Political headline guru, Matt Drudge of the Drudge Report, Twitter-quoted liberal activist, Camille Paglia, "Earth is littered with the ruins of empires that believed they were eternal.-- C. Paglia." The quote was from a controversial article Paglia published on Dec. 16, 2013, pounding home to feminists, "It’s a Man’s World, And It Always Will Be."
In the first paragraph of the article which is sure to spark a political battle of the sexes, Paglia reminded members of "second and third-wave feminism" who would denigrate all men that unless they go the way of the "hammerhead shark," and start cloning themselves, they need men to populate the world.
In particular, Paglia begged to differ with the position in Hanna Rosin's book that woman were so triumphant in their feminine victories, that they had reached the pinnacle. It was now the era of “The End of Men.” "Premature," posited Paglia,"very premature."
She pointed out that it was through the labor-saving devices of men that women were enabled to move out of the kitchen into the work world in the first place. And that it would be through the pure masculinity of can-do men, not uni-sex boys, that our failing economy would be rebuilt, even in the event of an economic apocalypse. Again, Paglia's clear message was without men, real men, women would be up to their elbows in suds -- washing dishes.
Paglia is candid enough that conservatives love her and her own liberals often seethe when she takes to the keyboard or a microphone. Love her or hate her, Paglia can be counted on to pluck relevancy from the baggage of an increasingly irrelevant culture.
Her positions are enough to give even the most strident liberal woman pause. Would Hillary really be where she is today without Bill? Paglia says Hillary Clinton disqualified herself as a presidential candidate when she pounded her fist in the Benghazi congressional hearing. After all, a real man wouldn't have pounded his fist. According to Paglia, Hillary should have taken responsibility and resigned.
Paglia first endeared herself to members of the Tea Party when she dubbed Sarah Palin a "bonafide American cultural heroine." The gutsy Paglia supports abortion yet believes liberals must come to terns with the fact that abortion is "indisputably murder," and they have no moral high ground at all. Explaining she said, :
I have always frankly admitted that abortion is murder, the extermination of the powerless by the powerful. Liberals for the most part have shrunk from facing the ethical consequences of their embrace of abortion, which results in the annihilation of concrete individuals and not just clumps of insensate tissue.
Matt Drudge should be forgiven for quoting Paglia out of context and he was right to immortalize her alongside a quote from C. S. Lewis, "Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive -- C. S. Lewis."
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