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Intra Venus

Wednesday 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Madeline Taylor
Women's Issues

The CJSF Women's Collective presents stories and music by and about self identified women and the gender issues we deal with.

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live in studio! we talk #FierceVoices with Jessica Knowler
This week on IntraVenus, Kitty Cooke, Laura Scheck and Madeline Taylor talk about the loud backlash against the newest Mad Max film: Fury Road.

In our second half hour, we are joined by Jessica Knowler, Board member for Women Transforming Cities, and organizer of the #FierceVoices series.

#FierceVoices is a series of events focused on building capacity for women in media, and this coming Saturday May 23rd is the third and largest event in the series. We talk with Jessica about how this event came to be, how to organize with an eye to intersectionality, why it's so important now, and how the media landscape has changed.

The final #FierceVoices event will be held at SFU Centre for Dialogue from 1-5pm on Saturday May 23rd.

For more info:

Leah Horlick - For Your Own Good

live in studio!
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).

Living Wage and Labour Issues

We present a documentary produced for Media Works, by Madeline Taylor, Maegan Thomas, and Obediya Jones-Darrell.
In the week since MayDay, we talk about Labour Issues in Canada, and institutionalized inequality.

In our second half hour, we air a documentary written and produced for Media Works by Madeline Taylor and Maegan Thomas, with production help from Obediya Jones-Darrell. Our documentary is about Labour Issues in Alternative Media, with a focus on the Living Wage, and it's viability as an equity tool in alternative media. We interviewed community radio producers, activists, and academics from across Canada in the research we did in preparation for this documentary. We hope that this documentary will serve as a jumping off point for more discussion about labour issues, and living wage in alternative media and elsewhere.

Kink Talks Back


Kink Talks Back

‘Kink Talks Back: Fifty Shades of Grey – A Colloquium.’ presented by Laura Scheck
On April 9th, an event was put on by Metro Vancouver Kink and SFU’s Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, entitled ‘Kink Talks Back: Fifty Shades of Grey – A Colloquium.’

This event was put on to bring together kinksters to hash out the problematic representations of kink in the 50 shades book/movie franchise and, as the event page states, “to correct the mass media lens on BDSM to adjust for the human reality that we live every day.” A number of members of the Vancouver kink community and other kink communities took part in this colloquium, but the most relevant one for IntraVenus was the segment covering “The Real Women of Kink”, presented by Aysha, a local kinkster and sex-positive activist. In this segment she discusses the representations of women in kink, or rather misrepresentations, as well as her own experience of being not only a submissive, but also a dominant in her kinky sexual relationships.

Part of our discussion before the prerecorded section revolved around this commentary from Laura:

"Before we air the clip, I would like to briefly point out that, although the segment is meant to focus on the WOMEN of kink, much of the segment is still directed at discussing men; while I was at the event listening to this, it struck me as odd that even when the focus is meant to be on women…we still end up talking about men. Perhaps we should take a second to think about this and keep it in mind when we are having discussions about women and women’s issues, that we ensure that women are, indeed, the topic of discussion."

Into the Woods - Feminism, Environmentalism

IntraVenus 4pm
originally aired Feb 1, 2015.

Madeline Taylor and Kitty Cooke discuss environmentalism, feminism, and the developing Gamergate story at the top of the hour.

At half past the hour, we air an interview with Jacqueline Lee-Tam, Vancouver based climate justice activist and blogger about her activism, feminism, and the challenges of being a youth climate change activist.

For more information on Gamergate:…non-geeks-164290908…ate-controversy…olating-policies…depression-quest


Laura Scheck, of CJSF's Women's Collective IntraVenus previews FemconQuest.
Today's episode is all about FEMCON!

FemCon, like CanCon, is a marker used in radio to track how much of the content we air represents women.

In order for a song to qualify as FemCon, two of four categories must be fulfilled:

- The Music must be written by a woman
- The Artist must be a woman
- It must be produced/recorded by a woman
- The Lyrics must be by a woman

The IntraVenus collective has been working towards 35% of all content played on CJSF meeting this standard, and this show is a step in that direction.

In our first half hour, Laura Scheck plays music from 6 new female artists to watch.

In our second half hour Madeline Taylor pulls songs from the vault that made her a better feminist.


Laura Scheck, of CJSF's Women's Collective preview FemconQuest
Today's episode is all about FEMCON!

