An appalling segment from last Thursday’s Question Time when “legendary left-wing feminist”, Germaine Greer, in a demented self-contradictory rant, stated that the rape of women in Bangladesh in 1971 “never stood up” and was “another urban myth” in order to justify another mass-rape of women, currently in perpetration by Gaddafi’s forces in Libya today.
So let’s follow her line of reasoning:
She starts off by asserting that “Rape is always present where you have slaughter and you don’t have to have a government fiat to do it”.
She then attempts to diminishes the severity of the Libyan rapes by Gaddafi’s soldiers with this shameful and appalling mock irony:
“What’s wrong with these Libyans. Everyone else did without [viagra], as far as I can see. Give them enough viagra and they’ll be raping each other”
And finally, this sacred cow of the far-left contradicts her own line of argument by stating the mass and systematic rape of Bangladeshi women by Pakistani soldiers in 1971 could not have happened:
“There was another famous case where rape was alleged on the part of the Pakistani commanders in Bangladesh in 1971. And that never stood up. It turned out to be another urban myth. An extraordinary notion that 300,000 raped women were left at the end of the war looking for husbands. It’s not true. And I think in this case, we’ve got one of those legends we’re going to hear about the hated enemy. All soldiers in certain circumstances will rape regardless of whether they’re ours or theirs or whose”
You have to question the ethical and intellectual judgement of someone who, in a feeble attempt to justify Gaddafi, attests to the fact that all wars have rape, as if this excuses the pro-Gaddafi rape policy, but then glibly contradicts her own argument by asserting the war in Bangladesh had no cases of rape. So which is it going to be, Germaine?
Does this disgusting and stupid woman have no regard for her own credibility at all? After all, how can we forget that only 12 years ago this “feminist”, who has dined out on the Female Eunuch for the last 40 years, opposed a ban on female genital mutilation on the grounds that it would be “an attack on cultural identity”
There’s no need to waste time helping the cretinous Germaine Greer discredit herself, she does such a fine job of it all by herself.