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  • Recent Key Appointments Unsettle John Paul II Institute on Marriage and Family

    09/13/2016 2:15:54 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 9/12/2016 | Edward Pentin
    Given the willingness of both Archbishop Paglia and Msgr. Sequeri to entertain views and pastoral practices which critics say would contradict the moral clarity of traditional Church approaches to these issues, some are concerned by their appointments to such key roles related to life, marriage and family, and the changes they might enact.
  • Zombie time at campaign Hillary: Camille Paglia on Trump’s real strength and Clintin's *

    06/02/2016 9:02:43 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 15 replies
    Salon ^ | 6/2/2016 | Camille Paglia
    It’s zombie time at campaign Hillary. Behold the dead men walking! It was with strangely slow, narcotized numbness that the candidate and her phalanx of minions and mouthpieces responded to last week’s punishing report by the State Department’s Inspector General about her email security lapses. Do they truly believe, in the rosy alternate universe of Hillaryland, that they can lie their way out of this? Of course, they’re relying as usual on the increasingly restive mainstream media to do their dirty work for them. If it were a Republican in the crosshairs, Hillary’s shocking refusal to meet with the Inspector...
  • Zombie Time at Campaign Hillary: Paglia on Trump’s real strength & Clinton’s fatal sleepwalking

    06/02/2016 8:15:12 AM PDT · by Senator Goldwater · 27 replies
    Salon.com ^ | 2 June 2016 | Camille Paglia
    It’s zombie time at campaign Hillary. Behold the dead men walking! It was with strangely slow, narcotized numbness that the candidate and her phalanx of minions and mouthpieces responded to last week’s punishing report by the State Department’s Inspector General about her email security lapses. Do they truly believe, in the rosy alternate universe of Hillaryland, that they can lie their way out of this? Of course, they’re relying as usual on the increasingly restive mainstream media to do their dirty work for them. If it were a Republican in the crosshairs, Hillary’s shocking refusal to meet with the Inspector...
  • Camille Paglia: PC feminists misfire again, as fearful elite media can’t touch Donald Trump

    05/19/2016 9:22:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Salon ^ | May 19, 2016 | Camille Paglia
    A boastful, millionaire New Yorker liked the company of beautiful women? This is why NYT can't lay a glove on Trump Zap! If momentum were a surge of electromagnetic energy, Donald Trump against all odds has it now. The appalled GOP voters he is losing seem overwhelmed in number by independents and crossover Democrats increasingly attracted by his bumptious, raucous, smash-the-cucumber-frames style. While it’s both riveting and exhilarating to watch a fossilized American political party being blown up and remade, it’s also highly worrisome that a man with no prior political experience and little perceptible patience for serious study seems...
  • Camille Paglia: PC Feminists Misfire Again As Fearful Elite Media Can't Touch Donald Trump

    05/19/2016 10:18:11 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 19,2016 | Camille Paglia
    From Camille Paglia writing at Salon: Zap! If momentum were a surge of electromagnetic energy, Donald Trump against all odds has it now. The appalled GOP voters he is losing seem overwhelmed in number by independents and crossover Democrats increasingly attracted by his bumptious, raucous, smash-the-cucumber-frames style.
  • It’s not about sexism: Camille Paglia on Trump, Hillary’s …

    05/05/2016 7:30:20 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 28 replies
    Salon ^ | MAY 5, 2016 | CAMILLE PAGLIA
    It’s not about sexism: Camille Paglia on Trump, Hillary’s “restless bitterness” and the end of the elites Is it 1968 all over again? Violent clashes between antiwar protestors and Chicago police during the 1968 Democratic Convention boomeranged against the New Left and sabotaged the presidential hopes of the Democratic nominee, Hubert Humphrey, a genial, compassionate populist. The American electorate, repelled by street chaos, veered to the Right and made Richard M. Nixon president. The new crossover Nixon Democrats laid the groundwork for the two conservative presidencies of Ronald Reagan in the 1980s. In our current campaign, the obvious strategy by...
  • Camille Paglia: Hillary Clinton’s Brand of Feminism ‘Defines Women as Perpetual Victims’

