Philosophy Lady

Objectivism: A Whole Philosophy Considered

Ayn Rand’s fiction and nonfiction works have been read by millions of readers across the world. Like most philosophers, Rand has received much admiration as well as vitriol. Supporters of her philosophy, Objectivism, speak about ideas such as reason, individualism, and egoism. Detractors often speak of Objectivism as a belief that encourages egotism, which essentially […]

Authenticity: As Rare as Mink Earmuffs at Church

After my mom ghosted us, my dad struggled to raise myself and my brother. Then he remarried and started his own consultancy business. Over time, the hand-me-down clothes were exchanged for clothes from discount stores and, eventually, we began shopping at the local mall. It was slow but certain progress. One Christmas during this financial […]

In Honor of Margaret Thatcher

October 13, 1925 – April 8, 2013 “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.” The only female prime minister of Great Britain. Called the Iron Lady, for her personal and political toughness. Only British prime minister of the 20th century to win three consecutive terms. She emphasized the […]

Daring Our Children to be Different

We have spent our whole lives shaping our beliefs and making decisions to guide ourselves to what we hope is a good life. Our children are infused with our beliefs and guided by the types of decisions we’ve made and the reasons why we made them. And, why not? We’ve spent our lives assessing the […]

What are the Best Ways for a Woman to Defend Herself?

First, a note about my experience on the subject: I have studied the martial arts for more than three decades. I have taught for more than a quarter of a century. I have done my homework: hundreds of hours of research on attackers, victims, and the physiological impact of a sudden threat and/or attack. I […]

Another Hazard to Government Regulation of “Unhealthy” or “Fattening” Foods

Mayor Bloomberg of NYC made a splash with his recent attempt to curb the consumption of large sodas, which was thwarted by the courts. Nanny State proponents, such as Bloomberg, argue that it is the government’s right–and even duty–to force us, either through laws or taxation, to eat healthier in order to cut down on […]

The Injustice of Vilifying Rape Victims

The recent trial and conviction of two Ohio teens for the rape of an unconscious female brings to light a number of questions, including: Why would somebody vilify a rape victim? Don’t people view the crime of rape as a violation of a person’s rights? And, quite frankly, where in the hell is the justice? […]