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Serena Ryder. Fight. Surrender. Balance

Ten years ago, singer-songwriter Serena Ryder came to national prominence with the release of the single “Weak in the Knees.”

A heartbreakingly beautiful ballad about unrequited love, the single garnered Ryder a Juno for best new artist, the first of what is now a handful of the Canadian music awards.

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Saving Russia's Only Rape Crisis Centre  by Emma Carter

“Syostry” means sisters in Russian. It is also the name of the country’s only rape crisis centre, located in the capital, Moscow. Known commonly by its English name, Sisters has been on the brink of closure since last year.


The Sweet Taste of Lemonade  by Cheryl Thompson

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter never ceases to amaze audiences. For nearly 20 years, she has consistently recreated herself, her music and her brand.

It is easy to forget that she began her career in 1998 at age of 16 as part of the girl group Destiny’s Child. Since then, she’s become one of the most recognized R&B/pop singers in the world—and one of the most critiqued. With each album, listeners delve into her creative subconscious, and her latest (sixth) solo project, Lemonade, is no exception.


Six Ways to Kick-Start a New Policy Agenda for Women  by Shelagh Day

Now that Canada has a government in which 50 percent of cabinet ministers are women, feminist expectations are running high.

At the top of any feminist wish list will be initiatives to repair the damage done under former prime minister Stephen Harper, a decade that a featured a series of program assaults that set back advancements on equality in Canada.

What follows are some policy initiatives that feminists will be looking to the new Liberal government to undertake, in the short term, to ameliorate some of the damage that has been done.


Commentary

Equality Should Be the Icing on the Marriage Cake
by Joanna Chiu

I am puzzled by many Western wedding traditions. My multicultural family chooses which customs to observe, and, usually, efforts are minimal. We may roast a duck on Thanksgiving, peer at the moon on Mid-Autumn Festival, or go to the movies on...


Ayuesha Mian Akram Guest Column
Refashioning Fashion
by Ayesha Mian Akram

As a Muslim woman who practices hijab—the wearing of modest clothing and covering my hair—I spend a lot of time navigating. I navigate the politics of being a Muslim woman in Canada and the politics of finding modest, yet
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Rape and Justice
by Penni Mitchell

Within just a few short months, women in North America have mobilized a critical mass movement that is changing the rules of the shame game.


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Pussies Against Feminism
by Lyn Cockburn

They’re mostly well-educated, young and female, and they want us to know that they don’t need feminism.


Mary Ann Shadd
Books About Women's History
by Mary Ann Shadd, newspaper publisher

Because it's 2016, the centennary of the year when many women won the vote in provincial elections, Herizons offers up a list of books all about the contributions women made to Canada's equality rights throughout history, from...