4.29.2009

Why Conservative Women Are Hotter

Before we can answer why they're hotter, we should probably first establish if they're hotter.

Fortunately, Catholic blogger Matthew Archbold has already done that for me. (Thanks to Pundit and Pundette for putting me on to this with her post, "Hotness Gap")

Archbold writes:

"I mean it's been great all these years telling the libs that we're more moral than them but when we drop on them that we're hotter, that'll hit them where it hurts. Oh yeah."
Even more telling is this:

"When I was a young atheist idiot liberal I always thought conservative women were just prettier and more self confident but I think the idea has now gained a national and undeniable prominence."
"Prettier" or not, what makes a conservative woman hotter isn't her looks it's her gumption.

By necessity, a conservative woman must do the legwork to establish the ideological foundations of her political philosophy. She can't sit idly by like the liberal girls and be taught indoctrinated from grade school through college about the merits of liberal thought.

Too, there's no question that conservatives have been playing defense in the culture war for quite some. A conservative woman has to fight to hold her ground, rather than merely latch on to the coattails of the currently in-vogue political views.

Having to defend your political ideology against the prevailing will of popular opinion may make you an underdog, but it makes you a fighter. And, that's hot.

Obviously, not all conservative chicks are feisty with sound evidence and reasoning for their political persuasions, and not all liberal ladies are spineless and unable to support their political beliefs. I'm generalizing here.

But I've known plenty of women on both sides of the political spectrum and have found that the conservative ones are often able to express the canons of their political persuasion better than their liberal counterparts. Not because they are more intelligent, per se, but because they have not been able to piggyback on the ideas of their professors, the media, and culture at large.

Knowing what you believe and why and holding to it with conviction despite the consquences (see Carrie Prejean as Exhibit A) is hot no matter who you are, conservative or liberal. That's the self-confidence that Archbold was talking about.

Of course, that fact that we're right (as commenter Smitty says our views are formed from "fundamental existential truths") doesn't hurt our hotness factor either.

Update: It's not just conservative women who are hotter.

15 comments:

  1. "A conservative women has to fight to hold her ground, rather than merely latch on to the coattails of the currently in-vogue political views.
    Having to defend your political ideology against the prevailing will of popular opinion may make you an underdog, but it makes you a fighter. And, that's hot."

    I think venture towards, without reaching, a fundamental point here.
    Conservative women aren't just hotter because they've been to the intellectual gym.
    They're hotter because the weights in that gym are formed from fundamental existential truths.
    A Janeane Garofalo merits no second glance because you know her goods are just so much mental façade covering tragic mental atrophy.

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  2. To think that I sensed I was blogging too much about your hotness... I'm no match for how much you do it... I will see your hotness blog and raise you a hotness blog.

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  3. One of my favorite conservative chicks is Liz Stephans from Breitbart's B Cast. Great looking with more than enough brains and knowledge. And how about Megyn Kelly, Michelle Malkin, and OMG Katharine Anne Hamm, and there's yourself and Pat from Shreveport and Jane Q. Republican lacking neither brains nor looks. I don't think I've ever seen a photo of Pundette but she's plenty smart and has a more diverse and interesting site than most any on the right or left. Oh, and Pam Gellar from Atlas Shrugs can compete on looks and smarts. I'm sure if I kept thinking I'd come up with lots more conservative chicks that would make Janeane Garafalo, Ariana Huffington and Rachel Maddow look uglier and dumber. We won't even mention Angie Harmon.

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  4. Anonymous29.4.09

    You forgot the most important point: Conservative women bring that feisty, underdog attitude into bed. As a Massachusetts resident, I have plenty of evidence to support your argument that liberal women are all too happy to lay back and enjoy the free ride. Conservative women are much better at supporting their "positions." And now that I have finished turning your blog into a trashy (redundant?) tabloid, I am off to teach and wish I lived in the South.

