The petition, which was started on Change.org by Rachael Melhuish, women's officer at Cardiff University students' union, alleged Greer has 'demonstrated misogynistic views towards trans women, including continually misgendering trans women and denying the existence of transphobia altogether'.
1. You cannot be guilt of misogyny if the people you are supposed to hate are not even women.
2. Someone born with a penis can never be a woman and someone born with a vagina can never be a man. The reasons are rooted in biology. Males have XY chromosomes and females have XX chromosomes.
3. Saying someone who is not a woman is not a woman is not hating them. It is only telling the truth and telling the truth may cause people who want to deny the truth to hate you.
4. Why is the state or anyone telling us whom we may not hate?
5. Telling people they cannot hate you is very likely to make them hate you.
The question Kirsty Wark should have asked Germaine Greer:
"If gender is indeed a construct then surely a man doesn't need to have a vagina to become a woman? He just needs to feel that he is a woman and have the outward appearance of a woman convincing enough to make other men think he is a woman and/or want to have sex with him under the impression that he is female."
On this matter, it would appear that the trans have the upper hand in this argument, if it is the case that gender is merely a construct ie our assigned gender roles are imposed on us by society which we are free to transcend at will. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_construction_of_gender_difference
That would have been the really interesting question for Kirsty Wark to ask, so it was really too bad she missed this golden opportunity. It would be fun to hear Julie Bindel attempt to answer it too.