In the wake of the pooter-flashing scandal that's rocked our country during the past week (seriously, Iraq whaa? Clitney!), a burning question has formed in all of our minds: what impact will the increased incidence of celebrity vagina-showing have on sex-positive feminism? Well, wonder no more: Camille Paglia, the ever-controversial author of Sexual Personae (and also an incredibly educational commentary track on the DVD of Basic Instinct) shared her thoughts with Us Weekly.
On how it's affecting feminism:In other (ok, Amy Poehler's way more concise) words: "Ladies, you need to cool it. Nobody wants to see your baby factory."
"These girls are lowering themselves to the level of backstreet floozies. It angers me because I fought a bitter fight to get feminism back on track and be pro-sex at the same time. This is degrading the entire pro-sex wing of feminism."
On how it's affecting their reputation:
"I am completely appalled by what these young women are doing because I think that they are cheapening their own image and obliterating all sexual mystery and glamour, which are the heart of the star system."