Program Guide


Wednesday 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Kitty Cooke, Laura Scheck
Women's Issues

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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:

Follow us on twitter @IntraVenusCJSF

Feminism, Trudeau, and International Politics

Laura and Kitty discuss the newly appointed Trudeau government.
Objectification of Justin Trudeau



Feminism & Masculinity

Approaching masculinity and men's issues from a feminist perspective
On the first half of today's: IntraVenus' first interview with a male-identified person. We hear from Dr. Mike Ward, visiting scholar in SFU's department of Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies. Mike researches working class masculinities.

On the second half of the show: a round table discussion with Kitty Cooke, Laura Scheck, and Gurpreet Kambo. They discuss what masculinity means to them, whether men can be feminists, and how feminism does and does not address masculinity and issues facing men.

Jackson Katz TedTalk:

Note: Dr. Ward is conducting research on income and masculinity, if you are interested here is some the information!


I want to find out about your experiences as young men at university. I want to find out how you find studying here, how you chose the courses you did, what leisure activities you participate in and what it means to be a man in this context. Do you have to be a certain ‘type’ of man at university?


I hope that this research will highlight some of the issues young men, who are the first in their family to attend university and who are often from low-income backgrounds, cope with the university environment.


We are looking for young men to share their experiences of university and masculinity in one-on-one interviews and in group discussions. If you are interested, please feel free to contact me and we can arrange a time to talk.


The group discussions and the interviews will take place on campus and will be very informal. The group discussions will last about an hour and the researcher will ask people in the group to share their experiences of university and masculinity. The interviews will take about 45 minutes and the researcher will ask you questions about your experiences of coming to university, your home life and family, and other questions about the courses you study, and the activities you might do as a student. You will be free to say as much or as little as you want. You only have to share information that you feel comfortable with. You can stop the interview or leave the discussion whenever you want.

Canadian Federal Elections, Feminism, & FemCon


Laura begins the show today with a discussion on Canada's new federal Liberal government and what still needs to be done to improve the situation of women, girls, and marginalized people in Canada.
Following this, it's all Fabulous FemCon! Featuring songs from Chastity Belt, Cold Specks, Lowell, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and more!

Power of the Pussy


Laura Scheck and Caroline Doerkson interviewed Vancouver-based feminist, gender-inclusive art collective, Power of the Pussy. POTP aims to bring awareness to Societal and Political issues in Canada and around the Globe.

They spoke to some members of POTP about their public protests against the Harper government, voter engagement, Bill C-51, the TPP, and why the Canadian government does not care about women and girls.

You can find Power of the Pussy online:
Twitter: @The_POTP
Instagram: p.ot.p
Facebook: Power of the Pussy

Political With a Side of Tunes

Jessica Knowler with Knowler's Notes
In the first half Jessica, Laura, and Kitty discuss Up For Debate, the Conservative's attacks on womens' rights, and various policies related to the upcoming elections.
We then play some super sweet FemCon curated by Laura Scheck and Kiara Shibley, including songs from TV Ugly, U.S. Girls, Empress Of, and many more!

Make sure you are registered to vote so you can exercise your rights as a Canadian! Not Canadian or not eligible to vote? Convince your friends to vote!

Rosemary Brown Conference Highlights; Feminist News Update

Kitty Cooke, Laura Scheck; WAVAW, Daphne Bramham, Claire Robson
On today's episode of IntraVenus, Kitty and Laura bring you this week's Feminist News Update! Topics include the Dalai Lama's sexist remarks about future female Dalai Lamas, Lammily doll's new 'Period Party' expansion pack, and more!

Following the Feminist News Update, we air segments from the September 19th Annual Rosemary Brown Conference, held at SFU's Harbour Centre. The segments come from talks by Ariana Barer and Irene Tsepnopoulos-Elhaimer (Women Against Violence Against Women), Daphne Bramham (Journalist, Vancouver Sun), Claire Robson (Queer Imaging & Riting Kollective for Elders, Associate professor in SFU's Department of Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies).

