feminism unfinished

Some say we are now witnessing the beginnings of a fourth wave of feminism. While it is arguable whether or not describing feminism in terms of “waves” still makes sense today, there have been three to date. The reality and history of these waves, though, is often misunderstood, ignored, forgotten or turned into overly simplistic and misrepresentative stereotypes.

In this episode, I speak with Astrid Henry, one of the authors of a soon-to-be-released book called Feminism Unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of American Women s Movements, about what is often left out of our understanding of feminist history, ageism in the feminist movement, generational conflicts, and tensions between second and third wave feminism.

Meghan Murphy
Meghan Murphy

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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including The Spectator, UnHerd, the CBC, New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her dog.