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On a Lighter Note...What is up with the 50-1 Male-Female Ratio At Events???

Wow, I was at the after party at the Annex after the Main Rally in Minneapolis, and I could not believe when I went downstairs. It was so strange. There were like 100 guys and 3 or maybe 4 females.

Anyone have any insight into this phenomenon? Are all the women leaving the guys over Ron Paul? That happened to me but it was the other way around.

I am so surprised there are not more female supporters?

Why everyone do you think that is? I am not exaggerating either. It was incredible and almost odd.

Peace,

Liberty Girl



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Explanation

My of the women were missing, because their men were there. My wife stayed in Texas and cared for my mother who is dealing with cancer. Without women like this many of us would have not been there.

Women like sparkly shiney

Women like sparkly shiney things, so I think I'm going to market C4L tshirts with "Freedom is Sexy" in Rhinestones. If more chicks wear that, maybe they will stir up some curiosity.

I find it difficult to have a conversation about politics with many women. Sometimes politics and religion doesn't make "polite conversation," and so that is why many women avoid it. Men are usually more interested in that conversation.

Opportunity

We do much better than your stated 50/1 ratio at our local Republican Liberty Caucus which has evolved from the Ron Paul Meetup Group.

Still, there are more men than women. I'd say that liberty loving gals have found a great place to shop for a like minded guy. Not all, but a substantial number of these men are single, and most of them have jobs.

I was at the rally and

I was at the rally and really didn't notice the difference. My attention was on the speakers. My husband could not attend due to work scheduling issues. As for the Jimmie Vaughn after party performance, I wish I could have been there. The woman I road with had to be back teaching early the next morning, so we left right after Ron Paul finished speaking. I got home at 4 AM. I was sitting with 2 other women. They too had to leave right after Ron Paul's speech, because of work the next morning.

If the after party involved drinking beer...

you will definitly see more guys then gals

VOTE CHUCK BALDWIN

A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.

You have to consider a lot of women wont travel alone.

I could have traveled 17 hours to the C4L but my husband could not go. I new I would not be comfortable -or safe- traveling alone. Also, situations (protests) can become dangerous as we have seen and women put their children first. I think their are a lot more women in the revolution then it may seem.
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Mathew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

I'm trying to recruit my friends!

the girls will come!

Can't say

cause I' m a woman and I drag my guy with me to all the RP stuff. Somehow I never seem to get where the action is, though. I went to the Rally and spent 2 days driving, but never knew of the after-party, or maybe it wasn't open to everyone?

There are lots of women in my meet-up

When it comes to traveling, though. If my husband isn't going, I don't go. The kids are too dependent on me to be left behind and I cannot travel with them alone and get anything productive done. He wouldn't have those restrictions if he was going and not me.

Even when I was single and could beat down most men one-on-one, I still tried to avoid traveling alone. It's just prudent.

Defend Liberty!

Blue in the face, Voterp

It's obvious why the message isn't resonating.

1) They heard Ron when he challenged GOP titans on the wisdom of war and intervention. They hear him less on monetary policy.

2) They have never heard Paulites on their issues, the issues featured here, whether these issues have merit or not. RealID, Hemp, Trans Texas Corridor, Chemtrails, Bilderbergs, Diebold.

These videos speak to women but all they get from DPers is nodding agreement. Big mistake. I'm beyond blue in the face sometimes, I'm frickin' navy.

-JP

http://youtube.com/watch?v=ywoRULi6TFs
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Iiwk_XPDlTY
http://youtube.com/watch?v=z_HhC_QS7V8

10-15 million more voters need to believe in non-interventionism (liberty) at home and abroad to change America. Minds changed on Syria. Minds changing on privacy. "Printing money" is part of the dialogue. Win minds through focus, strategy.

Welll..

I was there and I really didn't even notice. I saw a lot of women and talked to a lot of women. I suppose it is the majority young males but certainly not the overwhelming majority. I saw homeschooling families with little children, too. And ladies well over 70 who drove 6 hours crammed in a car from Chicago. That was really neat. I believe what has been said here can true in a lot of ways. However, it is generalized.

