La Paglia has little confidence in feminist civilization. Assuming, of course, that one can reasonably even call it that.
A peevish, grudging rancor against men has been one of the most unpalatable and unjust features of second- and third-wave feminism. Men’s faults, failings and foibles have been seized on and magnified into gruesome bills of indictment. Ideologue professors at our leading universities indoctrinate impressionable undergraduates with carelessly fact-free theories alleging that gender is an arbitrary, oppressive fiction with no basis in biology.
Is it any wonder that so many high-achieving young women, despite all the happy talk about their academic success, find themselves in the early stages of their careers in chronic uncertainty or anxiety about their prospects for an emotionally fulfilled private life? When an educated culture routinely denigrates masculinity and manhood, then women will be perpetually stuck with boys, who have no incentive to mature or to honor their commitments. And without strong men as models to either embrace or (for dissident lesbians) to resist, women will never attain a centered and profound sense of themselves as women….
After the next inevitable apocalypse, men will be desperately needed
again! Oh, sure, there will be the odd gun-toting Amazonian survivalist
gal, who can rustle game out of the bush and feed her flock, but most
women and children will be expecting men to scrounge for food and water
and to defend the home turf. Indeed, men are absolutely indispensable
right now, invisible as it is to most feminists, who seem blind to the
infrastructure that makes their own work lives possible.
TL;DR: viva la difference!