On this episode, we discuss everyday acts of Reconciliation and the impact of residential schools on gender relations in Indigenous society. We speak to Gwichya Gwich’in scholar Crystal Fraser about her research into Inuvik’s residential school system and why she thinks it is a feminist issue.
On this episode, we share some of the highlights of Edmonton’s 2015 Slutwalk, paying special attention to the issue of sexual violence in the LGBTQ community. Then we discuss Bernice Yeung’s article, “Under Cover of Darkness, Female Janitors Face Rape and Assault,” which sheds lights on the dangers that female janitorial staff face while on the job.
On this episode we discuss the history of eugenics in Alberta. We talk to Amy Samson, postdoctoral fellow from the department of sociology at the University of Alberta, about some of the details of this history.
In honour of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, we discuss the 25th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre and the Canadian government’s inaction in regards to missing and murdered Aboriginal women. This show features interviews with University of Alberta professor, Dr. Lise Gotell, and First Nations student and activist, Alexandria Wolfe.
Unfortunately there are some audio disturbances in the interview with Dr. Gotell – we apologise for this.
“Women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized” said a Toronto policeman to a group of York University students in 2011. This was the tipping point in an increasingly hostile rape culture that fostered victim blaming and slut shaming. In response, activists created SlutWalk, an annual event that brings attention to the issue of sexual violence, and provides a platform for feminist discourse on rape culture.
In this episode of Adamant Eve, we marched in Edmonton’s SlutWalk 2014 on Saturday, May 31 in Wilbert McIntyre Park, talking to activists, organizers, and participants.