Jim Goad writes:
Robert Anton Wilson famously said, “It only takes 20 years for a liberal to become a conservative without changing a single idea.” Whereas those who would now be defamed as TERFs were on the far bloody cutting edge of leftist politics a generation ago, they now find themselves outdated or, as the kids like to say, “irrelevant.” Without having changed a single idea, they find themselves labeled not as bold freedom warriors fighting the good fight against oppression but as hateful reactionaries who stand in the way of true progress.
One especially amusing bone of contention between the two groups of shaggy yipping poodles regards the vaginal authenticity of male-to-female transsexuals. Old-school feminist Germaine Greer recently asserted that trannies aren’t women because they don’t realize what it’s like “to have a big, hairy, smelly vagina.”
Although British feminist Sheila Jeffreys—known as the “British Andrea Dworkin” and born with a face that is nearly as objectionable as Dworkin’s—is aligned with Greer in her belief that transsexuals are not legitimate women, she argues that their manmade vaginas are actually smellier than those of natural-born females…