Camille Paglia (born 2 April 1947 in Endicott, New York) is a leading American feminist academic, and an outspoken and often inopportune critic of anti-sex values, especially as applied to Boylove. Since 1984, Paglia has been a Professor at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Paglia has since backtracked slightly a la Peter Tatchell, although it appears she would support a higher age of consent.
- "Contemporary gays who try to distance themselves from this issue of boy-love are in effect committing cultural suicide. They're cutting themselves off from all the highest achievements of gay men..... Because I am a woman, and therefore I cannot be charged with man-boy love, I felt I had a moral obligation - and I don't recognize morality in most areas of life - a moral obligation to speak out against this kind of persecution in puritan Protestant culture, this persecution of a sensibility that as far as I can see has been intertwined with the highest achievements of art and intellect since the period of classical Athens".