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Vanessa Saw

Vanessa Saw is a graduate of Little Flower Academy and is currently studying at the University of Western Ontario. She developed an interest in women’s and gender issues during her women’s studies course during her first year of university. Vanessa’s favourite feminist is Kate Clinton. As a standup comedian, Clinton shares her her political opinions from a gay/lesbian perspective in a refreshing and humorous manner.

Coop radio show "The F Word" on Bill C-38, the state of feminism in Canada

In 2006, co-founder Nicole Deagan traveled to Edmonton for a national feminism conference on feminism with a group of women from Capilano University. The group soon became friends, but was also...

Planning for Exit hosts screening of Miss Representation

Planning for Exit, a company that works with CEOs to build their business and increase the profitability of a successful exit, will be hosting a screening of Miss Representation at the Vancouver...

Tackling the problem of lingerie sports

Young women playing hockey in sexy lingerie looks a lot like pornography.

At EPIC 2012, local businesswomen showcase passion for sustainable living

Four female entrepreneurs featured at EPIC 2012 share their insight as to why sustainability leads to profitability.

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?

The 2012 Academy Awards red carpet predictions

What will Hollywood's leading ladies be wearing at the Oscars this year? VO has predictions on all the big fashion labels on the red carpet.

Chinese New Year survival guide for “Chinese”

“Sorry - no, I don’t speak chinese”. Yet year after year, I manage to wish friends and family members a “Gung Hai/Hey/Hay Fat Choi”...

Fashion and technology merge in the clothes of the future

Mechanical clothing was so last season. Next up, holographic fashion shows.

Bling and glitter are back this Christmas

It's time to let your wardrobe shine with glittery and sequined items this holiday season.