Looking at Mordy's collection of quotes, I'd pick the final one as the least defensible, no matter what context has been lost. The three characteristics of masculinity she selects are not the salient ones. Unstable? In contrast to what? Femininity?
Then, to name masculinity as "the most creative force in human history" is so baseless a declaration as to defy analysis. Can she have failed to notice that masculinity is massively more abundant than creativity? Or that creativity is not exclusive to the masculine? Among ex cathedra pronouncements, this rates as one of the stupidest I have ever encountered.
― Aimless, Sunday, 16 September 2012 18:58 (9 months ago) Permalink
i'll cop to not really being aware of paglia in anything other than the vaguest academic sense (i went to college!) but those quotes are amazingly, monumentally, awful
― catbus otm (gbx), Sunday, 16 September 2012 19:04 (9 months ago) Permalink
also the opening of this thread is all-time
from that interview i think "crazy old dyke" is dead on. a crazy old dyke in the right place at the right time. i'm not familiar with who it was that bought her horseshit though. confused women and men both? is her stuff on a pua / ayn rand / misogynistic nerd continuum? how did people take it seriously (did they)? xp
― free-range chicken pox (Matt P), Sunday, 16 September 2012 19:07 (9 months ago) Permalink
yeah those first two posts are basically alpha and omega
― free-range chicken pox (Matt P), Sunday, 16 September 2012 19:08 (9 months ago) Permalink
xp "dyke" is unfortunate i guess. more like hyper-closeted / repressed.
― free-range chicken pox (Matt P), Sunday, 16 September 2012 19:16 (9 months ago) Permalink
I haven't read it yet but I'm looking forward to it! (The interview, not the book. I'm done reading Paglia books forever, I think.)
― Mordy, Wednesday, 10 October 2012 12:36 (8 months ago) Permalink
HI I AM THE AMAZING RANDY
― The Owls of Ja Rule (DJP), Thursday, 11 October 2012 19:32 (8 months ago) Permalink