PODCAST: The limitations of social media feminism

Social media has become central to many of our lives — even moreso as COVID restrictions have prevented us from meeting and organizing in person. But even before the pandemic, much of feminist activism had moved online. Hashtag movements were receiving wide coverage in the media and the idea of being able to easily connect with women all around the world and share our voices and experiences widely seemed almost revolutionary. But was social media actually a gift to feminism? Or a curse?

Jessica Megarry is a lecturer in Political Science at the University of Melbourne, Australia. She is also the author of The Limitations of Social Media Feminism: No space of our own. I spoke with her recently via Skype.

PODCAST: The limitations of social media feminism
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.