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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.”

“The Bachelor,” otherwise know as: “Day-Old Cheese Pizza”

“I’m not naive. It’s not like I’ve ever expected anything radical or progressive from a reality show that buys into so many toxic notions of masculinity, femininity, marriage, family, and love that I wouldn’t know where to begin to catalogue them all. But I guess I just thought they’d try to do a better job of hiding it.”




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.

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Recent Shows

July 14

Rebroadcast: Fat Politics

On this episode of The F Word, we’re talking about Fat Politics, Fat Phobia, and Fat Activism! Fat fashion lover, fat activist, and queer feminist Sasha Burden joins Ariana Barer to discuss self-identification, realities of living in the world as a fat person, health talk and diet talk, ending fatphobia, as well as fat allyship and resources to blow your mind!

July 7

BC Poverty Reduction Coalition

Ariana Barer speaks with Trish Garner, the Community Organizer with the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition about the Poverty Reduction Act, a private members bill brought forward by NDP MLA Michelle Mungall, and the end child support clawback campaign – an initiative which is critical to single mothers on welfare.

June 30

Polymer Dance

The F Word’s Ariana Barer speaks to members of Polymer Dance – a Vancouver- based contemporary dance performing group and class. Co-founders and organizers Miriam Esquitin and Kristina Lemieux, and Polymer participant Dana Elhert discuss public space, accessibility in movement, the ways dance has been raced, classed, and gendered, playfulness, art, and the democratization of dance.

June 23

Mia Mingus: Shifting from a politic of desirability and beauty to a politic of ugly and magnificent.

The F Word airs a talk by Mia Mingus, a writer, community educator, organizer, fierce femme of colour, and disability justice activist from Oakland, California about shifting form a politic of desirability to a politic of ugly and magnificent. Also featured is music by the Femme City Choir, from their June 7th show Femme-stravaganza in Vancouver. Femme City Choir is an all-genders, queer and trans* centred femme-fabulous singing extravaganza!

June 16

Dr. Sarah Hunt on Indigenous communities, Sex Work and Self-Determination.

The F Word’s Pragya Sharma speaks with Dr. Sarah Hunt about the new proposed sex work legislation in Canada, Indigenous self-determination, allyship, and complicated relationships with feminism.


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