I've already written such an article, and received extreme reactions, good and bad, when I posted it to We the Living and Atlantis II.
However, I no longer have any interest in arguing this before an Objectivist audience; I have no doubt of my convictions, nor of the value of my work, but I do not think that in the last analysis Objectivism truly values personal happiness so much as adherence to an ethic promotive of a bourgeois society; Objectivism is ultimately concerned with whether someone embodies the 'rational' values that produce health, wealth, and security, and it is ultimately willing to kill passionate happiness that is not proper to a middle-class society.
The evidence for this is spattered across the last two weeks of this site. But personally, the final close occurred when I saw that the degree to which another followed Objectivism was the degree my joy and passion were not admired and respected but derided and punished. When I see a philosophy snarling is hatred because it sees someone extremely happy in disobedience to its morality, that is the time to realize that one must seek elsewhere for a defense of one's life. I have done so, and seeing all the more how deep in goes in the philosophy that sadly misfulfilled Rand's beautiful songs, I don't want to write under this. Meaning no personal offense to you, and respecting the motion of a challenge, I don't want to defend my Life by standards I do not love.
In case anyone else here wishes to discuss, promote, or defame sex work or courtesanship on SOLO, I hereby note that I am not interested in discussing it here or at this time, and my silence is not a sanction of anything anyone might say.
Jeanine Ring )(*)(
P.S. On 'sacred sex'; I hope I never meet Amy Hayden, because if I do I will not be able to restrain myself from slapping her until she bleeds. How dare she appropriate that term in such an insulting manner.