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.

Striptease in "Vegas North"

Some people assume that learning about history is a boring exercise focused on memorizing names and dates that famous men did famous things. But an entertaining and engaging new book by Becki Ross, Bu

A Backwards Approach to Homelessness

With the Olympics approaching in just a few months, it’s hard to see what noticeable difference the province has made helping homelessness in Vancouver. It’s true there are some new shelters, but...

He-cession, She-cession

Is the recession hitting women harder than men?

Child care a societal need not a luxury

In good economic times or bad, basically at any time other than election time, child care seems not to be a government priority. And true to form last week we saw the BC Liberal government again...

HST will Exacerbate Gender Inequality

And, guess what? It'll exacerbate class inequality, too. Some governments think that the summer is a great time to introduce unpopular policies, that the nice weather and the legislative recess...

Eight years of cuts to women’s services

In BC there was a Liberal government who ran for election on the promise of fixing our economic problems. They got in and quickly instituted regressive tax reforms, made post-secondary education less...

What gender is your recession?

Over the past nine months watching mainstream media coverage of the global economic downturn, I’ve noticed men coming across as the main economic actors. The bankers and auto execs coming to...