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September 15

Rebroadcast: Ellie Gordon-Moersel speaks with Farrah Khan about impacts of 9/11 on Muslim women’s lives.

Recent Blogs

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 Weren’t Born This Way

“For everyone that’s shaming Kim for making a public post on racism: when did you learn that racism exists?  Were you born with an intricate understanding of white supremacy?  I know I wasn’t.  Despite being raised in an Indian family in the Canadian prairies, I was taught that racism does not exist.  I, like most people in the Global North, had been fed the myth of meritocracy from the moment I was born.”




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.

Recent Shows

September 8

The F Word features Shilpa Narayan and Aliya Dossa – two incredible young women doing important work for our communities that make women’s lives (and frankly, everyone’s lives) safer, more interesting, and more connected.  Shipa spoke about her recent one act on rape culture, theatre, feminism, and resistance. Aliya discussed her recent 101 Days, 101 Strangers, 101 Stories project.

September 1

Black Feminism & Intersectionality

The F Word features Sharon Smith and Nikeeta Slade, two speakers from the June 2013 Socialism Conference hosted by the International Socialist Organization (or ISO) in Chicago. Their combined presentations were titled Black Feminism and Intersectionality. They offer a historical perspective as well as a class and labour lens. Weaving together the strands of intersectional oppression and resistance in the Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality, ability, age, economic soup.

August 25

Kate Bornstein

This episode of the F Word features a Q&A from the Vancouver Queer Film Festival that followed a screening of the portrait film: Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger. The Q&A after the film was hosted by Festival Executive Director Drew Dennis and included Kate Bornstein and filmmaker Sam Feder.

August 18

Sins Invalid

Today’s episode features an interview with Patricia Berne from the disability justice performance project, Sins Invalid, talking about the group and the connections between disability justice, the Israeli occupation of Palestine, and pinkwashing. Sins Invalid is a performance project that incubates and celebrates artists with disabilities, centralizing artists of color and queer and gender-variant artists as communities who have been historically marginalized. Their performance work explores the themes of sexuality, embodiment and the disabled body. The group recently pulled out of the Vancouver Queer Film Festival in order to resist Israel s efforts to pinkwashing its apartheid policies.

August 11

Kitchen Table Topic: What Brought us to Feminism

The F Word airs a brand new feature: Kitchen Table Topics! Our Kitchen Table topics feature collective members getting together to chat about various issues close to our heart. This week, for our first kitchen table topic, we re focusing on the meaning of feminism for us as both individuals and as members of movement building.


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