Australian academic Germaine Greer has defended her earlier comments on transgender women, saying that “it doesn’t make them (transgender women) a woman”.
“I think people should be allowed to have the male to female procedure… all I’m saying is that it doesn’t make them a woman,” she said in an interview with BBC Newsnight.
She also claims that “a great many women” who are not transgender think transgender women – who she refers to as “male to female transgender people” – do not “look like, sound like or behave like women”.
Germaine Greer defends her controversial comments on transgender women
Video: 00:22 The feminist icon has stuck by her comments that men who undergo sex changes aren’t women in response to outrage the comments created.
Her comments have prompted an outburst, with critics saying she should “keep quiet”.