Free women, free men : sex, gender, feminism / Camille Paglia.

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  • Author(s): Paglia, Camille, 1947-, author
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    New York : Pantheon Books, [2017]
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  • Physical Description:
    xxvi, 315 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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    Bibliographies; Non-fiction
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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "From the fiery intellectual provocateur: a brilliant essay collection that both celebrates and challenges modern feminism--from motherhood to Madonna, football to Friedan, stilettos to Steinem. When Camille Paglia first burst onto the scene with her best-selling Sexual Personae, she established herself as a smart, fearless, and often dissenting voice among feminists. Now, for the first time, her best essays on the subject are gathered together in one concise volume. Whether she's declaring Madonna the future of feminism, asking if men are obsolete, calling for equal opportunity for American women years before the founding of N.O.W., or urging all women to love football, Paglia can always be counted on to get a discussion started. The rock-solid intellectual foundation beneath her fiery words assures her timeless relevance"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Content Notes:
      Sex and violence, or nature and art -- The Venus of Willendorf -- Nefertiti -- Madonna: animality and artifice -- Rape and modern sex war -- Junk bonds and corporate raiders: academe in the hour of the wolf -- The MIT lecture: crisis in the American universities -- The strange case of Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill -- The nursery school campus: the corrupting of the humanities in the U.S. -- The return of Carry Nation: Catharine MacKinnon and Andrea Dworkin -- A white liberal women's conference -- Loose cannons: review of Germaine Greer, Slip-shod sibyls -- Men's sports vanishing -- Coddling won't elect women, toughening will -- Academic feminists must begin to fulfill their noble, animating ideal -- Gridiron feminism -- The modern battle of the sexes -- American gender studies today -- The cruel mirror: body type and body image as reflected in art -- The pitfalls of plastic surgery -- Feminism past and present: ideology, action, and reform -- No sex please, we're middle class -- The stiletto heel -- Scholars in bondage: review of Margot Weiss, Techniques of Pleasure; Staci Newmahr, Playing on the Edge; and Danielle J. Lindemann, Dominatrix -- Gender roles: nature or nurture -- Are men obsolete? -- Put the sex back in sex ed -- It's time to let teenagers drink again -- Cliquish, tunnel-vision intolerance afflicts too many feminists: interview with Deborah Coughlin, Feminist Times -- Southern women: old myths and new frontiers -- The modern campus cannot comprehend evil -- Why I love The Real Housewives -- What a woman president should be like -- Feminist trouble: interview with Ella Whelan, Spiked Review -- On abortion -- What's in a picture: Robert Mapplethorpe's portrait of Patti Smith for Horses.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references and index.
      16 28 29
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      PAGLIA, C. Free women, free men : sex, gender, feminism. First edition. [s. l.]: Pantheon Books, 2017. ISBN 9780375424779. Disponível em: Acesso em: 26 maio. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Paglia C. Free Women, Free Men : Sex, Gender, Feminism. First edition. Pantheon Books; 2017. Accessed May 26, 2020.
    • APA:
      Paglia, C. (2017). Free women, free men : sex, gender, feminism (First edition.). Pantheon Books.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Paglia, Camille. 2017. Free Women, Free Men : Sex, Gender, Feminism. First edition. Pantheon Books.
    • Harvard:
      Paglia, C. (2017) Free women, free men : sex, gender, feminism. First edition. Pantheon Books. Available at: (Accessed: 26 May 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Paglia, C 2017, Free women, free men : sex, gender, feminism, First edition., Pantheon Books, viewed 26 May 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Paglia, Camille. Free Women, Free Men : Sex, Gender, Feminism. First edition., Pantheon Books, 2017. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Paglia, Camille. Free Women, Free Men : Sex, Gender, Feminism. First edition. Pantheon Books, 2017.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Paglia C. Free women, free men : sex, gender, feminism [Internet]. First edition. Pantheon Books; 2017 [cited 2020 May 26]. Available from:


LJ Reviews 2016 October #1

Both feminist leader and feminist dissident, Paglia has shown in books like Sexual Personae and Vamps & Tramps that she can write edgily about gender issues and sell hundreds of thousands of books in the process. This volume collects the best of her essays and carries a fresh introduction.. Copyright 2016 Library Journal.

LJ Reviews 2017 March #1

Paglia (humanities & media studies, Univ. of the Arts, PA; Sexual Personae) is known for her critical views of culture, and the essays contained in her latest book are no exception. Known as a "dissident feminist," Paglia's views on topics considered sacred to feminism have led to tensions between herself and the current feminist establishment. Here, she uses new insight to dissect issues relating to feminism, such as gender equality and the loaded topic of abortion. What is perhaps most impressive about Paglia's writing, however, is the absence of any vendetta against men. In fact, she notes, "It was always the proper mission of feminism to attack and reconstruct the ossified social practices that had led to wide-ranging discrimination against women. But surely it was and is possible for a progressive reform movement to achieve that without stereotyping, belittling or demonizing men." The author eloquently illustrates the dangers of narrowly defining a feminist according to what issues they support. Instead, she argues for feminism to become an umbrella of people with differing political views, sexual orientations, and religions who seek to strengthen women, without the need to demean men. VERDICT Intriguing and thought provoking for readers interested in different perspectives of feminism. [See Prepub Alert, 9/12/16.]—Stacy Shaw, Orange, CA

Copyright 2017 Library Journal.