Germaine Greer wins Gloria award


The GLORIA awards, satirical awards for people who make homophobic and transphobic comments, were announced last night with feminist author Germaine Greer taking out the main award.

Greer won the award for a series of offensive comments she’s made over the last year about transgender people. Greer also won the media category.

Amongst her ‘award winning’ statements were the following;

“I didn’t know there was such a thing [as transphobia]. Arachnaphobia, yes. Transphobia, no.”…

“It seems to me that what was going on there was that [Caitlyn Jenner] he/she wanted the limelight that the other, female, members of the family were enjoying and has conquered it, just like that” …

“Just because you lop off your d**k and then wear a dress doesn’t make you a f***ing woman.”

“I’ve asked my doctor to give me long ears and liver spots and I’m going to wear a brown coat but that doesn’t turn me into a f***ing cocker spaniel…. A man who gets his dick chopped off is actually inflicting an extraordinary act of violence on himself.”

The International Award was given to Kim Davis the Kentucky county court clerk who for her refusal to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples.
The politics and law category was won by NSW Premier Mike Baird for saying he did not believe the film ‘Gayby Baby’ belonged in the classroom.

“I think tolerance is a good thing. But I think there should be some parameters around it,” Baird told the Sydney Morning Herald back in August.

In the realm of religion the award went to Canberra couple Nick and Sarah Jensen who felt that they would have to get a divorce if marriage equality was allowed in Australia.

“My wife and I, as a matter of conscience, refuse to recognise the government regulation of marriage if its definition includes the solemnisation of same-sex couples”, Nick Jensen said earlier in 2015.

The sport category was won by Channel Nine’s Sam Newman for saying that Michael Sam’s draft kiss was an “annoyingly gratuitous act”, and that “no heterosexuals do that when they are drafted”.

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