I was a single mom and struggled financially. For one year finishing college I was on assistance. BUT I had a goal. And I have been a lifetime Republican. I saw too many women taking advantage of the system. I have no patience for lifetime loafers on my dime. So, I am not one of those women who believes we need to feed the world.

But, why women are not more active locally? Maybe because of what some have said but also because they have families. Remember who gets most of the work when there are children involved. Just a thought.

Healthnut4freedom

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3:5,6

Healthnut4freedom

The lip of truth shall be established forever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment...Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are His delight. Prov 12:19,22

Seriously

Its not the quantity its the quality. I have met many wonderful women at Ron Paul events, one of which is my girlfriend. If you want to know why the number is disparate, the professor makes a good case below.

SHHH! Don't let the word get out.

That's why I joined the Libertarian Party.

As an added bonus, the guys are wealthier than they appear.

Seriously? Libertarianism is for people who hate politics and don't want centralized power. Men are more likely to be into issues of dominance and these power structures.

It's a problem getting anyone interested in politics if they don't want centralized power--think of the delegate system: millions of voters express a preference, hundreds of thousands meet in local conventions, thousands go to state conventions and elect hundreds of delegates, who go to the national convention, etc. Centralized power. All about trying to dominate.

Women who hate politics find it easier just to ignore it and do what they want. I think Democrats can get women by promising to be paternal.

It's part of the reason why all governments return to authoritarianism: the libertarians are too busy chasing freedom to hold them back.

I'm very much afraid the only solution is for things to get worse. I'm very hopeful that they already have and we've turned that corner!

IMissLiberty

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

I'm not sure how appropriate this is here, but

since there are women here I thought you would give me a sincere answer to the following. I have several gay friends and they do not like Paul because he is for the Defense of Marriage Act and Don't Ask, Don't Tell. Couldn't DADT be interpreted as unconstitutional since it singles out one group of citizens for discrimination?

I definitely believe that Paul is right on economic issue and foreign policies, but on equal rights issues, don't you think he might be a little biased.

P.S. The women in my meet-up group were definitely out-numbered and it did feel a little awkward, but once you open up and let the guys know how smart you are on the issues, they seemed to be fine.

RP Addressed DADT,

he said ANY disruptive sexual behavior should be uncalled for, whether homo or hetro in nature. On the Defense of Marriage Act, it should be up to the church to say what they would permit and not... you can't make an organization do something they don't want to do, that's not your right. I know the church doesn't recognize my marriage to my husband because we weren't married in the church, by the church. However, each state should have the say in whether or not they will allow gay marriage. I've found for a lot of people it’s just the wording too. Some would be perfectly happy using the term "civil union" or what have you, so long as the same insurance benefits were given to spouses, etc.

RP's stand on the issues comes down to equal rights, not special rights.

"The federal government has no right to treat all Americans as criminals by spying on their relationship with their doctors, employers, or bankers." -Ron Paul

Another term for preventive war is aggressive war- starting wars because someday somebody might do something to us. That is not part of the American tradition.
-Ron Paul

Correction

I believe that when Ron Paul answered the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" question he was not familiar with the reality of it, and simply answered it literally, that is to say, meaning that he was in favor of it being none of the government's business.

Since then, I know someone has explained what it means as a practical matter and he clarified that position. He has also said that he understands homosexuality to have a biological basis and referenced his medical training (i.e., it is not something people just choose).

He has also made it quite clear that sexual activity that disrupts military discipline is a problem no matter who it involves and that is where the focus should be.

If I recall correctly, the Defense of Marriage Act, though inappropriately named, simply allows the states to define it. This is good, since you really, really, don't want the issue all in any one of the federal baskets.

IMissLiberty

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

Genetic Programmig

Men are generally risk-seekers, trail-blazers, and natural explorers. Women are generally nurturers, risk avoiders, and natural care-givers. Most humans are emotionally driven and disconnected from intellect. A man's emotional reflexes lead him into battle and conflict. A woman's emotional reflexes lead her into conciliation and cooperation.

