June 23, 2016

THERE’S PLENTY TO TALK ABOUT: Christina Hoff Sommers, Camille Paglia discuss the problems with modern feminism.

“The excesses of feminism, the victimology, the male-bashing, the panic over sexuality — at the time, 21 years ago, we were confident that it would be corrected, that it was simply too mad to succeed. But it’s still here.”

This is how American Enterprise Institute Scholar Christina Hoff Sommers describes the persistent maladies of modern feminism in a newly released interview she filmed recently with social critic Camille Paglia. Both feminists, the two agreed that their warnings from decades earlier are “truer today.”

“People are going to start to wake up and realize that if they had listened to us to begin with, we wouldn’t have these problems now,” added Paglia.

Hoff Sommers noted that when the two began leveling their constructive criticisms of feminism in the late ’80s and early ’90s, feminists were beginning to write what was essentially “warmed over Marxism” and attacks on American society as a whole. And while Hoff Sommers believed she and Paglia “won the argument” of the day — and at the time had the media on their side — the radical feminists began infiltrating college campuses as professors.

Institutions, like species, that are so vulnerable to parasitism probably aren’t fit to survive long-term.

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