Sharon Presley

Sharon Presley, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of the Association of Libertarian Feminists and co-editor of Exquisite Rebel: The Essays of Voltairine de CleyreShe is editor of Libertarianism and Feminism: Individualist Perspectives on Women, Men, and the Family, an anthology in progress. As a social psychologist, her specialties are gender studies and obedience and resistance to authority. A long-time libertarian activist, she is the co-founder of Laissez Faire Books. Her articles have appeared in Reason, Liberty, and other libertarian magazines.


Voltairine de Cleyre

by Sharon Presley on Mar 1, 1979

“That such a brilliant, unusual woman would be a feminist is no surprise.”


The Psychology of Freedom: An Introduction

by Sharon Presley on Jul 7, 2015

Presley begins a series of posts describing a “psychology of freedom” and explaining its relevance to libertarianism more broadly.


“Rape Culture:” Yea or Nay?

by Sharon Presley on Apr 16, 2015

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.


Free Speech for Me but Not for Thee

by Sharon Presley on Dec 2, 2015

Drawing on her memories of the Free Speech Movement at Berkeley, Presley calls for a renewed commitment to free speech on college campuses.