Re: Women, Feminism

Technotranscendence (
Thu, 28 Oct 1999 23:22:10 -0700

On Tuesday, October 26, 1999 8:41 AM Lee Daniel Crocker
> > I wrote a review of one of Paglia's essay collections a few years ago.
> > It's now at:
> >
> >
> > I don't buy her stuff -- she's always ranting and hardly ever backs up
> > any of her claims -- but she is often interesting to read. Her style
> > intrigues me.
> What always bothers me about Paglia is that she is explicitly
> tolerant of physical violence, excusing it as "boys will be boys"
> without recognizing that there are plenty of confident, masculine,
> powerful, sexy men who don't have to beat something up to prove it.

Lots of things bother me about Paglia. That she is basically irrational is one of them. That she sees sex in everything is another. Her views of male homosexuality -- as either men trying to be women or men just purely being men -- is still another. I've not read her since maybe a year after I wrote the above review.

> Between being bashed and being patronized, I think I'd rather be
> bashed.

To each his own!

Daniel Ust