    04/29/2016 8:49:15 AM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Apr 29, 2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Truncated title. Full title: Camille Paglia: Hillary Clinton’s Brand of Feminism ‘Defines Women as Perpetual Victims’ Could Cost Her Election Feminist provocateur Camille Paglia says Hillary Clinton’s adoption of a “blame-men-first” brand of feminism that “defines women as perpetual victims” who need protection and salvation from the government could be costly to her campaign. Writing at Salon, Paglia – the author of Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars – asserts that Clinton adopted the “second-wave” brand of feminism – propagated by the “telegenic” Gloria Steinem, who stated, “A woman needs a man like a fish...
  • Feminist Camille Paglia asks if (Clinton's) constant cough is masking more serious problems

    04/21/2016 5:42:50 PM PDT · by GilGil · 78 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 4/21/2016 | Nikki Scwab
    Philadelphia-based feminist Camille Paglia won't be voting for Hillary Clinton in next week's Pennsylvania primary, even going as far as suggesting something shady is going on with the former secretary of state's hacking cough. 'My tentative theory is that Hillary may have sporadic flare-ups of goiter, worsened under stress. Coughing is a symptom,' Paglia wrote in a column taking down the Clinton candidacy on Salon.com. Clinton has had a noticeable cough throughout the primary season explaining to a New York radio host this week that it was due to 'allergy season.' Camille Paglia wrote a scathing column for Salon.com suggesting...
  • Enough with the Hillary cult: Her admirers ignore reality, dream of worshipping a queen

    04/21/2016 12:16:39 PM PDT · by yoe · 19 replies
    Salon ^ | April 21, 2016 | Camille Paglia
    Clinton voters overlook money lust, shadowy surrogates, sociopathic policy shifts, horrific overseas record. Why? As a lifelong Democrat who will be enthusiastically voting for Bernie Sanders in next week’s Pennsylvania primary, I have trouble understanding the fuzzy rosy filter through which Hillary fans see their champion. So much must be overlooked or discounted—from Hillary’s compulsive money-lust and her brazen indifference to normal rules to her conspiratorial use of shadowy surrogates and her sociopathic shape-shifting in policy positions for momentary expedience. Hillary’s breathtaking lack of concrete achievements or even minimal initiatives over her long public career doesn’t faze her admirers a...
  • Camille Paglia: This is why Trump’s winning, and why I won’t vote for Hillary

    03/24/2016 6:46:24 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 88 replies
    salon ^ | March 24, 2016 | Camille Paglia
    Hillary Clinton’s Brussels response was basically boilerplate, calling for solidarity with Europe and playing chess with Trump to paint him as a greenhorn and hothead. Bernie Sanders (whom I support and contribute to) had little to say, beyond conveying condolences to the Belgian people, because foreign affairs have unfortunately remained a sideline for him. Neither Sanders nor Martin O’Malley ever went after Hillary’s disastrous record as Secretary of State with the tenacity that they should have—a failure of strategy that has proved costly in the long run. Trump may be raw, crude and uninformed, but he’s also smart, intuitive and...
  • "I was wrong about Trump. He's got MOXIE."

    03/10/2016 5:34:22 PM PST · by 50sDad · 46 replies
    I think Paglia on Salon may be unlinkable, so I just pulled up the Wikipedia link, for a word she used in her article, cited on Drudge, today...so here goes... I am a news and political junkie, as most know. I have watched Donald Trump’s rise and been amused by how the masses embrace him, and the Elites fear him. Today, in a web article, I bumped into a word that has fallen out of favor...and is rushing back at us, bigtime: Moxie. A footnote to history, mostly. A soft-drink that modeled itself as being the Zip, the Flash, the...
  • I was wrong about Donald Trump: Camille Paglia on the GOP front-runner’s refreshing candor