    -Gorgeous Neuroscientist (ex)Boyfriend

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  5. Anonymous29.4.09

    "She can't sit idly by like the liberal girls and be taught (indoctrinated) from grade school through college about the merits of liberal thought."

    But aren't both sides (or many from both sides) being "taught/indoctrinated" about how they should live their lives anyway? I have met many conservatives and liberals whose believes are shaped by their parents' teachings /or surroundings.

    In my opinion, the smart and hot ones are the ones who chose willingly regardless of how they were "grown" and then be able to back up their choice (as you mentioned).

    Right or wrong is also a relative term. I often cannot fathom why people must be boxed into conservatives or liberals. What happened to being in the middle? Being open minded to all views and opinions? Pick what's right and avoid the wrongs?

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  6. I'm not liking Matthew's assertion that conservatives are "more moral." More realistic about human frailty, more willing to acknowledge our inability to bring about an earthly paradise, more skeptical about such glittering generalities as "progress" and "social justice" -- these are better descriptors. To say "more moral" sounds too much like self-righteousness and I know that I am far from righteous.

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  7. I have to agree with R.S. McCain's comment-- but how is that the word "moral" has become synonymous to "self-righteous" in the popular mind. Sad times...

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  8. Well, yes, more moral we are ... whether we should shout it from the rooftops, hmm?

    Nice posting!

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  9. RS McCain,
    I was just being snarky. Agree with your point.

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  10. I'm a new reader, and came across this posting and of course I was entranced by the title. Ha. Very clever.

    I'm excited that women are becoming more opinionated and don't just stand by and let whatever happens to take place go on. I'm also excited that women care more about make up and clothes (although, you have to look good when you meet candidates), and have become more involved in politics.

    Great posting.

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  11. Anonymous30.4.09

    We have the lovely host of this site ... they have Madeline Albright.

    We have the Michelles (Malkin and Lee Muccio) ... they have the Uncles Janet (Reno and Napalitano).

    We gave the best Ham ever (Mary Katharine, that is) ... they have Helen Thomas.

    On the foreign policy issue, we have Megan Ortagus ... they have Hillary Clinton.

    Need I continue? This is getting embarrassingly one-sided

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  12. The most insane women I've ever dated were all libs, also usually about as sharp as a sack of wet mice. Conservative chicks are hotter for the main reasons that they are smarter and carry themselves with much more dignity.

    Oh yeah, and they shave their legs.

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  13. Anonymous6.5.09

    To the Anonymous Poster:

    *Sigh*

    "Right or wrong is also a relative term."

    Factually incorrect statement since morally relativistic arguments ignore reality and hard science.

    Simply think of it as that which is true/false - yes shades of gray exist but so do absolute principles


    "I often cannot fathom why people must be boxed into conservatives or liberals."

    You also have libertarians and the whole socially utopian bunch: liberal, progressive, statist, socialist, national socialist, marxist, fascist left (mussolini), fascist right (Iran)

    "What happened to being in the middle?"

    Certain fundamental principles are essentially binary: Do you believe in natural law (US Constitution please read preamble) or positivism (arbitrary law)

    "Being open minded to all views and opinions?"

    Again shades of grey exist but so do absolute truths such as say the fundamental forces of physics.

    "Pick what's right and avoid the wrongs?"

    Ironically your last statement contradicts your first: you cannot pick "right" and "wrong" if these are "relative".

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  14. This is an irony worthy of note. To be a Conservative, you've got to resist indoctrination, you've got to identify your beliefs and you've got to be able to defend them. Conversely, Liberals have the drive-by media carrying their water for them. It's the default mindset which requires no effort to adopt or any personal cost to maintain.

    Given the considerations above, is it more independent and assertive to think like Sharon Stone or to think like Sarah Palin? This turns the whole concept of mainstream feminism on its head. For this reason alone, Sarah Palin constitutes an existential threat to mainstream feminists.

    And every hot Conservative babe reinforces this notion.

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