Someone else learns the hard way that libertarians and libertines aren't the same thing
Through Tbogg, I found this hysterical post by a girl who calls herself Libertarian Girl and who seems, at first blush, to have a bunch of male readers who like to hang out and flatter themselves by seeing that a cute girl agrees with their politics. If she had only saved herself for them!
Basically, she posts about going out with and then going home with a Republican. I know. I'd be embarrassed about sleeping with a Republican, too. Luckily, we don't allow them in Austin to avoid that sort of mistake. Her conservative readership slut-shames her, and frankly I was a little jealous. No one slut-shames me because they know I won't put up with it, and also, I don't have an interesting sex life by any stretch of the imagination. Well, not interesting in the gossipy sense. It's interesting enough to me. Alas, it's a great example to libertarians who actually think they can hang with the conservatives but still get to enjoy that sexed-up lifestyle. You only get that if you are a closeted gay man who poses as a conservative Christian Republican.
I'm not your dad but you might consult him on this. This kind of post isn't exactly in your enlightened self interest.
I thought I would be agreeing much more with someone who posts as libertariangirl. I'm delinking you because this is beginning to feel like a voyeuristic blog instead of a political one.
Hint: "Enlightened self-interest" is one of those touchy-feely libertarian phrases. In this case, it seems to mean that self-interest for women strongly resembles adhering to patriarchal codes for some reason. My self-interest decrees that I have fun once in awhile, but what do I know?
I was hoping that this site would be a great blog to point my readers to for an honest counter opinion.
But that's different than pointing my readers to a woman with no dignity or self respect.
Translation: Your opinion was fine as long as you weren't scaring me with all that "women like sex" stuff. I won't take it from my wife, and I'm not taking it from you.
No contradiction. Some of the commenters' responses to her post were crude and nasty and should be ignored. However, given that people are going to make those sorts of comments to those sorts of posts, if she doesn't like receiving those sorts of responses she should keep that in mind for future posts.
_Atlas Shrugged_ is the second most influential book in the US after the Bible. Whether you like it or not, that warrants taking Ayn Rand seriously.
This has nothing to do with the topic at hand, but I am seriously scared if this woman is speaking truth. The Bible and Atlas Shrugged?! What's third? Valley of the Dolls?
I've met a lot of self-professed libertarian men, mostly when I was younger. And yeah, I'd say that most were weirdly possessive of women and female sexuality. It's a tough lesson to learn for young women, I'd guess. It's tempting to draw the conclusion that it's easier to be a libertarian when you're not the one who needs your freedom protected from your fellow citizens' intrusiveness.