Program Guide


Wednesday 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Kitty Cooke, Laura Scheck
Women's Voices

The CJSF Women's Collective presents stories and music by and about self identified women and the gender issues we deal with. If you have comments or questions, or want to get involved, email

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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:

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.