This does create differences between Heteros and Homos; but not to the point that Chris Sciabarra would have us *hype* it. He has also hyped up differences between the sexes with his flawed view of "Feminism". I wish I knew what on earth I was responding to. Do you care to explain that? Where have I ever "hyped" the differences between "Heteros" and "Homos"? My monograph on the subject goes out of its way to state that the issue is not "gay" liberation but human liberation. And where on earth do I "hype" the differences between the sexes? The book, Feminist Interpretations of Ayn Rand, includes a number of essays on the question of gender and sexuality, but not a single essay in that collection was authored by me---except for the introduction, which was co-authored with my co-editor, Mimi Reisel Gladstein. And in that introduction, I take no stand at all on the "differences between the sexes." My only "view" of "Feminism" is expressed in a debate in the pages of The Free Radical (which readers may trace here). And that view is fairly straightforward: That there were individualist and classical liberal roots to "Feminism" and that Ayn Rand's work could "speak" to feminists, especially those interested in the virtues of productivity and independence, and in the value of the integrated human being. In other words, I took the same stand on "Women's Liberation" that I took on "Gay Liberation": Insofar as Rand's work helps us to understand and achieve human liberation and human integration, women and gays (etc.) could profitably learn from it. (I mention these positions not as a way of re-opening a debate that was utterly exhausted some years ago, but only as a point of reference.)
So, I must ask again: What on earth are you talking about?
(Edited by sciabarra on 5/05, 3:49am)