Episode 30: Gender-Based Violence

This episode of Underwire is in honour of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, as the members of TOFemCo remember all of the lives lost to gender-based violence in Canada, especially the lives of transwomen, Indigenous women, sex workers, racialized women and femme or feminized folks.  This violence is at the forefront of our minds as Toronto has had a series of women go missing or tragically found dead near the downtown core, in the Church-Wellesley area

Anne and Alice go through the facts and FAQs about Gender-Based Violence as they discuss their experiences counselling and advocating on behalf of survivors of violence. Virginia talks about the despicable violence and inaction of the RCMP against Indigenous women.

Our Pop Culture spotlight has Peggy and Anne calling out the media for continually normalizing (and glamourizing) violence against women.

In our League of Extraordinary women, we honour the 14 female engineering students whose lives were taken from them during the "Montreal Massacre" on December 6, 1989. 

Our Feminist Anthem is "Natural Selection" from the recently released ep by Alice Glass (formerly of Crystal Castles) as she opens up about the abuse she has endured from her bandmate.  

Stay tuned for an upcoming A-Cup where we interview an Activist working with White Ribbon!

Music used in this episode:

  • Dixie Chicks - Goodbye Earl
  • Hole - Gutless
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs - No No No
  • Tracey Chapman- Behind the Wall
  • Aaliyah - Never No More
  • Tamia - Me
  • Sia - Elastic Heart
  • Lauryn Hill- I Get Out