Written by: Sarah Taylor
Self-described “lifelong Democrat” and feminist Camille Paglia excoriated Hillary Clinton in a recent interview with Free Beacon, where she said that the former presidential candidate “exploits feminism.” She also noted that misogyny did not play a single part in Clinton’s loss to President Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election.
Paglia, an academic and social critic who has been a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pa. since 1984, has long been a critic of Clinton.
When asked if misogyny played a role in Clinton’s loss, Paglia said, “Misogyny played no significant role whatever in Hillary Clinton’s two defeats as a presidential candidate. This claim is such a crock!”
Noting that Clinton’s presidential bid was a “gross exploitation of feminism,” Paglia said that Clinton spent her entire career “attached to her husband’s coattails.”
“Hillary was handed job after job but produced no tangible results in any of them — except of course for her destabilization of North Africa during her rocky tenure as secretary of state,” Paglia said. “And for all her lip service to women and children, what program serving their needs did Hillary ever conceive and promote? She routinely signed on to other people’s programs or legislative bills but spent the bulk of her time in fundraising and networking for her own personal ambitions.”
Paglia continued and said that Clinton’s blind eyes to her husband’s infidelity can also be attributed to a lack of “authentic feminism.”