Ariana & Irene discuss sexualized violence and women's resistance. Daphne discusses her journalistic work on the polygamist community of Bountiful and human trafficking in Canada. Finally, Claire discusses elder abuse in the queer community.

Women's Vote & Polyamory

Jessica Knowler, Laura Scheck, Kitty Cooke, Jayda Jay
To start the show, we have a new instalment of Knowler's Notes! Jessica Knowler interviews Iglika Ivanova, Senior Economist and Public Interest Researcher for Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. They talk about topics to be featured in the upcoming lecture on September 24th: Women's Equality & The Federal Election: Why Your Vote Counts.
Following this interview, we hear an interview between CJSf Programmer Jayda Jay and playwright/performer Eleanor O'Brien, who just brought her piece, 'Lust & Marriage' to this year's Vancouver Fringe Festival. They talk about the performance, polyamory, societal shame around sex, and lots of other fascinating topics. A brief discussion between Kitty, Laura, & Jayda follows the interview.

Feminism in Canadian Politics

A special edition of Knowler's Notes with guest Marjorie Cohen.
Jessica Knowler talks with Marjorie Cohen about Canadian politics and issues facing feminists in today's political economy.
Marjorie Cohen is a retired professor of political science at SFU.
We also listen to some songs from Other Jesus' new LP and Vulva Culture.

International Day of the Indigenous Woman/World Sexual Health Day


Yana Kalanzi interviews local activist Harsha Walia of No One is Illegal. Later, Maegan Thomas talks to spoken word artists Jillian Christmas regarding colonialism and Frontlines Beat Pipelines (Thursday,Sept 10, 2015), a fundraiser benefiting the Unis'to'ten Action Camp Healing Centre.
Finally, Kitty and Laura play some clips from a talk given by Dr. Lori Brotto, R. Psych, at SFU's World Sexual Health Day Seminar (Friday, Sept 4, 2015). She talks about the new 'Female Viagra' and its many complexities.

Gender, Policy and The Muppets

Kitty Cooke, Evangeline Hogg, Jessica Knowler, Laura Scheck
Today on IntraVenus we have our inaugural "Knowler Knows" segment with MA Student Jessica Knowler! We also have a full-episode Feminist News Update!
Topics include:
- An update on Saudi womens' voting rights
- Mrs. Universe and Indigenous politics in Canada
- A feminist take on Miss Piggy and Kermit's breakup
- Feminist Tinder
- And many more!

Online Harassment & IntraVenus News Update

Kitty Cooke & Laura Scheck
Today we interview Hannah Maté, creator of the blog hey SUP girl, which aims to bring attention to the ridiculous and sexist things women often hear from men while in the online dating sphere. Later in the show, Kitty and Laura introduce a new segment, the IntraVenus Feminist News Update. We discuss 'Female Viagra' Chelsea Manning's disciplinary restrictions, the mass murders or trans* women of colour this year, and Suadi Arabian women's new right to vote.

Vancouver "Girl Bands"

female and local music hour!
Madeline Taylor plays music by all girl, mostly girl, or girl fronted Vancouver bands.

Pride Day: Biphobia & Gender-Inclusive Washrooms

Kitty Cooke, Laura Scheck, Madeline Taylor, and Evangeline Hogg
Kitty, Laura, Madeline, and Evangeline voice their thoughts on biphobia and societal assumptions regarding bisexuality. Laura interviews Nathan Lyndsay and Marlena Boyle on their experiences during the Feburary 18th "Shit-In" for gender-inclusive washrooms this year and the progress they are making in getting these washrooms on SFU campuses.

Hear the original "SHIT IN" interview and some great bands here

Ladies Makin' Waves


Host Kiara Shibley plays an hour of all-new all-female music! With tunes from Crystal Precious, Elohim, Circuit des Yeux, Girlpool, and many more!

Feminist Symbolism and Hormonal Contraception

Laura Scheck, Kitty Cooke, and Michelle Petrozzi
In the first half hour we will be discussing hormonal contraception and some issues surrounding it, as well as the wonders of feminist jewelry (clitoris rings, anyone?).
In the second half hour we'll listen to some fabulous femcon.

