Upcoming Shows

November 17

Rebroadcast: Carissa Ropponen interviews Julia Serano, author of Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive, and airs a performance by Ivan E. Coyote and Rae Spoon called Gender Failure.

Recent Blogs

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.

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

November 10

Hoopla: Women’s Health Carnival

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.

November 3

Discussing Community Responses to Violence Against Women with Julia Payson

The F Word’s Pragya Esh speaks to Julia Paysen, Executive Director of the John Howard Society of BC, about what we can do as communities when we witness violence against women and about ways to move forward with violent men outside of a flawed prison system. They discuss how we can build community so perpetrators can take accountability for their violent behaviour and work to change their behaviour.

October 27

Honouring Inspiring Women, Aliya Dossa of Youth4tap

The F Word honours inspiring women. Carissa Ropponen airing clips of women talking about who inspires them and why, with inspirational songs and spoken word pieces by Andrea Gibson and D’bi Young. Also featured is collective member Ariana Barer s interview with the incredible and inspiring Aliya Dossa of Youth4tap!

October 20

Dear Armen

Pragya Esh interviews Lee Williams Boudakian co-creator and producer of the multidisciplinary, interactive, performance project, Dear Armen.


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