From: litt@xxxxxxxxxxxxx (Toby Litt)
Date: Tue, 25 Jul 1995 22:00:17 GMT
Harrison Brace wrote:
>How, and why would anyone respond to her (Paglia's)
>"critical" statements such as "only women have vaginas" from that essay,
>hum-drum remarks that she imagines to be witherning?
I'm not spoiling for a fight here, but isn't the point she's trying to make
about the very _hum-drumness_ of sexual differentiation? (And if anything's
going to get withered, it's penises, not vaginas. :-) )
Paglia is a polemicist, so her points are sloppy, but isn't there a
difficulty here for gender-definitions that begin and end in discourse
Not that I believe that what Foucault says is as simple as all that.