Camille Paglia's Rape and the Modern Sex War Essay

1098 Words5 Pages
Camille Paglia's Rape and the Modern Sex War Camille Paglia writes the article, Rape and the Modern Sex War, which is about young women being vulnerable in today’s society against rape and how feminism has mistakenly led women to believe that they aren’t in any danger. Paglia states her opinion to women because she believes “that women are vulnerable and should be aware of the pervasiveness of rape” (83) all the time. Rape has been around for hundreds of years and the effects it has on women are life long terrifying memories. Paglia speaks to women saying that they should be ready for these situations and not be with a group of guys alone, always be with other girlfriends, and learn to take feminism out of the picture and realize…show more content…
Running to a certain authority is not the definition of a strong woman, says Paglia referring to her Italian philosophy that existence brings about confrontation (84). She wants women to stand up for themselves and when a man makes a rude remark about a women’s sexuality they should deal with it then and there. Paglia uses an example from the movie Where the Boys Are when talking about feminism because the movie takes place in 1960 and is about women anticipating and defending themselves against horny men. It’s victim is lured into a room full of guys not seeing what is about to happen and says that actions are often not perceived correctly and this is where the different sexualities are noticed (84). This point can be argued because the media blows things out of proportion and this evidence isn’t really evidence because it 3 lacks reality and is an opinion of Paglia’s. Paglia’s final assumption in her essay is geared toward both sexes and how we must prevent rape as a society. Men and women must come to certain identities, which are somewhat similar but are easily distinguished according to Paglia in my point of view. When a man has sex with a girl it is said that he is entering manhood. When a woman menstruates she is becoming a “real woman” and she wants women to know

    More about Camille Paglia's Rape and the Modern Sex War Essay

      Open Document