Saturday, December 28, 2013

Camille Paglia: A Feminist Defense of Masculine Virtue

Very good interview, but especially good on how primary school screws up boys and the lack of male role models for boys.

"Ms. Paglia argues that the softening of modern American society begins as early as kindergarten."

"Primary-school education is a crock, basically. It's oppressive to anyone with physical energy, especially guys," she says, pointing to the most obvious example: the way many schools have cut recess.

"They're making a toxic environment for boys. Primary education does everything in its power to turn boys into neuters."

Where are the men?

"Politically correct, inadequate education, along with the decline of America's brawny industrial base, leaves many men with "no models of manhood," she says."

"Masculinity is just becoming something that is imitated from the movies. There's nothing left. There's no room for anything manly right now." 

"The only place you can hear what men really feel these days, she claims, is on sports radio. No surprise, she is an avid listener."

"The energy and enthusiasm "inspires me as a writer," she says, adding: "If we had to go to war," the callers "are the men that would save the nation."