Another year, another fight — 2021 in sum

Still true

This year saw, well, a lot of things… An ongoing “pandemic” that forced us all to stop hosting in-real-life events, impeding feminist organizing and movement building; a ramped up fight for free speech in the face of Canada’s ruling Liberal Party’s efforts to pass several new bills clamping down on online “hate speech,” as defined by a government that believes it is the human right of men to be transferred to female prisons; the passage of a bill purporting to criminalize “conversion therapy,” which prevents therapists from offering youth claiming “gender dysphoria” alternatives beyond transition; and the election of a president who believes males are female, and who immediately erased women’s rights to confirm it.

Meanwhile, I’m still banned from Twitter for saying that men aren’t women, then daring to correctly sex a male predator.

Things are indeed looking bleak.

The bright side appears to be that more and more people are speaking out against woke cancel culture and gender identity nonsense, from MMA fighters, to Dave Chappelle, to female journalists and athletes, to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, indeed, to Canadian women.

I am not sure what all this will accomplish in places like Canada, which have already passed the key bill that laid the foundation to criminalize feminist pushback and institutionalize the transgender religion and associated legislation, and where the government and media refuse to acknowledge dissent or engage women with genuine concerns.

Meanwhile, I am ever grateful to have started my own website, almost ten years ago, in 2012, and kept it going all this time, lest we lose one of the only platforms in Canada where women can speak freely about the harms of gender identity ideology. Remaining independent was the best choice I ever made and the best thing that could have happened to this website. We are beholden to no one — no advertisers, funders, corporate bosses, or board. We hope to remain untouchable by the Canadian government.

We have never not faced threats and attacks, and have been lucky to have help and support in maintaining the site and getting it back up when knocked down. But over the past near-decade, it has been a fight, and will continue to be a fight.

If you will recall, we faced a major attack on the site this year, that took us down for some time. We lost our Twitter handle, my home address and phone number were posted online, we are still working to re-upload content lost in the hack, and the whole situation was incredibly stressful, scary, and time-consuming.

Predictably, this is where I humbly request that, if you do value our work, here at Feminist Current — our commitment to free speech and defending women’s rights — please consider making a one-time donation or signing up for a monthly donation, to ensure our sustainability and longevity. We continue to exist only because of our individual donors, to whom we are ever grateful.

We turned nine this year, and in anticipation of our 10th birthday, we hope to continue to do much more.

In the spirit of refusing to shut up, ever, here is some of what we had to say this year:

Please, please stop voting for “good guys” who do bad things.

Also, please stop using “preferred pronouns” — it may seem “polite,” but only if you think lying is polite.

And since we’re being impolite, this “woman” is not only a man, but a cheater.

Weird how women’s boundaries only matter if politically correct… Try to stop men from being transferred to women’s prisons, and suddenly you’re a bigot 🤷‍♀️

Weird how #defundthepolice actually hurts women, but remains a progressive mantra 🤷‍♀️

Weird how women who understand material reality are dangerous 🤷‍♀️

Considering all this, is your progressive status really worth it?

Is it worth it to continue to legitimize the theory of transgenderism, just to play nice guy?

… Especially in light of the loss of young lesbians to this cult…

Being yourself, after all, should not require butchering your body…

… And it would be great if schools stopped teaching kids transition is a good way to “feel like yourself.”

Things may seem bleak, but you aren’t alone, and the only way to fight this is by speaking out. So don’t choose silence — fight back.

Meghan Murphy

Founder & Editor

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, 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 lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her very beautiful dog.