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Sarah Plain’s ‘Paglian Chthonic Sexual Power’

by | 13th, September 2008

WILL Wilkinson, a Research Fellow at the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C., enjoys Sarah Palin’s sex appeal:

First, let me just get it out of the way: I think she is a tremendously sexy woman. How this will effect the race, I have no idea, but it’s just got to. It’s not an issue of glamour so much as a kind of Paglian chthonic sexual power. Set in that context, her unabashed embrace of her fecundity and motherhood as a kind of qualification makes a lot of sense.


…(from Greek χθόνιος khthonios “of the earth”, from khthōn “earth”; pertaining to the Earth; earthy; subterranean) designates, or pertains to, deities or spirits of the underworld, especially in relation to Greek religion.

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