|Occupation Writer||Name Wendy McElroy|
|Born 1951 (age 63–64)Canada|
Books Sexual Correctness, The reasonable woman, Liberty for Women, The debates of Liberty, Queen Silver
Similar People Carl Watner, George H Smith, Sharon Presley, Jessica Valenti, Christina Hoff Sommers
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Wendy McElroy (born 1951) is a Canadian individualist anarchist and feminist. She was a co-founder along with Carl Watner and George H. Smith of The Voluntaryist magazine in 1982.
- Wendy mcelroy fallacy of the rape culture
- Wendy mcelroy on how should colleges handle sexual assault
- Sex and feminism
- Capitalism and government
- George H. Smith
- Published works
Wendy mcelroy on how should colleges handle sexual assault
Sex and feminism
Among feminists, McElroy identifies herself as being sex-positive, defending the availability of pornography and condemning anti-pornography feminism campaigns. Citing prior work by Greg Lukianoff, she has also voiced criticism of sexual harassment policies, particularly grade-school zero-tolerance policies - which she considers to be "far too broad and vague" and based on biased reports.
Capitalism and government
In explaining her position in regard to capitalism, McElroy says she has a "marked personal preference for capitalism as the most productive, fair and sensible economic system on the face of the earth," but recognizes that the free market also enables other economic systems. She says what she wants for society is "not necessarily a capitalistic arrangement but a free market system in which everyone can make the peaceful choices they wish with their own bodies and labor", and therefore describes herself as a supporter of free market economics.
She credits Murray Rothbard's book Man, Economy, and State: A Treatise on Economic Principles (1962) as being "solely responsible for turning [her] from the advocacy of limited government to a lifetime of work within the individualist-anarchist tradition."
McElroy has been a vocal defender of the whistleblowing site WikiLeaks and its head Julian Assange.
George H. Smith
McElroy has repeatedly worked with George H. Smith, another well-known anarcho-capitalist author. However, in 2015 the relationship between McElroy and Smith became rancorous, to the point where McElroy complained of "sexual slander," victimization and exploitation.