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
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
"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."