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Sweetening the Pill: Have we failed to be sufficiently critical of hormonal birth control?

November 1, 2013
| Meghan Murphy interviews Holly Grigg-Spall, the author of Sweetening the Pill or How We Got Hooked on Hormonal Birth Control.
Length: 29:09 minutes (26.7 MB)
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Episode 149: Let's face it, we're scared

October 30, 2013
| Halloween is a time where we can, with good friends around, face some of our fears. In this episode we will hear some scary stuff. Don't worry though, we haven't forgotten the treat.
Length: 30:03 minutes (41.34 MB)
Feminist Current

Sexual assaults on campus, sexual harassment on public transit: Women confront rape culture in public spaces

October 28, 2013
| Meghan Murphy interviews Emily Monaghan, an organizer of Take Back the Night UBC and Katie Nordgren, one of the women behind the Harassment on Translink project.
Length: 32:12 minutes (29.49 MB)

Questioning assumptions about female desire

Sex Drive: In Pursuit of Female Desire; What Do Women Want? Adventures in the Science of Female Desire

by Dr. Bella Ellwood-Clayton; Daniel Bergner
(Allen & Unwin; HarperCollins,
$27.99; $25.99)

Female sexuality has long been viewed as something of a mystery. Women’s distinct lack of penises and threatening ability to create life resulted in centuries of undisputed ignorance. In a patriarchal society, women are placed firmly in the category of "other," as compared to the central character against which all other beings are measured: man.

Only recently have researchers begun to fight the trend, ever-popular within evolutionary psychology, of ignoring all social and cultural factors as well as the individual biases of researchers, to look beyond "caveman" as foundation for scientific study.


Meghan Murphy

Gavin McInnes thinks male violence feeds babies, explains to women what women think

| October 23, 2013
Feminist Current

Lee Lakeman: What way forward to end male violence against women?

October 14, 2013
| Lee Lakeman delivered the Gandhi Commemorative Lecture this year at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver.
Length: 58:53 minutes (53.92 MB)
Feminist Current

Jean Friedman-Rudovsky on the 'ghost rapes' of Bolivia

October 12, 2013
| Meghan Murphy speaks with Jean Friedman-Rudovsky about her experience reporting on a series of rapes that happened in a Mormon community in Bolivia.
Length: 35:15 minutes (32.28 MB)

Orthorexia, the new eating disorder?

| October 10, 2013
Meghan Murphy

When your abuser calls himself a feminist

| October 10, 2013
The F Word

Breast cancer culture: Optimism, anger and activism

October 6, 2013
| Rebroadcast: Caity Goerke interviews Emilia Nielsen about the roles of optimism and anger within mainstream breast cancer culture.
Length: 35:35 minutes (40.74 MB)
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