Randian Valentine’s day rhetoric

"You treat me like property."

…If I
treated her as if she were my property, after all, it means that I
would take care of her, protect her, and treat her well above all
things not in my possession.

Suddenly, I realized the look on her face did not reflect the combusting happiness within me.

Then, I
realized my error. We are all self owners, she as much as I. But let’s
say I were treating her like property. That raises the extremely
important issue:

"Do you mean public or private property?"