Oh, the back-to-school season! Leaves are coming down, textbooks are being cracked, and Vancouver Community College is preparing to take action on gendered violence under WAVAW’s leadership! WAVAW’s C.A.R.E. (Campus Allied Response Effort) About Gendered Violence project at VCC aims
Another year has passed and WAVAW’s 30th year as the only sexual assault centre in Vancouver has proven to be full of successes, challenges and growth. We invite you to learn more about WAVAW’s work by reading our interactive 2012-2013 Annual Report!
The sexualization of elementary school kids is horrifying enough – now clothing manufacturers are targeting actual, honest-to-goodness infants. What the what! These kids aren’t old enough to talk, walk, or be potty-trained, but apparently they are old enough to have their
There’s such a thing as a camel-toe guard (a.k.a. The Cuchini)? Oh dear dear dear. WAVAW is appalled (but not surprised) by this round-up of six ridiculous products designed to make women’s bodies less “gross.” Some of us here love shaving our legs and applying
In the face of jaw-droppingly awful, fatphobic advertisements like this billboard, it’s inspiring to see folks challenging the culture of hatred surrounding the diversity of human body shapes and sizes. Some examples that have come to our attention lately: Lindy West over at Jez
[Trigger warning: rampant misogyny, entitlement, and sexist epithets in the link below…] You know what government most urgently needs to fund, according to this blogger dude? Not rape crisis centres or education or health care or housing or child care. Nope! As public services and th
Guest post by Jaden Patriarchal representations of women in comic books have not been positive from a woman’s point of view. Here are five points that I think needs to be examined and improved in the comic book industry. 1) Women’s Bodies Don’t Work That Way/Defy the Laws of Physics:
Shame is a great tool for the capitalists to sell us products that we would otherwise not buy. Here’s a hilariously awful example: And here is a response that we love seeing for this kind of marketing tactic: http://www.bust.com/this-dudes-response-to-female-crotch-sweat