Saturday, March 08, 2008

Silencing women's voices

From the Western Standard:

True story: I once told a female professor of mine at Queen's that women had a profound intellectual influence on me. I told her about Harriet Taylor, Isabel Paterson, Ayn Rand, Margaret Thatcher, Wendy McElroy and others. Especially Ayn Rand, I told her. Her response? Those women don't really count as women. Why? Because they're busy pushing for "male" philosophies and "male" preferences--like capitalism, negative liberty, and competition. In order to count as fully female, you have to push feminist care ethics and the virtues associated with caring for infants and the household and the community.

Feminism: It's not about women, it's about ideology.

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