The following is actually a comment Kathy posted on a Gavin McInnes essay over at Takkmag here [link]. As is often the case, an offhand comment at that site is as good as a guest post here. A great many of us are puzzled by the fact that many of the concepts of libertarianism and feminism make sense in theory but fail in practice. Kathy gives the simple Zen answer to the dilemman: They're not for everybody.
Feminism is like libertarianism: It is/was only meant for the gifted.
I don't like children and always wanted to work.
But I am an outlier. It would have been cruel to me (and my kids) to force me to be a housewife.
But here's the thing: Gifted women with spunk always found a way. I used to work for one of the first female lawyers in Canada. She was 80 at the time (during the 80s.) Female doctors, lawyers, scientists, astronauts -- there weren't LOTS of them, but there aren't supposed to be. Most men aren't those things either.
See Marie Curie etc. Most women AREN'T Curie. They SHOULD be at home instead of pushing little pieces of paper back and forth to each other and organizing office baby showers, which is what most female "careers" boil down to today.
They "have" to work? Only because taxes are too high. And what do they "need" is money for? Why... childcare and commuting of course :-)
I'm a libertarian for myself but a conservative for everyone else. Same with feminism.