Bianca Pencz Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/10937 en In India, the crowds are getting louder http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/feminista/india-crowds-are-getting-louder New Delhi rape crisis: "Hundreds of rapists are running scot-free, and the entire Delhi police is standing here to stop people like me?" a protester told The Times.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/feminista/india-crowds-are-getting-louder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/feminista/india-crowds-are-getting-louder#comments Feminista Politics feminism in india india women's rights new delhi bus gang-rape new delhi december 2012 protests New Delhi rape crisis Mon, 24 Dec 2012 10:42:00 +0000 Bianca Pencz 13859 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com 1989 Montreal Massacre was an anti-feminist attack, period. http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/feminista/1989-montreal-massacre-was-anti-feminist-attack-period The killer ordered the men in the room to leave before opening fire. What's wrong with calling out an anti-feminist attack for what it is?<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/feminista/1989-montreal-massacre-was-anti-feminist-attack-period" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/feminista/1989-montreal-massacre-was-anti-feminist-attack-period#comments Feminista Commentary 1989 montreal massacre École Polytechnique femicide in canada jonathan kay national post marc lepine shooting National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women Fri, 07 Dec 2012 22:20:00 +0000 Bianca Pencz 13728 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Have yourself a gender-neutral Christmas http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/feminista/have-yourself-gender-neutral-christmas Girls with Nerf guns, boys with baby dolls: Sweden once again schools the world on gender equality. <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/feminista/have-yourself-gender-neutral-christmas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/feminista/have-yourself-gender-neutral-christmas#comments Feminista Media christmas gifts vancouver Christmas shopping gendered toys gendering children sexism in advertising swedish toys r us boys girls advert Sat, 01 Dec 2012 00:37:00 +0000 Bianca Pencz 13673 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Ann Romney's poignant desperation http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/feminista/ann-romneys-poignant-desperation Martyr complex?<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/feminista/ann-romneys-poignant-desperation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/feminista/ann-romneys-poignant-desperation#comments Feminista Politics 2012 republican national convention Ann Romney equal pay legitimate rape Michelle Obama Mitt Romney reproductive rights US republicans war on women Sat, 01 Sep 2012 11:05:00 +0000 Bianca Pencz 12667 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Burlesque and feminism: It's complicated http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/feminista/burlesque-and-feminism-its-complicated I’ve always felt I would like burlesque, just like all the feminists I know. But, living in Vancouver, a city spellbound by burlesque’s razzle-dazzle, it didn’t take me long to discover that my...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/feminista/burlesque-and-feminism-its-complicated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/feminista/burlesque-and-feminism-its-complicated#comments Feminista Theatre bobbi whiskey burlesque delilah dare empowering women feminism The F Word vancouver striptease Tue, 21 Aug 2012 09:56:00 +0000 Bianca Pencz 12548 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Vancouver thrash-punks Joyce Collingwood gear towards a jump http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/music/vancouver-thrash-punks-joyce-collingwood-gear-towards-jump My interview with Vancouver thrash-punks Joyce Collingwood didn’t start out the way you would expect. We didn’t start talking about the new material they’re recording — or about the departure of...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/music/vancouver-thrash-punks-joyce-collingwood-gear-towards-jump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/music/vancouver-thrash-punks-joyce-collingwood-gear-towards-jump#comments Music Music 2012 thrash-punk all-girl rock band canadian hard-core joyce collingwood new vancouver music Tue, 31 Jul 2012 04:51:00 +0000 Bianca Pencz 12388 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Daniel Tosh's sick rape jokes ooze misogyny, and rabid stupidity http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/feminista/Daniel%20Tosh%27s%20sick%20rape%20jokes%20ooze%20misogyny%2C%20and%20rabid%20stupidity The big problem with comedians like Daniel Tosh is that their jokes aren't really about rape. Rape is the joke.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/feminista/Daniel%20Tosh%27s%20sick%20rape%20jokes%20ooze%20misogyny%2C%20and%20rabid%20stupidity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/feminista/Daniel%20Tosh%27s%20sick%20rape%20jokes%20ooze%20misogyny%2C%20and%20rabid%20stupidity#comments Feminista Culture Daniel Tosh louie CK date rape louis CK tv show offensive comedy rape jokes tosh.0 misogyny Thu, 12 Jul 2012 05:06:00 +0000 Bianca Pencz 12201 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Deconstructing Vancouver's Mode Moderne, one of Canada's hottest new bands http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/2012/05/09/wip-mode-moderne Yes, they will remind you of The Smiths. Yes, they sing about electrocution and tea. And yes, Mode Moderne&nbsp;is one of Canada's hottest new bands, at least according to CHARTattack—and probably...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/2012/05/09/wip-mode-moderne" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/2012/05/09/wip-mode-moderne#comments Music canadian post-punk light organ records 2012 mode moderne 2012 new vancouver music strange bruises EP Fri, 06 Jul 2012 02:33:00 +0000 Bianca Pencz 11660 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Meet Vancouver's hottest hometown girl: Grimes, aka Claire Boucher http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/music/growing-grimes "Something very strange happened" to Grimes when she became an adolescent, Sandy Garossino, her mother recalls. “She changed into some kind of super-brain, exploring the internet all the time.”<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/music/growing-grimes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/music/growing-grimes#comments Music Music 2012 electro-pop Claire Boucher grimes new album visions montreal musicians sandra garossino Vancouver Musicians Tue, 26 Jun 2012 06:20:00 +0000 Bianca Pencz 12044 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Uncomfortable in our skin http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/feminista/body-image-report-if-we-know-nobodys-perfect-why-do-we-still-suffer In Eva Wiseman's recent Guardian article, Uncomfortable in our skin: the body-image report, she asks, "Why do we hate the way we look?" Many answers are explored in the rest of the article: The all-...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/feminista/body-image-report-if-we-know-nobodys-perfect-why-do-we-still-suffer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/feminista/body-image-report-if-we-know-nobodys-perfect-why-do-we-still-suffer#comments Feminista Health body fascism Body Image report Eva Wiseman lookism negative body image self-hatred The Guardian women self-image Fri, 15 Jun 2012 05:32:00 +0000 Bianca Pencz 11978 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com