Free Women, Free Men
- Sex, Gender, Feminism
- Narrated by: Camille Paglia
- Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 03-14-17
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House Audio
Regular price: $28.00
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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 listening that affirm the power of men and women and what we can accomplish together.
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By Jason on 04-19-17
Paglia at her best
Where does Free Women, Free Men rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
It's completely different than my usual purchase and I was a little worried it might be static theory but listening to this is like listening to her fantastically electric lectures. She really is a fabulous wordsmith. The sentences are epic, and always with a sense of humour. More than anything I love when she ruminates on art. Her scope is enormous. No one like her. I had a blast listening.
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By Elise Reynolds on 06-12-17
Important Critique of FeminismToday
Not everyone is going to like Paglia and if you do decide you like her then most likely you are not going to agree with her on all topics. However she is a very important voice in Feminism today. There is a reason why most young women don't want to identify as feminist. To leave Feminism uncriticized is to not do feminists any favors. We need open minded, intelligent, thought provoking voices, ideally from women offering alternative points of view. I appreciate her ideas of "equal opportunity feminist", a feminism that works for men and women for the improvement of general society. I appreciate her being pro-male and giving men their due in society.
Where I think she falls down in this book is her over use of high academic terms that people like myself have no foundation of reference. Her over use of Apollonian, Rousseau, and in my mind obscure Hollywood references. For me it takes away from her message.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful