#GIDYVR: How media bias shapes the gender identity debate


On Saturday, #GIDYVR hosted its third event in a series of panels focused on discussing gender identity ideology and legislation. This time, the topic was “How media bias shapes the gender identity debate.”

The panel featured myself; Jonathan Kay, an editor for Quillette who has worked for The National Post, the CBC, and The Walrus; and Anna Slatz, a writer at The Post Millennial who was one of the few Canadians to cover the Jessica Yaniv human rights tribunal scandal, and secured exclusive interviews with young women who allege Yaniv preyed upon them when they were underage. The panel was moderated by free speech advocate and writer, Lindsay Shepherd.

After losing our venue at Simon Fraser University last minute, the event took place instead in the Crystal Pavilion at Vancouver’s Pan Pacific Hotel. Protesters gathered outside, but were not able to disrupt the event.

Meghan Murphy

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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist from Vancouver, BC. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including The Spectator, UnHerd, Quillette, 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 is now exiled in Mexico with her very photogenic dog.