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Meghan Murphy

Meghan Murphy is a writer and journalist from Vancouver, B.C. Her website is Feminist Current.  Follow her on twitter: @MeghanEMurphy

Megan Batchelor, CBC reporter and unwanted kiss. (Video still)

An 'unwanted kiss' may seem innocent but has larger consequences

If we continue to brush it off or to tell women to just "deal with it" we are actively working against gender equality and women's safety.

Why Jian Ghomeshi's bedroom IS my business

Many recoil at the notion that a person’s private affairs are of public interest, but when it comes to the details Jian Ghomeshi’s recent firing, the public is right to want to know more. While we...
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Gun violence threats against feminist Anita Sarkeesian send strong message about male power

When calling out sexism in the gaming community is met with virulent misogyny, the necessity of said criticism seems obvious.
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Feminism needs more than a 'moment': lessons from Beyonce, Emma Watson

 There is no doubt that feminism is having a moment. Between Beyoncé’s “FEMINISM” backdrop that stole the show at the MTV Video Music Awards this year, to young celebrities like Taylor Swift,...
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Naked Sushi celebrates the tradition of sexism, not Japanese culinary culture

Naked Sushi, or nyotaimori, has come to Vancouver and the practice seems pretty unappetizing.