What's Current: Kate Smurthwaite explains the real-life impact of trolling

In the UK, men pay only 15 per cent of government funds. Women pay the rest.

Men are triggered by mean feminists who critique their right to buy sex. It’s suspiciously starting to look like “safe spaces” aren’t designed for protecting women.

Glosswitch asks the question: “Whose safe space?” Who gets to lay claim to the most “valid” emotions?

Transgender woman wins 15k damages from Vancouver police for being referred to by wrong pronouns.

Kate Smurthwaite frankly discusses the experience of drowning in a deluge of Internet hate.

China rejects the call to free women activists who were campaigning against sexual harassment.

Ohio State Rep. discloses that she was raped and had an abortion. Advocates celebrate the increasing number of women in public offices coming forward to share their stories. But Arizona lawmaker Victoria Steeles expresses her outrage over the demand for these women to expose their private lives:

I personally resent that women have to tell their deepest, darkest traumas in public, their most private moments in public, in order to get people [sic] to understand that these bills, these attempts to take away women’s rights, how devastating they are. We should not have to bare that part of our lives in such a public way to be able to access legal medical care.

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.

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