    03/10/2016 7:59:29 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 9 replies
    salon.com ^ | Thursday, Mar 10, 2016 06:01 AM EST | Camille Paglia
    I was wrong about Donald Trump: Camille Paglia on the GOP front-runner’s refreshing candor (and his impetuousness, too) Yes, he remains thin-skinned and easily riled. But his fearlessness and brash energy also seem necessary and rare Camille Paglia I’m dying for an update from you on Donald Trump. Last summer you called him “not a president” and a “carnival barker.” Do you still feel the same? If you loved Trump, would Salon even let you proclaim it? I mean, they’re kind of as liberal as they come, no? Why can’t there be a party that is basically Republican, but minus...
  • I was wrong about Donald Trump: Camille Paglia

    03/10/2016 7:58:54 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 23 replies
    Salon ^ | March 10,2016 | CAMILLE PAGLIA
    From my perspective as a fervent supporter of the ruggedly honest and principled Bernie Sanders, Trump with his pragmatic real-life record is a far more palatable national figure than Ted Cruz, whose unctuous, vainglorious professions of Christian piety don’t pass the smell test. Trump is a blunt, no-crap mensch, while Cruz is a ham actor, doling out fake compassion like chopped liver. Cruz’s lugubrious, weirdly womanish face, with its prim, tight smile and mawkishly appealing puppy-dog eyebrows, is like a waxen mask, always on the verge of melting. This guy doesn’t know who the hell he is—and the White House...
  • I was wrong about Donald Trump: Camille Paglia [snip]

    03/10/2016 5:24:47 AM PST · by Fhios · 50 replies
    Salon ^ | 3/10/2016 | Camilli Paglia
    [ ... Trump with his pragmatic real-life record is a far more palatable national figure than Ted Cruz, whose unctuous, vainglorious professions of Christian piety don’t pass the smell test. Trump is a blunt, no-crap mensch, while Cruz is a ham actor, doling out fake compassion like chopped liver. Cruz’s lugubrious, weirdly womanish face, with its prim, tight smile and mawkishly appealing puppy-dog eyebrows, is like a waxen mask, always on the verge of melting. This guy doesn’t know who the hell he is—and the White House is no place for him and us to find out. ...]
  • “Sexism has nothing to do with it”: Camille Paglia on Hillary Clinton, Gloria Steinem

    02/11/2016 5:37:40 AM PST · by Fhios · 23 replies
    Salon ^ | 2/11/2016 | Camille Paglia
    .... Steinem’s polished humanitarian mask had slipped, revealing the mummified fascist within. I’m sure that my delight was shared by other dissident feminists everywhere. Never before has the general public, here or abroad, more clearly seen the arrogance and amoral manipulativeness of the power elite who hijacked and stunted second-wave feminism ....
  • Camille Paglia: Hillary’s “blame-men-first” feminism may prove costly in 2016

    01/27/2016 5:45:16 AM PST · by LittleSpotBlog · 23 replies
    Salon ^ | 1/27/2016 | Camille Paglia
    During her two presidential campaigns, Hillary Clinton has consistently drawn greater support from women than men. Is this gender lag due to retrograde misogyny, or does Hillary project an uneasiness or ambivalence about men that complicates her appeal to a broader electorate? As a career woman, Hillary is rooted in second-wave feminism, which began with Betty Friedan’s co-founding of the National Organization for Women in 1967, while Hillary was in college. Friedan sought to draw men into the women’s movement and to ally with mainstream wives and mothers. But after a series of ideological struggles, she lost her leadership role...
  • Taylor Swift: Modern Woman or “Nazi Barbie”?

    12/19/2015 9:21:49 PM PST · by TBP · 130 replies
    Acculturated.com ^ | December 15, 2015 | Chelsea Samelson
    Over her birthday weekend, the young queen of pop watched a bomb with her name on it explode after the famed feminist critic Camille Paglia published a shockingly scathing attack on Swift, calling her a blonde, elitist “Nazi Barbie.” Swift is a feminist’s dream mostly come true. She is young, smart, self-made, mind-bogglingly successful, in charge, and fiercely independent, both in business and in her personal life; she is unmarried and runs her personal brand with an I-make-my-own-decisions attitude. Swift has power, control, and command of her life, all the things today’s young women are told to pursue.
  • Camille Paglia: John Kasich Won the Debate (Guest Column)

