My Google search indicates that prior uses of the word combo "rouged individualism" were all typos from people who were badly misspelling "rugged," e.g.:
The Pacific Northwest has the group identity of "Rouged Individualism". There are plenty of positive aspects of this perspective, but as is obvious, plenty of pitfalls as well. So now I'm independent and capable but by using my strengths, not trying to be something I'm not.Plenty of pitfalls... and pitbulls wearing lipstick... and rouge....
ADDED: This post was inspired by wyo sis's riffing in the comments about a different misspelling of "rugged" — "rugid":
rugid individualism(Sarah is everywhere!)
I like that!
I think I'll start using it.
It has a refudiated ring to it.
AND: Meade makes a visual pun for "rugged individualism," using my photo of the "Pioneer Family" sculpture and his photoshopping (anti)skill: