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Camille Paglia

Camille Paglia: Dissident Difference Feminist?

In preparing to write my chapter on sex and gender as part of my larger book on the history of the culture wars, I’ve been reading a lot of Camille Paglia. Below is a short Paglia primer. As a master polemicist, Paglia is a quintessential culture warrior in style. But in the positions she takes, she doesn’t neatly fit into the culture wars paradigm. She’s an atheist, and yet she calls religion “man’s greatest invention.” She labels herself a feminist and is in favor of legal access to many of the things the Christian Right would prohibit, including abortion, pornography, Read more