    08/09/2015 5:16:18 AM PDT · by dontreadthis · 40 replies
    hollywood reporter ^ | 8/7/2015 | Camille Paglia
    (snip) Jeb Bush Is there a blander, more boring personality in American politics? The guy looks like the runny yolk of a fried egg. He's trying to be assertive tonight because he's been told he needs to project "passion." But when his lips move, there's still a big blank. Why the heck the major media hails him as the GOP frontrunner is beyond comprehension — except that big money has been showering down on him like powdered sugar on a donut. Why do Jeb's smiles remind me of a dimply grandmother? He could and should have been a high school...
  • Camille Paglia: How Bill Clinton is like Bill Cosby

    07/28/2015 3:25:01 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 24 replies
    Salon ^ | July 28, 2015 | By David Daley
    SALON: The banner on the Drudge Report this morning is that Kathleen Willey is starting a site to collect harassment claims against Bill Clinton. New York magazine, meanwhile, has the stories of 35 women who say they were raped or assaulted by Bill Cosby. I wonder if you see a connection between the two stories: Would Bill Clinton’s exploits be viewed more like Cosby’s if he was in the White House now, instead of in the 1990s? PAGLIA: Right from the start, when the Bill Cosby scandal surfaced, I knew it was not going to bode well for Hillary’s campaign,...
  • Camille Paglia: What a Woman President Should Be Like

    07/14/2015 10:22:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | July 13, 2015 | Camille Paglia
    She must pursue women's progress without playing victim or bashing men.Why has the U.S., the cradle of modern democracy, never had a woman president? Incredulous young feminists, watching female heads of state multiply from Brazil and Norway to Namibia and Bangladesh, denounce this glaring omission as blatant sexism. But there are systemic factors, arising from the Constitution, popular tradition, and our electoral process, that have inhibited American women from attaining the highest office in the land. The U.S. president is not just chief executive but commander-in-chief of the armed forces, an anomaly that requires manifest personal authority, particularly during periods...
  • Camille Paglia: The Modern Campus Cannot Comprehend Evil

    09/29/2014 10:23:34 AM PDT · by jonno · 23 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 9-29-2014 | Camille Paglia
    Sorry - I'm not sure what our posting policy is regarding TimeMag, so I'm just posting the link.
  • Colleges should spend less time on sexual political correctness

    09/29/2014 9:27:58 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 29 September 2014 | Snejana Farberov for MailOnline
    "Self-described 'dissident feminist' Camille Paglia has written an op-ed piece for Time Magazine arguing that female college students are naive and careless about the true nature of men as sexual predators. Paglia, 67, a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, penned the column this week in reaction to the recent abduction of University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham, 18, who was last seen two weeks ago in the company of a 32-year-old nursing assistant. Jesse Matthew was captured in Texas last week and charged with abduction with intent to defile, but so far there is no sign...
  • Camille Paglia: The Drinking Age Is Past Its Prime

    04/24/2014 4:45:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 65 replies
    NewsOK.com ^ | April 24, 2014 | Camille Paglia
    The age 21 rule sets the United States apart from all advanced Western nations, and it has pushed kids toward pills and other anti-social behavior.
  • 'There's no room for anything manly now': Feminist speaks out AGAINST the loss of masculine virtues

    02/19/2014 10:31:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | December 29, 2013 | Staff
    Our society is neutering boys of their maleness at a young age, while the lack of people with military experience in important positions is a recipe for disaster, claims Camille Paglia, the controversial lesbian author and social critic. Self-described ‘dissident feminist’ Paglia, 66, believes that attempts to deny the biological distinctions between men and women is to blame for the much that is wrong with modern society. 'What you're seeing is how a civilization commits suicide’ she told the Wall Street Journal. Paglia, a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, is well known for her critical views...
  • Sorry, Camille Paglia: Feminism Is the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Men (Just weird)

