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Trans Activism is Excusing & Advocating Violence Against Women, and It’s Time to Speak Up

Featured image: San Francisco Public Library exhibit featuring blood stained t-shirts encouraging patrons to attack feminists, and deadly weapons—baseball bats wrapped in barbed wire, axes, and more—designed by men to kill feminist women.  Credit: GenderTrender. Threats of violence against women branded as “TERFs” are increasing—will liberals and progressives speak out before it’s too late?   … Continue reading Trans Activism is Excusing & Advocating Violence Against Women, and It’s Time to Speak Up

On International Women’s Day, Let’s Remember That Feminism Isn’t Really About “Equality”

Featured image: Ashley Judd, Annabella Sciorra, and Salma Hayek at the 2018 Oscars. While words like “equality,” “diversity,” “inclusion,” and “intersectionality” might sound nice, they don’t address the root problem of patriarchy and they erase feminism’s real aims. On International Women’s Day, let’s remember what feminism is really about.      by Meghan Murphy / Feminist … Continue reading On International Women’s Day, Let’s Remember That Feminism Isn’t Really About “Equality”

“TERF” Isn’t Just a Slur, It’s Hate Speech

     by Meghan Murphy / Feminist Current Last week, a 60-year-old woman was beaten up at Speaker’s Corner by several men. She was there with a group of women, who had chosen the historic corner of Hyde Park as a meeting place, before heading off to a talk called, “What is Gender.” The men who punched and … Continue reading “TERF” Isn’t Just a Slur, It’s Hate Speech

Jollene Levid: ‘It is no surprise that the alt-right espouse male supremacy just as vehemently as white supremacy’

Featured image: Jollene Levid (Photo: AF3IRM LA Coordinator Roxanna Avila).  National chairperson of AF3IRM, Jollene Levid, speaks with Meghan Murphy about rise of white nationalism in the US, how the alt-right is connected to male supremacy, and what movements can do to better address violence against women of colour.       by Meghan Murphy / … Continue reading Jollene Levid: ‘It is no surprise that the alt-right espouse male supremacy just as vehemently as white supremacy’

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