Camille Paglia's Approval of Child Pornography And Sexual Contact with ChildrenAs the article explains, she has a long history of promoting views that would normally make her an outcast.
Camille Paglia is a self-described libertarian feminist and is a professor of Humanities and Media Studies at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
For a number of years now, Paglia has been promoted by conservative pundits and media outlets as a sane voice of reason in the midst of an increasingly absurd and malevolent political climate. She is touted as being a renegade feminist, and as an unlikely ally who daringly opposes the most egregious excesses of modern feminist philosophy.
There have been attempts to get her fired, but not for support of child porn and pedophilia. They wanted her fired for not following certain other leftist views.
I am not saying she should be fired. She is a kook with a lot of nutty views, but her critics should be able to explain why she is wrong. It is just amazing that she is held out as some sort of free speech hero for expressing some commonplace opinions, while she gets away with saying extremely radical and offensive things all the time.