I missed this, but caught the letters section in the Globe today which pointed me back to this interview with Camille Paglia. A great read. Love this part:
Then feminism came along and decided greatness was a conspiracy foisted on us by men. People would criticize me by saying, “She’s writing about Michelangelo when the really important person was this woman….” But wait. There’s no way she came up to Michelangelo’s ankle. So what we’re getting now is people who never heard of Michelangelo or Leonardo because they are dead white males.
Today’s letters section has Camille Paglia clarifying that no, she doesn’t think all of York University is a backwater, but that
The York coterie whom I did indeed call “shallow” were snide, simpering postmodernists, a parasitic infestation of servile acolytes of a sterile ideology that continues to plague many Anglo-American universities.
I plan on memorizing this: “snide, simpering postmodernists, a parasitic infestation of servile acolytes of a sterile ideology” for the next run in with the York student union over pro-life clubs. Or any student union for that matter.by