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The Sexual Politics of AS – “Atlas Shrugged” – Ayn Rand

December 1st, 2010 · No Comments · Politics, Power

She knew that fear was useless, that he would do what he wished, that the decision was his, that he left nothing possible to her except the thing she wanted most—to submit. She had no conscious realization of his purpose, her vague knowledge of it was wiped out, she had no power to believe it clearly, in this moment, to believe it about herself, she knew only that she was afraid—yet what she felt was as if she were crying to him: Don’t ask me for it—oh, don’t ask me—do it!

she was never so feminine as when she stood beside him, sagging in his arms, abandoning herself to anything he wished, in open acknowledgment of his power to reduce her to helplessness by the pleasure he had the power to give her.

The sexual politics of Atlas Shrugged are VERY STRANGE. The women are all masochistic, submissive vessels.


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