45 years ago, I found feminists to be intellectually interesting. Perhaps this was due to the fact that they were more intellectually interesting than the Marxists I hung out with, but I think there was more to it than that.
I now find most feminists boring even compared to Marxists. But Camille Paglia remains extraordinarily interesting.
Paglia delivers a virtuoso display in this interview with Nick Gillespie. Among other things, she offers explanations for why feminists (and leftists generally) aren’t more intellectually interesting — the most daring ones burned out on drugs or, at a minimum, eschewed graduate school — and for why feminists aren’t more interesting than Marxists — they mimic Marxism.
There’s plenty more to consider, including Paglia’s analysis of the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky relationship.
Via Mary Katharine Ham.