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By Wendy McElroy,Lewis C. Perry

Many feminists have believed that executive is the common best friend of the women's circulation. notwithstanding, this ebook demonstrates that the other is right: govt has lengthy been a huge oppressor of ladies and their rights. Feminism isn't really a brand new political strength; its origins could be traced again to the abolitionist stream sooner than the Civil warfare. struggling with to finish slavery, girls grew to become aware of their very own felony disabilities. From those anti-statist roots, the women's stream ultimately divided over such matters as intercourse, the family members, and battle. McElroy's booklet lines individualist feminism from these early roots until eventually the current day. Her examine demonstrates that during important matters from intercourse and contraception to company and technological know-how, executive has been the genuine challenge in combating girls from attaining own freedom and equivalent rights. This ebook discusses such controversies as individualism and socialism within the feminist culture, fiscal freedom and the function of girls, and the modern changes among mainstream and individualist feminism. via McElroy's paintings and people of a extraordinary workforce of members, this publication concerns a ringing demand ladies to recapture their individualist heritage.

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