Join Feminists for Liberty at the Women’s March on Washington and LibertyCon

Update: the #WomensWave rally has been moved from the Lincoln Memorial to Freedom Plaza, near the White House (1455 Pennsylvania Ave NW).


“Mr. President, how long must women wait for liberty?” Over 100 years later, suffragette Amelia Himes Walker’s words still ring true. Yes, women won the right to vote and have made many important gains since then. But women—and everyone—in America have grown less free as government power, red tape, spying, and control have grown.

That’s why we’ll be showing up for the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019.

And this year, the march coincides with LibertyCon 2019! On Jan. 17-19, libertarian activists from around the world will gather in downtown D.C. for Students For Liberty‘s annual conference

Feminists for Liberty wants to make sure that libertarian women and libertarian feminism are well-represented at the D.C. march, so whether you’re attending the conference or not, please join us for a field trip to Freedom Plaza that Saturday.

We’ll be there from 1:30-4:30 p.m. and you’re welcome to caravan with us from the conference or drop by anytime.

Afterward, we invite you to join us for drinks and post-march camaraderie at Allegory bar (1201 K St NW, in the Eaton hotel, just around the corner from LibertyCon is being held). We’ll be there from 5-6 p.m. Conference-goers who didn’t attend the march are also welcome to stop by. And folks coming from the march can carpool with us.

WHO: Libertarian feminists (and those curious) are welcome regardless of gender or sex.

WHEN & WHERE: If you’re coming from LibertyCon, meet us in front of the Marriott Marquis Washington (where the conference is being held) at 12:45 p.m. We’ll caravan down to the rally together at 1:00 p.m. sharp. OR, swing by the steps of the Lincoln Memorial anytime between 1:30-4 p.m.

WHAT TO WEAR: Don your best protest tee, come dressed as a suffragette if you’re feeling fancy, rock your favorite libertarian feminist swag, or just show up as you are. We’ll have plenty of extra sashes and signs.

Questions? feministsforliberty@gmail.com

 

A few photos from last year at the DC Women’s March:

 

 

Individualism Should be at the Core of Feminism

“If feminism is “the radical notion that women are people,” libertarian feminism is the even more radical notion that women (and men) are individuals and should be treated as such.”

More at Libertarianism.org: “Does Feminism Demand Collectivism?

Fall Salon & Social

But, isn’t feminist collectivist? 

That’s a question we hear a lot, and so we’re making it the roundtable topic at our very first public “salon & social.” Come for a group discussion, led by Feminists for Liberty founders Kat Murti & Elizabeth Nolan Brown, and stay for some unstructured drinking and fraternizing afterward (or come and go when you can; this is a casual affair).

When: next Friday, Nov. 30, from 6-9 p.m.

Where: Exiles Bar DC
620 U St NW ~ second floor

Who: All are welcome, regardless of sex or gender.

Snacks are on us, and happy hour drink specials go ’til eight.

We’ll do the ‘salon’ portion from 6:30-7:15 p.m. Stick around afterward to continue chatting and hanging out – we have the upstairs to ourselves until 9 p.m. (when things open up for karaoke, which anyone is welcome to stay for).

More info/RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/570464973374251/

 

 

 

Happy International Women’s Day!

Feminist for Liberty’s Kat Murti will be hosting an International Women’s Day discussion at the Cato Institute today, alongside Chelsea Follett and Gui Sutter Schneider. The panel runs from 4-5 p.m. this afternoon; check it out online here: https://www.cato.org/events/international-womens-day-catodigital-free-women-free-markets-free-world

Stop Panicking About Millennials, Gen Z, and Porn

Young people lead healthier and safer sex lives than ever before. But people still claim porn is turning them into degenerates.

In a new Buzzfeed article, Feminist for Liberty co-founder Elizabeth Nolan Brown explores how “evidence-free freakouts over erotica are a time-honored tradition.” But as with fears about “pornographic” French novels in the 1890s and consternation over cable-TV porn in the 1980s, today’s porn prohibitionists are more moral panic than anything. There’s no evidence that internet porn has been destroying millennials — some of whom now have two decades of post-high-school (and first-porn-viewing) data to offer.

Read the whole thing here. Brown also talked with Fox News correspondent Ellison Barber recently about state legislatures declaring porn a “public health crisis”:

I was on @foxnewsnight last night talking to @ellisonbarber about porn being a “public health crisis.” Check it out: pic.twitter.com/xrg8DvFqeT— Elizabeth Nolan Brown (@ENBrown) February 20, 2018

Feminists for Liberty at the 2018 Women’s March

We showed up to represent a libertarian feminist perspective at the D.C. Women’s March this January, joined by friends from the Ladies of Liberty Alliance and the D.C. Libertarian Party. It was a nice opportunity to talk to people outside of our ideological inner-circles–both other marchers and members of the media–about our ideas.

Check out a few photos below, and catch Feminist for Liberty co-founder Kat Murti talking about the March on Fox News D.C. and in Maryland newspaper The Sentinel.