Frasi di Camille Paglia

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Camille Paglia

Data di nascita: 2. Aprile 1947

Camille Anna Paglia è una saggista, antropologa e sociologa statunitense, di orientamento femminista e ateo.

Figlia di emigrati italiani, dal 1984 è docente presso l'Università delle arti di Philadelphia, in Pennsylvania. Il suo libro più noto, divenuto un vero e proprio bestseller, si intitola *Sexual Personae: arte e decadenza da Nefertiti a Emily Dickinson, ed è stato pubblicato da Einaudi nel 1990.

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„[…] ho un rispetto enorme per la religione, che considero una fonte di valore psicologico, etico e culturale infinitamente più ricca dello sciocco e mortifero post-strutturalismo, che è diventato una religione secolarizzata.“

—  Camille Paglia

Origine: Dall'intervista di Mattia Ferraresi, Camille Paglia, atea, lesbica e libertina: «La religione produce molta più cultura degli sciocchi e mortiferi dogmi liberal» http://www.tempi.it/camille-paglia-intervista-esclusiva-la-religione-produce-molta-piu-cultura-degli-sciocchi-e-mortiferi-dogmi-liberal#.VqslDE8kQ8F, Tempi.it, 27 maggio 2013.

„My point is that you cannot force social change at a speed that it cannot go. Social change is evolutionary, not revolutionary. Deep social change takes time.“

—  Camille Paglia

Playboy interview (May 1995)
Contesto: My point is that you cannot force social change at a speed that it cannot go. Social change is evolutionary, not revolutionary. Deep social change takes time. And slowly the culture is changing. The MTV generation is far more tolerant, and that tolerance is growing.

„In the real world, very smart people fail and mediocre people rise. Part of what makes people fail or succeed are skills that have nothing to do with IQ.“

—  Camille Paglia

Playboy interview (May 1995)
Contesto: In the real world, very smart people fail and mediocre people rise. Part of what makes people fail or succeed are skills that have nothing to do with IQ. Also, the idea that intelligence can be gauged by an IQ test is erroneous.

„Rape and violence occur not because of patriarchal conditioning but because of the opposite, a breakdown of social controls.“

—  Camille Paglia

p. 111
Vamps and Tramps (1994), "No Law in the Arena: A Pagan Theory of Sexuality"
Contesto: Pornography does not cause rape or violence, which predate pornography by thousands of years. Rape and violence occur not because of patriarchal conditioning but because of the opposite, a breakdown of social controls.

„Women have the right to freely choose and to say yes or no. Everyone should be personally responsible for what happens in life.“

—  Camille Paglia

p. 59
Sex, Art and American Culture : New Essays (1992), The Rape Debate, Continued
Contesto: I am being vilified by feminists for merely having a common-sense attitude about rape. I loathe this thing about date rape. Have twelve tequilas at a fraternity party and a guy asks you to go up to his room, and then you're surprised when he assaults you? Most women want to be seduced or lured. The more you study literature and art, the more you see it. Listen to Don Giovanni. Read The Faerie Queene. Pursuit and seduction are the essence of sexuality. It’s part of the sizzle. Girls hurl themselves at guitarists, right down to the lowest bar band here. The guys are strutting. If you live in rock and roll, as I do, you see the reality of sex, of male lust and women being aroused by male lust. It attracts women. It doesn't repel them. Women have the right to freely choose and to say yes or no. Everyone should be personally responsible for what happens in life. I see the sexual impulse as egotistical and dominating, and therefore I have no problem understanding rape. Women have to understand this correctly and they'll protect themselves better. If a real rape occurs, it's got to go to the police. The business of having a campus grievance committee decide whether or not a rape is committed is an outrageous infringement of civil liberties. Today, on an Ivy League campus, if a guy tells a girl she's got great tits, she can charge him with sexual harassment. Chickenshit stuff. Is this what strong women do?

„Conflict cannot be avoided, but perhaps it can be confined to a mental theater.“

—  Camille Paglia

p. 94
Vamps and Tramps (1994), "No Law in the Arena: A Pagan Theory of Sexuality"
Contesto: A pagan education would sharpen the mind, steel the will, and seduce the senses. Our philosophy should be both contemplative and pugilistic, admitting aggression (as Christianity does not) as central to our mythology. The beasts of passion must be confronted, and the laws of nature understood. Conflict cannot be avoided, but perhaps it can be confined to a mental theater.

„When hurt feelings and bruised egos are more important than the unfettered life of the mind, the universities have committed suicide.“

—  Camille Paglia

p. 51
Vamps and Tramps (1994), "No Law in the Arena: A Pagan Theory of Sexuality"
Contesto: Campus speech codes, that folly of the navel-gazing left, have increased the appeal of the right. Ideas must confront ideas. When hurt feelings and bruised egos are more important than the unfettered life of the mind, the universities have committed suicide.

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