    01/04/2014 6:17:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | December 18, 2013 | Cristina Page
    Men today are what feminism has always pined for and worked toward—and the happy surprise is that men wouldn't want to go back either.Camille Paglia’s perennial skewering of feminism is now so near tradition it deserves its own greeting card. This year, in her article entitled, “It’s a man’s world and it always will be,” Paglia argues that men have and always will be the shapers of society while women have and always will play only a supporting role. She even claims men are responsible for women’s liberation—assigning them near full credit because they invented “labor-saving devices” that “liberated women...
  • CAMILLE PAGLIA: WAR ON MEN DESTROYING AMERICAN CULTURE

    01/02/2014 2:04:21 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 32 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1 Jan 2014 | Camille Paglia
    In a recent Wall Street Journal interview, Paglia, now 66, demonstrated that she has not strayed from her role as the self-described “notorious Amazon feminist” who is quick to lambaste the movement and its orthodoxy. Weiss observed, however, that the topic that gets the greatest rise out of Paglia is how attempts to dismiss the biological differences between men and women have influenced the collapse of Western civilization. The diminished status of military service is only the start of the decline of the culture, according to Paglia. "The entire elite class now, in finance, in politics and so on, none...
  • Woman of the Year (?)

    01/02/2014 9:38:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 2, 2014 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- "What you're seeing is how a civilization commits suicide," observes Camille Paglia, the learned iconoclast and professor of humanities at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She made that observation in a lengthy interview with The Wall Street Journal, the highbrow newspaper that proves daily that intelligent journalism in America is neither dead nor near bankruptcy as long as it holds to the right values. Paglia was talking about our civilization, and I have nothing to add save one caveat. I recall the late 1970s, when America was pretty much in a heap. Suddenly, along came the...
  • Camille Paglia: A Feminist Defense of Masculine Virtues

    01/01/2014 11:56:30 AM PST · by wildbill · 38 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | 12/28/2013 | Camille Paglia
    'What you're seeing is how a civilization commits suicide," says Camille Paglia. This self-described "notorious Amazon feminist" isn't telling anyone to Lean In or asking Why Women Still Can't Have It All. No, her indictment may be as surprising as it is wide-ranging: The military is out of fashion, Americans undervalue manual labor, schools neuter male students, opinion makers deny the biological differences between men and women, and sexiness is dead. And that's just 20 minutes of our three-hour conversation.
  • 'There's no room for anything manly now': Paglia speaks out AGAINST the loss of masculine virtues...

    12/30/2013 12:41:59 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | December 29, 2013 | Staff
    The self-described 'dissident feminist' believes society is neutering boys of their maleness at a young age She also believes the lack of people with military experience in important positions is a recipe for disaster An avid listener of sports radio, she believes these 'are the men that would save the nation' 'Our culture doesn't allow women to know how to be womanly,' she said Paglia also recently spoke out in favor of Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson and defended his right to free speech Our society is neutering boys of their maleness at a young age, while the lack of...
  • There's no room for anything manly now, Controversial feminist Camille Paglia speaks out...

    12/29/2013 6:08:38 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 34 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12/29/2013 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    Our society is neutering boys of their maleness at a young age, while the lack of people with military experience in important positions is a recipe for disaster, claims Camille Paglia, the controversial lesbian author and social critic. Self-described ‘dissident feminist’ Paglia, 66, believes that attempts to deny the biological distinctions between men and women is to blame for the much that is wrong with modern society. 'What you're seeing is how a civilization commits suicide’ she told the Wall Street Journal. Paglia, a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, is well known for her critical views...
  • Duck Dynasty: I Wish Gays Would Stop Being So Gay About Speech That Offends

    12/22/2013 9:55:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2013 | Doug Giles
    Let me see if I have this right. According to the Thought Police, Duck Dynasty’s patriarch Phil Robertson is a bigot because he said what the majority of the planet believes namely, that men prefer a woman’s yoo-hoo instead of a man’s Chattahoochee canal? I know that’s not exactly what he said during the GQ interview where he dared to tell everyone what he or she and A&E already clearly knew he thought. I merely cleaned that sentence up for the children. And by children, I mean the rabid gay adults who freak out when they read the words “vagina”...
  • Paglia: Duck Dynasty uproar ‘utterly fascist, utterly Stalinist’

