Thank you for supporting Feminist Current in 2023!
We have moved into a different chapter and we are glad to still have you with us!
You may have noticed that the past year has seen a change in Feminist Current, namely that I have opted to focus almost solely on the podcast, rather than stretch myself thin.
For a decade, I ran Feminist Current almost full time; creating content; managing contributors and editors; moderating comments; responding to contact requests; publishing and editing lengthy comment, analysis, and reported pieces; and producing, hosting, and editing the podcast.
At a certain point, I wanted to be able to move onto new projects and take on new issues and debates. I started a second podcast, channel, and writing hub with The Same Drugs. This freed me up to look at things like psychology, free speech, civil liberties, left/right politics, activist movements, ideologies, bodily autonomy, health, and of course the women’s movement outside the boundaries of “feminism.”
While I have rejected political and ideologies labels, I of course remain invested in advocating for women’s sex-based rights, working to (genuinely) empower women, and challenging the global sex trade. I presume I will always be a “feminist,” but the label had begun to feel limiting.
While I have focused some of my energy elsewhere, the Feminist Current podcast remains one of the only truly woman-centered podcasts in the world — certainly the longest standing one. I continue to feature women who have never been platformed before, whose stories are not being told, whose work and activism has been erased or cancelled, who have been blacklisted by mainstream media, who have been ostracized by their communities — left politically homeless in many cases.
Feminist Current is the first podcast to take on gender identity as a central fight. We continue to be among the few who have remained steadfast in opposition to the sex industry.
This year, I interviewed a woman who was assaulted at a rally defending children from gender identity indoctrination. I talked to Jennifer Bilek about her exhaustive work on transhumanism and how Big Pharma and Big Tech fund transgenderism. I interviewed a Canadian “trans widow” whose husband abandoned his family for his fetish, and who now lives in terror, fearing his abuse as he is celebrated as a trans activist. I talked to the brilliant journalist Helen Joyce about why women’s washrooms matter. I delved into the truth about OnlyFans with Alix Aharon, the reality of prostitution in Canada, and trafficking at PornHub.
You can expect even more in 2024 as we continue to fight for truth, women, and liberty.
Alongside the wonderful Mary Lou Singleton and Isabella Malbin, I co-launched yet another woman-centered channel, poking at the men who insist on asking, “Where Are All the Women?” I do hope some of you will join us every Wednesday at 5PM PT/8PM ET to talk about everything from surrogacy to making friends to female competition and beyond.
I hope you love what Feminist Current has offered over the past decade, and will continue to support us as we move into the new year.
If you do appreciate what I am continuing to produce within the Feminist Current podcast, the best way to support this work is with a paid subscription, here at Substack.
Substack is one of the only free speech platforms in the world, refusing to censor its creators even in sly ways, through algorithms and shadowbanning, as Meta and YouTube do. This is where you can keep up to date with the podcast, be sure not to miss a single episode, and engage with the community.
I will continue to offer episodes here as well as on all of your favorite podcast apps for free, as always, but I can’t do the work for free!
Feminist Current has always survived through individual reader and listener donations, which allowed us to continue our fight without relying on advertisers or institutional support that might compromise our efforts.
Please consider an old fashioned donation if you don’t wish to become a paid subscriber today or consider offering a gift subscription to a friend as a holiday gift!
Thank you to all of you who have stuck with us over these years and happy holidays!