5 - Body Autonomy

In this episode of Taking Up Space we feature conversations on personal space, body autonomy, and consent. While discussions about consent and autonomy are becoming increasingly prevalent in feminist spaces, it’s important to include marginalized folks, who have to fight harder to maintain their own bodily autonomy, in these conversations. A warning that this episode deals with mature content, specifically revolving around sexual assault, so listener discretion is advised.

The panel discussion is hosted by Ann-Bernice Thomas and features the voices and perspectives of Melanie, Quinn, and Tiffany.

This episode also includes a step-by-step guide to consent as well as a spotlight on local organization PEERS Victoria Resource Society.

Content in this program was produced by CFUV’s Podcasting Production Team. Our theme music is composed by Arcade Pallot. This program is proudly supported by Cold Comfort Ice Cream and the Community Radio Fund of Canada.

References and Resources:

https://www.antiviolenceproject.org/

https://www.riotgrrrlsburlesque.com/

http://www.safersexwork.ca/

https://vsac.ca/

https://thebodyisnotanapology.com/

http://www.new.swopusa.org/

http://www.bayswan.org/orgs.html

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/im-a-sex-worker-who-is-sick-of-female-misogyny_us_58ee4bb3e4b0cb574bb4bc5e

https://feministsforsexworkers.com/

https://thebodyisnotanapology.com/magazine/6-ways-to-support-a-friend-after-a-sexual-assault/

http://www.soc.ucsb.edu/sexinfo/article/bodily-autonomy

https://everydayfeminism.com/tag/violence/

https://everydayfeminism.com/tag/sex/