CAMILLE PAGLIA

Hello Readers,

These are my viewpoints about Camille Paglia. This blog is written after the special request of my fellow blogger Fredheiser. You all can check out Fredheiser’s blog.

  • Who is she?

Camille Anna Paglia is an American social critic and also a feminist, often called “Anti-Feminist Feminist”. She is lately been in news because of her viewpoints on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

  • Statements made by her and my views

 

‘Embarrassing’ Madonna Gets Destroyed by Feminist Camille Paglia

You can read about it here. Here Paglia accuses Madonna that she sets women back by objectifying herself. Paglia also stated that Madonna is unable to deal with aging and is trying to show that she is still young by sexualising herself. This can be justified when she bragged about her oral giving skills on a stage.

What I think is that, yes, Paglia is totally correct but it’s not only Madonna but also many a female singer and actress. Nearly every music video is sexualised whether it is Fifth Harmony or any other group or an individual. Even Camila Cabello left Fifth Harmony as she realised that the girls are sexualised because of the thinking ‘sex sells’. Sexualising has become a new trend among popstars which is really unnecessary and cringe-worthy. I lost all the respect for Miley Cyrus I had in my childhood.

Calling Hillary Clinton a “disaster”

You can read about it here. People believed that if Hillary Clinton becomes the president, it will mark an era of feminism. But Camille didn’t seem to agree; rather she called Hillary a disaster. She justifies herself by saying that she didn’t accomplish anything and her actions led people from North Africa flood into Italy. She makes miracles a living disaster.

I don’t know how to react to this comment. But I feel that Hillary Clinton does not think before acting towards a situation and makes it even worse. She doesn’t respect anyone and is only a rich spoilt brat who doesn’t show her true side and only pretends to be good. Her racist comment about black community explained everything.

 

Clothing

You can read about it here.

What I feel is that some women are really pushing forward the idea of free will in clothing. Ok, you do have a right to dress up how you like but there is a fine line which shouldn’t be crossed. I totally agree with Paglia here as she mentioned that you are sexualising your office clothes too. It is true. There should be a degree of professionalism. You can’t dress up in street meat clothing and expect men not to stare. Even women stare a man walking in short shorts and tight tank top in the streets and are like it’s not a beach. Don’t even mention celebs like Rihanna and Nicki Minaj who just tape their nipples. It’s not fashion forward and it’s disgusting. There is a way of showing sexiness and skin. Some women just don’t get it and term it as feminism.

 

CONCLUSION-

What I believe is that Camille Paglia is extremely strong woman who isn’t afraid of making bitter but true statements and doesn’t fear the reactions. I agree that she is a hardcore critic who isn’t afraid to criticise powerful people. She is really intelligent and determined as she said, “I do feel that I’m going to win in the long run,”. She represents true feminism and what a woman is and can be to the society. I truly look up to her. The world really needs more women like her.

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Why Is It So Hard to Accept Criticism?

What is right? What is wrong? Is criticism same as right and wrong….

“Critism”- not an unpopular word these days. This word emerged in English during 17th century. The word has been derived from the French word “critique”.Critism is basically judging one’s good and bad points. It can be positive as well as negative. Is critism important? Sometimes, its true and we should learn to accept it. Everyone has a different point of view. What may be right for you may be wrong for the other and vice versa.

One can say right and wrong are just theories. To be more scientific they are “normative theories of ethics“. Accepting criticism can be linked to the theory of right and wrong to a certain level.

Basically, we criticise a person when we think that the person is not doing something according to our ethics or simply our ideology. But at the same time that person is doing something right according to his ideology. Right and wrong are just illusions. 

We can understand it better by taking the example of killing. Killing is wrong. But when we kill a mosquito or lion kills a deer its not wrong. But if a human kills a human then its wrong. If a person kills endangered species, its illegal and wrong but if a person kills a chicken its right. 

From this we can conclude that right and wrong aren’t part of nature but an ideology or maybe a theory.

A person should listen to other’s point of view but should not blindly follow it. Analyze them but don’t get influenced by them. What makes sense will be kept in mind and rest won’t matter.

Similarly, one should accept criticism to a certain degree. Don’t be demoralized by it. Think over it and use the theory of right and wrong by your ideology.
PS: this article is right according to me but some people won’t agree.
Happy Reading 🙂