Women in Electronic Music


Laura highlights women in the history of electronic music from the early 20th Century until today. Starting from the 1930's, the lives and works of women who made a contribution to the electronic genre are discussed.

Menstruation Matters

the politics of periods
Today on IntraVenus, the CJSF women's collective (Laura Scheck, Jessica Knowler, Kiara Shibley) speaks to some of the recent news and politics of menstruation. Topics include:
- recent lifting of GST from menstruation tampons etc
- the "Free Bleed" movement
- the special stigma around menstruation
and more!

Thanks to Dominique Christina for her piece the Period Poem.

Music by Canadian Women

It's Canada Day!
In this episode, Kitty and Laura discuss the politics of Canada Day, Canada's colonial history, and the disproportionate violence faced by Indigenous women. Later, they play music by exclusively Canadian women, with a particular focus on Indigenous female artists.

Rape Prevention Reinvention

IntraVenus Weds 4pm
In reference to the recent Canadian study on the success of a recent education-based sexual assault prevention program, we discuss what this study means in terms of developing perpetrator centric rape prevention, and survivor centric care, and have some of the conversations we wish the mainstream media was having about the study's place in addressing sexual assault.

The study:

An example of some thoughtful media on the study:

Joining us in studio:

Leah Horlick, administrator at the SFU Women's Centre and poet/writer. Her latest work For Your Own Good speaks to her own experience as a survivor of sexual violence.
(Check out our extended conversation about this from a previous episode.

Lucia Lorenzi doctoral candidate in the Department of English at UBC. Her research focuses on sexual violence in Canadian literature and culture. Her anti-violence organizing focuses largely on sexual assault on college campuses - she is a frequent contributor to"

Laugh so you don't cry; from March 2015, perpetrator centric rape prevention tips upset men:


special programming June 17-21 1-5
June 17th Musqeuam Culture - Centre- Gallery

MC`D by Gunargie and Musqueam Training and Employment Student
1:00-1:30pm Christie Lee
1:30-2:00pm Murray Porter
2:00-2:15pm Intro First Nations Health Authority
2:15-2:30pm Provincial Health Authority
2:40-3:00pm Ryan Gonzales
3:00-3:40pm First Nations Health Authority
3;40-4:00pm Warren Hooley Beat Boxer
4:00-4:30pm Cheryl Bear-Barnetson
4:30-4:50pm Rez Warrior-Larry Hanson

Find the Full Schedule here!

Women's News & Grooves


This week on IntraVenus, Laura Scheck, Madeline Taylor, and Kitty Cooke talk about contemporary social issues.

In our first half hour we talk about the Radical Monarchs, a radical feminist version of the girl scouts in the USA:

We talk about the recent suicide of bi-sexual teenager Adam Kizer, and issues faced by bi-sexual people in our culture:

Finally, we talk about online responses to the Anti-feminist movement.

In our second half hour, Laura Scheck plays music from female artists spanning the genre spectrum.

"SHE" at Fazakas Gallery

Live in Studio, artist interviews from "SHE"
Is SHE there yet? How far has SHE come? How far does SHE need to go?

What does it mean to be a woman in our ever-changing social landscape? How do female artists perceive the impact of gender on their work, practice, and career? Do they even want their gender to be a discussion point?

In the Fazakas Gallery's newest show, SHE, three very diverse female artists Rosa Quintana, Carollyne Yardley, and Trace Yeomans come together for a visual discussion.

Today on IntraVenus, we have interviews with Rosa Quintana, Trace Yeomans, and gallery owner Latiesha Fazakas speaking about the inspiration behind "SHE", what being a woman means to them, and what inspires their individual art and work.

"SHE" runs at the Fazakas Gallery on 145 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver from May 23rd - June 20th

In current events news, Kitty Cooke reports on the recent Cannes film festival shoe controversy, and how this relates to ableism.

Michelle Petrozzi spoke on the movement to make the Canadian National anthem gender neutral, championed recently by Margaret Atwood.

Laura Scheck talked about "Rent Cheque" happening at the Astoria TONIGHT Wednesday May 27th.