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Ayn Rand, Homosexuality, and Human Liberation

Ayn Rand, Homosexuality, and Human Liberation

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A circle, she thought, is the movement proper to physical nature, they say there's nothing but circular motion in the inanimate universe around us, but the straight line is the badge of man It was especially well received by business leaders, many of whom were impressed by its moral justification of capitalism and delighted to think of their occupations as noble and virtuous. Rand denied endorsing any kind of power difference between men and women, stating that metaphysical dominance in sexual relations refers to the man's role as the prime mover in sex and the necessity of male arousal for sex to occur. I don't think anybody has that kind of knowledge. Within 50 years, medicine will be able to cure or cull homosexuality, either through genetic tests like those in the movie Gattaca or through pills such as Ritalin administered during childhood. Roderick T.

So, rewind this conversation and explain what you mean a bit more. I recall her making a comment I think to Nathaniel Branden about the sex in her novels, something like, "This is my fantasy, not yours. Rand's critique of contemporary sexual interaction fits well with Glennon's description; Glennon says that "Instrumentalism is the embodiment of the extremes of modern consciousness: rationalistic, self-interested, emotionally managed. In particular, she is discussing the foreword to the first book, written by Lindsay Perigo, in which he pledges to challenge Ayn Rand's "outrageous view" of homosexuality "in the name of objectivism". New York: Meridian.

But polarism, once its biological essentialism has become foundational for the justification of power relations, allows for only two options: for the dominance of men over women, or for the dominance of women over men. Since he is above her, he is exercising the greater physical control. Please read that quote. Many scientists try very hard to de-emphasize this complexity, trying to reduce "human… Hence the adjective randy, I'm sure. I have in mind here the biography by Barbara Branden, Nathaniel Branden's memoir, and such critical accounts as Walker and Rothbard.


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Ayn Rand, Homosexuality, and Human Liberation book

How about sex as an expression of caring in a genuine relationship, regardless of the genders involved? I wrote: Well, again, I have absolutely no clue about the sexual psychologies of anybody without having more factual knowledge. Masculinity's association with instrumentality, and femininity's association with Ayn Rand, are evidences of the fracturing dualities of modern culture; cultural reform or revolution will eliminate the dualities and thus eliminate arbitrary sexual differentiations.

I find it hard to believe that this needs to be made any and Human Liberation book explicit; all of this speaks directly to assumptions about Rand's sexual psychology, not just her philosophical outlook on man-woman relationships.

So the character of Lillian is an expression of two elements of traditional sexual relations: the power struggles and psychological abuses endemic in traditional marriage, and the sexual conflict induced by ideological limitations placed by men on women's instrumentality.

As she learns about his political manipulations, and challenges him, he suggests that she has obligations to him as his wife not to question his actions, saying, "Have you thought of my feelings?

Rand does not provide it herself, but her colleague and lover Nathaniel Branden, during the time of his association with her and in a journal over which she exercised strict editorial control, made the following argument: "Physically, man is the bigger and stronger of the two sexes He is the first of her commentators to explore the intellectual milieu of Rand's early, formative years, providing a deeper appreciation for her occasional scathing remarks about Russian culture as she had experienced it.

We should be especially careful in drawing normative conclusions from biological premises when the biological premises are the same ones appealed to by the tradition for the suppression of women, and when the conclusions seem ominously like those of the tradition.

So I'm very baffled that I have to explain what I think is plainly there. This may be the saddest expression of Rand's Aristotelianism, because Rand's view seems to parallel Aristotle's theory that the female is a defective and ill-formed male. And more than that, if you want my really sincere opinion.

But polarism, once its biological essentialism has become foundational for the justification of power relations, allows for only two options: for the dominance of men over women, or for the dominance of women over men.

It stresses the work orientation of human activity. Ashgate, But in too many instances, I've found that you need to really get to know somebody before you can form a satisfactory conclusion A "masculinized woman" carries with it assumptions about gender roles and how a woman should or should not act, and what constitutes "masculinity" and "femininity" Rand's followers, unfortunately, have sometimes found Rand's polarism plausible.

Unable to distinguish between nature and culture, Rand raises an arbitrary feature of culture to the level of sign of basic metaphysical relation. She became an American citizen in So, with apologies to both Miss Rand and to the person who made the above statements, it's just not that black-and-white.

If you share our enjoyment of Ayn Rand's novels, please sign up or log in to post comments. Russian Radical is a different kind of look at Ayn Rand, a full-fledged 'hermeneutic' on the contours, development, and interpretation of her thought.

Rand has a similar response to the second proposal, and one which displays her ominous gender essentialism.Jun 06,  · According to a new book, this is normal, sort of.

In “Mean Girl: Ayn Rand and the Culture of Greed,” Lisa Duggan, a professor of social and cultural analysis at New York University, notes that.

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^ ^ Varnell, Paul."Ayn Rand and Homosexuality". Retrieved on at the Indegay Forum, originally published in the Chicago Free Press Dec. 3, ^ Keefner, Kurt. "Sciabarra on Ayn Rand and Homosexuality" (). A review of Chris Matthew Sciabarra’s Ayn Rand, Homosexuality, and Human Liberation (, Leap Publishing) ^ Rand, atlasbowling.com: February 2,St.

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Petersburg Russia. Jul 09,  · L indsay Perigo is a man on a mission. In his foreword to Chris Matthew Sciabarra’s Ayn Rand, Homosexuality, and Human Liberation, Perigo is determined to challenge Rand ‘s “outlandish view” of homosexuality, “in the very name of objectivism,” no less. And what was her view?

Rand, the Grand Dame of modern libertarianism, held that psychological immorality is at the root of. Description: Here is an objective analysis of the growing movement to normalize homosexaulity within the context of Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectism. It is that movement, as epitomized in Dr.

Chris Sciabarra's autograph, Ayn Rand, Homosexuality, and Human Liberation, that is examined, detailing each issue, from the normality and morality of.

The Ayn Rand Lexicon: This mini-encyclopedia of Objectivism is compiled from Ayn Rand’s statements on some topics in philosophy, economics, psychology and history. Feb 08,  · I honestly believe that if Ayn Rand were born today, and had a modern understanding of sex and gender etc, she'd likely have a huge fetish for dude on dude.

This is only a speculation but I believe its psychologically plausible. Sciabarra's Ayn Rand, Homosexuality and Human Liberation includes a chapter on "Male Bonding in the Randian Novel.