Famed Feminist Says Hollyweird Is Ruining Women

Camille Paglia: Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Hollywood Are Ruining Women*

Famed Feminist Says Hollyweird Is Ruining Women

from hollywoodreporter.com: It’s staggering that 22-year-old Taylor Swift earned $57 million and Katy Perry $45 million. How is it possible that such monumental fortunes could be accumulated by performers whose songs have barely escaped the hackneyed teenybopper genre? But more important, what do the rise and triumph of Swift and Perry tell us about the current image of women in entertainment?

Despite the passage of time since second-wave feminism erupted in the late 1960s, we’ve somehow been thrown back to the demure girly-girl days of the white-bread 1950s. It feels positively nightmarish to survivors like me of that rigidly conformist and man-pleasing era, when girls had to be simple, peppy, cheerful and modest. Doris Day, Debbie Reynolds and Sandra Dee formed the national template -- that trinity of blond oppressors!

As if flashed forward by some terrifying time machine, there’s Taylor Swift, America’s latest sweetheart, beaming beatifically in all her winsome 1950s glory from the cover of Parade magazine in the Thanksgiving weekend newspapers. In TV interviews, Swift affects a “golly, gee whiz” persona of cultivated blandness and self-deprecation, which is completely at odds with her shrewd glam dress sense. Indeed, without her mannequin posturing at industry events, it’s doubtful that Swift could have attained her high profile.


  1. does the covinous collusion of the currency printers, the [Talmudvision] "Media" [Hollywood] and the crackhouse called congress..

    ….all working for the same anti-truth &

    ANTI-JUSTICE, perversion promoting psychopaths…

    have anything to do with the destruction of the basic building block of a strong "Nation"….


    impact the images promoted by the perverts who manufacture the "Role" models for "girls"….like madonna, britney spears ….

    gag gag….

    are sodomites really happy ?

    who is it that hates truth as a religion ?

  2. last night on coast to coast john b wells said he wanted clyde as a guest. clyde is way more interesting than most hosts although I like john b wells.tell clyde to do his homework before accepting and pull no punches, this a huge opportunity to grab the fan base.clyde is fun and he has to portray that as a guest.and bring up fun topics. sincerely…redlion

  3. A few ideals of the 50s may be coming back in a superficial sense, but I cannot believe it goes much deeper than a shallow admiration for power psychology, fantasizing about watching your money grow in the bank and fetishisizing a work environment where boys all of the sudden had to compete with women. The Kinsey Reports kicked off what the baby boom of 45 had begun. That shift of a world view I suppose could account for so many selling out their nation on TV; So slowly no one who points it out aren't laughed down.

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