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Camille Paglia and transgender people

Camille Paglia is a conservative American transgender academic who is considered part of the so-called intellectual dark web.

Paglia has made a number of statements critical of the transgender rights movement. Paglia has said, “No one deserves special rights, protections, or privileges on the basis of their eccentricity.”

Paglia has also called trans healthcare for youth “child abuse.”


Camille Anna Paglia waas born on April 2, 1947 in Endicott, New York. As a child, Paglia occasionally used the names Anastasia, Stacy, and Stanley.

Paglia earned a bachelor’s degree from Binghamton University in 1968, followed by a master’s degree and a doctorate from Yale in 1972. Paglia was menotred by Harold Bloom and inspired by Susan Sontag’s role as a celebrity public intellectual.

Paglia is best known the the 1990 book Sexual Personae (based on Paglia’s dissertation and originally titled The Androgynous Dream). Paglia is also known for criticism of feminist movements, thus winning praise from Christina Hoff Sommers, Germaine Greer, and other anti-trans activists.

Paglia and artist Alison Maddex were in a relationship, and Paglia adopted Maddex’s child before the two split up.


Last, Jonathan V. (June 15, 2017). Camille Paglia: On Trump, Democrats, Transgenderism, and Islamist Terror. The Weekly Standard


Battle of Ideas (November 4, 2016). Feminism: in conversation with Camille Paglia.

Friedersdorf, Conor (May 1, 2019). Camille Paglia Can’t Say That. The Atlantic


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