Christina Hoff Sommers gave this encouraging report:
Last week I attended a debate at American University [AU] between dissident feminist Camille Paglia and AU gender scholar Jane Flax. The topic: “Gender Roles: Nature or Nurture?”
Flax gave a polite and respectable defense of an exhausted idea: “gender is a social construction.” But Paglia stole the show. She deftly reminded the audience that Mother Nature tends to get the final word—and is not a feminist.
I watched the faces of astonished and fascinated undergraduates as Paglia shattered the sacred icons of contemporary gender studies. By the end of the evening, even three sullen hipsters sitting next to me seemed to be won over.
Sommers, C.H. (2013). Comet Camille Paglia comes to AU and talks gender. American Enterprise Institute. Available https://www.aei.org/publication/comet-camille-paglia-comes-to-au-and-talks-gender/. Last accessed 8th Aug 2015.