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    Freedom, Feminism, and the State: Second Edition (Hardback) By (author) Wendy McElroy


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    DescriptionMany feminists have believed that government is the natural ally of the women's movement. However, this book demonstrates that the opposite is true: government has long been a major oppressor of women and their rights. Feminism is not a new political force; its origins can be traced back to the abolitionist movement before the Civil War. Fighting to end slavery, women became conscious of their own legal disabilities. From these anti-statist roots, the women's movement eventually divided over such issues as sex, the family, and war. McElroy's book traces individualist feminism from those early roots until the present day. Her research demonstrates that in vital issues from sex and birth control to business and science, government has been the real obstacle in preventing women from achieving personal freedom and equal rights. This book discusses such controversies as individualism and socialism in the feminist tradition, economic freedom and the role of women, and the contemporary differences between mainstream and individualist feminism. Through McElroy's work and those of a distinguished group of contributors, this book issues a ringing call for women to recapture their individualist heritage.

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    Freedom, Feminism, and the State
    Second Edition
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Wendy McElroy
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 250
    Width: 159 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 201 g
    ISBN 13: 9780945999683
    ISBN 10: 0945999682

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: JF
    DC21: 305.420973
    BISAC V2.8: SOC010000, POL035000
    Thema V1.0: JB
    Edition statement
    Independent Institute,U.S.
    Imprint name
    Independent Institute,U.S.
    Publication date
    01 February 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Wendy McElroy is research fellow at The Independent Institute and a columnist for FOX News.com.