feminism

Kick Ass female characters don't get the credit they deserve

While "Kick Ass 2" shows that women can be powerful characters, it falls short by taking center stage away from them. Should "Kick Ass" really be named "Hit Girl"?

Breaking Bad's biggest mystery

Why do people hate Skyler White?

I Am a Gamer: Jamming to develop a video game with a strong female lead

An inside look at the iamagamer 48hr game jam that challenged developers to make strong female leads. I was a jammer and our team won a prize.

Burlesque and feminism: It's 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...

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...

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).

Why I came out as a feminist

Announcing a new blog on being young, feminist and Canadian. VO's Feminista bloggers share their stories on International Women's Day.

Vancouver Women in Film Festival celebrates a new kind of chick flick

From documentaries to animation to live-action films, local and international, VWIFF has something for everyone on the ticket.

Sexist bias. Women still being shut out of media: report

A new report by the The Women’s Media Center shows that women are still marginalized in the media, and that the gender gap shows no signs of closing.

Fighting violence against women in Vancouver's sex trade

It's been 22 years since the Montreal massacre. We talk violence against women, and ways to end it, with a survival sex work organizer Jennifer Allan.