Wednesday, August 2, 2017

"Modern feminism needs to 'stop blaming men,' says Camille Paglia"

Via Instapundit: In Paglia's recent collection of writings from 1990 to today, Free Women, Free Men: Sex, Gender, Feminism, she argues "[w]omen will never know who they are until they let men be men."

Her key message to feminists: "Stop blaming men."

"I do feel that I'm going to win in the long run," Paglia tells The Current guest host Laura Lynch, "and that I will be seen to have been a prophet of my time."

"It's the young people who will determine what feminism will be," Paglia says on what the future holds for the movement. However. she adds that it's hard to acknowledge anyone as an independent thinker like Germaine Greer, a prominent voice of the second-wave feminist movement and a woman Paglia admires.

"I think people are looking for a religion," Paglia, who is an atheist, declares, pointing to a feminist ideology that is universal.

"That's what makes it very difficult to argue with anyone, because they're so locked into the commandments that they've absorbed."

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19 comments:

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

"Modern feminism needs to 'stop blaming men,' . . . "

What's funny -- but not really -- is there are lot's of people who think that actually means something and agree with it.

edutcher said...

This has been the problem all along.

Feminism, as the Ladies' auxiliary of the Left, needed somebody to blame and somebody to hate, the 2 key necessities of any Lefty constituency.

ricpic said...

Women have such power just by virtue of being women. Do they even need feminism?

I hope the ladies respond.

Amartel said...

Modern feminism wants reverse sexism ratified by law because they're too incompetent, weak and timid to stand up for themselves in 21st century America. SAD! They never questioned the logic of the modern feminist message or the authority of its messenger, just immediately adopted victim status and commenced howling. Right on cue. Like Pavlov's sad puppies.
This goes for all the people who complain and blame and dither and bluster about some other demographic. Stop! It just deepens the divide. Attack the logic and the messenger instead.
Camille is so self-centered she never fails to not impress. She makes some obvious points and those points need to be made but it's really all about her, the astonishing lesbian liberal arts professor who shockingly departs from the feminist party line. So exciting. Zzzzzzz. She's not reaching the people who need to hear her because they learned to tune her out long ago. Now she's just preaching to the choir which is fine but we've all heard it before.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Paglia needs to wise up and understand it's not just feminists who are assholes, it's all of leftist proggy fascist land. Her land.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Amartel - boom.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

The left are one sad-fuck whiny bag of victims and segregation. Buncha racist haters.

ampersand said...

Feminism is the belief that women can do anything a man can do, provided a man has invented it, other men perfected it to the point it is safe and easy so any feminist can do it.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

While leftwing feminists whine, actual women are out there doing shit.

edutcher said...

ampersand said...

Feminism is the belief that women can do anything a man can do, provided a man has invented it, other men perfected it to the point it is safe and easy so any feminist can do it.

Or that the requirements will be fudged so a feminut can wear the title, but all the real work is done by a man who will be accused of sexism at the slightest hint of acting like a man.

Amartel said...

Exactly. "Modern feminism" is not a stand-alone proposition, it's part of a greater collectivist movement. And by "greater" I mean "enormous," and by "movement" I mean "bowel movement," as in "huge pile of shit." Collectivists will steal your soul - your individuality - and reduce you to a caricature based on their (shifting) interpretations of the meaning of your exterior parts. People choose the bondage of collectivism because it's comfortable and easy. For now.

chickelit said...

Hard to believe that Paglia is so gaga for Kamala Harris. Hope she explains that one day.

ndspinelli said...

Paglia seems to have a thing for Bay Area female pols. She has long praised Diane Feinstein and thought she should have run for prez.

edutcher said...

DiFi was considered a good mayor, but that, was in the Dim Time. She was fairly conventional back then.

Amartel said...

Exactly. "Modern feminism" is not a stand-alone proposition, it's part of a greater collectivist movement.

Anyone around at the time will recall Black Power, Gay Liberation, La Raza, and all the other movements started on the heels of the anti-war movement at almost the exact same time. Some research show much of this was run by KGB fronts and probably constitutes the most successful counter-intel op in history.

Amartel said...

She likes Kamala Harris for the same reason she liked Madonna - she falls for the image of a strong woman, perception over reality, and will yammer on incessantly, poetically, about her perception, beyond the point where departs entirely from reality. but she's just not that impressive intellectually.

Amartel said...

If she was a deeper intellect she would have an answer to Chick's question/

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Kamala Harris isn't Hillary Clinton. For leftists, that is as far as they can jump.

AllenS said...

She probably likes Kamala Harris for the same reason that people say: "some of my best friends at work are black".

ndspinelli said...

Allen, That, and she would love to munch her carpet.