Men’s News Daily has an a href=”http://mensnewsdaily.com/2006/12/06/women-and-aggression-an-interview-with-patricia-pearson/”interesting interview /aon women and aggression with one of my favorite writers, Patricia Pearson, who wrote a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0140243887?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0140243887″emWhen She Was Bad: Violent Women and the Myth of Innocence/em/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0140243887″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / (Thanks Bob H. for pointing the interview out). My favorite part of the interview was where Pearson described a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camille_Paglia”Camille Paglia /acalling her a bitch: br /br /blockquoteThe chemistry between us was intolerable, but I couldn’t end the meeting because I was on assignment, so she ended it by storming off, calling me “ a stupid b*tch” on her way across the Four Season’s creamy lobby carpet. Whereupon, a lady in a CARMEN MIRANDA HAT, which is to say a hat sporting fruit, who had been sitting across from us in the lobby, introduced herself as a family court judge (I am not making this up) and said that she “couldn’t help but overhear your conversation with Camille Paglia.”br /“Do you know what just happened?” she asked me, amused.br /“No,” I wailed, still feeling like I’d just been b*tch-slapped.br /The secret issue that had set us asunder, said the fruit-headed judge, was the fact that I had been chewing gum. “Are you aware that you were chewing gum? As a judge, I can tell you that body language is absolutely paramount in these kinds of conflicts, and chewing gum signals defiance.” Hilarious. I happened to have been quitting smoking at the time, and used gum like a critical limb, and had forgotten about it entirely. br /br /What do I think of Paglia as a social thinker? I can’t get past the fact that she’s an abusive maniac who can’t tolerate insolence, no matter how inadvertent./blockquotebr /br /Come to think of it, Ann Althousea href=”http://althouse.blogspot.com/2006/04/my-dinner-with-camille.html” also had a run-in with Paglia /a and was uninvited to a dinner for her because Professor Althouse dared to write a blog post that Paglia didn’t like and she was angry and hurt. Sounds like the lady could use some anger management tips. br /br /Anyway, the interview with Pearson is good, a href=”http://mensnewsdaily.com/2006/12/06/women-and-aggression-an-interview-with-patricia-pearson/”take a look/a.