Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Feminist trouble

This might be a rare topic for our forum but I think it's very appropriate to talk about how it has influenced our culture and also in the context of women in the Army today.  I have liked Paglia for a long time.  I think she is a straight shooter.  I'd also suggest that her reference to feminism and it's use of victimhood is very similar to many of the other "minority" groups who claim victimhood status.  This uses of the victimhood status is not just used by feminism but is a favorite tactic by many groups to further their agenda and manipulate the situation and influence popular opinion.

From the article: 
Above all, Paglia, who some have called the anti-feminist feminist, has remained a staunch defender of individual freedom. She has argued against laws prohibiting pornography, drugs and abortion. And, when political correctness was cutting a swathe through a host of institutions during the 1990s, she stood firmly on the side of free speech. So, what does she make of the political and cultural state of feminism today? What does she think of the revival of anti-sex sentiment among young feminists, their obsession with policing language, and their wholehearted embrace of victimhood?

Paglia:  I am continually shocked and dismayed by the nearly Victorian notions promulgated by today's feminists about the fragility of women and their na├»ve helplessness in asserting control over their own dating lives. Female undergraduates incapable of negotiating the oafish pleasures and perils of campus fraternity parties are hardly prepared to win leadership positions in business or government in the future.