FemCon, like CanCon, is a marker used in radio to track how much of the content we air is by women.

In order for a song to qualify as FemCon, two of four categories must be fulfilled:

- The Music must be written by a woman
- The Artist must be a woman
- It must be produced/recorded by a woman
- The Lyrics must be by a woman

The IntraVenus collective has been working towards 35% of all content played on CJSF meeting this standard, and this show is a step in that direction.

In our first half hour, Laura Scheck plays music from 6 new female artists to watch.

In the second half hour, Madeline Taylor pulls from the vault, songs that made her a better feminist.

Moe Clark, Poet; Radical Spirits Vancouver

from the CJSF archives
Ophira Horowitz interviews Moe Clark, a Montreal based poet, singer and songwriter about her recent album, feminism, and the power of female solidarity in conflict.

In February 2014, Nadine Chan covered a Radical Spirits event in Vancouver. She spoke to artists present about feminism, art, the spiritual, and the ghostly.

Originally aired December 24, 2014.


Host Kitty Cooke presents an interview by Maggie Poirier with Mudgirls
This week on Intra Venus we feature an interview by collective member Maggie Poirier with Claire Kenny, a member of the Mudgirls collective.

Mudgirls is a network of women builders on the west coast of BC, Canada. Specializing in using local, natural and recycled materials, they can be hired to build with you or for you, to create whatever your heart desires. This collective of women are passionate about sustainable building, knowledge sharing, and a collective model of work.

In out round table, we talk about a recent sexual assault that happened in Vancouver neighbourhood Strathcona, and the unexpected community response in support of the survivor.

Sarah and her Good Bad Luck

IntraVenus is live in the booth with Sarah Jickling and her Good Bad Luck.
Sarah Jickling, Vancouver based indie pop artist has had a whirlwind year, and we were lucky to catch her live at CJSF for an interview and some songs!

Sarah is in the midst of recording a new solo album as 'Sarah and her Good Bad Luck'. We chatted about transitioning from being in the Oh Wells to life as a solo performer, mental illness, and how she writes such great pop songs.


Presenting MarsBarb, an interview with Barbara Keith, future Martian.
This week on IntraVenus, we present an interview with documentary film maker Milena Salazar, and Barbara Keith, a final candidate for the Mars One mission to Mars which is set for launch in 2025.

Barb is the subject of Milena's documentary, MarsBarb, which was recently accepted into the DOXA film festival. We talk about her love of space, her hopes for the mission, and why she is so excited about the prospect of a one-way mission to the red planet.

Before that, the Dames of the Round Table talk about the pro-choice movement and issues of agency faced by self-identified women.

Gender Props

Madeline and Kitty host live
From Int'l Women's Day, Kitty Stirling's interview with Heather Hermant about ribcage: wide passage where a Jewish Woman keeps herself safe by "passing" as a Gentile Man - plus new live review!

Then a round table chat about performing/enacting masculinity from our various perspectives.

Femmes Get Loud

Punk, protest, and lesbian-pop.
We remember Lesley Gore, cover Out On Campus's SHIT-IN ‪#‎pottyparody‬ protest action that happened today at Simon Fraser University to protest the lack of gender-inclusive washrooms.

We also feature interviews with two bands from Vancouver, Other Jesus and Lié.

World Radio Day

Talking about vocal fry, fem-con, and the power of women in community radio.
This week on Intra Venus Madeline taylor, Kitty Cooke, and Michelle Petrozzi talk about issues faced by women in radio.

Starting off the show with a look at new developments in the Right to Die debate, Kitty Cooke explains some of the history around this issue, and how this intersects with feminism.

For the remainder of the show, we talk about Vocal Fry before featuring an interview with CiTR's femconcept producers; a piece by Frieda Werden former CJSF volunteer, staff member, and current activist and producer of WINGS.

Our long feature for the week is an interview with Connie Kuhns, writer, photographer, radio host, and producer of Ruby Music, the fist all-female music show out of Vancouver.

