What’s Current: The Free Press launches podcast on ‘The Witch Trials of JK Rowling,’ hosted by Megan Phelps-Roper

  • The Free Press is launching a new podcast series called, “The Witch Trials of JK Rowling.” Hosted by Megan Phelps-Roper, who famously left the Westboro Baptist Church 10 years ago, knowing she would lose her family and community as a result, episodes will explore not only the famous “Harry Potter” author’s story and experience speaking up in defense of women (and in opposition to gender identity ideology), but also various sides of the trans debate, the Christian boycott of Harry Potter in the 1990s, and experts on witch trials. The Witch Trials of J.K. Rowling will begin on Tuesday, February 21, everywhere podcasts are available.
  • The case against Norwegian artist Tonje Gjevjon has been dropped. The lesbian filmmaker was under investigation for breach of the Norwegian Hate Speech Law, facing up to three years in jail for saying men cannot be lesbians or mothers.
  • The new female CEO of OnlyFans is busily working to convince the world she doesn’t run a porn site. In fact, the creators who profit the most produce explicit material, underage users/porn has been discovered on the site, as well as numerous instances of the term “DDLG” (which stands for daddy dom/little girl) have been found on the site. At The Times, Decca Aitkenhead writes:

“A US online paedophile ring investigator told the BBC it took less than an hour to find ten child abuse images online, created within the past six months, that had originated on OnlyFans.”

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.