    12/20/2013 12:29:01 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 46 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/19/13
    The suspension of Phil Robertson from A&E’s Duck Dynasty is outrageous in a nation that values freedom, according to social critic and openly gay, dissident feminist Camille Paglia. “I speak with authority here, because I was openly gay before the ‘Stonewall rebellion,’ when it cost you something to be so. And I personally feel as a libertarian that people have the right to free thought and free speech,” Paglia, a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, said on Laura Ingraham’s radio show Thursday. “In a democratic country, people have the right to be homophobic as well as...
  • Paglia: 'Hillary Disqualified Herself for Presidency in Fist-Pounding Moment...."

    08/21/2013 10:48:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 21, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    The American media have been disgracefully ignoring the murder of U.S. ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens in Benghazi almost one year ago with some of them having the nerve to echo President Obama's claim that it's a "phony scandal." Not Camille Paglia who in an interview with Salon Wednesday said, "I for one think it was a very big deal that our ambassador was murdered in Benghazi...As far as I’m concerned, Hillary [Clinton] disqualified herself for the presidency in that fist-pounding moment at a congressional hearing when she said, 'What difference does it make what we knew and when we...
  • Paglia: "It remains baffling how anyone would think that Hillary Clinton is our party’s best chance"

    08/21/2013 10:11:42 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 53 replies
    Salon ^ | Wednesday August 21, 2013 | By Tracy Clark-Flory
    Full Title: Camille Paglia: “It remains baffling how anyone would think that Hillary Clinton is our party’s best chance”: "As a registered Democrat, I am praying for a credible presidential candidate to emerge from the younger tier of politicians in their late 40s. A governor with executive experience would be ideal. It’s time to put my baby-boom generation out to pasture! We’ve had our day and managed to muck up a hell of a lot. It remains baffling how anyone would think that Hillary Clinton (born the same year as me) is our party’s best chance." "She has more sooty...
  • An Elegy for Two Once-Divine Female Critics

    12/08/2012 2:20:37 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | December 8, 2012 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    As recently as five years ago, I counted Ann Coulter and Camille Paglia among my favorite authors, and my guiltiest but most delicious reading pleasures............ .......................It's Paglia that has lost the ability to understand feminine complexity. As she has turned sourer in the last few years, I have tried to psychologize her Orphic descent from edginess to banality. I can't reduce the problem to a simple case of self-pitying bitterness, though she does write, "Paradoxically, a key problem with the current youth cult, which is devouring both entertainment and fashion, is that aging women have become progressively invisible." It seems...
  • Camille Paglia, who voted for Obama in '08, delivers a fine rant about why she's not voting for...

    10/29/2012 9:19:27 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    althouse.blogspot.com ^ | October 26, 2012 | Ann Althouse
    Camille Paglia, who voted for Obama in '08, delivers a fine rant about why she's not voting for him this time. She's interviewed on video here, by Glenn Reynolds. Most of the interview is about art in America and her new book "Glittering Images" (which I just bought, in Kindle). But in the end, she's asked why she's not voting for Obama — she's voting for Jill Stein — and out flow the words, which I started transcribing without knowing how long she'd go on. I kept transcribing, because it was all such great material, so here it is (with...
  • Lady Gaga and the death of sex

    09/11/2010 7:52:31 PM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 171 replies · 1+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | 09/11/10 | Camille Paglia
    Lady Gaga is the first major star of the digital age. * * * [D]espite showing acres of pallid flesh in the fetish-bondage garb of urban prostitution, Gaga isn’t sexy at all – she’s like a gangly marionette or plasticised android. How could a figure so calculated and artificial, so clinical and strangely antiseptic, so stripped of genuine eroticism have become the icon of her generation? Can it be that Gaga represents the exhausted end of the sexual revolution? In Gaga’s manic miming of persona after persona, over-conceptualised and claustrophobic, we may have reached the limit of an era…
  • No Sex Please, We’re Middle Class

