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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.”






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 27

Women in Comedy

The F Word airs a compilation of clips from various women comedians. The comedy covers a range of topics including race, culture, sexuality, and gender. Given that the comedy industry is primarily dominated by white men it is often the case that a lot of the jokes are designed for a white male audience. Our goal with this show is to present comedy that can be funny for everyone. We also know that humour and laughter are a form of self care that has the potential to keep us vibrant in our activist work.

July 20

Youth For a Change

Youth for A Change is an advocacy and activist group of young LGBTQ people in Surrey. Youth for A Change has been active for over three years and promotes education on anti-homophobia; healthy teen relationships; gender identities and youth homelessness. The F Word had the opportunity to speak with Co-founder Jen Marchbank and two youth activists, Anna Westhaver and Jasmine Broeder, about the diverse work of Youth For A change and queer youth activism.

July 13

Rebroadcast: Women in Trades 

The F Word rebroadcasts Nicole Deagan’s interview with Charlotte, one of the founders of WMovers (Women Movers), which is an all-female moving company with the mandate of empowering women and trans folks through safe and stable employment. And, Carissa Ropponen speaks to Erin Maguire about her experience taking a Women in Trades Program at Camosun College in Victoria, BC.They talk about why this program is important and empowering for women.

July 6

Richmond Women’s Resource Centre

 The F Word interviews Mary Scott, the board President of Richmond Women’s Resource Centre. The Centre has had to close for the summer due to inadequate funding. We will be talking about the summer closure of the Richmond Women’s Resource Centre, its impacts, and about the underfunding of women’s services.

June 29

FierceVoices: Ignite! Young Women Making Media

The F Word airs pieces from FierceVoices: Ignite! Young Women Making Media which took place on May 23 2015, that was organized by Women Transforming Cities and Rabble.ca. This event focused on analyzing representation in the media and building capacity for young women to create their own voices and media platforms. FierceVoices aimed to especially highlight marginalized voices and those that are being silenced in mainstream media. Featured speakers are: Romila Barryman, Kathryn Gwun-Yeen Lennon, Anne Theriault, and K!MMORTAL.


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