally taken its revenge, but probably not before a whole generation of kids in shorts seven sizes too small ..."

We wouldn't be hearing a peep out of this ridiculous, militant vaginist if Irwin weren't male.


21 posted on 09/05/2006 12:34:35 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Arec Barrwin
Man-Hating FemiNazi


22 posted on 09/05/2006 12:35:15 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Arec Barrwin

Hey,Germaine....what do you think will be written when *you* go???!!!


23 posted on 09/05/2006 12:35:30 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("An empty limousine pulled up and Hillary Clinton got out")
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To: Arec Barrwin

A confirmation that feminists are not ugly broads both inside and outside, they are such a disgusting and miserable lot that have no class and dignity.


24 posted on 09/05/2006 12:36:21 PM PDT by GregH
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To: Arec Barrwin

From Wikipedia: "Larrikinism is the name given to the Australian folk tradition of irreverence, mockery of authority and disregard for rigid norms of propriety. Larrikinism can also be associated with self-deprecating humour."

Except perhaps for the last part, didn't that used to describe Greer?


25 posted on 09/05/2006 12:37:16 PM PDT by decimon
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To: BigFinn
Words from the "Female Eunoch".

You know you want her.

26 posted on 09/05/2006 12:37:55 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: Lizavetta

Wow. It's a good thing Australians love their beer, or this bag would never get any. (Personally, I'd have died of alcohol poisoning hours before this turd would start looking human).


27 posted on 09/05/2006 12:40:24 PM PDT by exile (Mrs. Exile - "Yes you're the greatest husband ever, now put on some pants")
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To: Lizavetta

She looks like an older, droopier version of ... oh, what's her name, the lesbian talkshow host? Not Rosie O'Donnell, the skinny one.


28 posted on 09/05/2006 12:40:39 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: dfwgator

This is the "lady" -- posing for her portrait....

Nice, huh?

Semper Fi

29 posted on 09/05/2006 12:42:42 PM PDT by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: Arec Barrwin
She's a verbal bomb thrower.

These types seem to do that when they need attention - not when there is an issue in need of an offered solution.

30 posted on 09/05/2006 12:43:52 PM PDT by llevrok (When you take my gin from my cold, dead hand....)
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To: Arec Barrwin

Germaine should look over her shoulder after a comment like that. The good book warns from Proverbs 17:5

5Those who mock the poor insult their Maker; those who are glad at calamity will not go unpunished.


31 posted on 09/05/2006 12:45:56 PM PDT by DarthVader (Conservatives aren't always right , but Liberals are almost always wrong.)
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To: Arec Barrwin

The animal is Greer! The man hasn't been dead a whole day, he leaves behind a wife and two small children, even if you disapproved of his program this is NOT the time! What if his wife or family sees this? What a heartless person Greer must be!


32 posted on 09/05/2006 12:46:29 PM PDT by justanotherfreeper
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To: Arec Barrwin
She shows herself and the Guardian to be the vile nasty creatures they truly are. Sucks to be her.
33 posted on 09/05/2006 12:50:48 PM PDT by monday
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To: Red Badger

She saw the funeral procession go by, and decided to hitch a ride atop the coffin.


34 posted on 09/05/2006 12:51:07 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("I've never seen so many testicles in my life.")
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To: TexasCajun

hahah, great picture. What a witch. His body is barely cold.


35 posted on 09/05/2006 12:55:14 PM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: Lizavetta

Oh, my--you got me with that one! Thanks--needed a great laugh. I'm still laughing--and it's kind of weird being no one is in my office with me...


36 posted on 09/05/2006 12:55:30 PM PDT by BamaAndy (Heart & Iron--the story of America through an ordinary family. ISBN: 1-4137-5397-3)
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To: TexasCajun

You ever notice that most "feminists" aren't very feminine?


37 posted on 09/05/2006 12:55:44 PM PDT by FReepaholic (This tagline could indicate global warming.)
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To: Arec Barrwin
"Every creature he brandished at the camera was in distress."

I'm in distress just listening to this wench. But, then again, it doesn't matter since I'm human.

