Henry Scanlon of–guess!…Oh, ok, The Federalist–attempts to answer the question. I was going to include this in a links post, but the title alone is so special I had to make this the focus of its own entry.
I realize the genre of fiction called “Lib Women Are Uggos” is a popular one, but this is a rather cheerful, good-natured spin on it, so let’s all enjoy!
The young women who attend CPAC are spectacular. No kidding: What’s up with this concentration of incredibly attractive young, conservative women? It’s noticeable and remarkable. They are beautiful and stylish in the way French women often are
Imma not let you finish because…NO.
I sought counsel from my wife. She is European.
I love visiting the country of Europe. So sophisticated, so lovely.
I told her that the young women of CPAC reminded me of the women you see on the boulevards of Paris, and I asked her why women over there were so famously stylish.
Women of great traditional beauty, but also those who would not be described that way, all had the ability to move through the world with manifest and undeniable élan, self-confidence, and personal style, some of the ingredients of a world-renowned attractiveness, so much so that it has been remarked upon for centuries. Her answer was immediate, as if it was obvious, or should be. “It’s because they enjoy being a woman. And they’re glad they’re not men.”
Oh. Maybe it’s that simple.
Well, then let’s call it a day! Oh no, wait. There’s more.
The women of the Right are allowed to believe things that the women of the Left are not. They are allowed to believe there is a difference between women and men, female and male, and that those differences are real, not a false cultural construct imposed by a self-interested, manipulative patriarchy. Unlike Gloria Steinem, they can express their femininity in any way they choose to, without fear of being accused of a calumnization of the sisterhood.
Ah yes, that stodgy old Steinem, who was so conventionally attractive she convincingly posed as a Playboy bunny. Good example.
Even more, women of the Right are allowed to accept obvious things rather than engage in exhausting psychic gymnastics to get to a place that is politically correct, while preposterous. If a thug murders a pregnant woman, he should be charged with two murders, not just one, and women of the Right feel no compulsion to weary themselves by filing amicus briefs on behalf of the murderer to nullify the second killing because the unborn baby does not qualify as human life.
That’s right, pondering things deeply is not gonna give our girls ugly thinkin’ lines.
They are allowed to go through life treating people—all people—with dignity, respect, and friendship, and not be concerned about being called racist, even if they are called racist, because they know they are not.
They know it.
Maybe it is for these reasons and many similar ones that the women of CPAC walk with a bounce in their step and a light in their eyes, and maybe that is the engine of their attractiveness, the source of their ability to light up the room. They don’t mind being—no, they revel in being—attractive and stylish and a woman in any way they choose to do that, and they make short, confident work of the notion that they ought to, instead, get hip to the struggle and head for gender studies class.
They don’t mind being—no, they revel in being—attractive and stylish and a woman in any way they choose.
Whatever it is, it is real, and when you get down to it, what it looks like is redemption. Check it out: It will make you feel good about America.
Make you feel good about America IN YOUR PANTS.
Put another way, maybe what I’m noticing is simply women who have been liberated by their worldview to be who they are, uniquely and confidently, unabashedly and apologetically, unencumbered by the politically correct constraints imposed on women of the Left, and the result is a kind of essential womanhood that, far from being oppressive, as the Left would have it, is instead, miraculous and quintessential, and, you could say, God-given.
Ah, so it was God who gave Ivanka her second face. Dude’s an incredible surgeon on top of everything else.