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Meghan Murphy

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One of the most common questions I receive from women is, “How can I take action?” So many women are concerned about the legislation and ideology being embraced by politicians, the media, and institutions, yet feel helpless to make a difference.  A new book, Practical Politics for Bold Women, is for women who want to…

Nov 14

40 min 56 sec

In this episode, Meghan Murphy speaks with The Famous Artist Birdy Rose, a UK-based artist from Essex who has been subject to an ongoing slander campaign on account of her advocacy for women and women’s rights. Find her online @artistbirdyrose.  

Oct 11

51 min 5 sec

While kids once would learn about their changing bodies, puberty, sex, and reproduction as part of “sex ed,” what is now being taught in schools has changed suddenly and rapidly, without consultation with parents or consideration for the impact on kids. Today, students are no longer learning about sex, but about “gender” and “gender identity.”…

Sep 10

1 hr 10 min

Meghan Murphy speaks with Alia Pierini and Heather Mason about the impact of allowing males to be transferred to female prisons in Canada.

Aug 25

43 min 35 sec

On June 17, Britain’s Royal Academy of Arts published a post on Instagram, saying: “Thank you to all those for bringing an item in the RA Shop by an artist expressing transphobic views to our attention. We were unaware of the artist’s stated views, and their work will not be stocked in the future. We…

Jun 25

1 hr 1 min

The transitioning of kids is ever more common these days, despite growing concerns about physical, mental, and social impacts of encouraging youth to identify as the opposite sex. A new documentary film, Trans Mission, explores the background, messaging, and consequences of transitioning kids, through conversations with doctors, experts, parents, educators, and detransitioners. In this episode,…

Jun 23

50 min 57 sec

Meghan Murphy speaks with Beth Stelzer, founder of Save Women's Sports.

May 3

28 min 23 sec

Meghan Murphy speaks with Donna Hughes, a Professor at the University of Rhode Island (URI) in the Gender and Women's Studies Department who was recently denounced for writing critically about gender identity ideology.

Apr 9

44 min 52 sec

In this episode, Meghan Murphy speaks with Jessica Megarry about feminist organizing online and women's experiences on social media.

Mar 16

40 min 37 sec

On January 20 2021, President Biden signed the “Executive Order on Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation.” Biden’s order chooses to interpret sex broadly as “sexual orientation and gender identity” but does not make any provisions for the physical category of sex, meaning that women and girls may…

Feb 19

33 min 50 sec

Last month, on inauguration day, President Biden signed the “Executive Order on Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation.” Women across the United States and around the world reacted with anger. This meant, they feared, the erasure of women’s sex-based rights. But the language and impacts of the order…

Feb 4

1 hr 5 min

Meghan Murphy speaks with Phyllis Chesler about her new book, Requiem for a Female Serial Killer.

Jan 4

1 hr 17 min

Meghan Murphy speaks with Keira Bell, the 23-year-old detransitioner who is suing the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, arguing minors cannot consent to puberty blockers.

Dec 2020

49 min 14 sec

In this episode, Meghan Murphy speaks with journalist Helen Joyce about what she's learned covering the gender identity trend and its impact on girls.

Nov 2020

1 hr 4 min

In this episode, Meghan Murphy speaks with Janice Raymond about her book, The Transsexual Empire, and what has happened since, in terms of the conflict between transgenderism and feminism.

Oct 2020

1 hr 10 min

Meghan Murphy speaks with Katherine Acosta and Lauren Levey about the aims of WHRC USA and the problem posed to women by the Equality Act (H.R. 5).

Sep 2020

1 hr 6 min

In this episode, Meghan Murphy speaks with Daphna Morell and Luba Fein about the Israeli feminist movement.

Sep 2020

1 hr 11 min

In this episode, Meghan Murphy speaks with Susan Hawthorne about her book, "In Defense of Separatism."

Jul 2020

44 min 32 sec

In this episode, Meghan Murphy speaks with Kathleen Lowrey, who was dismissed from her position as associate chair of undergraduate programs for the department of anthropology at the University of Alberta due to her views on gender identity and sex.

Jun 2020

1 hr 2 min

Stella Perrett was a political cartoonist for the UK’s only socialist daily newspaper, The Morning Star, from 2015 to 2020. She had published cartoons criticizing capitalism, the police, Brexit, the American president, and more. It wasn’t until Stella drew a cartoon called “Endgame,” commenting on the impact of potential changes to the Gender Recognition Act…

May 2020

1 hr 1 min

In this episode, Meghan Murphy speaks with Renate Klein about the harms of surrogacy.

May 2020

1 hr 4 min

The COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on everyone. But imagine if you were impoverished, a migrant, or living in close quarters with no way to socially isolate. What if you were a prostituted woman? A domestic worker? What if you were trapped in an abusive relationship, with nowhere to go? How have the pandemic and…

Apr 2020

52 min 11 sec

In this episode, Meghan Murphy speaks with

Apr 2020

2 hr 9 min

Last month, a scheduled screening of Vaishnavi Sundar’s film, But What Was She Wearing? was abruptly cancelled. Vaishnavi was told, a week before the screening, that the event was cancelled because of her “transphobic” views. This was in reference, she discovered, to some tweets she had posted about gender identity politics online, including questioning whether…

Mar 2020

48 min 16 sec

Media, the police, and social workers knew girls were being exploited by Pakistani grooming gangs in Northern England, given drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, and food, then sold to grown men. Authorities ignored the story, but Julie Bindel reported on it.

Jan 2020

39 min 21 sec

In this episode, Meghan Murphy speaks with Carol Downer, a pioneer of the women's liberation movement, putting women's health in women's hands.

Jan 2020

1 hr 24 min

In this episode, Meghan Murphy speaks with Phyllis Ellis, director of "Toxic Beauty," a documentary looking at the impact of toxic chemicals in beauty and personal care products.

Dec 2019

44 min 9 sec

In this episode, Meghan Murphy speaks with Fiona Mackenzie, the woman behind We Can't Consent To This — a campaign tracking accounts of women murdered due to supposed "sex gone wrong."

Oct 2019

30 min 7 sec

In this episode, Meghan Murphy speaks with Dr. Jen Gunter about common myths surrounding women's bodies and her new book, The Vagina Bible.

Oct 2019

40 min 56 sec

In this episode, Meghan Murphy speaks with the director and producer of "Jennifer, 42," a feature length animated documentary about a victim of coercive control.

Sep 2019

53 min 48 sec