We are the F Word Media Collective, a feminist media collective based in Vancouver, BC on unceded Coast Salish Territories.
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Part Two of a two part series on Fat Politics: The F word explores fat politics and fat oppression. This show features the second half of a conversation between collective members Carissa Ropponen and Pragya Esh, and guest Kalamity Hildebrandt. This week s show continues that conversation. Pragya and Kalamity discuss how they came to love and accept their bodies and the relationship between fat politics and intersectionality.
Part One of a two part series on Fat Politics: The F word explores fat politics, fat oppression, the relationship between fat and health, healthism, and much more. This show features the first half of a conversation between collective members Carissa Ropponen and Pargya Esh, and guest Kalamity Hildebrandt. Kalamity Hildebrandt is a fat activist based in Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territories, who started the group Fat Panic!, an alliance of people of all sizes who are committed to ending the oppression of fat people, and to working towards a society in which no one is taught to hate their own or anyone else s body, for any reason. They are also the Director of Research & Education at the Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group (SFPIRG) at Simon Fraser University.
The F Word explores the portrayal of sexualized violence on the iconic t.v. show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Despite airing its last episode in 2003, Buffy remains a cultural icon. What we’ve learned from Buffy is not only is the show still hotly debated on pop culture sites including Buzzfeed and Pop Matters, but also explored in feminist media making, including Bitch magazine and Jezebel. Collective member Pragya Esh and Melanie Lintott, from Adamant Eve, a feminist radio program in Edmonton Alberta, focus on the Buffy episode, called Seeing Red, in which the vampire, Spike, attempts to rape the vampire slayer with whom he s been having an illicit sexual relationship.
****Content warning for audio of scenes describing and portraying sexualized violence, as well as discussions of sexualized violence and its media portrayals.****
The F Word rebroadcasts Carissa Ropponen’s interview with Julia Serano, author of Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive. They discuss how social justice movements can become exclusive and shut out folks who are different and strategies to make our activism more inclusive.
The F Word airs two of the talks from the recent Hoopla Women’s Health Carnival organized by Positive Women’s Network alongside Women Against Violence Against Women (WAVAW) Rape Crisis Centre and Options for Sexual Health in Vancouver, BC.