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June 29

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Homonormativity, Homonationalism, and the other ‘Other’: the dangers of a liberal discourse in the fight for (gay marriage) ‘equality’

“Again, this is dangerous. An interrogation of and a resistance to a particular Western (U.S.-centric) liberal human rights discourse of gay marriage and equality must occur in an attempt to cease the reproduction of normative, heterosexual desire. As Sara Ahmed (2002) clams, (and I agree), ‘there is a violence of seeking to assimilate difference back into the category of the same.’”

Washroom Wars: Yay for Gender Neutral Bathrooms; Nay for Ignorant Buffoons 

“In the midst of supportive colleagues it only takes one person like this to bring me back to reality to remind me of the palpable tyranny that exists, of the oppressive patriarchal dogmas and why feminist advocacy is so important. We may have won the battle this time with the newly installed washroom, but there is a long war ahead of us.”

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.”






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Recent Shows

June 22

PrideHouse TO: Interview with Charline Lebonte

The F Word airs Ellie Gordon​-Moers​hel’s interview with Charline Lebonte. Lebonte is a 4 time gold medalist. She was the goaltender for Team Canada women’s ice hockey team. They discuss Lebonte coming out, sexism and homophobia in sport, and of course Lebonte’s experience of winning the gold medal for Canada in the Olympic winter games. This interview was part of the PrideHouseTO Initiative. PrideHouse TO is a comprehensive, province-wide engagement and activation strategy for the lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer (LGBTQ) communities in Ontario during and leading up to the TORONTO 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games. PrideHouseTO helps to make the games a welcoming place for LGBTQ people.

June 15

Hollaback Vancouver

Carissa Ropponen interviews Ashtyn Bevan from Hollaback Vancouver, an organization that is committed to ending street harassment.

June 8

ProChoices Therapy 

 The F Word airs an interview with three women from ProChoices Therapy Clinic. ProChoices is a collective-run clinic formed at the end of 2014 and offers by-donation, feminist narrative counselling services. F Word collective member Sarah Jo had the opportunity to speak with Clinic Director Hilda Nanning, art therapist Carmen Ostrander, and practicing therapist Charlotte Wieliczko about feminist narrative counselling and why it is a vital service to women in Vancouver.

June 1

Joey Hartman: Bread & Roses: Women and the Labour Movement (Part 2)

Carissa Ropponen and Sarah Jo air the second half of a talk given by Joey Hartman entitled Bread & Roses: Women and the Labour Movement. This half of Hartman s lecture begins at the time of the Second World War. Joey Hartman is the president of the Vancouver district Labour council. Some of her first activism in Vancouver targeted the Army & Navy on Hastings Street, where protesters shamed the company into giving women equal pay for doing the same work as male employees as shelvers.

May 25

Joey Hartman: Bread & Roses: Women and the Labour Movement (Part 1)









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