Phi Beta Cons

Men Wanted

Camille Paglia makes a valuable corrective to feminism in insisting that women are living in a world created by men. In this particular context, however, she mainly emphasizes the physical prowess of men in shaping a material environment that is practical, livable, and conducive to further achievement, especially for those very high-powered females who are today denigrating masculinity. This is a true and most welcome repudiation of the gender-as-construct fallacy, but is only part of the story, and makes the relationship between men and women sound a little like Lady Chatterley and the gamekeeper writ large. As Paglia knows, and has written elsewhere, the vision, intelligence, and creativity of men is what is behind the physical infrastructure and without those we simply wouldn’t have a culture or a civilization at all.

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