Our brains (male and female) lead us to liberty and responsibility.

A mentally driven person is more likely to be a libertarian.

An emotionally driven man is more likely to be a conqueror.
An emotionally driven woman is more likely to be a victim.

For all our talk of supporting Dr Paul and being strict Constitutionalists, why don’t we read the Constitution and realize that Dr Paul can be elected President without appearing on a single State ballot?

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That's just more Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus junk

If you really want to go down the gender difference rabbit hole, read "Wild At Heart".

When you are ready for the truth, accept that culture makes up 90% of why we do what we do.

The vast majority of us are adaptive...that's why we have to make unflinching conservatism the social norm.

Control the media. Control the discussion. Control what's socially accepted. Control the minds of the masses.

Per Gary Null's book, Who are you Really?, there are seven distinct personality types:

Dynamic Aggressives—visionaries; the smallest percentage of the population (Rockafeller, Trump)
Dynamic Assertives—the change agents, reformers, iconoclasts (Gandhi, MLK, Ron Paul)
Dynamic Supportives—the nurturing helpers (ground breaking doctors, teachers)
Adaptive Aggressives—individuals who aggressively pursue a goal (politicians, athletes, pop entertainers, salespeople)
Adaptive Assertives—excellent organizers (managers)
Adaptive Supportives—trustworthy, loyal, hard workers; most of the people you'll ever meet (nerds, technicians, clerks, and so on)
Creative Assertives—visionary and artistic individuals (Andy Warhol)

Most of us would like to think that we are some kind of dynamic type. And although each of us possesses a bit of each type, the majority (if not, the vast majority) of humans are primarily adaptive supportives.

Due to my high self-esteem (read ego), this was hard to swallow personally, but when I did, I found that I, indeed, adapt to things around me much more than I thought. So I really worked on controlling what and who enters my life. Mostly, I just watch less TV and surround myself with things that I need or want to be doing (such as Dave Ramsey books). It has made a terrific difference.

The adaptiveness of the masses is exactly why the powers that be tried to ignore Ron Paul...and when they didn't, they usually ridiculed him. It makes the impression that Ron Paul is socially unexceptable. It is why we work overtime trying to get Ron Paul media exposure. However, a flaw of ours is that we keep trying to appeal to the masses intellect...we need to add to that sheer popularity tactics.

What was Obama's tip of the spear? The Obama girl.

And Palin's whole persona is popularity...didn't she place second in a Ms. Alaska contest.

And laugh at Bush's inarticularity, but don't misunderestimate his cheerleading background.

I hear that Ron Paul's office has a gazillion baby pictures...cuz that makes people all warm and fuzzy. Where was all that in the campaign?

What if you're a emotionally

Driven Hermaphrodite? I know you've got a answer Prof.

Find out if you have a local militia - http://www.uaff.us/

Real Patriots for 9/11 truth -- http://patriotsquestion911.com/

Then you are conflicted

For all our talk of supporting Dr Paul and being strict Constitutionalists, why don’t we read the Constitution and realize that Dr Paul can be elected President without appearing on a single State ballot?

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West of 89
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What does politics offer women?

It offers men:

-Role models of powerful, successful men. Both men and women seek role models...up until recently, most politicians have been men, thus mostly men tuned in to politics. Sadly, men (and women) are starving for male role models and will pay attention to anyone who gives off strong male voice/conviction (politicians, Sopranos, Mad Men).

-The illusion of understanding and pontificating about what is going on in the world. Men judge each other in many ways. One of them is being worldly. Political news and talk shows provide a quick, bite-sized, amusing learning sessions from which men can reguritate worldly matters and opinions that are socially accepted. Because these shows allows them to maintain this worldly image (their manhood), they don't really care if it is true or not. Just being able to get through political discussions without looking like an ignorant fool is very important to men.

