Program Guide


Wednesday 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

KittyCooke, Laura Scheck
Women's Voices

The CJSF Women's Collective presents interview with women, feminist news, and music by women. If you have comments or questions, or want to get involved, email

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Period Panties and Feminist News!

Kitty Cooke, Laura Scheck, & Emily Lougheed
Today on IntraVenus, we interview KPU graduate Sara Jonsdottir on her new line of menstrual lingerie, Revol Girl. We talk menstrual stigma, cultural norms, and dispelling the idea you can't look good while on your period!You can find Sara's super fab lingerie on Instagram at @revolgirl and @saragudny.

On the second half of IntraVenus, Laura, Kitty, & Emily discuss the rise in DIY abortions in America, Zari - the new 6-year-old feminist Sesame Street character in Afghanistan, protests against forced sterilization in Peru, St. Vincent's upcoming feminist horror film project, and more!

Heather Haley & Suzanne Tabata - Women in Vancouver's Early Punk Scene


Today on IntraVenus we air a talk from October 13, 2015 by Heather Haley (previously in the band, 'The Zellots', and author of 'The Town Slut's Daughter) and Suzanne Tabata (producer of documentary 'Bloodied and Unbowed'). They talk about their individual projects, both focusing on women in Vancouver's early punk scene.

Memorializing the Displaced Sex Workers of the West End


A recording of the talks by Jamie Lee Hamilton & Becky Ross at the SFU Department of Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies' Maggie Benston Lecture Series on February 25th.

"Never Forgotten: Memorializing Sex Workers Expelled from Vancouverís West End"

A joint presentation exploring the mass expulsion of sex workers from Vancouverís West End in 1984. The West End Sex Workers Memorial will be introduced as one part of broader feminist, queer, trans and anti-colonial campaigns for truth and reconciliation.

X-Files, Planned Parenthood, and more Feminist News!


Today Laura, Kitty, and Debbie bring you this week's Feminist News Updates!

-Gillian Anderson gets offered half of David Duchovny's salary for X-Files revival
-The Senate was all women for one day (but was that a good thing?)
-Planned Parenthood defamatory videos debunked
-#1000BlackGirlBooks Book Drive
-Oxford English Dictionary sexism
-Muslim Women and #TraditionallySubmissive

Reproductive Rights


Today Laura and Kitty discuss the history of reproductive rights in Canada and how colonialism, racism, ableism, classism, and sexism all intersect with access to reproductive services. We also discuss the issues surrounding access to reproductive services in modern-day Canada and America.

Track list:
1) Nina Hagen - Unbeschreiblich Weiblich
2) Lunachicks - Fallopian Rhapsody
3) Ani DiFranco - Lost Woman Song
4) Cat Power - Nude as the News

Who Tells Rape Jokes?

Laura Scheck and Kitty Cooke
We interview Emma Cooper, co-producer of Hot Art Wet City's upcoming sold out comedy show: Rape is Real and Everywhere. It features survivors using humor to talk about their own experiences of rape.

Link to event page:

During the second half of IntraVenus, Laura and Kitty bring you this week's Feminist News Updates, including Gambia banning Female Genital Mutilation, Utah's newest lesbian mayor, the controversy around David Bowie and statutory rape, and a brief review of the film 'Carol'.

Feminist News & Self-Care


Kitty and Laura bring you some feminist news updates, discussing new information in the James Deen rape allegations; the federal government's announcement of a new Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls; Film screening and panel on 'Fighting the Silence: Sexual Violence Against Women in Congo'; and a recent fat-shaming study conducted by SFU's Beedie School of Business.

Kitty and Laura also discuss self-care at this particularly stressful of time of the year and offer self-care tips.

FemCon Features:

Deap Vally - Walk of Shame
Frazey Ford - Runnin'
Findlay - Wolfback

Tune in next Wednesday for our FEMINIST GIFT GUIDE EPISODE.

Abortion Caravan & Feminist News


Kitty and Laura bring you some feminist news updates, including breaking news on the James Deen rape allegations, Saudi Arabian women running in election, and the shooting at San Bernadino.

The final segment of the episode is a piece produced by Kitty and Laura in which they discuss the Vancouver Women's Caucus, its connection to SFU, and the 1970 Abortion Caravan/Cavalcade.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Kitty Cooke, Laura Scheck

Today is UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. We talk with Angela MacDougall, the Executive Director of Battered Women's Support Services. We speak with her about violence against women in Canada and the global community, climate change and violence, and the new music video for 'Compassion in a Kiss', a song created by local artists Claire Mortifee, Young Nige and DJ K-Rec. This song addresses sexualized violence against women and engaging men in the conversation around this topic.

In the second half of the show, Kitty and Laura bring you Feminist News Updates, including the new "instant boyfriend mix-tape service", a PMS kit created by teen boys, increased violence against Muslim women, and the new Health Minister's statements on "patchy" abortion services in Canada.

Leah Horlick - For Your Own Good

Pulled from the archives!
Leah Horlick is a local poet with an explosive 2015 release For Your Own Good. She is also the new coordinator at the SFU Women's Centre.

Leah will read for us, plus we'll look at the layers of Leah from her work to her feminism to her identities.

Music is Fern ("most of her work was the soundtrack to FYOG" says Horlick).

Remembrance Day Special

Laura and Kitty talk about women's roles during wars and listen to some wartime music.
The piece about women at home during WWII:

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