Gender Feminism and Ifeminism: Wherein They Differ

by Wendy McElroy   ABSTRACT Individualist feminism argues that the slogan “a woman’s body, a woman’s right” should extend to every peaceful choice a woman can make. For example, it demands that all sexual choices, from motherhood to participating in pornography, be legally respected. The cost of such freedom is personal responsibility and a refusal to […]

Feminist History Revisited

Wendy McElroy is an individualist feminist author who co-founded The Voluntaryist with Carl Watner and George H. Smith in 1982. In this lecture, given at Dagny’s Freedom Festival in Englewood, California in 1985, McElroy gives a history of feminism beginning with its modern roots in the American abolitionist movement in the early and mid-1800s. She […]

Demystifying the State

by Wendy McElroy Mystification is the process by which the commonplace is elevated to the level of the divine by those who have a vested interest in its unassailability. Government is a perfect example of mystification at work. Government is a group of individuals organized for the purpose of extracting wealth and exerting power over […]