Lilith interviewed Dr. Lara Karaian who is recently working on a project named “Selfies, Sexuality and Teens: A Canadian Study” at Carleton University. She has looked at the legal regulation and construction of sex, gender and sexuality; feminist, queer and transgender legal theory; risk management and regulation; (self)surveillance; the intersections of criminal and constitutional law; law and morality; critical criminology, cultural criminology, and porn studies.
Lilith interviewed Erin Leigh, the executive director of OCTEVAW (Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women). The 16 days of activism has ended and we have seen many fantastic feminist activism across Ottawa on the issue of violence against women. OCTEVAW talks to us about what they did and how important it is to continue doing activism everyday against this massive issue in Canada and Globally.
Lilith chatted with the new program coordinator at Carleton University’s REC Hall and the person behind the various events happening during Black History Month: Kareen Onyeaju. Tune in for a discussion on the necessity for BHM, race politics today and the various exciting programming happening this month!
Lilith interviews undergraduate student Mel to talk about her experiences during a study abroad program in Kigali and the resulting events at Carleton University discussing Kigali post-genocide (Kigali to Canada). Her personal experience is visceral and engaging as she spoke to both sides of the Rwandan conflict which brought her to the understanding that the genocide was and still is: not simply black and white/ good or bad. Mel also speaks the the perceptions of the genocide from a Western prospective through the media.
Lilith interviews the Program Coordinator of the Womyn’s Centre at Carleton University: Debbie Owusu- Akyeeah , to speak during the last week of Black History Month on the Politics of Black Love. Love, sex, sexuality, relationships within black communities and how race can excite and complicates at times. A personal and political approach to the topic that is both informative and engaging!
Recorded Sept 22nd, 2014. On this episode of Femme Fatale Professor Ummni Khan from Carleton University joined Lilith to talk about her research on various alternative or “inappropriate” sexualities in today’s society. With a diverse set of research interests, Professor Khan looks at the intersectional nature of sexuality, gender and the racialized body. In her newest book Vicarious Kinks, Professor Khan explores the construction of sadomasochism by film, law, science and feminism.
Recorded Sept 29th, 2014. On this show Lilith welcomed Canadian queertastic musician Suzanne Nuttall to Femme Fatale to talk about her experience of the Canadian music industry. Taking the feminist approach of valuing personal histories and experiences, Suzanne Nuttall talked about how her music, sexuality and feminism play heavily into each other both while she as in a band and now, as a solo artist.
Recorded December 1st, 2014. On this episode of Femme Fatale, Lilith brought assistant professor in the Carleton Criminology department professor Lara Karian to talk about her research. Looking at the regulation of sexuality in Canada through law and the culture of porn informed her current work on how teen sexuality is regarded both socially and through the law here in Canada, and how teens themselves see sex and sex education.
Recorded November 24th. Femme Fatale welcomed wonderful trans activist and spokesperson Amanda Ryan to talk about the Transgender Day of Remembrance (Nov 20th) and why talking about trans issues and representation is so important. Looking at the violence inflicted on trans individuals and the gender equality bill that is going through the senate at this very moment (slowly), Amanda Ryan was absolutely wonderful to have on the show.