Any Camile Paglia fans around here?

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Any Camile Paglia fans around here?

Post by Fat Cat » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:35 pm

This chick is based AF. Just read a fantastic interview with her that made me go back and read some of her essays, like this one from the early 90s, Junk Bonds and Corporate Raiders: Academe in the Hour of the Wolf. You can download it here if you're interested:

https://t.co/OT8TXjbXhH

Or this one, the Crisis in American Universities:

http://gos.sbc.edu/p/paglia.html

It's VERY apropos our current cultural moment. If you're not into 74-page essays (who can blame you), this is the interview that got me going.

https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-a ... d-feminism

I think I like her because I can actually digest something with a feminist angle without eye-rolling induced nausea. Read if you're into incisive social commentary.
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Post by baffled » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:04 am

I love her, but forget to check any new content/interviews.

Modern feminism is nothing more than misandry dressed up as an "equal rights movement." Women like Paglia and Christina Hoff Sommers may be the only two sane voices left.
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Post by JimZipCode » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:19 am

Jesus Christ, you guys.
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Post by johno » Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:57 am

Paglia, yes. She has a better grip on male/female dynamics than almost any other of the usual suspects, and has for years. Her analysis of female power puts everyone else in the shade.
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Post by Fat Cat » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:15 am

JimZipCode wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:19 am
Jesus Christ, you guys.
Lighten up brah. We can have a drum circle and chant later.
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Post by Kazuya Mishima » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:28 pm

Yes, Camille is very much relevant because she's cut from intellectual cloth that was woven before "grievance studies" took over academia and cultural criticism. I also like her brand of feminism as it is a more inwardly focused affair compared to the Third Wave misandry and lesbian burlesque show that dominates modern feminist rhetoric. Camille is quick to call women out on their own collective bullshit, and this is where true power exists...getting your own house in order.

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Post by vern » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:08 pm

Been a fan for ~20 years.
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Post by Fat Cat » Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:25 pm

I guess I'm just late to the party, but I'm struck by how much things she wrote about 25 years ago apply to the current environment.
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Post by vern » Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:13 am

My mom was a big supporter of the feminist's back in the early 70s. Long story short she quickly became dissolutioned because "it wasn't about women's rights...it was about left wing women's rights."

Then in the mid nineties I saw this crazy hyper anti- feminist on a talk show echoing everything my mom had said twenty years earlier. That got me to read her books.

Check out...
Vamps and Tramps
Sex, Art and American Culture
Sexual Personae

She also used to have a great column at Salon.

https://www.salon.com/writer/camille_paglia/
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Post by baffled » Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:42 pm

Salon is where I first found her.
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