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Wed Oct 28, 2015, 10:00 PM

43. Well I have had these concepts explained to me before on these sorts of threads. I am not convinced

that the bifurcation of gender and orientation and the identity inflation will bear much fruit in the long run. Identity inflation, as I referred to it, has led to the acronym LGBTTQQIAAP and one wonders when this expansion will effectively end and what useful purpose it serves.

The human imagination is infinite and there is no limit to the number of new identities and orientations that can be imagined. However that does not mean that society is required to recognize their importance other than for sociological discussion and I definitely question whether society has the political and financial capital to accommodate the needs of every identity and orientation that evolves out of the gender studies movement.

I have never met Germaine Greer but I have met and spoken with Griselda Pollock and she shares the same views, derisively called TERF bigotry here, as Greer.

The constituency that Greer and Pollock represent is Heterosexual and Gay women of all races in terms of their rights and relations with a society that is still almost universally controlled by white men.

They see Trans persons as an example of men, albeit men identifying as female, insinuating themselves in general debate on the fate of biological women in a male dominated world. That is my understanding of how they view Feminism in a political context.

Their resentment comes from the attempt by third wavers to de-historicise Feminism at the expense of what they view as sociological esoterica with no useful political function,

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