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There is no female Mozart because there is no female Jack the Ripper.
Camille Paglia Sexual Personae
What ever could this, prone to controversial statements, woman be saying? Discuss.


Sep. 5th, 2005 09:16 pm (UTC)
One might read it that she means that women have the ability, but not the opportunity, or the recognition of the expressed talent. Mozart and Jack-the-Ripper were the creations of their societies. Their passion and their excesses titillated and brought recognition. Or perhaps she meant that the egomania that characterized both men is notably absent in women.