By Meghan Murphy
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Your host, Meghan Murphy, explores feminist perspectives on everything from pop culture to politics, from hot-off-the-press news stories to cultural trends. If it's happening to women, we're talking about it. Through interviews and discussion, Meghan brings you fresh, powerful, radical voices from the global feminist movement that leave listeners feeling inspired and bold, ready to take on the (patriarchal) world.
||CleanPODCAST: Serah Gazali on escaping Saudi Arabia, the guardianship system, and how Saudi women are fighting back||Meghan Murphy speaks with Serah Gazali, who escaped Saudi Arabia a decade ago.||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPODCAST: Why sex matters in law||In this episode, Meghan Murphy speaks with Andrea Orwoll about the history of — and ongoing need for — women-centered language in law.||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPODCAST: Heather Brunskell-Evans wants to talk about the idea of ‘trans kids’||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 t||3/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPODCAST: What can humans learn from female-centric animal societies?||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…||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPODCAST: ‘Good, giving, and game’ — how sex advice and sex therapy perpetuate rape culture||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.||1/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPODCAST: What happens when your husband decides he’s a woman?||In this episode, Meghan Murphy speaks with Shannon Thrace, a woman whose husband came out as transgender after 14 years together.||1/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPODCAST: Hillary McBride on body image, eating disorders, and feminist therapy||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||11/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPODCAST: Daisy Kler on the way racism and misogyny play out in Canada to doubly harm women||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.||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPODCAST: Eleanor Pam remembers the late, great, Kate Millett||Meghan Murphy speaks with Eleanor Pam about renowned feminist and author of Sexual Politics, Kate Millett.||9/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPODCAST: Ninotchka Rosca on intersectionality, the Philippine women’s movement, and the future of feminism||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…||8/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPODCAST: Toward reproductive sovereignty, not reproductive rights||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.||8/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPODCAST: ‘Birthright: A War Story’||In this episode, Meghan Murphy speaks with Civia Tamarkin, director of Birthright: A War Story, a new documentary looking at the attack on womens reproductive rights in the U.S.||7/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPODCAST: Finn Mackay on the revolutionary past and future of radical feminist activism||Meghan Murphy speaks with British feminist activist, Finn Mackay, about her book, Radical Feminism: Feminist Activism in Movement.||6/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPODCAST: Why feminists care about sex robots||I dont 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.||5/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPODCAST: Are American millennials becoming more resistant to women’s equality?||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…||4/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPODCAST: Cordelia Fine pokes holes in old-fashioned ideas about testosterone and sexed brains||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…||3/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPODCAST: From academia to pop culture to body hair, porn culture has permeated almost every aspect of our lives||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…||2/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPODCAST: Julie Bindel on growing up a working class lesbian||When the Working Class Movement Library — a small, volunteer-run library in Salford, England that holds records and stories of working class people’s lives and activism — announced they would be hosting feminist journalist Julie…||2/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPODCAST: The Women’s March was a powerful feminist uprising — what comes next?||On January 21st, three million people across the globe — a majority of whom were women — took to the streets. A response to the election of Donald Trump, the initial Women’s March was set…||1/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPODCAST: Radical feminism for men? Robert Jensen makes the case||In Robert Jensen’s new book, The End of Patriachy: Radical Feminism for Men, he asks one question: “What do we need to create and maintain stable, decent human communities that can remain in a sustainable…||11/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPODCAST: Title IX, trans rights, women’s rights, and ‘bathroom bills’||On August 11th, 2016, Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF) filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Department of Education (DOE) in order to challenge their recent redefinition of “sex” in Title…||11/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPODCAST: A Donald Trump presidency still feels unreal, but here we are – so what’s next?||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,…||11/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPODCAST: Filipino mail-order brides are still an issue Canada and in pop culture||In September, NBC greenlit a sitcom called Mail Order Family. The plot would center around a widowed single father who orders a mail-order bride from the Philippines to help raise his two preteen daughters. Online…||11/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPODCAST: Sheila Jeffreys on neoliberalism, identity politics, and the women’s liberation movement||Feminism has suffered a significant loss in recent decades. The impact of “queer studies,” neoliberalism, and identity politics was substantial. Renowned radical feminist, Sheila Jeffreys, witnessed the move from “Women’s Studies&||10/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPODCAST: The trouble with transing kids||The days of Marlo Thomas’ “Free to be… You and Me,” it seems, are long gone. Now, when kids don’t quite “fit” within the gender roles prescribed by a patriarchal society, no longer do we…||10/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPODCAST: Contextualizing the burkini/bikini debate||Just today media reported that a court in the French Mediterranean island of Corsica has upheld a burkini ban issued by a local mayor, despite the fact that a higher court recently ruled against the…||9/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPODCAST: Survivors speak out in new book about the prostitution industry||As prostitution and the legislation that surrounds it has become an increasingly heated debate, the voices of women who survived the industry have grown louder and stronger. This year, a new book containing testimonies written…||8/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPODCAST: Womyn’s Gathering 2016||This week, 300 women have gathered for a five-day long feminist meeting in an “eco-domain” in Normandy, France. The will discuss topics like heterosexuality, lesbianism, anti-racism, ecofemism, and more. There will also be open mic…||7/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPODCAST: Blair Braverman talks dog-sledding and navigating male dominance on a glacier||From the time she was a child, Blair Braverman was drawn North. Soon after she left high school, she headed to arctic Norway to learn to drive sled dogs, later working a summer job on…||7/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPODCAST: Orlando mass shooting fueled by anti-gay bigotry, unbridled masculinity, and misogyny||Early Sunday morning, a gunman killed 49 people and wounded 53 more in an attack at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Many have speculated about the motivations of the shooter, Omar Mateen, though most acknowledge…||6/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Always Current, informative, thoughtful and unashamedly Feminist. Thanks for having our backs Meghan even as the rest of the world increasingly tries to keep us on them!
A podcast by TERFs for TERFs. Trans women ARE women. Feminism that denies the humanity of others isn't feminism, it is hatred.
informative and interesting. i enjoy the different perspectives presented in this podcast!