Germaine, your shock-jock musings just alienate today’s young feminists | Barbara Ellen

With her views on rape, Germaine Greer has torpedoed the chance for women of all generations to find common cause

How can older women, even fiendishly brainy, internationally celebrated feminist academics, expect respect from, in particular, younger women, if they spout embarrassing, offensive, outdated claptrap?

Many will have heard by now of Germaine Greer’s remarks about rape at the Hay literary festival, turning what could have been a worthwhile discussion – about the legal complexities of consent, and strategies for more successful conviction – into an inglorious display of shock-jock showboating.

With feminism having a charged moment, there’s an opportunity for generations of women to come together

Related: Germaine Greer calls for punishment for rape to be reduced

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