Intolerance of intolerance

Students are ever quicker to label offensive material as hate speech

“JUST because you lop off your dick and then wear a dress doesn’t make you a fucking woman,” believes Germaine Greer, an Australian-born feminist and controversialist. Her views on transsexuals have persuaded more than 2,800 people to sign a petition calling for her to be banned from giving a talk (on a different subject) at Cardiff University next month. On October 26th Ms Greer indicated that she would cancel her appearance rather than be “screamed at and have things thrown at me”.

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