Many of the Asian women who call us don’t speak English. They did not find out about us through an internet search or seeing an interview with us in the media. Somehow, they got our phone number from someone who knew that we could help them. Regardless of the reason they call us, Asian women often tell us that they’re constantly propositioned to have sex for money by men that they know, as well as men who are strangers to them.
With Suzanne Jay, Asian Women for Equality, Fay Blaney, Aboriginal Women’s Action Network (AWAN), Taina Bien-Aimé, Coalition Against Trafficking of Women and Dani Plumari, Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter
With Julie Diesta, Vancouver Committee for Domestic Workers’ and Caregivers’ Rights, Trisha Baptie, formerly Exploited Voices now Educating (EVE) and Ashani Montgomery, Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter
With a Guaranteed Livable Income, women would not have to be economically dependent on men. It would increase women’s ability to resist exploitation and abuse from bosses, co-workers, landlords, pimps, and battering husbands.
Dominique Christina is an award-winning poet, author, educator, and activist. She holds poetry slam titles including US National Poetry Slam Champion and Women of the World Slam Champion. Her work is greatly influenced by her family's legacy in the Civil Rights Movement and by the idea that words make worlds.
This podcast is an excerpt from Dominique’s workshop at Vancouver Rape Relief’s event for the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in 2018.
In this interview, "black, lesbian, womanist, feminist, poet and survivor" e nina jay tells us how working at a rape crisis center brought her to poetry, how she survives rape and incest, why women-only space is important and how she challenges racism in the feminist movement.
They say feminist struggles have made great steps forward. But we are still being murdered.
They say now women have more voice. But we are still being murdered.
They say women are now taken into account. But we are still being murdered.