"Feminism keeps saying the sexes are the same. It keeps telling women they can do anything, go anywhere, say anything, wear anything. No they can't! Women will always be in sexual danger.... ....We must remedy social injustice whenever we can. But there are some things we cannot change. There are sexual differences that are based in biology. Academic feminism is lost in a fog of social constructionism. It believes we are totally the product of our environment. This idea was invented by Rousseau. He was wrong. Emboldened by dumb French language theory, academic feminists repeat the same hollow slogans over and over to each other. Their view of sex is naïve and prudish. Leaving sex to the feminists is like letting your dog vacation at the taxidermist's." Camille PAGLIA, 1992, Sex, Art, and American Culture. New York : Random House (Vintage Books).

"Everyone bears within him an image of women, inherited from his mother: it determines his attitude towards women as a whole, whether to honour, despise, or remain generally indifferent to them." Friedrich NIETZSCHE, Human, All-Too-Human: A Book for Free Spirits. New York : Russell & Russell, 1964.

"The conjunction of Lacanian-influenced psychoanalysis and feminist politics has led to major disagreements among feminist theorists. In Between Feminism and Psychoanalysis, edited by Teresa Brennan (King's College, Cambridge) outstanding feminist critics in Britain, France and the United States present new perspectives on feminism and psychoanalysis, opening out deadlocked debates.... The contributors....write against the received views on 'French feminism' and essentialism. They analyse the lack of a female symbolic. They re-read Freud for a different theory of knowledge and set Lacan against Aristotle for an alternative account of social and political causality. They rethink the role of Woman in Derrida's thought and psychoanalytic critiques of it, and examine perverse sexuality amongst women." Publisher's announcement, 1989. London : Routledge & Kegan Paul.
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The History and Geography of Human Genes.

Review by Peter Brimelow of The History and Geography of Human Genes

National Review, Sept 25, 1995 v47 n18 p98(1)


JUST as a hundred years ago the Victorians worried about reconciling Darwin with God, today every honest mind must be perturbed by what appears to be the mounting scientific evidence of racial differences. This perturbation is all the greater because of the dishonesty and personal viciousness that characterized much of the reaction to The Bell Curve when it broke the taboo on public discussion of the issue last year. Since much of the evidence was already well known to scholars, the question now must be whether science will inform politics or politics chill science. This book, although by respected scholars, appears to be evidence that politics is winning. It has been advertised as an antidote to The Bell Curve because of a passage proclaiming the 'scientific failure of the concept of human races' due to the problem of overlap and gradation between groups. Of course overlaps and gradations exist in all systems of classification, but taxonomy remains fundamental to science. And the genetic evidence in the balance of the book makes clear that human beings can indeed be grouped roughly in accordance with traditional racial divisions.


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