We are the F Word Media Collective, a feminist media collective based in Vancouver, BC.
The F Word is a syndicated show, produced at Vancouver Co-op Radio. Contact Nicole and Ariana 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 Monday afternoons from 12-1:00 pm PT. You can also listen online from any location at www.coopradio.org.
Caity Goerke interviews Emilia Nielsen about her research regarding breast cancer narratives in relation to mainstream breast cancer culture. In particular, they discuss the pressures on women to perform breast cancer in a way that emphasizes optimism and delegitimizes anger. They also look at mainstream breast cancer culture’s affect on breast cancer activism and consider the barriers to cancer care for individuals based on race, class, gender-identity, sexuality, and a variety of other factors.
Charlene Sayo, Eirene Cloma, and guest Anushka Nagji talk about Transnational and Queer Women of Colour and the Distortion and Construction of our Sexuality in Western Society.
Katie Schofield, Caity Goerke and Carissa Ropponen discuss the objectification and sexualization of breasts and the way this contributes to women’s experiences of breast shame.