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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.”





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.

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Recent Shows

March 23

Rebroadcast: Solidarity and Sisterhood.

The F Word talks to women about the women who have inspired them throughout their lives. Includes quotes, clips, and songs from some of the women who have shaped feminism and today’s world. Plus, members of The F Word discuss resistance to backlash in a brand new Kitchen Table Topic!

March 16

Women in Word and Music

Carissa and Sarah are joined by Kimmortal, a local Vancouver soul and hip hop artist! Kim is one of the artists that will be performing at “She: Women in Word and Music” show and dance party on March 20th at the Wise Hall in Vancouver. The show is in honor of this month’s International Women’s Day and features an awesome line up of women making their bold mark in WORD and MUSIC!

March 9

International Women’s Day

Sarah Jo and Carissa Roponnen honour International (Working) Women’s Day by airing an interview clip with Dr. Sunera Thobani on IWD, imperial feminism, and whiteness (originally aired by Voice of Palestine) as well as a talk by Dr. Vikki Reynolds about women’s resistance to sexualized violence (from Hoopla Health Carnival).

March 2

A Dangerous Disconnect

A lecture given by former BC Supreme Court justice Donna Martinson at the Centre for Feminist Legal Studies at UBC. Titled A Dangerous Disconnect: Multiple court proceedings and intimate partner violence , the lecture highlights how our justice system inadequately attends to power relations as they extend to and across court proceedings involving domestic violence. The lecture also offers a vision of how reform of court processes could create more equitable and empowering experiences for women navigating this system.

February 23

Incite and Colour of Violence

Pragya Esh interviews Rachel Caidor, organizer with Incite: Women & Trans* People of Color Against Violence and Color of Violence 4, Incite s 4th conference to address violence against women of colour. NOTE: the N-word is used in the context of a spoken word piece by Jillian Christmas for Black History Month.




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