Heeding a commenter’s advice (to Whet, technically), I took a look at what Camille Paglia had to say about Sarah Palin. And was reminded immediately why you can never take anything Camille Paglia says seriously.
One reason I live in the leafy suburbs of Philadelphia and have never moved to New York or Washington is that, as a cultural analyst, I want to remain in touch with the mainstream of American life. I frequent fast-food restaurants, shop at the mall, and periodically visit Wal-Mart (its bird-seed section is nonpareil).
Do I actually need to explain to anyone here why this almost made me pee in my pants?
Seriously, though, even when she’s talking about someone besides herself, she’s full of horseshit–like the idea that if you’re a feminist you have to admire Palin and her “indomitable spirit” somehow even if you don’t agree with any of her ideas. No. No you don’t. That’s what feminism’s about–the right to be judged on your wingnut views and not how you represent your gender.