The Proper Place of Women
Webcast Q&A: 11 March 2012, Question 2
I answered a question on the proper place of women on 11 March 2012. You can listen to or download the podcast of just this question below – or check out the whole episode of Philosophy in Action Radio.
Are women subservient to men in Objectivism like in Christianity? The Bible and Christians teach that God made women to be subservient to men and not to be their leader. Ayn Rand seems to think that women are naturally subservient to men and should not be their leader. Aside from the appeal to God, what's the difference?
My Answer, In Brief: Ayn Rand's views on sexual psychology, even if wrong, are not merely asserted without reason, as in Christianity, but rather are based on biological facts.
- Duration: 20:37
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