Numbers of Men Versus Women in Objectivism
Webcast Q&A: 8 May 2011, Question 5
I answered a question on numbers of men versus women in Objectivism on 8 May 2011. You can listen to or download the podcast of just this question below – or check out the whole episode of Philosophy in Action Radio.
Why are more men than women attracted to Objectivism? More men than women seem to be attracted to Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism. Why is that? And does it matter?
My Answer, In Brief: Presumably, more men are attracted to Objectivism than women for the same reason that more men are attracted to philosophy than women. Those reasons may be due to innate differences or cultural influences, yet ultimately, they reflect people's choices. However, the gender gap is not nearly as wide today as it used to be.
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