Skip to comments.Feminist Greer slams Steve's antics (Germaine Greer Happy that Steve Irwin is Dead)
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 ...
Hmmm, no thingy for four decades makes some people ornery, apparently.
The words I would like to use would get me banned. This ^%$*(*^$%#ing *&*##$^ is not worth it.
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.
Yeah, like the sugar glider I watched him rescue from being hopelessly tangled in a chain-link fence. Grr.
Of course she would, she hates to see a man portraying real masculinity!!
"I don't want to end up all alone like Germaine sodding Greer!" - Bridget Jones Diary.
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.
She's nothing but a professional contrarian.
Nothing like dancing on the grave before it's even filled, is there?...........
I bet Steve did more for the animal kingdom than Germaine Greer ever thought about....whoever the hell she is.
The heck w/ this femi-nazi. Several FReepers seem glad too.
If Ms. Greer wonders why dogs hump her leg, it is because she is acts like an ignorant bitch.
Words from the "Female Eunoch".
She proves that some people will do or say anything for recognition no matter how low they have to stoop.
Wikipedia says that she's an "academic."
That explains a lot right there.
The memory of the Croc Hunter will long outlast that of Greer.
""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.
Hey,Germaine....what do you think will be written when *you* go???!!!
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.
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?
You know you want her.
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).
She looks like an older, droopier version of ... oh, what's her name, the lesbian talkshow host? Not Rosie O'Donnell, the skinny one.
This is the "lady" -- posing for her portrait....
These types seem to do that when they need attention - not when there is an issue in need of an offered solution.
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.
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!
She saw the funeral procession go by, and decided to hitch a ride atop the coffin.
hahah, great picture. What a witch. His body is barely cold.
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...
You ever notice that most "feminists" aren't very feminine?
I'm in distress just listening to this wench. But, then again, it doesn't matter since I'm human.
I know Croc Hunter....but Greer who?
"Hey, it pays the bills"
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.
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.
Read the article at http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,20362022-661,00.html
RIP, Mr Irwin.
Rot in hell, Greer skank.
We surely live among soul less today
"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?
'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.
Yeppers, I've noticed it too.....I just view it as the "I'm a jealous rotten human being trying to express myself" syndrome :)
Somehow I'm not surprised. Not in the least.
If Irwin was six years old and naked, she'd find him hot.