Taboo Talk & ManUP

Velvet Steele and Dr. Teesha Morgan from Sex Week, PonyBoy and Justin Case from ManUP guest
SFU's student society is presenting a 3 day "Sex Week" event, focusing on the question of Taboo Talk: Does society's sexual philosophy play a role in biomedical Harm Reduction. IntraVenus talks via phone to Sex Week guests and official sexperts Velvet Steele and Dr Teesha Morgan about YOU KNOW WHAT. |

And Paige aka PonyBoy, and Sam aka Justin Case, join us to talk about being Drag Kings at Vancouver's Man:UP, and how portraying men has led to new levels in their feminism and self love.

Into the Woods - Women and Environmentalism

Featuring an interview with Jacqueline Lee-Tam, we discuss environmentalism and feminism.
This week on Intra Venus, Kitty Cooke and Madeline Taylor feature an interview with climate justice warrior Jacqueline Lee-Tam, discuss the developments in the recent Gamergate story, and play music by Sleater-Kinney.

For information of Jacqueline Lee-Tam,

For more information on Gamergate,

Her Shame

Discussions of female sexuality and shame, featuring an interview with director Sheona McDonald.
This week on Intra Venus, our focus is female sexuality and shame. Slut shaming, agency, the politics of pleasure, porn, and sex education are discussed.

Sheona McDonald is a Vancouver based writer, director and producer, whose most recent documentary, 'Inside Her Sex', is the subject of our conversation.

'Inside Her Sex' with air on the Documentary channel this Sunday January 25th, 2015.

For more information, or to watch a preview of 'Inside Her Sex', please visit:

The CHRISTEENE MACHINE - interview w/ creator Paul Soileau

Madeline Taylor interviews Paul Soileau, creator & performer of the CHRISTEENE MACHINE.
Paul Soileau has done drag and performance art for many years, but takes things to the next level of confrontational gender-queering with the CHRISTEENE MACHINE.

Madeline Taylor talks with Paul Soileau about the power of CHRISTEENE, his process, and the importance of escape from gender conformity through performance art.

Described as a gender bending, booty pounding queer perversion of punk dragged though a musical theatre gutter, The CHRISTEENE MACHINE will be rolling through Vancouver's PuSh festival January 22nd and 23rd.

Girl Bands

Featuring music from Vancouver made (mostly) by women.
In this episode of Intra Venus, Madeline Taylor features songs from local bands who are all-girl, mostly-girl, or girl fronted. Ranging from DIY, post punk, 'mall punk', dream pop, folk-rock, to riot grrrl inspired tunes, these bands showcase a range of sounds and approaches to being a woman and making music.

Confronting Colonialist Patriarchy

interviews on the history and politics of colonialism and globalization in relation to feminism.
From WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service, Meghan Murphy interviews Angela Lytle on the history of 'comfort women' who were sexual slaves to the Japanese military during WWII and Japan's invasion of China and Korea.

From Women On Air: Jana Juniper G interviews Cynthia Enloe, a feminist writer, lecturer, and researcher on the topics of transnational feminism, women in globalized factories and women's experiences of militarism. This interviews centres on feminism and the politics of globalization.

Migrant Domestic and Care Workers Rights

Julie Diesta of Van Committee for Domestic Workers Rights live in studio
Rebecca Mears speaks to Julie Diesta of the Vancouver Committee for Domestic Workers & Caregivers Rights about migrant workers rights, and the experience of work from the point of view of an immigrant woman.

While domestic and caregiving work is done by all genders, in many cultures this is a feminized labour force where issues of immigration, racialization and gender intersect.

CJSF broadcasts on Unceded Coast Salish Airwaves.
For our Int'l Human Rights Day schedule and archives, visit

Action on Violence Against Women.

Madeline Taylor interviews Sunny Mangat or SAWAVAW, and Ariana Barer of WAVAW.
As the 25th Anniversary of the Montreal Massacre approaches this December 6th, we are taking this week on Intra Venus to speak with women working for the elimination of violence against women in both local and international communities.

Madeline Taylor interviews Sunny Mangat of South Asian Women Against Violence Against Women whose photography project endeavors to break the silence about sexual assault of women in India, and Ariana Barer of Women Against Violence Against Women about their community outreach work to combat violence against women.

For more information about SAWAVAW:

For more information about WAVAW & WAVAW's C.A.R.E. project:

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Interviews by Jen Harmer originally aired on CFUV's 'Women on Air'
November 25th is National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, and International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

Today IntraVenus airs interviews by 'Women on Air' host Jen Harmer of CFUV with regards to eco-feminism, rape culture and consent culture.