Cafemom has to be the biggest gathering of Ayn Rand lovers I've ever seen. Why is that? Why are there people on this site who read and cherry pick key elements of what she wrote and regurgitate them all over Cafemom? I just don't see the appeal in the Church of the Virtue of Selfishness. Anyone?
Answer by janet116 at 1:03 AM on Jun. 3, 2009
Keep stirring that pot of drama. LOL. regurgitate. Whatever.
Answer by Anonymous at 4:23 PM on Jun. 2, 2009
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Answer by beachmamaof2 at 4:32 PM on Jun. 2, 2009
Answer by MissBearNMonkey at 4:38 PM on Jun. 2, 2009
Answer by MissBearNMonkey at 4:40 PM on Jun. 2, 2009
lol - I think it's unwise to assume 'most' moved on from reading her material at age 15 if you're finding a large number of women here who apparently still do! =)
That being said many people read many things for different reasons; I suspect what you are referring to are in political discussions? I know many people feel she was a beacon of sorts showing the evils of the 'collective' vs the 'self'...that appeals to many people who feel they're being 'oppressed' by their governments or fellow men...
Some just appreciate her writing skill; and ability to write so eloquently in English when her native tongue til her early 20's was Russian. Is your assumption that most have moved on based on thinking that unless a teacher were forcing them no one would read something that old? Because I am quite fond of even older works; The Iliad; The Odyssey; etc...
Answer by beachmamaof2 at 4:47 PM on Jun. 2, 2009
Answer by MissBearNMonkey at 5:00 PM on Jun. 2, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 5:57 PM on Jun. 2, 2009