Jarrah Hodge

Jarrah Hodge is a local blogger with a strong background in politics and women's studies. Her writing applies a gender lens to current events and Vancouver happenings.

Why women are angry over the Missing Women's report

Yesterday's release of the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry report was an emotional event that did little to guarantee justice for victims.

At International Women's Day event, Judy Rebick examines feminism in the age of Occupy

The VDLC welcomed Canadian feminist activist and author Judy Rebick to its annual International Women's Day dinner, which looked at feminism in the age of the Occupy movement.

Ghosts of Violence Ballet Comes to Vancouver

The Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada is bringing its Ghosts of Violence ballet to Vancouver in early December.

BC Liberal MLA Norm Letnick's Emergency Intervention Disclosure Act draws fire

BC Liberal MLA Norm Letnick's Private Member's Bill M-210, the "Emergency Intervention Disclosure Act", is drawing fire from BC AIDS organizations and the BC Civil Liberties Association.

Book review: Feminism For Real

This year's must-read is Feminism for Real: Deconstructing the Academic Industrial Copy of Feminism, edited by Jessica Yee, founder of the Native Youth Sexual Health Network.

SlutWalk coming to Vancouver in May

After a Toronto police officer's misogynist remark, SlutWalk Vancouver is planned for May 15.

Soccer: what's sex got to do with it?

Even a Vancouverite like me who isn’t into sports couldn't totally miss the recent viral advertising campaign started to publicize the Vancouver Whitecaps, Canada's newest Major...

Sex education and abortion information blocked on BC Ferries' Wi-Fi

Abortion may be legal in Canada, but passengers on BC Ferries don't have the choice to access information about it.

City Holds Candlelight Vigil for Gender Violence

A group of about thirty people came out to the City of Vancouver's first candlelight vigil on violence against women last night, held to coincide with International Human Rights day and...

Access to sex reassignment surgery jeopardized

Last week Conservative Public Safety Minister Vic Toews instructed the Correctional Service of Canada to stop performing sex reassignment surgery for transgender federal inmates, at least four...