Feminist Current

Feminist Current

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, Meghan Murphy takes risks and brings you a fresh and powerful voice that feels like a rip tide in a sea of same-old.
Feminist Current

Contextualizing the burkini/bikini debate

September 6, 2016
| In this episode, Meghan Murphy speaks with Natasha Bakht about the burkini, veiling, and how this debate impacts Muslim women.
Length: 26:43 minutes (12.24 MB)
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Survivors speak out in new book about the prostitution industry

August 12, 2016
| Meghan Murphy speaks with Melinda Tankard-Reist, and two survivors who shared their stories in "Prostitution Narratives: Stories of Survival in the Sex Trade."
Length: 43:39 minutes (19.98 MB)
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Blair Braverman talks dog-sledding and navigating male dominance on a glacier

July 5, 2016
| In this episode, Meghan Murphy speaks with author and musher, Blair Braverman, about her new book, Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube.
Length: 43:24 minutes (19.87 MB)
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Orlando mass shooting fueled by anti-gay bigotry, unbridled masculinity and misogyny

June 14, 2016
| In this episode, Meghan Murphy speaks with lesbian feminist journalist, Julie Bindel, about the mass shooting in Orlando and why anti-gay bigotry still exists today.
Length: 18:18 minutes (8.38 MB)
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PODCAST: Max Dashu reveals the suppressed truth behind the witch hunts (and the implications for women today)

June 2, 2016
| Meghan Murphy speaks with feminist historian, Max Dashu, about the gendered impacts of the witch-hunts.
Length: 49:13 minutes (22.53 MB)
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'Dietland' author Sarai Walker talks fat, fuckability and liberation

May 19, 2016
| In this episode, Meghan Murphy speaks with Sarai Walker, author of a new feminist novel called "Dietland."
Length: 34:20 minutes (15.72 MB)
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Doctors still won't let women choose sterilization as a permanent birth control method

April 27, 2016
| Brie Ripley and Jocelyn Macdonald explore the challenges women face accessing tubal ligation.
Length: 42:24 minutes (19.41 MB)
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Economic and sexual violence as barriers to sustainable development

March 24, 2016
| On March 17, a panel organized in connection with the UN's 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women addressed prostitution as a system that works against women's sustainability.
Length: 1:15:08 minutes (68.79 MB)
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Empowerment and 'body positivity' in the selfie age

March 17, 2016
| Meghan Murphy speaks with Lindsay Kite about objectification, empowerment, and Kim Kardashian's sex selfies.
Length: 39:18 minutes (35.98 MB)
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Why must Maryam Namazie take on the left in her critiques of Islamic extremism?

February 16, 2016
| Meghan Murphy speaks with Maryam Namazie, co-founder of the British Council of Ex-Muslims, about her critiques of Islam and the response from the left.
Length: 33:02 minutes (30.25 MB)