So please remember this the next time you try to correct another man's political opinion. You aren't just addressing the opinion, you are, to an extent, threatening someone's manhood. Just look at how they completely ignored us or called us kooks. That is primate-level social ostrization through emasculation.

Just look at the virility that their candidates project. Despite being quite liberal, most of us immediately accepted Jesse to the top of the conservative movement heap because of his manliness.

I love Ron Paul and Gary Johnson, but they were exceptions to the social rule. I know many won't like to hear this, but we need some hunks and babes talking the talk. In fact, all the RonPaulYouTubeBabes were swept up into staff positions, so Ron Paul and his staffers believe the same thing.

Anyway, as more women get into political offices, more women will start attending political support groups...ditto for minorities.

This is something...

I've heard a few times already. I think RPs pro life stand turns a lot of women away from his message. Never mind the fact he's not trying to make a law against abortion and is only in favor of leaving it to the states. People hear something and they draw their first impressions, no matter whether it's accurate or not, and we all know how many times RP has been misquoted or pegged a kooky antiabortionist. Many I've met instantly roll their eyes when you mention RP and I'm sure 90% of them have no clue where RP actually stands on the issues. One of the things I've found most funny (sad funny, not haha funny) is if you talk about RP's platform without mentioning his name a majority of people agree. It's only when I open a conversation with his name that people roll their eyes and walk away. The MSM did a wonderful job bad mouthing RP right out of the gate and I still think it's that first impression thing.

I also know a lot of women who wanted Hillary "because she's a woman" and no matter how much logic I would try to gently plant they wouldn't hear it. It really doesn't make sense to me so please don't expect me to explain.

As was already touched on I do think a lot of women feel that "need" to care for everyone and think welfare and assistance programs are needed. Not to mention the base of single mothers who do actually rely on those programs... why would they vote to end them? With the divorce rate we are currently looking at and the fact that women usually do end up caring for the children it does make some sense that they would be scared away from RP.

Two cents from this woman....

"The federal government has no right to treat all Americans as criminals by spying on their relationship with their doctors, employers, or bankers." -Ron Paul

Another term for preventive war is aggressive war- starting wars because someday somebody might do something to us. That is not part of the American tradition.
-Ron Paul

Well....

The women I know all have strong feelings one way or the other concerning pro-choice/right to life however, even the Catholics in the bunch believe Government; State or Federal, hasn't any business at all being involved. (Their leaning then directs them toward the right or the left)

I agree with you on the above-it is women who largely care for children (exceptions exist of course) and with the rates of out of wedlock pregnancy, divorce, abandonment, violence toward women etc at sky high levels in our society, the welfare state is seen by many as needed, at least to a degree, until the underlying problems faced by women are addressed/resolved.

Women vote more for democrats

Especially unmarried women and since this movement is full of mostly younger people, that's probably why there aren't as many. This article has a poll of how women vote:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/politicselections/nation/polls/...
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"We will never give up. We will never give in." - Dr. Ron Paul

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"We will never give up. We will never give in." - Dr. Ron Paul

Interesting article,

Thanks for posting!

"The federal government has no right to treat all Americans as criminals by spying on their relationship with their doctors, employers, or bankers." -Ron Paul

Another term for preventive war is aggressive war- starting wars because someday somebody might do something to us. That is not part of the American tradition.
-Ron Paul

I've had no problem with Women

I've had no problem with women and the RP message.

As long as I keep them away from the interlopers they stick.

I kinda doubt based on what I'm reading here that many of you actually know any women.

Ha!

John, Do you lead a Ron Paul meetup?

Won't go to meetups

Thats part of the RP problem, the meetups (at least here) were long ago hijacked by special interests, truthers, gold bugs, election activists.

Its almost a bait and switch, "come hear about RP!" and then get ambushed by kooks.

No one appreciates dishonesty.

That's not necessarily a bad thing

It's just what happens when everybody is treated like an individual and not a skin color or gender.
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"We will never give up. We will never give in." - Dr. Ron Paul

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"We will never give up. We will never give in." - Dr. Ron Paul

Female's market:

lol