McElroy believes that crime data about rape are extremely inaccurate and that rape culture is a false narrative created by "politically-correct" feminists. She is the author of 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.
She has criticized sexual harassment policies and in particular grade-school zero-tolerance policies - which she considers to be "far too broad and vague" and based on biased reports.
Capitalism and government
In explaining her position in regard to capitalism, McElroy says she has a "marked personal preference for capitalism as the most productive, fair and sensible economic system on the face of the earth," but recognizes that the free market also enables other economic systems. She says what she wants for society is "not necessarily a capitalistic arrangement but a free market system in which everyone can make the peaceful choices they wish with their own bodies and labor", and therefore describes herself as a supporter of free market economics.
McElroy has been critical of imperialism and the U.S. interventionist foreign policy, even going so far to refer to America as "world's policeman."
Debate with Jessica Valenti
In November 2014 McElroy was scheduled to face liberal feminist 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. Also, Paxson setup an alternative event at the same time. The actions of Brown students and Paxson were criticized by various commentators.
George H. Smith
McElroy has repeatedly worked with George H. Smith, another well-known anarcho-capitalist author. However, in 2015 the relationship between McElroy and Smith became rancorous, to the point where McElroy complained of "sexual slander," victimization and exploitation.