Women Under Capitalism

Capitalism leads to the freedom of all individuals — whether male or female — by banishing the initiation of force from all relationships. Capitalism is the only system that leads to political equality — an equality of rights (as opposed to egalitarian equality of economic results).

Men and women have a variety of differences, but in their ability to think and reason, they are in principle the same, and so their political rights are the same.

One’s right to life is based on the fact that the individual survives by reason, and the social requirement to use one’s mind is freedom from the initiation of physical force.

Under capitalism, all females (individuals with the XX sex chromosome) have equal rights to males (individuals with the XY sex chromosome), as they are individuals, i.e., human beings who require the freedom to survive by the use of their minds.

The reason females have equal rights to males is that though women on average are not men’s physical equals (for example the 2019 women’s world soccer champions from the U.S. were soundly defeated in a friendly match against 15-year-old high school boys team); mentally women are equal in their ability to reason with men.

One’s gender, race, ancestry, religion, nationality, etc. play no role in the recognition of one’s rights.

As capitalism is the social system that rewards production, under capitalism, a rational woman can easily support herself.

As to wages, in a free market, an individual is paid based on the value of what he/she can offer to others. As an illustration, observe women who earn enormous salaries that dwarf those of most men.

Some of civilization’s greatest intellectual achievements are the result of individuals who happened to be women. Examples of such intellectual giants include philosopher and novelist Ayn Rand, scientist Marie Curie, free speech and tolerance intellectual Ayaan Hirsi Ali, programmer Ada Lovelace, and educational innovator Maria Montessori.