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Why ‘The Queerest Generation Ever’ Hasn’t Managed to Address Women’s Oppression

     by Meghan Murphy / Feminist Current At The Establishment, Tori Truscheit asks, “How can the queerest generation ever still believe in gender roles?” If that question seems jaw-droppingly lacking in self-awareness, congratulations: you have been paying attention. If, on the other hand, you’re scratching your head, trying to get to the bottom of why a society drowning … Continue reading Why ‘The Queerest Generation Ever’ Hasn’t Managed to Address Women’s Oppression

Meghan Murphy: Are we women or are we menstruators?

     by Meghan Murphy / Feminist Current Planned Parenthood, as you may know, is the largest single provider of reproductive health services in the United States. The non-profit defines itself as “leading the reproductive health and rights movement,” and has supported millions and millions of women, over the past century, in accessing pregnancy tests, contraceptives, … Continue reading Meghan Murphy: Are we women or are we menstruators?

Creating alternative platforms for feminist analysis

This post comes from Feminist Current: On Saturday, December 5th, Vancouver Rape Relief & Women’s Shelter hosted their annual Montreal Massacre Memorial event at the Vancouver Public Library. The event coincides with the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women (December 6th), the anniversary of the murders of 14 women at l’École Polytechnique … Continue reading Creating alternative platforms for feminist analysis

Toward Strategic Feminist Action

Artwork by Summer-Rain Bentham, Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter PART ONE: First steps for an effective fight-back In the face of a worldwide crisis of male violence against women, radical feminists are preparing for a grassroots resurgence. This is the first in a series looking at effective strategies to take back women’s space and … Continue reading Toward Strategic Feminist Action

Chris Hedges interviews Rachel Moran about prostitution, violence, & men who buy sex

By Meghan Murphy / Feminist Current On Tuesday’s episode of teleSUR’s Days of Revolt, host, Chris Hedges, speaks with author and activist, Rachel Moran, about her book, Paid For: My Journey Through Prostitution, and the myths perpetuated about sex industry. Early in the interview, Hedges brings up the issue of violence, calling it an “endemic … Continue reading Chris Hedges interviews Rachel Moran about prostitution, violence, & men who buy sex

Interview of Meghan Murphy

Ernesto Aguilar, a former DGR member, interviewed Meghan Murphy of Feminist Current for Women’s History Month in March 2013. Murphy presents a clear and articulate analysis of the current state of online feminism – strengths and weaknesses, successes and works in progress, allies and backlash. She spoke extensively on the destructive tendency of online discussions … Continue reading Interview of Meghan Murphy

Feminist Current – smart analysis of feminist issues

Meghan Murphy at Feminist Current writes a steady column of insightful and incisive articles from a strong feminist perspective, and regularly interviews women and men on a broad range of feminist issues. She lives in Canada, so some of her focus is specific to that country, but most of it is relevant to all of … Continue reading Feminist Current – smart analysis of feminist issues

Sam Leah: A Radical Severing of Violence from Freedom

By Sam Leah / Deep Green Resistance Eugene There has recently been a great deal of debate around the topic of consent in sexual politics. Stakeholders in this debate have vocalized a wide range of positions, from positing the centrality of consent in questions of sexual ethics to considering the negative implications of undivided attention … Continue reading Sam Leah: A Radical Severing of Violence from Freedom