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Serena Jost's new solo CD recorded live in historic...
Xtreme room service @ Nigredo Hotel
Michael Moore's hope in the Trump era; The Wife’s...
Step to rear; mind gaps; hang on tight
Your numerology cycles September 16–30
Black paint on a blackboard
Doomed to repeat it? Indelible history
Locally-filmed The Predator, a mommy blogger’s Simple Favor...
Lounge lizards' lair; new life for old den
Marion Bridge; pro-Life menage à trois
"No Mothers Day" by Christy Turlington urges action over consumerism
In a time when Mother's Day has become a billion-dollar industry focused on Hallmark cards and gift-buying, Model Christy Turlington Burns challenges people to pull back and consider what it really...
May 9th, 2012
Unhappy Birthdays, Part 2: The politics of "birth rape" and mothers with PTSD
Women today are as likely to develop PTSD from giving birth as modern solders are from military combat, due to the "rape"-like procedures used in some hospitals.
May 8th, 2012
Hunger Games spawns dystopian Barbie
Mattel Inc. recently released the newest addition to the Barbie family in response to the Hunger Games franchise: a Katniss Everdeen Barbie.
May 7th, 2012
Ladies Rock Camp turns Vancouver's Waldorf into a school of rock
May 25 to 27, local women will form a band, write a song and perform it—in three days. A family of campers and mentor Kathryn Calder (of the New Pornographers) talked to VO about the experience.
May 4th, 2012
Why do girls like Instagram?
Instagram, the hottest app recently acquired by Facebook, allows for easy editing and sharing. What do girls like about this application and why is it so popular?
May 2nd, 2012
Unhappy Birthdays: Why more mothers are saying they were "birth raped"
Imagine a woman lying on her back, immobilized with fear and a numbing drug, as a stranger penetrates her with his hand and touches her with sharp objects, against her consent. What has just been...
May 1st, 2012
Affordable housing issue in Vancouver now personal for former city councillor Ellen Woodsworth
Even for former city councillor Ellen Woodsworth, forced to leave her home after 33 years, the search for affordable housing in Vancouver is like the search for the holy grail.
Apr 27th, 2012
Conservatives reopen abortion debate: not surprising, but scary
Today, the House of Commons will discuss a motion to review what makes a human human. What might this mean for women in Canada?
Apr 26th, 2012
Beyoncé: feminist or fauxminist?
Beyonce, for all the girl-power affirmations, reinforces old patriarchal standards by sexing up her image for the male audience (see above).
Apr 25th, 2012
Miss Representation: Vancouver women leaders challenge sexism in media industry
The Vancouver Observer publisher Linda Solomon joined a distinguished panel of media specialists to talk about institutionalized misogyny.
Apr 22nd, 2012