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The Feminist Current, hosted by Meghan Murphy, brings a progressive, feminist perspective on everything from pop culture to politics, from hot-off-the-press news stories to cultural trends. Through interviews and discussion, the Feminist Current pushes at the boundaries of mainstream discourse and popular feminism in order to bring you a fresh and powerful voice.

The Feminist Current, hosted by Meghan Murphy, brings a progressive, feminist perspective on everything from pop culture to politics, from hot-off-the-press news stories to cultural trends. Through interviews and discussion, the Feminist Current pushes at the boundaries of mainstream discourse and popular feminism in order to bring you a fresh and powerful voice.
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Vancouver, BC

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The Feminist Current, hosted by Meghan Murphy, brings a progressive, feminist perspective on everything from pop culture to politics, from hot-off-the-press news stories to cultural trends. Through interviews and discussion, the Feminist Current pushes at the boundaries of mainstream discourse and popular feminism in order to bring you a fresh and powerful voice.

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English


Episodes

PODCAST: What does the Trump administration’s refugee policy mean for women and how can Canada help?

6/27/2018
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Meghan Murphy speaks with Jaymie Heilman and Maria Walker about the impact of Trump's refugee policies on Central American women.

Duration:00:29:11

PODCAST: Canada’s Divorce Act may be changing — how will women be impacted?

6/5/2018
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The Liberal Party of Canada recently introduced Bill C-78, which proposes a number of changes to Canada’s Divorce Act, including better addressing what is referred to as “family violence,” changes to terminology like “custody” and…

Duration:00:49:02

PODCAST: Serah Gazali on escaping Saudi Arabia, the guardianship system, and how Saudi women are fighting back

5/14/2018
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Meghan Murphy speaks with Serah Gazali, who escaped Saudi Arabia a decade ago.

Duration:00:35:58

PODCAST: Why sex matters in law

4/11/2018
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In this episode, Meghan Murphy speaks with Andrea Orwoll about the history of — and ongoing need for — women-centered language in law.

Duration:00:31:13

PODCAST: Heather Brunskell-Evans wants to talk about the idea of ‘trans kids’

3/19/2018
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Heather Brunskell-Evans was the National Spokesperson for the Women’s Equality Party Policy on Ending Sexual Violence until she started asking critical questions about "trans kids." In this episode, Meghan Murphy talks to her about her perspective and the response from the Party.

Duration:00:51:58

PODCAST: What can humans learn from female-centric animal societies?

2/26/2018
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We often point to nature in order to defend our own behaviour and patterns in human society. People will defend everything from violence, to rape, to male dominance by pointing to animal behaviour. But maybe…

Duration:00:21:19

PODCAST: ‘Good, giving, and game’ – how sex advice and sex therapy perpetuate rape culture

1/20/2018
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Too often, when women are not interested in sex at the same levels their male partners are, they are told either that there is something wrong with them or that they are obligated to find…

Duration:00:31:31

PODCAST: What happens when your husband decides he’s a woman?

1/12/2018
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In this episode, Meghan Murphy speaks with Shannon Thrace, a woman whose husband came out as transgender after 14 years together.

Duration:00:41:41

PODCAST: Hillary McBride on body image, eating disorders, and feminist therapy

11/27/2017
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In this episode, Meghan Murphy speaks with Hillary McBride about her new book, "Mothers, Daughters, and Body Image: Learning to Love Ourselves as We Are," as well as about flawed approaches to eating disorders, loving your body under patriarchy, and what a feminist approach to therapy looks like.

Duration:00:47:09

PODCAST: Daisy Kler on the way racism and misogyny play out in Canada to doubly harm women

11/9/2017
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In this episode, Meghan Murphy speaks with Daisy Kler, a longtime anti-male violence activist in Vancouver, about the reality of racism and male violence in Canada.

Duration:00:45:09

PODCAST: Eleanor Pam remembers the late, great, Kate Millett

9/20/2017
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Meghan Murphy speaks with Eleanor Pam about renowned feminist and author of "Sexual Politics," Kate Millett.

Duration:01:02:17

PODCAST: Ninotchka Rosca on intersectionality, the Philippine women’s movement, and the future of feminism

8/24/2017
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In this episode, I speak with Ninotchka Rosca, an incredibly accomplished activist and writer from the Phillippines. She is the author of six books, including two bestselling novels — The State of War and Twice…

Duration:00:46:13

PODCAST: Toward reproductive sovereignty, not reproductive rights

8/3/2017
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In this episode, Meghan Murphy speaks with Mary Lou Singleton, a midwife, nurse practitioner, and reproductive sovereignty activist about everything from self-abortion to midwifery to where the reproductive rights movement went wrong.

Duration:00:41:07

PODCAST: ‘Birthright: A War Story’

7/14/2017
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In this episode, Meghan Murphy speaks with Civia Tamarkin, director of "Birthright: A War Story," a new documentary looking at the attack on women's reproductive rights in the U.S.

Duration:00:42:12

PODCAST: Finn Mackay on the revolutionary past and future of radical feminist activism

6/21/2017
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Meghan Murphy speaks with British feminist activist, Finn Mackay, about her book, "Radical Feminism: Feminist Activism in Movement."

Duration:00:45:07

PODCAST: Why feminists care about sex robots

5/19/2017
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"I don't see technology as neutral — I see technology as driven by cultural forces. And the cultural forces that are driving this technology is the commercial sex trade."

Duration:00:31:44

PODCAST: Are American millennials becoming more resistant to women’s equality?

4/11/2017
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Despite being a century into the women’s movement, it can, at times, feel as though progress has stalled. Indeed, old stereotypes about the roles men and women play in the home persist, and some recent…

Duration:00:37:22

PODCAST: Cordelia Fine pokes holes in old-fashioned ideas about testosterone and sexed brains

3/31/2017
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Despite feminists’ best efforts, many people today believe that inequality between the sexes is natural, not cultural. They will often point to the behavior, clothing, or play of girls and boys to prove this; or…

Duration:00:31:00

PODCAST: From academia to pop culture to body hair, porn culture has permeated almost every aspect of our lives

2/22/2017
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Today, pornography is inescapable. It shapes our self-image, our relationships, our sexualities — even our body hair removal practices. In academia, many media scholars have taken a non-critical approach to porn and third wave feminists…

Duration:00:43:52

PODCAST: A Donald Trump presidency still feels unreal, but here we are – so what’s next?

11/12/2016
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On November 8th, American voters elected, not the first female president of the United States — an exceedingly qualified, tough, smart woman named Hillary Rodham Clinton — but a sociopathic reality TV star whose racism, misogyny, and stubborn ignorance made his run seem like little more than a bad joke… Until it was too late.…

Duration:00:21:39