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Wendy McElroy

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Wendy McElroy
Born1951 (age 72–73)

Wendy McElroy (born 1951) is a Canadian individualist feminist and voluntaryist [citation needed] writer. McElroy is the editor of the website ifeminists.net.[1]

Wendy McElroy speaking in Springfield, Illinois, September 16, 2006

McElroy is the author of the book Rape Culture Hysteria, in which she contends that rape culture is a result of popular hysteria to the disadvantage of men, and in particular, white men.[2][3][4]

In November 2014, McElroy was scheduled to debate Jessica Valenti at a Brown University Janus Forum debate on "How Should Colleges Handle Sexual Assault?". Before the debate, Brown President Christina Paxson sent out a campus-wide e-mail saying she disagreed with McElroy's views, and set up an alternative event at the same time to compete with the debate.[5][6] The actions of Brown students and Paxson were criticized by various commentators.[7][8][9]

Published works

  • National Identification Systems: Essays in Opposition, by Carl Watner, Wendy McElroy, 2004 ISBN 0786415959
  • Debates of Liberty: An Overview of Individualist Anarchism, 1881–1908, 2003 ISBN 073910473X
  • Liberty for Women: Freedom and Feminism in the Twenty-First Century. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee. 2002. ISBN 978-1566634359. OCLC 260069067.
  • Sexual Correctness: The Gender-Feminist Attack on Women, 2001
  • Dissenting Electorate: Those Who Refuse to Vote and the Legitimacy of Their Opposition by Carl Watner, Wendy McElroy, 2001
  • Individualist Feminism of the Nineteenth Century: Collected Writings and Biographical Profiles, 2001
  • Queen Silver: The Godless Girl (Women's Studies (Amherst, NY), Queen Selections Silver, 1999 – about her friend Queen Selections Silver.
  • Freedom, Feminism, and the State by Wendy McElroy, Lewis Perry, 1999
  • The Reasonable Woman: A Guide to Intellectual Survival, 1998
  • XXX: A Woman's Right to Pornography Prelude Press, 1995, ISBN 0312136269
  • Liberty, 1881–1908: A Comprehensive Index, 1982


  1. ^ "ifeminists.com > about". ifeminists.net.
  2. ^ Presley, Sharon (July 11, 2016). "A Review of Rape Culture Hysteria: Fixing the Damage Done to Men and Women". Libertarianism.org. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  3. ^ Beaver, William (Fall 2016). "Book Review". The Independent Review. 21 (2). Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  4. ^ Shaw, Jane S. (October 26, 2016). "Is There Really a Rape Culture on Our Campuses?". The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal. Retrieved October 7, 2017.
  5. ^ Brandfield-Harvey, Camilla; Kelly, Caroline (November 17, 2014). "Janus Forum sexual assault event sparks controversy". The Brown Daily Herald. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  6. ^ Saffron, Jesse (November 20, 2014). "An Intellectual Cocoon". National Review. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  7. ^ Summers, Adam B. (April 1, 2015). "The macroagression of shutting down debate". The Orange County Register. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  8. ^ Shulevitz, Judith (May 21, 2015). "In College and Hiding From Scary Ideas [Opinion]". The New York Times. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  9. ^ Courtland, Shane (February 19, 2018). "Protecting speech on college campuses is essential to the pursuit of knowledge". The State Journal. Clarksburg, West Virginia: WVNews.com. Retrieved April 11, 2018.