In Defense Of Conservative Women Against Progressive SlanderA debate on EP's Q&A emerged at EP Link
Here's a curious observation about Republican and Democrat women:
Asked By: bxer999 o
I've noticed that, in general, among women active in politics in America, Republicans tend to wear more makeup and dress more fashionably than Democrat women. In short the Republican women tend to fit more the unsophisticated male's ideal of "sexiness" while the Democrat women come off more as people who think about things and want to get things of social value accomplished. What does this say about the social and moral standards of the two parties?
Posted by Leporid Mar 7th, 2011 at 10:33AM
The women who are attracted to the Democratic party tend to be liberal and also independent. They do not submit themselves to their mates as much as their Republican counterparts.
Conservative women are more likely to be religious, more willing to submitt themselves to home, husband, children then their liberal counterparts.
So the focus of a Liberal woman is being professional, competative and an equal to men. They may or may not care much how "pretty" they look.
Conservative woman are more into being part of something and their role is as a wife and mother. They don't compete as much with men and are very concerned with looks and being "attractive".
Just a huge generalization, but how I see it.
Reply by the author bxer999 Mar 7th, 2011 at 10:33AM
Agreed. It is going to be difficult to do away with the whole notion of women as sexual ob
My response :
Posted by conceptualclarity Mar 12th, 2011 at 12:57PM
Leoporid, I don't think it's a matter of conservative women are "more concerned with... being attractive." Rather, conservative women simply ARE more pretty and shapely than progressive women. Around 1998 in response to Clinton's ungracious comment about Kathleen Willey's anatomy, a feminist leader commented along the lines of "We feminists are all flat-chested." There is a logic to all of this. Empirical research has shown that progressives tend to be unhappy, envious, fatalistic, pessimistic people who marry less and get along with others poorly, while conservatives tend to be optimistic people with stronger interpersonal ties in family and religion and a more positive attitude toward their work lives. So one would expect less attractive people to end up on the political left. The left/right divide is a divide of temperament almost as much as anything else.
Bxer and Leporid are quite misguided in criticizing conservative women for keeping their appearance in good order. While feminist women tend to not get married or to treat husbands as to be discarded on their 4-year expiration date, conservative women tend to form lasting marriages. One important characteristic of people who love their mates is that they tend to be more motivated to maintain their health and weight and keep their personal appearance sharp, a benign and praiseworthy phenomenon, not something to be stigmatized. Leporid criticizes conservative women for being loyal and devoted to their families, in contrast to the feminists who raise out of wedlock children or children who are damaged greatly by the divorcing of their father. Which set of women is playing a more constructive role in regard to the next generation? The sociological research on divorce and illegitimacy's impacts is very clear.
Please knock off the delusion that conservative women aren't accomplishing plenty in the workplace.
The talk that American women are burdened by being regarded as "sexual ob
I conclude that the comparison of conservative and feminist women reflects well for the "the social and moral standards" of the right.