Presley argues one cannot explain the dearth of libertarian women without reference to the sexism and hostility libertarian women encounter.
A brief history of the libertarian roots of feminism, and an introduction to a rotating column discussing libertarian feminism.
There are many different branches of feminism. Libertarian feminism is distinguished most importantly by its suspicion of the state.
There are workable alternatives to the welfare state operating in America today.
Some libertarians have scoffed at the idea that a “rape culture” exists in America. Presley argues that according to the best social science, they’re mistaken.
Persuaded by Reason: Joan Kennedy Taylor and the Rebirth of American Individualism by Jeff Riggenbach
A review of Jeff Riggenbach’s biography of Joan Kennedy Taylor, an important figure in the modern rebirth of the liberty movement.
Does an individualist psychology yield misanthropy, alienation, and manipulative behavior? Quite the opposite.
Presley begins a series of posts describing a “psychology of freedom” and explaining its relevance to libertarianism more broadly.
Evolutionary psychology is not a “psychology of freedom.”
Drawing on her memories of the Free Speech Movement at Berkeley, Presley calls for a renewed commitment to free speech on college campuses.
Paterson’s prose is a joy to read, and her insights into human freedom have enduring relevance, writes Presley.
Presley gives a rundown of some of the many black women, both famous and lesser-known, who worked toward the abolition of slavery.
Having previously discussed abolitionist black women, Presley highlights some of the white women in the movement to end slavery.
Presley argues that libertarians will be more persuasive if they actively support private alternatives to government poverty programs.
McElroy’s book ignores important sources that would undermine her views.
Abolitionist Lydia Maria Child was an author, editor, journalist, and scholar.
Presley explains how authoritarian relationships on the person-to-person level affect a free society.
Political correctness isn’t a good reason to support something—or to oppose it.