Camille Paglia is like a crazy prophet

When you listen to her frenetic, staccato delivery, you recognize something undeniably manic about her.  At the same time, when she’s right she’s usually overwhelming and obviously right, as for instance in her pointing out how unbelievably sexually deranged our culture is.

My generation of baby-boom girls boldly rebelled against the cult of virginity of the Doris Day 1950s, but we left chaos in our wake. Young people are now bombarded prematurely with sexual images and messages. Adolescent girls, routinely dressing in seductive ways, are ill-prepared to negotiate the sexual attention they attract.


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