Young March 25, As a student, Patricia Due was arrested for ordering food at a lunch counter. Today that would be unthinkable!
Individualist feminism calls for universal emancipation from government oppression and privilege, stale traditions, and politically-correct orthodoxies. The most prevalent victims of violent crime are young black men, not women.
The homicide rate for young white women is 3. The inadequacy of government-provided security e. A woman has the right to control everything within her own skin. Every year, an estimated 46 million women worldwide, or 35 of every 1, women of child-bearing age, have an abortion.
Inthe infamous Comstock Act criminalized the mere distribution of information about abortion and birth control, and the Telecommunications Act attempted to extend the Comstock prohibitions to the Internet.
Ending government regulatory and tax burdens liberates women to fully develop and utilize their talents, pursue non-traditional high-paying jobs, start new businesses, invest wisely, and choose among viable business and family options. Women should have the freedom to choose the circumstances under which they give birth and to have midwives assist them.
The United States spends more than any other country on childbirth per capita but ranks very near the bottom of industrialized countries in perinatal mortality, even though physicians are present at 95 percent of the births.
Yet lawmakers, at the urging of the medical establishment, have criminalized midwifery. As long as everyone involved is a consenting adult, the law should not intrude into these personal choices.
Feminists should work for the legal protection of sex workers and First Amendment rights against censorship.
Two years after the Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill controversy mainstreamed all-encompassing definitions of what constitutes sexual harassment, the U. The resulting arbitrary regime of workplace etiquette discourages people from resolving personal conflicts on their own and encourages them to snitch on others and use laws and regulations to settle personal scores.
Adopting a common law tort and contract approach to sexual harassment would require such claims to involve actual harm to the aggrieved party. Synopsis Rooted in the 19th century anti-slavery movement of abolitionism, individualist feminism is based upon the view that all human beings have a right to their own person and property.
Shedding light on topics as diverse as marriage, abortion, midwifery, pornography, prostitution, affirmative action, fetal contracts, sexual harassment, comparable worth, technology, armed self-defense and legal reform, LIBERTY FOR WOMEN presents a wealth of ideas and information to anyone interested in women and society.
But unlike conservatives and feminists of the Dworkin-MacKinnon variety individualist feminists defend the freedom to choose in all aspects of life, including pornography and prostitution. The Queenand notes that sexual expression is conspicuously absent in totalitarian regimes.
Law and ethics professor Martha C. Nussbaum University of Chicago brings a dispassionate philosophical and cultural analysis to the subject of taking money for bodily services, showing that criminalization of prostitution greatly increases violence against women.
Women and the Family Individualist feminism defends the choice to enter into traditional marriages or unconventional ones. Mimi Gladstein University of Texas at El Paso relates how the managerial skills she learned as a mother were the same ones she used to manage an English department, much to the chagrin of male colleagues.
Women and Work Feminism has made highly visible inroads into the workplace. Wendy McElroy applies free-market economic principles to affirmative action and argues that it damages both the workplace and the educational system.
Women and Violence Rita J.“Wendy McElroy knows a lot about the struggle of women to remove legal obstacles to their freedom In Liberty for Women, she has assembled a number of carefully chosen papers by authors from widely varied backgrounds, ranging from law professors and economists to a former call girl and a midwife.
In society at large, the Women’s Rights Movement has brought about measurable changes, too. In , 26% of men and women said they would not vote for a woman for president.
In , that sentiment had plummeted to just over 5% for women and to 8% for men. South African History Online (SAHO) has over the past four years developed a series of programmes to mark the role of women in the struggle for freedom and equality. Our aim is to develop a comprehensive and easily accessible online history and archive on the role played by women in South African history, with a listing of historical and contemporary documents, biographies.
The Role of Women in America’s Freedom Struggle. and there are many others like her, who were integral to the betterment of society, who are still largely unrecognized for the important role they played.
Since Women’s History Month was first established in the s, Americans have been pulling these faded histories into the sunlight. In society at large, the Women’s Rights Movement has brought about measurable changes, too.
In , 26% of men and women said they would not vote for a woman for president. In , that sentiment had plummeted to just over 5% for women and to 8% for men. First, it profiles biographies of important women figures in our struggle for freedom in general and gender equality in particular.
Second, while recognising the important historical figures, it also attempts to foreground contemporary biographies of women who continue to play an important role in advancing the course of women in the post.