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Wendy McElroy

Wendy McElroy is an individualist feminist author who co-founded The Voluntaryist with Carl Watner and George H. Smith in 1982.

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Feminism and Women’s Rights

by Wendy McElroy on Aug 15, 2008

In this entry, Wendy McElroy outlines the history of the feminist movement and the major split in beliefs between individualist and radical or gender feminists.

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Abortion

by Wendy McElroy on Aug 15, 2008

The debate over abortion & its implications for nations, citizens, public health & equality are outlined, showing division across all views.

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Voluntarism

by Wendy McElroy on Aug 15, 2008

Voluntarism argues that individuals should not be coerced into “socially beneficial” projects, but should act voluntarily to assist others.

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Pornography

by Wendy McElroy on Aug 15, 2008

Pornography is an issue that raises questions about sexuality and feminism, but also about censorship and whether government can regulate entertainment.

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Voltaire (1694-1778)

by Wendy McElroy on Aug 15, 2008

Voltaire was a popular philosopher and writer of the French Enlightenment. His works advocated for toleration and rationalism and were widely read and accepted.

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Wollstonecraft, Mary (1759-1797)

by Wendy McElroy on Aug 15, 2008

Mary Wollstonecraft was a noted figure of the Enlightenment, contributing one of the most influential feminist works of her time.

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Godwin, William (1756-1836)

by Wendy McElroy on Aug 15, 2008

A popular novelist as well as a political philosopher, William Godwin was one of the first influential writers on the topic of philosophical anarchism.

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Price, Richard (1723-1791)

by Wendy McElroy on Aug 15, 2008

Richard Price was a British philosopher who supported American Independence and the French Revolution and whose work focused on reason in ethics.

Liberty Chronicles

Ep. 01: A Neglected Anniversary

featuring Anthony Comegna on May 2, 2017

What does the development of the bathtub have to do with how we think about history?

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Tucker, Benjamin R. (1854-1939)

by Aaron Steelman on Aug 15, 2008

Benjamin R. Tucker was the editor of the periodical, Liberty, which was dedicated to spreading Tucker’s ideas about individualist anarchism.

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“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.