On the second day of this new year, Jule Borowski, AKA Token Libertarian Girl, made a video for her YouTube channel called “Addressing the Lack of Female Libertarians”. In it, she discusses why she believes more women aren’t attracted to the LP, sometimes in a humorous manner. You can view her video here:
Well, there has been quite a bit of discussion about this topic in the ensuing week. Sarah Skwire wrote No Girls Allowed In Bleeding Heart Liberals.
Megan Mcardle let her views be known: The Problem with Libertarian Women is Not Libertarian Men , in The Daily Beast.
David Frum wrote this piece, also in The Daily Beast: Why Aren’t More Libertarians Women?
But, my favorite response is from Cathy Reisenwitz: Sex, Butts and Orgasms: A Response to Julie Borowski She has two classic lines in this video that I’ll have to work into a conversation as often as possible: ”When Julie slut-shames, she does libertarianism a disservice”, and “We Think Women are People Too”.
But this does make me wonder: do most Libertarian men think women are people, too? Why do our IPR readers think there are so few Libertarian women compared to the number of men?Disclosure: The writer of this article is a Libertarian woman who married a Libertarian man. Update: I just found this response to Julie’s article from Tom Woods. I can’t imagine why I missed it before. You’ll enjoy reading his whole response here: The Central Committee Has Handed Down its Denunciation. Dr. Woods references an article on the topic which touches an issue being explored on another thread here on IPR. You can read Bryan Caplan’s article Women, Liberty, Marketing and Social Science here. The IPR article discussing personality types is http://www.independentpoliticalreport.com/2013/01/mark-hilgenberg-why-are-libertarians-hard-to-understand/