Upcoming Shows

January 29

The F Word features a talk by author, journalist, and editor Daisy Hernández called “Feminism, Sofia Vergara, and Writing about Familia: A Talk on Media Representations.”

 

Recent Blogs

Stealthy Freedoms and the Colonial Gaze

“As Western feminists we have a responsibility too: to be critical about the kind of struggle that is brought to our attention and reflect upon the reasons behind the publicity they receive. As coloured feminists, we should be alert about the colonial relations that appropriate our movements and not hesitate to denounce them, as Amina Taylor did so bravely and in doing so exposed the racism engraved in certain Occidental feminist movements.”

Who gets to talk about the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver?

“If I could feel myself so angered by the voyeuristic gaze of social scientists and the like, what right do I have, as someone who has neither lived nor worked in the DTES, to take up space with my own voice?”

Vegetarianism & feminist food autonomy: Why I don’t care what you ate for dinner.

“For many, feeling good about eating is hard enough – we don’t need to shame each other about what we’re eating too.”

Romance and Representation in “Insurgent”

“That it is Tris and Four’s relationship that I focused on in this post, and not Lynn and Marlene’s, speaks volumes to where power structures continue to play an enormous role in the production of popular culture. We’re going to need to rock the boat a lot harder if we want that to change.”

An Ode To Killjoys

“Killing joy is kick ass. It’s the kind of truth we deserve. I will always love you, honour you, and cherish you for all the joy you kill because that is what is required for us to led authentic and whole lives. We kill joy and space is made for our experiences to be validated. That is space we are all deserving of.”

 

 

 

Welcome

We are the F Word Media Collective, a feminist media collective based in Vancouver, BC on unceded Coast Salish Territories.

The F Word  is a syndicated show, produced at Vancouver Co-op Radio.  Contact us for information on how to broadcast our weekly show on your station or website.

You can hear us live, every week on Vancouver’s Co-op Radio CFRO 100.5 FM on Mondays from noon-1:00 pm PT! You can also listen online from any location at www.coopradio.org.

The F Word is also part of the rabble Podcast network. Listen to past shows at rabble.ca or check out our Archives page.

We are seeking contributors to the F Word Feminist Media Collective!  Find out more.

Recent Shows

January 19

Solidary and Speakout at MLA Convention

In honour of Martin Luther King Jr Day in the United States, Sarah Jo shares recordings from a recent event that took place in Vancouver that specifically called out the Academic community about their responsibility to engage in the Black Lives Matter movement.

January 12

Bisexuality, Risk, and Resilience

Re-broadcast: Carissa Ropponen interviews Dr. Margaret Robinson and Jenna MacKay, researchers from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, about a project called “Risk and Resilience among Bisexual People in Ontario: A Community Based Study of Bisexual Mental Health” and their experiences as bisexual women.

January 5

Feminist Music 

Angela Matthews and Ariana Barer talk about the importance of music and musicians to our feminist movements and play a variety of awesome Canadian and international feminist bands!

December 29

Rebroadcast: Vancouver Status of Women: A conversation with Benita Bunjun

Ariana Barer speaks with Benita Bunjun, a Coordinating Collective Member of Vancouver Status of Women and an Advisory Committee member at the Centre for Race, Autobiography, Gender and Age (RAGA) at the University of British Columbia. They speak about the recent devastating funding cuts to Vancouver Status of Women, the impacts the cuts will have on women, the ongoing dismantling of women’s equality, and the necessity of building our social justice movements around indigenous sovereignty.

December 22

Rebroadcast: Stranger harassment and impacts on women’s health

Ariana Barer interviews Angela Matthews about her recent research on stranger harassment and its impact on the holistic health of women and the health of our communities. Matthews partnered with Women Against Violence Against Women (WAVAW) Rape Crisis Centre to interview Vancouver women about their negative experiences of harassment in public spaces, their responses, and what we can do at a grassroots level to address it.

 

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