Well, let me weigh the pros and cons.
Donald Douglas has a good reason NOT to! I mean look at this headline ‘Sex at CPAC is Strongly Discouraged’
What? Donald explains
Look, you’re surrounded by young women at CPAC, so it’s not surprising that a lot of young conservative dudes would be looking to score, but by the looks of the buzz online yesterday, a backlash is brewing among those older and wiser. See Robert Stacy McCain, for example, “Cody’s Totally Excellent CPAC.”
Robert links to Erick Erickson, “CPAC: Not Quite Like the Media Matters Communications Room. But Still, Grow Up” (at Memeorandum as well). And also to Melissa Clouthier, who pulls no punches, “CPAC: The Jersey Shore-ification of Our Young People“:
Wow! Looks like I missed it this year. I can see the point, I guess, very public displays of “affection” are not my cup of tea, and Melissa Clouthier lays down some rules for the ladies at CPAC.
1. No cleavage. That’s right. Cover that up. I say “no” in absolutist terms because women will show a tiny bit and that’s okay, but really, in a business environment where ideas are the priority, a dude thinking about your ta-tas is counter-productive.
Very good point, no doubt. I would say, though that as a guy, we are pretty much going to be thinking of Ta-Tas even without visible cleavage. Sorry, just being honest.
2. Skirts no more than three finger-widths above the knee. Why do I even have to write this? Well, because someone is allowing these girls out of the house with mini-skirts that reveal too much.
Another good point. take it from me, guy, a very short skirt is inviting to the eyes, but, it also plants the seed, in the male mind, that the woman wearing that skirt is a girl, that, well , you know
3. Save the stilettos for Saturday night on a date with your boyfriend.
No real thoughts here, except how does a woman, or Andrew Sullivan, walk in those things?
4. Bend at the knee. No, I don’t want to see your butt.
Personally, I do not mind looking at your butt ladies, but, again, the key point here is that ultimately, a man will still be attracted to you, and will RESPECT you more if you dress more conservatively. Trust me, nothing is sexier than a woman in business attire. But, again, there is my point, in a way. Men will ALWAYS be drawn sexually to attractive women. A pretty girl is pretty, no matter what she wears. Sure, we will respect a hot woman who dresses in a less revealing fashion, more than a woman dressed like she is in a rap video. But, in the end, the male mind is, well, the male mind
I will leave you with thoughts from Douglas. Thoughts I tend to agree with. Sorry, I guess I am just a Libertarian on this in the end.
I don’t know, but I suspect that young people raised well by their parents already know this. My son for example is a young gentlemen who respects his girlfriends and hangs with a good crowd. But in four or five years, if he’s out at a CPAC-like conference, I’m not going to blame him if he’s looking for a good time — and if that means notching a bedpost, well, you only live once. Frankly, young people are looking for action, and I’d be surprised if this notion of no hitting on hotties at CPAC finds a huge audience with the hip crowd. Indeed, I think I’m with Dan Riehl on the more on the libertarian side of things. Either way, have fun, be responsible and dress nice — and most of all, keep a perspective on things. Sure the goal is marriage and family, but one doesn’t have to detour to the monastery beforehand.
Amen! Like Dan Riehl, I will SUFFER for the advancement of Conservatism
Talk about blogs coming of age. In my opinion, CPAC is about politics, not parenting. If it takes hundreds of new folks with perhaps more libertarian, than traditional, leanings to infuse a more powerful right in America, I’ll take it. And if some number of them are hotties in tube tops, I’ll find a way to endure because I love America just that much. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it! ; )
Yep! Dan and I are just that damn selfless! The lengths we will go to for the cause!