Tinkerbell’s Team Pick: Gaga Stigmata

Gaga Stigmata is a new technological journal that “takes seriously the project of pop phenomenon Lady Gaga” and requires that its submissions be “highly polished, well written, thoroughly cited and original examinations.”

Recently, Jack Halbertsam, author of Female Masculinity (which we enjoy quotingsubmitted a response to Camille Paglia’s stupid essay from last week’s Sunday Times UK:

Once a decade, Paglia, an acid tongued Susan Sontag wannabe, rents space in some national newspaper to tell us that we are all wrong about everything. Usually we are all wrong about a cultural icon we all love…or else we are all wrong about an entire movement of theory and philosophy, or we are simply wrong about our historical moment, the meaning of sex, the politics of gender, Madonna, Italians, John Donne, lesbians, drag queens, the economy, universities, cultural revolt…and now, we find out, **newsflash** we were all wrong about Lady Gaga.

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  1. Agreed. The detractors of Paglia are often professional queer theorists. Although not much can be said for the weight of her philosophy her witticisms are probably ahead of her time, as identity politics are quickly becoming a problem of a distant american history. That is to say, identify issues cannot be solved in the american capitalist society. The gaga site is boring.

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