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Individualist feminism is a blanket term for different forms of individualist feminist ideas.[citation needed] This take on feminism was originally expressed in anti-capitalist publications such as Liberty, and by individualists highly critical of capitalism such as Voltairine de Cleyre and Ezra Heywood.[citation needed] However, today it is often associated with a minarchist or even anarcho-capitalist perspective, due in large part to the prominent advocacy of Wendy McElroy.[citation needed] To suggest a relevant news story for the main page, refer to the criteria then add your suggestion at the candidates page. ... Individualism is a moral, political, and social philosophy, which emphasizes individual liberty, the primary importance of the individual, and the virtues of self-reliance and personal independence. Individualism embraces opposition to authority, and to all manner of controls over the individual, especially when exercised by the political state or society. ... Feminism is a diverse, competing, and often opposing collection of social theories, political movements, and moral philosophies, largely motivated by or concerning the experiences of women, especially in terms of their social, political, and economic inequalities. ... Liberty was a 19th century peroidical published in the United States by American individualist anarchist Benjamin Tucker. ... Voltairine de Cleyre, Philadelphia, Christmas 1891 Voltairine de Cleyre (November 17, 1866–June 6, 1912) was, according to Emma Goldman, the most gifted and brilliant anarchist woman America ever produced; yet, even among most anarchists, she is today almost completely unknown. ... Ezra Heywood was a 19th century North American individualist anarchist, slavery abolitionist, and feminist. ... In civics, Minarchism, sometimes called minimal statism, is the view that government should be as small as possible. ... Anarcho-capitalism is a view that regards all forms of the state as unnecessary and harmful, particularly in matters of justice and self-defense, while being highly supportive of private property. ... Wendy McElroy is a Canadian individualist anarchist and individualist feminist. ...

A core principle of individualist feminism is that all human beings have a moral and / or legal claim to their own persons and property, not to any sort of affirmative action policies or privileges.[citation needed] In most parts of Europe it is viewed as postmodern feminism because of its pluralistic view of female nature.[citation needed] While other schools often stress that women in general are living under similar circumstances, individualist feminists stress that all women are unique and have unique goals.[citation needed] A moral is a one sentence remark made at the end of many childrens stories that expresses the intended meaning, or the moral message, of the tale. ... This article is about law in society. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... World map showing Europe Europe is conventionally considered one of the seven continents of Earth which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiogeographic one. ... Postmodern feminism is one approach to feminist theory that argues that there is no single cause for a womans subordination because sociological gender is itself constructed through language. ...

Individualist feminism contra other feminisms

Individualist feminists have applied the label gender feminism to describe feminists they see as holding that an animosity exists between genders and calling for radical measures to intervene in gender relations.[citation needed] Thus individualist feminism is distinct from both mainstream and radical feminist movement Gender feminism is a phrase coined by Christina Hoff Sommers in her book Who Stole Feminism (Simon & Schuster, 1994) to critique the mainstream of the contemporary feminist movement, which she felt was unduly gynocentric. ... Radical feminism is a branch of feminism that views womens oppression (or patriarchy) as the basic evil upon which human relationships in society are arranged. ...

See also

Wendy McElroy is a Canadian individualist anarchist and individualist feminist. ... Dora Marsden (5 March 1882 – 13 December 1960) was the editor of some avant-garde literary journals of her time and an author of philosophical writings. ... Ezra Heywood was a 19th century North American individualist anarchist, slavery abolitionist, and feminist. ...

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Introduction to Individualist Feminism. Part One (2598 words)
Individualist feminists were as deeply concerned with social issues -- such as prostitution and temperance -- as socialist feminists but they refused to impose social purity upon individuals.
Socialist feminism advocates socio-economic equality and its approach to justice is ends-oriented -- it defines justice in terms of a specific social condition.
To individualist feminists the political characteristic that determines the class to which an individual belongs is his or her relationship to the use of force in society.
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Mainstream feminism tells us that girls are in constant danger of being sexually abused by their fathers, that women face the same from their husbands, etc. Ifeminism says to get the state out of personal issues.
The core principle of individualist feminism is that all human beings have a moral and legal claim to their own persons and property.
Individualist feminism and libertarianism are similar in that both philosophies uphold individual freedom and personal responsibility as core values.
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