    06/27/2010 9:33:24 AM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 69 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 25, 2010 | CAMILLE PAGLIA
    No Sex Please, We’re Middle Class By CAMILLE PAGLIA Published: June 25, 2010 WILL women soon have a Viagra of their own? Although a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel recently rejected an application to market the drug flibanserin in the United States for women with low libido, it endorsed the potential benefits and urged further research. Several pharmaceutical companies are reported to be well along in the search for such a drug.
  • Pelosi's victory for women

    11/10/2009 9:24:28 PM PST · by bigbob · 14 replies · 791+ views
    Salon.com ^ | Nov. 10, 2009 | Camille Paglia
    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi scored a giant gain for feminism last weekend. In shoving her controversy-plagued healthcare reform bill to victory by a paper-thin margin, she conclusively demonstrated that a woman can be just as gritty, ruthless and arm-twisting in pursuing her agenda as anyone in the long line of fabled male speakers before her. Even a basic feminist shibboleth like abortion rights became just another card for Pelosi to deal and swap. It was a stunningly impressive recovery for someone who seemed to be coming apart at the seams last summer, when a sputtering, rattled Pelosi struggled...
  • Camille Paglia, last of the open minded liberals

    10/23/2009 11:12:50 PM PDT · by neverdem · 33 replies · 1,317+ views
    American Thinker ^ | October 24, 2009 | Danny Huddleston
    What would you call an acknowledged member of the intellectual elite who is skeptical of global warming, likes to listen to Rush Limbaugh, has an ongoing battle with the feminist establishment and is a fan of Sarah Palin? I would call her the last of the open minded liberals. Don't get the wrong idea, she's no dittohead. And she has some controversial and disturbing ideas that would be right at home in the far left universe. But what she doesn't do is blindly follow today's liberal orthodoxy. Today's liberals consist of two groups. One group includes the far left ideologues...
  • PAGLIA Answers her email

    10/14/2009 12:13:03 PM PDT · by carolina71 · 9 replies · 1,318+ views
    Salon.com ^ | Camile Paglia
    Oct. 14, 2009 | Dear Camille, I am amazed at the easy pass you still give the Obama administration. You continue to excuse his blunders and misses as the result of a lack of experience and bad advisors. Many of Obama's policies have been a scary continuation of the worst ideas of the last year of the Bush administration, while undoing some of the few things they got right. Enjoy this story? Buzz up! More Buzz up! Digg Facebook StumbleUpon Reddit You have been hitting that note about the need to shake up his staff for quite a while. Yet...
  • Obama's Critical Moment Approaches

    10/14/2009 6:50:21 AM PDT · by Daisyjane69 · 11 replies · 1,330+ views
    Salon ^ | 10/14/09 | Camille Paglia
    Thank you very much for your personal testimony. I too have been repulsed by the elitist insults flung at Sarah Palin in the massive, coordinated media effort to destroy her. Hence I have been thoroughly enjoying the way that Palin, despite all the dirt thrown at her by liberal journalists and bloggers, keeps bouncing back as if unscathed. No sooner did the gloating harpies of the Northeastern media think they had torn her to shreds than she exploded into number one on Amazon.com with a memoir that hadn't even been printed yet! With each one of these amusing triumphs, Palin...
  • Obama's critical moment approaches

    10/13/2009 8:00:09 PM PDT · by Palin Republic · 12 replies · 1,205+ views
    Salon ^ | Oct. 14, 2009 | Camille Paglia
    Thank you very much for your personal testimony. I too have been repulsed by the elitist insults flung at Sarah Palin in the massive, coordinated media effort to destroy her. Hence I have been thoroughly enjoying the way that Palin, despite all the dirt thrown at her by liberal journalists and bloggers, keeps bouncing back as if unscathed. No sooner did the gloating harpies of the Northeastern media think they had torn her to shreds than she exploded into number one on Amazon.com with a memoir that hadn't even been printed yet! With each one of these amusing triumphs, Palin...
  • Too late for Obama to turn it around?

