Conservative women sexy, liberal women not so much?
A British journalist who describes himself as a “liberal-lefty-pro-feminist” claims that politically conservative women are way more sexy than their left-wing counterparts.
Writing in the London Spectator, Cosmo Landesman opines that right-wing women (and he specifically offered examples such as pundits Sarah Palin and Ann Coulter) are “super sexy” and that stereotypes and generalizations about conservative women in general being uptright or prudish are way out of date. He also argues that looks have nothing to do with it. Instead their attractiveness is about what he calls “a certain mindset and sensibility” that rejects the political correctness of the left.
Landesman explains his no-longer-secret “lust” for conservative women who are in the media and in elective office in part because…
Women of the right will not tolerate sexism; but nor do they have that tendency of some left-wing women always to play the victim of sexism. They have a robust, get-on-with-it attitude to life that makes them less prone to the neurotic, whiney, oh-poor-me melodrama that has infected so much thinking of left-leaning feminists… And right-wing women never think that leaving the toilet seat up is a passive-aggressive act of patriarchy.”
Separately, a UCLA study published in September 2012 suggested that politically conservative women are more likely than their ideologically liberal opposites “to have feminine features that people find attractive,” The Daily Caller reported. According to one of the study’s authors, “Female politicians with stereotypically feminine facial features are more likely to be Republican than Democrat, and the correlation increases the more conservative the lawmaker’s voting record.” Another author referrred to to the findings as the “Michele Bachman effect.”
Regardless of what standard is being used, the issue of attractiveness is subjective, although the Free Patriot website complied this list — which includes journalist Michelle Fields — of what it considers the top 10 hottest conservative women in the media.
Do you think that attitude or looks correlate with politics? Do you agree or disagree with the author that liberal women and feminists are more likely to play the victim card?
[Michelle Fields image credit: Gage Skidmore]