Frequently Asked Questions

You have an urgent question about PIFS? Take a look at the frequently asked questions below – you might find the answer there. If not, shoot us an email, we are happy to help!

What is feminism?2019-02-09T13:27:09-07:00

PIFS defines Feminism as a movement to promote the equality of all genders.

What is Intersectional Feminism?2019-03-02T11:35:29-07:00

Intersectional Feminism is a more nuanced version of Feminism that acknowledges aspects of race, LGBTQ+ and other social backgrounds. The theory of Intersectional Feminism was developed by Black legal scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw in 1989. Read more: Intersectional Feminism – What it is, what it isn’t and why we need it.

I don’t want to join PIFS. What else can I do?2019-03-02T11:39:17-07:00

You don’t have to be a PIFS member to attend our meetings and be active with us. We offer a multitude of events and causes that you can join at any level of involvement.

Do I have to agree with everything on the website to join?2019-02-07T19:58:06-07:00

We don’t all agree on everything but we do agree on our core values.

Can I join PIFS as a man?2019-02-07T20:15:44-07:00

Yes, absolutely. We welcome people of all genders.

How much time do I have to spend for PIFS?2019-02-07T20:16:44-07:00

You can contribute as much time as you want.

I want to attend a PIFS meeting – is the location accessible?2019-02-07T20:18:53-07:00

We try to host our events at venues that are accessible. If you have any questions, please contact the event organizer.

Are there gender-neutral washrooms available at PIFS meetings?2019-06-26T17:16:32-07:00

We try to host our events at venues with gender neutral bathrooms. If you have any questions, please contact the event organizer.

What is PIFS fundraising for?2019-06-26T17:11:51-07:00

Funds raised will go toward our ongoing work in political advocacy, creating spaces for discussion of topics that are often misunderstood or ignored, and for content creation published through our website.

We aspire to build educational programs, run workshops and seminars on various topics and dismantling biases under the umbrella of intersectional feminism (eg: gender, race, class); monitor media and political content; and other collaborative projects working toward decolonization and an equitable society.

Who does PIFS accept money from?2019-06-26T17:13:23-07:00

We accept support from passionate individuals, Canadian owned organizations, and non-partisan government funds.


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