    09/09/2009 6:03:17 PM PDT · by Clive · 7 replies · 902+ views
    Salon ^ | 2009-09-09 | Camille Paglia
    Sept. 9, 2009 | What a difference a month makes! When my last controversial column posted on Salon in the second week of August, most Democrats seemed frozen in suspended animation, not daring to criticize the Obama administration's bungling of healthcare reform lest it give aid and comfort to the GOP. Well, that ice dam sure broke with a roar. Dissident Democrats found their voices, and by late August even the liberal lemmings of the mainstream media, from CBS to CNN, had dramatically altered their tone of reportage, from priggish disdain of the town hall insurgency to frank admission of...
  • Too late for Obama to turn it around?

    09/09/2009 9:00:39 AM PDT · by NCjim · 32 replies · 1,968+ views
    Salon ^ | September 9, 2009 | Camille Paglia
    What a difference a month makes! When my last controversial column posted on Salon in the second week of August, most Democrats seemed frozen in suspended animation, not daring to criticize the Obama administration's bungling of healthcare reform lest it give aid and comfort to the GOP. Well, that ice dam sure broke with a roar. Dissident Democrats found their voices, and by late August even the liberal lemmings of the mainstream media, from CBS to CNN, had drastically altered their tone of reportage, from priggish disdain of the town hall insurgency to frank admission of serious problems in the...
  • Hurricane Camille: Obama Election Coalition Unlikely to be Repaired

    09/08/2009 9:55:24 PM PDT · by Senator Goldwater · 32 replies · 1,507+ views
    Salon ^ | September 9, 2009 | Camille Paglia
    See article below.
  • Too late for Obama to turn it around?

    09/08/2009 8:05:53 PM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 54 replies · 2,318+ views
    Salon ^ | Sept. 9, 2009 | Camille Paglia
    They see no danger in expanding government authority and intrusive, wasteful bureaucracy. * * * Affluent middle-class Democrats now seem to be complacently servile toward authority and automatically believe everything party leaders tell them. Why? Is it because the new professional class is a glossy product of generically institutionalized learning? Independent thought and logical analysis of argument are no longer taught. Elite education in the U.S. has become a frenetic assembly line of competitive college application to schools where ideological brainwashing is so pandemic that it's invisible. The top schools, from the Ivy League on down, promote "critical thinking," which...
  • Obama's healthcare horror: Heads should roll -- beginning with Nancy Pelosi's!

    08/13/2009 6:07:18 PM PDT · by SJackson · 60 replies · 1,694+ views
    Salon ^ | 8-13-09 | Camille Paglia
    Obama's healthcare horror Heads should roll -- beginning with Nancy Pelosi's!Editor's note: This story has been corrected since it was originally published. By Camille Paglia Aug. 12, 2009 | Buyer's remorse? Not me. At the North American summit in Guadalajara this week, President Obama resumed the role he is best at -- representing the U.S. with dignity and authority abroad. This is why I, for one, voted for Obama and continue to support him. The damage done to U.S. prestige by the feckless, buffoonish George W. Bush will take years to repair. Obama has barely begun the crucial mission...
  • Obama's healthcare horror - Paglia (Slight Barf Alert 1st Paragraph-Rest is Good)

    08/12/2009 4:59:38 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 10 replies · 606+ views
    Salon.com ^ | 08/12/09 | Camille Paglia
    Heads should roll -- beginning with Nancy Pelosi's! Aug. 12, 2009 | Buyer's remorse? Not me. At the North American summit in Guadalajara this week, President Obama resumed the role he is best at -- representing the U.S. with dignity and authority abroad. This is why I, for one, voted for Obama and continue to support him. The damage done to U.S. prestige by the feckless, buffoonish George W. Bush will take years to repair. Obama has barely begun the crucial mission that he was elected to do. Having said that, I must confess my dismay bordering on horror at...
  • Paglia's view on Obamacare

    08/12/2009 4:15:34 PM PDT · by ronnietherocket2 · 10 replies · 544+ views
    Salon ^ | Aug. 12, 2009 | Camille Paglia
    Slightly long read. First and second pages are a must read, third is a waste of time. While I disagree with a couple of her minor points, on the whole it is a good post.