Camille Paglia: The Modern Campus Cannot Comprehend Evil


Camille Paglia is an outspoken academic, one who is not shy about expressing her opinions often while barbequing a few sacred cows in the process. I count her among my favorite writers if only because she is as un-PC as I am, and I often find myself agreeing with her, her lesbianism notwithstanding.

The link below carries the reader to an article touching upon the disappearance of UVA sophomore Hannah Graham a couple of weeks ago, and the false sense of security that many young “empowered” women possess both on and off campus. She warns these young women that the world can be a dark and dangerous place.

Excerpts:

“Too many young middleclass women, raised far from the urban streets, seem to expect adult life to be an extension of their comfortable, overprotected homes. But the world remains a wilderness. “

“Liberalism lacks a profound sense of evil — but so does conservatism these days, when evil is facilely projected onto a foreign host of rising political forces united only in their rejection of Western values. “

“But extreme sex crimes like rape-murder emanate from a primitive level that even practical psychology no longer has a language for. “

“The price of women’s modern freedoms is personal responsibility for vigilance and self-defense.”

Misled by the naive optimism and ‘You go, girl!’ boosterism of their upbringing, young women do not see the animal eyes glowing at them in the dark. They assume that bared flesh and sexy clothes are just a fashion statement containing no messages that might be misread and twisted by a psychotic. They do not understand the fragility of civilization and the constant nearness of savage nature.”

 

Here is her link:

Camille Paglia: The Modern Campus Cannot Comprehend Evil | TIME.

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