Libertarianism and Feminism, Session 1 a Success!


November 3, 2015 by Racheltd

12180077_542785792924_1638431401_nLibertarianism and Feminism, A Students for Liberty Virtual Reading Group

A few months ago, I was approached to host a Virtual Reading Group with Students for Liberty. Last night was the first reading: with introductions, an orientation to the dialogue process we will be using and then we dove into our first reading, Elizabeth Nolan Brown’s essay, Carceral Feminism and the Libertarian Alternative

It was a lively and enlightening conversation with young people from all over the world, staying up late, or getting up early to participate. We covered a broad range of interesting ideas, as you can see from our session notes, and I am so excited to see where it goes.

Many of the readings in these sessions are inspired by our other online reading group, where we are working through an anthology of women’s rhetoric, read more about it here.

We will continue this every week until mid-December with a number of excellent readings:

Seven Weeks, Mondays, 9pm-10pm Eastern Time

Week 1 (November 2): The Beginning

Elizabeth Nolan Brown, Carceral Feminism and the Libertarian Alternative

Week 2 (November 9):

Mary Wollstonecraft, “A Vindication of the Rights of Women”

CHAPTER IV: observations on the state of degradation to which woman is reduced by various causes
Week 3 (November 16):

Sarah Grimké “Letter I: The Original Equality of Woman”

Angelina Grimké Weld “Address at Pennsylvania Hall”
Week 4 (November 23):

Margaret Fuller From “Woman in the Nineteenth Century”

Section 17-162

Week 5 (November 30):

Seneca Falls Convention “Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions”, Susan B. Anthony From The United States of America v. Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton From “The Solitude of Self”

Address by Elizabeth Cady Stanton on Woman’s RightsSeptember 1848

Week 6 (December 7):

Emma Goldman From “Marriage and Love,”

Why I Am An Anarchist (1897) by Voltairine de Cleyre

Week 7 (December 14):

Gloria Steinem “Supremacy Crimes”

One thought on “Libertarianism and Feminism, Session 1 a Success!

  1. […] our second session of the semester’s Students for Liberty Virtual Reading Group on Libertarianism and Feminism we read from one of the first modern texts from the feminist canon: Mary Wollstonecraft’s A […]

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