Kinesis: News about women that is not in the dailies, published since 1974 by the Vancouver Status of Women (VSW), served as a vehicle for social change and women’s liberation. It provided a forum for the expression of diverse feminist voices and perspectives from the local, national and international women’s movements. Kinesis worked actively to combat oppression including sexism, racism, classism, homophobia, ableism, imperialism, anti-Jewish oppression, and other forms of marginalization.
Kinesis was published ten times a year and was the oldest as well as longest running feminist periodical in Canada. Kinesis was edited by a succession of women editors who brought their own vision, skills, and feminist perspectives. In 2001 the 27 year old national feminist newspaper ceased to exist due to multiple challenges derived largely from government cuts which significantly reduced the capacity to employ an Editor and production staff, as well as produce the newspaper.