Last updated on: 3/23/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Camille Paglia, PhD Biography

Title:
University Professor of Humanities & Media Studies at the University of the Arts
Position:
Con to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
Reasoning:

“[I]n nature, procreation is the single, relentless rule. That is the norm. Our sexual bodies were designed for reproduction. Penis fits vagina: no fancy linguistic game-playing can change that biologic fact… No one is ‘born gay.’ The idea is ridiculous… Thus homosexuality, in my view, is an adaptation, not an inborn trait.”

Vamps and Tramps: New Essays, 1994

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • University Professor of Humanities & Media Studies, University of the Arts, 1984-present
  • Former writer, Interview
  • Former writer, Salon
  • Former teacher, Bennington College
Education:
  • PhD, Yale University, 1974
  • MPhil, Yale University, 1971
  • BA, State University of New York at Binghamton, 1968
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?