In an upcoming New York magazine, Naomi Wolf will attack an elderly Yale professor for sexual harassment, according to The Telegraph. I love the quotes from Camille Paglia, also a former student of the eminent prof.
“It really grates on me that Naomi Wolf for her entire life has been batting her eyes and bobbing her boobs in the face of men and made a profession out of courting male attention by flirting and offering her sexual allure.”
I’m confused by this bit.
The professor inspires fierce loyalty from many of his students and his learning, warmth and charisma have been described as “overwhelmingly, destructively, seductive” for female undergraduates.
So he’s just too darn learned, warm and charismatic? Is Wolf saying that he charms women or that he gropes them against their will? And if the man deserves to be destroyed, why did she wait till he’s old and sick to go public with her accusations?
Update: The professor is literary critic Harold Bloom.