After reading Philip Coates’ assessment of women, and Objectivists women in particular, I’m left a little confused.
Women that don’t ask questions, or keep conversations formal and academic; where the hell did you find these? In the past, most of the ones I have met are usually in Dick Tracey mode within 15 minutes. Of course, since these are Objectivists women you are talking about, somehow I’m suppose to believe that the explanations are complex psychological ones that are a by-product of the woman's misunderstanding of the philosophy, and a hyper-rejection of altruism.
Perhaps so, but on the other hand, maybe it’s not all that complex or has nothing whatsoever to do with the fact they are Objectivists; besides, any speculation along these lines, is just that, speculation, and of the highly unsupported type. Jesus, Phil, is your first hand knowledge and experience with dating women so deep, that you really believe you can play Sigmund Freud about their thinking and motivations within this context?
Sorry, but I don’t buy that you are in a position to make those judgments.
Look, I'll grant you that some women are self-absorbed bitches, but on average, I have not found this to be the case. In fact, in my experience, self-absorption seems to run rampant among men. If I were to wager on whether it would be the male or female that doesn’t really give a damn about what the other does, thinks or aspires to; my money is on the guy. But be that as it may, there is another possibility that is missing, and it is a far simpler explanation than these complex armchair-psychologist ones that I have read on this thread.
Try this; write down every possible reason why these women may not be asking you any questions: then run Occam’s Razor across that list.
(Edited by George W. Cordero on 4/04, 2:50pm)