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.

948a83f0-526b-11e4-a48b-7b50a0d53b4c said...

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