We hear the word “feminism” a lot. But what does it really mean? And, in our modern times, why do we still need it? In her new book, Feminism: A Brief Introduction to the Ideas, Debates, and Politics of the Movement, Deborah Cameron considers feminism as an idea, a theoretical approach, and a political movement, addressing seven key issues in feminism: domination, rights, work, femininity, sex, culture, and the future. The book is now available in the US, published by the University of Chicago press.

In this episode, I speak with her about the book, her perspective on today’s feminist movement, and more.

Deborah is a feminist linguist who currently holds the Rupert Murdoch Professorship in Language and Communication at Worcester College, Oxford University. She is the author of The Myth of Mars And Venus: Do Men and Women Really Speak Different Languages. You can find more of Deborah’s work online at debuk.wordpress.com/

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.