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Trans actress to Germaine Greer: I do have a smelly vagina

Gabby Jeffries February 13, 2015

Banana actress Bethany Black has responded to Germaine Greer’s comments about trans women.

The feminist speaker recently caused controversy during a talk to Cambridge University Students’ Union, when she suggested that trans women do not know what it is like “to have a big, hairy, smelly vagina”.

She added: “I didn’t know there was such a thing [as transphobia]. Arachnophobia, yes. Transphobia, no.”

Bethany Black, who starred in this week’s episode of LGBT drama Banana, told the Independent: “Well, I do [have a smelly vagina].

“Transgender bodies are obsessed over in a way that cisgender ones aren’t. With people like Germaine Greer and the things that they’re saying…

“I came out about 15 years ago and I’ve seen how attitudes have changed over the years and those attitudes feel more and more like a relic of a bygone time.

“I mean, Friends used to get laughs just off saying ‘lesbian wedding’ – change happens incrementally but the world moves on.

“People who like what Germaine Greer has been saying are very much a product of the past and it’s becoming less and less relevant today.”

More: banana, Bethany Black, England, feminist, germaine greer, Television, Trans, Transgender, vagina

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