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This blog is intended to demonstrate that feminism and liberalism don’t need to be mutually exclusive. I’m a feminist who believes more in markets than government, more in freedom than regulation, and more in personal responsibility than social responsibility. I believe the role of society is to make sure individuals are free to make their own choices, and that means they’re not constrained by poverty or disability, by discrimination or threats, by rules or regulations, by bureaucracy or cronyism.

For more, read my manifesto.

About the header image:

Abortion protest, Parliament grounds, Wellington, 1977. From http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/photograph/27918/abortion-march-1977
Abortion protest, Parliament grounds, Wellington, 1977. From http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/photograph/27918/abortion-march-1977

This May 1977 abortion-rights march (which numbered about 300) – seen here in Parliament grounds – was probably prompted by the Commission of Inquiry into Contraception, Sterilisation and Abortion, set up by the government to deal with the perennially controversial topic of abortion. Many of the marchers were young members of the Women’s National Abortion Action Campaign, accompanied by a sprinkling of male supporters. Although abortion was largely seen as a women’s issue, it also concerned many men. Some wanted their wives or girlfriends to have access to it, while others were fiercely opposed.

– Te Ara, The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

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