These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward liberal causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage liberal causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Left Bias sources.
- Overall, we rate Feminist Current, Left biased based on story selection that favors left leaning issues and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: Canada 18/180
According to their about page Feminist Current “provides a unique perspective on male violence against women, pop culture, politics, current events, sexuality, gender, and many other issues that are often underrepresented or misrepresented by mainstream, progressive, and feminist media sources.” Founded in 2012, Feminist Current claims to be Canada’s “leading feminist website.” The Founder and Editor is Meghan Murphy, who has written for numerous left leaning publications including the CBC and Alternet. The Feminist Current has been described as a radical feminist blog.
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Funded by / Ownership
The Feminist Current website does not indicate ownership and they appear to be funded primarily through donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Feminist Current uses moderately loaded words in their articles and headlines such as this: Twitter’s sexist hypocrisy can no longer be ignored and Why don’t we consider violence against women and girls terrorism? Both of these stories are properly sourced to credible sources via hyperlinks, as is the standard today for digital media. Politically, Feminist Current supports issues associated with the left such as: Reproductive Rights, Equal Pay and LGBT rights.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate Feminist Current, Left biased based on story selection that favors left leaning issues and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information. (D. Van Zandt 3/25/2018) Updated (12/28/2018)