Wednesday, August 02, 2017

My Kinda Feminist

While she holds many views that I don't, Camille Paglia is someone whose ideas about feminism are ones I often share:
Camille Paglia has been called the "anti-feminist feminist" for decades but she's not one to back down.

As a self-proclaimed "leader of the dissident wing of feminism," she maintains that her arguments with what she calls "mainstream feminists" are necessary to shake up a movement she sees as stuck in near-religious ideologies.

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 like this part, too:
Paglia's advice to young women wanting to succeed in today's world:

"They should model their persona on me and on fellow Amazon feminists of the 1960s," says Paglia, "which is that you are responsible for how people treat you."


Anna A said...

Let me add my voice of praise about the book as well. I loved it, even though like Darren I disagree with her about somethings.

I consider don't consider myself a feminist even though I am a woman working in the sciences and have been for a long time. I have learned that it makes life better if you can ask for help if you need it.

Anonymous said...

Have you seen this excellent article of an interview that she conducted?
Well said!