Wendy McElroy is an individualist feminist author who co-founded The Voluntaryist with Carl Watner and George H. Smith in 1982.
This home study course explores Mary Wollstonecraft’s arguments for the equal treatment of men and women by the state.
Henry David Thoreau sought to live as a wholly free person in a world that was not wholly free. Learn more about his life in this audio home study course.
William Lloyd Garrison said that slavery violates the fundamental right of all individuals to be free, and he dedicated his life to abolishing the practice.
“Not until Tucker and…Liberty [was libertarianism] a distinct, independent movement functioning in its own name toward its own unique…goals.”
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.
The debate over abortion & its implications for nations, citizens, public health & equality are outlined, showing division across all views.
Voluntarism argues that individuals should not be coerced into “socially beneficial” projects, but should act voluntarily to assist others.
Pornography is an issue that raises questions about sexuality and feminism, but also about censorship and whether government can regulate entertainment.
Voltaire was a popular philosopher and writer of the French Enlightenment. His works advocated for toleration and rationalism and were widely read and accepted.
Mary Wollstonecraft was a noted figure of the Enlightenment, contributing one of the most influential feminist works of her time.
A popular novelist as well as a political philosopher, William Godwin was one of the first influential writers on the topic of philosophical anarchism.
Richard Price was a British philosopher who supported American Independence and the French Revolution and whose work focused on reason in ethics.
McElroy’s book ignores important sources that would undermine her views.
What does the development of the bathtub have to do with how we think about history?
Benjamin R. Tucker was the editor of the periodical, Liberty, which was dedicated to spreading Tucker’s ideas about individualist anarchism.
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.