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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: Lesbians at ground zero — Angela C. Wild on gender identity ideology and lesbian autonomy

4/11/2019
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Meghan Murphy speaks with Angela C. Wild of #GetTheLOut about her new report about the impact of trans ideology on lesbians.

Duration:00:25:01

PODCAST: Dagny of The Pique Resilience Project on detransitioning

3/26/2019
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In this episode, Meghan Murphy speaks with Dagny, a founder of The Pique Resilience Project, about her experience transitioning, then detransitioning.

Duration:00:48:24

PODCAST: Why sex-segregated sport matters

3/12/2019
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Meghan Murphy speaks with Linda Blade, President of Athletics Alberta, coach, and former heptathlete, about the need for sex-segregated sport.

Duration:00:56:04

PODCAST: On International Women’s Day, Indigenous and Women of Colour Rise

3/4/2019
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On this episode, Meghan Murphy speaks with Suzanne Jay and Saba Malik, organizers of the upcoming International Women's Day event, Indigenous Women and Women of Colour Rise.

Duration:00:26:15

PODCAST: Kathleen Stock and Natasha Chart discuss the issue of feminists ‘allying with the right’

2/22/2019
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Meghan Murphy speaks with Kathleen Stock and Natasha Chart about the contentious question of whether feminists should engage with or work with right wing individuals or groups.

Duration:00:57:46

PODCAST: Why are we still pretending porn is harmless?

2/7/2019
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Meghan Murphy speaks with Rebecca Whisnant about the harms of porn and why those of us who challenge it are dismissed so readily.

Duration:00:42:40

PODCAST: Posie Parker — Standing for Women

1/24/2019
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Meghan Murphy speaks with Posie Parker about feminism, her campaign group, Standing for Women, and the upcoming week of activism she organized to challenge the silencing of women on social media, #womenstandup

Duration:00:57:13

PODCAST: Phyllis Chesler remains steadfast in being ‘politically incorrect’

12/14/2018
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Phyllis Chesler is a best-selling author, a longtime feminist activist, and a retired psychotherapist. She has organized political, legal, religious, and human rights campaigns across the world. Yet she, like so many other second wave…

Duration:00:54:55

PODCAST: Nicole Jardim on hormone health and how to understand your cycle

11/12/2018
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In this episode, Meghan Murphy speaks with Nicole Jardim — "The Period Girl" — about how understanding hormones and your menstrual cycle can change your life.

Duration:00:56:48

PODCAST: Dawn Wilcox is counting women murdered by men in the United States, and the results are grim

10/12/2018
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Meghan Murphy speaks with Dawn Wilcox, founder of Women Count USA, a national database and femicide census of all women and girls murdered by men in the United States.

Duration:00:28:54

PODCAST: The Pussy Church of Modern Witchcraft is coming soon to a town near you

8/29/2018
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Meghan Murphy speaks with Sister Dandelion about the Pussy Church of Modern Witchcraft and the controversy surrounding it.

Duration:00:21:49

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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In this episode, Meghan Murphy speaks with Susan Boyd about the Liberal's proposed changes to Canada's Divorce Act, and how those changes might impact women.

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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In this episode, Meghan Murphy speaks with Dr Meagan Tyler about the ways sex therapy and sex advice teach women to meet male desire, regardless of the cost.

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