Free Women, Free Men

Free Women, Free Men

Sex, Gender, Feminism

Book - 2017
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From the fiery intellectual provocateur-- and one of our most fearless advocates of gender equality--a brilliant, urgent essay collection that both celebrates modern feminism and challenges us to build an alliance of strong women and strong men.

Ever since the release of her seminal first book, Sexual Personae, Camille Paglia has remained one of feminism's most outspoken, independent, and searingly intelligent voices. Now, for the first time, her best essays on the subject are gathered together in one concise volume. Whether she's calling for equal opportunity for American women (years before the founding of the National Organization for Women), championing a more discerning standard of beauty that goes beyond plastic surgery's quest for eternal youth, lauding the liberating force of rock and roll, or demanding free and unfettered speech on university campuses and beyond, Paglia can always be counted on to get to the heart of matters large and small. At once illuminating, witty, and inspiring, these essays are essential reading that affirm the power of men and women and what we can accomplish together.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©2017.
ISBN: 9780375424779
Characteristics: xxvi, 315 pages :,illustrations, portraits ;,22 cm.


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Oct 11, 2019

Interesting, angry but repetitive articles. Some very good and relevant observations. A good book to discuss, argue, agree and disagree with views on gender, sex and feminism.

Dec 19, 2018

She's a great writer but nevertheless suffers from something I often see from academics, namely, that they put too much stock in the explanatory power of their esoteric specialty. Not all sexual or psychological differences can be explained by classics or art history. Also just because something is vaguely phallic doesn't mean it'll give insight into male sexuality or psychology. She's no wilting wallflower and she recognizes the importance of biology thankfully. She is often mystified that many feminists don't. I think perhaps she is the exception not the rule within feminism.

Dec 10, 2017

Disappointing. I am a big fan of Camille Paglia's thinking and writing, but this collection of essays was more for newcomers to her work. Many of the pieces are taken from her older works -- they are still even more relevant in today's climate, and fantastic pieces but I was hoping for more new stuff.

The writing that is new is mostly just the same old ideas. It also leans too much to the political subject in my opinion. I love reading Paglia's thoughts on popular culture i.e. Madonna, Stilettos, the Real House Wives, If you're new to her I would strongly recommend this.

Jun 04, 2017

In this era of Pure Identity Politics, it is most refreshing to read and hear a unique thinker, one of the foremost living in America today [along with Michael Parenti, David Harvey, Michael Hudson, et cetera]. I haven't read this as of yet, but will be soon, but heard her talk on the topic of her book when she was on a book tour, and found it most invigorating!

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