Is our position too weak to withstand scrutiny in light of reality?

Paul Crider killed it. “A liberal feminist can recognize the magnitude of male supremacy and acknowledge the weaknesses of liberal theory, but conclude that the tenets of liberalism discussed above are too valuable to discard and that their sacrifice will be unlikely to advance the cause of justice anyway.”

SIMILARLY, a classical liberal can recognize the magnitude of male supremacy and acknowledge the weaknesses of liberal theory, but conclude that the tenets of liberalism discussed above are too valuable to discard and that their sacrifice will be unlikely to advance the cause of justice anyway.

Free-market proponents do ourselves a disservice when we deny the magnitude of male supremacy. First, it erodes our credibility. Second, it indicates that we think our position is too weak to withstand scrutiny in light of reality.

In reality, both are true. Male supremacy is real. Rape culture is real. Patriarchy is real. But the reality of these problems alone does not justify state intervention or the erosion of classical liberal values. The right way forward is to convince people that solutions can and should be found within the framework of individual liberty and property rights.

More on feminism:

“If feminism is about women’s liberation from millennia of oppression, then capitalism is the sponsor, not the enemy, of feminism.” Capitalism Doesn’t Care about Women, but It Does Liberate Them

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Sometimes (usually) it takes someone crazy enough to strap a gun on a drone to fight the FAA bastards who want to tell him he can’t.

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