Paglia has been banging this drum for a few weeks now, Drudge has been linking to her on this theme I think is interesting and I see a lot of truth in what she says here.
Write up by Weiss at WSJ here, excerpts:
'What you're seeing is how a civilization commits suicide," says Camille Paglia. This self-described "notorious Amazon feminist" isn't telling anyone to Lean In or asking Why Women Still Can't Have It All. No, her indictment may be as surprising as it is wide-ranging: The military is out of fashion, Americans undervalue manual labor, schools neuter male students, opinion makers deny the biological differences between men and women, and sexiness is dead. And that's just 20 minutes of our three-hour conversation.To judo this thing from Paglia here, I think females are often natural managers and fearless; and if economics is sometimes literally translated as "house-management" I often wish there was more female presence in economics which (not to denigrate the female economists I admire) is mostly imo an "All Male Review" (and reeeaallllly screwed up!)
Politically correct, inadequate education, along with the decline of America's brawny industrial base, leaves many men with "no models of manhood," she says. "Masculinity is just becoming something that is imitated from the movies. There's nothing left. There's no room for anything manly right now." The only place you can hear what men really feel these days, she claims, is on sports radio.
Where are the females in economics? Maybe a large part of the problem we face is due to the fact that imo females are at least under-represented in leading economic policy positions and in the academe.