In "Ayn Rand Answers" she makes it clear that her ideas on gender role and identity come from an anatomical perspective, namely that the man is sexually 'dominate' because he is 'bigger and stronger' and has a penis.
In "The Psychology of Self-Esteem" Branden, again, raises this viewpoint and uses it to advocate heterosexuality as the 'optimal' romantic choice. (page 208-209)
Is there a fuller explanation for this view in general?
Do these views have implications for practicing Objectivists? Are they part of Objectivism?
The subject of sex is complex and belongs largely to the science of psychology. I asked Ayn Rand once what philosophy specifically has to say on the subject. She answered: "It says that sex is good"
Nathaniel Branden is no longer associated with me, with my philosophy or with The Objectivist (formerly The Objectivist Newsletter).
answered Jul 04 '11 at 02:20
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