By Wendy McElroy,Lewis C. Perry

Many feminists have believed that govt is the traditional best friend of the women's circulation. despite the fact that, this ebook demonstrates that the other is right: govt has lengthy been an incredible oppressor of ladies and their rights. Feminism isn't a brand new political strength; its origins might be traced again to the abolitionist flow sooner than the Civil struggle. struggling with to finish slavery, girls grew to become aware of their very own felony disabilities. From those anti-statist roots, the women's flow ultimately divided over such concerns as intercourse, the kinfolk, and warfare. McElroy's publication lines individualist feminism from these early roots till the current day. Her learn demonstrates that during important concerns from intercourse and contraception to enterprise and technology, govt has been the genuine trouble in combating ladies from attaining own freedom and equivalent rights. This e-book discusses such controversies as individualism and socialism within the feminist culture, financial freedom and the function of ladies, and the modern modifications among mainstream and individualist feminism. via McElroy's paintings and people of a wonderful staff of members, this booklet concerns a ringing demand ladies to recapture their individualist heritage.

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Freedom, Feminism, and the State

Many feminists have believed that executive is the typical best friend of the women's move. besides the fact that, this booklet demonstrates that the other is right: govt has lengthy been an incredible oppressor of ladies and their rights. Feminism isn't really a brand new political strength; its origins will be traced again to the abolitionist move prior to the Civil conflict.

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