39 posted on 09/05/2006 1:06:53 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Rabid ethnicist.)
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To: Cyclopean Squid

I know Croc Hunter....but Greer who?


40 posted on 09/05/2006 1:06:56 PM PDT by Kimmers
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To: Arec Barrwin
"If you think "it" looks bad, the smell is even worst!"

"Hey, it pays the bills"

41 posted on 09/05/2006 1:08:46 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Arec Barrwin
Exerpted and linked as per FR rules...

Outrage over Greer pot shots at Irwin

Herald Sun via www.news.com.au/

Danny Buttler and Kate Rose

September 06, 2006 12:00am

A STORM of fury has erupted over Germaine Greer's criticism of Steve Irwin barely hours after his death. The expat Aussie, known more these days for her regular bashing of her homeland, fired pot shots at Irwin within hours of news spreading across the globe that he'd been fatally stabbed by a stingray.

Australian leaders, experienced animal handlers and Irwin's friends were outraged, saying Greer was looking to boost her flagging literary career.

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Greg Parker, of Ballarat Wildlife Park, said his colleague would never deliberately harm an animal. "That's harsh . . . he was never cruel to animals, he promoted animal care and animal welfare," Mr Parker said.

"I think his contribution was different to others but he would never jeopardise the welfare of animals."

Mr Parker said Greer should leave animal welfare issues to the experts.

Craig Adams, of the Australian Reptile Park in northern NSW, said Greer should stay clear of issues she knew nothing about.

"I think she should stick to women's issues," Mr Adams said.

Federal Tourism Minister Fran Bailey was scathing in her assessment.

"This article, as well as being so offensive, very firmly plants her as a cultural elitist who is completely out of touch with the average Australian," Ms Bailey said.

"This article is an absolute disgrace.

"I think Australians would be absolutely offended by such a vicious and ill-informed attack on such a genuine Australian who, in all of his work, constantly stressed care of the environment and care of the species."

Ms Bailey said Greer was little more than a bitter woman who said only negative things about Australia, while Irwin educated children on the need to respect animals and environments.

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Read the article at http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,20362022-661,00.html

42 posted on 09/05/2006 1:08:57 PM PDT by Heatseeker
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To: Arec Barrwin

RIP, Mr Irwin.

Rot in hell, Greer skank.


43 posted on 09/05/2006 1:10:38 PM PDT by butternut_squash_bisque (The recipe's at my FR HomePage. Try it!)
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To: Arec Barrwin

We surely live among soul less today


44 posted on 09/05/2006 1:11:05 PM PDT by restornu
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To: Hoodlum91

"The heck w/ this femi-nazi. Several FReepers seem glad too."

Yeah, I noticed that.

What exactly spurs this heartless misandrist to make comments like this?


45 posted on 09/05/2006 1:11:51 PM PDT by Constantine XI Palaeologus ("Vicisti, Galilaee")
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To: Hoodlum91

'The heck w/ this femi-nazi. Several FReepers seem glad too.'

An example of why Liberal thinking has even affected some conservative minds, if the Freepers are genuine and not trolls.


46 posted on 09/05/2006 1:14:00 PM PDT by GregH
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To: Hoodlum91
The heck w/ this femi-nazi. Several FReepers seem glad too.

Yeppers, I've noticed it too.....I just view it as the "I'm a jealous rotten human being trying to express myself" syndrome :)

47 posted on 09/05/2006 1:16:00 PM PDT by najida (The internet is for kids grown up-- Where else could you have 10,000 imaginary friends?)
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To: Arec Barrwin

Somehow I'm not surprised. Not in the least.


48 posted on 09/05/2006 1:17:40 PM PDT by BenLurkin ("The entire remedy is with the people." - W. H. Harrison)
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To: Arec Barrwin

If Irwin was six years old and naked, she'd find him hot.


49 posted on 09/05/2006 1:18:00 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Arec Barrwin

Must be a frienf of Hillary and Thomas

50 posted on 09/05/2006 1:18:31 PM PDT by restornu
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