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Herizons Spring 2018
Herizons Spring 2018
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SPRING 2018 | VOLUME 32 NO. 1
 

features

LIDO PIMIENTA 16
Polaris Music Prize-winning artist combines love with
absolute rage.
by Evelyn C. White
 
MISOGYNOIR IN CANADA 21
Robyn Maynard documents the surveillance of Black
lives in Canada in her new book Policing Black Lives:
State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present.
by Cheryl Thompson
 
UPSTAGING PATRIARCHY 24
Theatre Companies in Canada are tearing down
gender and race barriers, and in doing so, are helping
to create a more diverse, wide-ranging exploration of
Canadian culture.
by Andi Schwartz
 
ALANIS OBOMSAWIN 29
Legendary documentary filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin
has released her 50th film, Our People Will Heal,
which movingly tells a beautiful story about a journey
to reclaim lost history, language and traditions of
self-determination.
by Doreen Nicoll
 
BIG PHARMA AND BREAST CANCER . 43
Long-time health activist Sharon Batt is the author
of a new book, Health Advocacy Inc., which examines
how corporate cash has depoliticize women’s health
advocacy work in Canada.
by Deborah Ostrovsky
 
news
 
BUBBLE ZONES EXPANDED . 6
by Barbara D. Janusz
 
ABORTION PILL RULES RELAXED 7
by Elizabeth Whitten
 
MEMORABILIA: PUSSY POWER UNLEASHED . 10
by Renée Bondy
 
ABBY LIPPMAN REMEMBERED 11
by Anne Rochon Ford
 
TUNISIAN STUDENTS MARK #METOO VICTORY 12
by Tharwa Boulifi
AFGHAN MEDIA WOMEN FOCUS OF FILM . 13
by Vivien Felligi
KOREAN SEX SLAVES DEMAND APOLOGY 14
 
arts & culture
 
FABULOUS FEMALE COMEDY . 32
Tig Notario and DiabloCody’s One Mississippi, the visceral 
and original Web Therapy and Issa Rae’s Insecure are among 
the latest crop of female-driven comedies on TV.
by Maureen Medved
 
MUSIC REVIEW . 34
Safe Haven by Ruth B
Review by Evelyn C. White
 
SPRING READING . 34
The Greatest Hits of Wanda Jaynes by Brigit Canning;
Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson; In Many Waters
by Amy Sands Brodoff; Bad Mothers: Regulations,
Representations and Resistance edited by M. Hughes
Miller, T. Hager and R. Jameko Bromwich; Claiming
Anishinaabe: Decolonizing the Human Spirit by
Lynn Gehl; Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and
Revolution in Trump’s America edited by Samhita
Mukhopadhyay; Manufacturing Urgency: The
Development Industry and Violence Against Women
by Corinne L. Mason; Fairly Equal: Lawyering the
Feminist Revolution by Linda Silver Dranoff; Runaway
Wives and Rogue Feminists: The Origins of the Women’s
Shelter Movement in Canada by Margo Goodhand;
I’m the Girl Who Was Raped by Michelle Hattingh.
 
columns
 
SUSAN G. COLE . 5
We’re Not Backing Down
 
JOANNA CHIU . 15
Support and Solidarity Empower Us
 
LYN COCKBURN . 48
#MeToo Brings Out #MeanToo
 

Herizons 25th anniversary issue
Winter 2018 Anniversary Issue
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herizons

WINTER 2018 | VOLUME 31 NO. 3

25th Anniversary Issue

INDECENT ACTS & EVERYDAY REBELLIONS/8

After taking her shirt off on a hot summer day, Gwen Jacob

sparked a debate on  indecency. From the Fall 1992 issue.

by Laurie Soper

BENDING THE RULES /12

This interview with author and activist Jane Rule covers topics

including lesbians and literature, censorship and sex. From 1993.

by Keith Louise Fulton

LYRICS OF THE LAND/17

Buffy Sainte-Marie gives voice to Indigenous struggles in this

1993 interview with Herizons.

by Fiona Muldrew and Suzanne McLeod

ABORIGINAL WOMEN DEMAND JUSTICE /  20

Gender equality for Aboriginal women must be part of future

constitutional changes, argues the president of the Native

Women’s Association of Canada. From the Winter 1993 issue.

by Gail Stacey-Moore

D IS FOR DILEMMA/    24

In this 1995 Herizons article, filmmaker Kathleen Shannon 

shares lessons learned at the helm of the NFB’s Studio D.

by Kathleen Shannon

THE SLIPPERY SLOPE/ 28

Disability rights activist Tanis Doe weighs in on euthanasia

and children with disabilities in this 1995 Herizons article.

by Tanis Doe

NAC UNDER ATTACK/  31

In this 1998 Herizons interview, NAC President Joan Grant

Cummings details how federal cutbacks to feminist

organizations has a detrimental effect on equality efforts.

by Ann Decter

A GREAT MURMUR OF VOICES / 34

Author and poet Dionne Brand, in this 1999 Herizons interview,

discusses literary influences and her experiences as an immigrant.

by Nuzhat Abbas

WHY LAW AND ORDER WON’T STOP

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN /  37

Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter staff member

Lee Lakeman explains in this 2000 Herizons article why

violence against women is not about  stopping five bad guys.

by Lee Lakeman

THE SPEECH THAT SHOOK THE COUNTRY/ 42

Sunera Thobani challenged Canada’s response to the 9/11

attacks in the United States, causing a firestorm.

First published in Winter 2002.

by Sunera Thobani

A LOVE AFFAIR WITH WORDS /  48

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Carol Shields shares her thoughts

on women in literature in this 2002 Herizons interview.

by Irene D’Souza

WHY WE MUST END COLONIALISM /  51

Mohawk legal expert Patricia Monture, in this 2002 article,

explains why tinkering with the Indian  Act isn’t enough.

by Patricia Monture

TURBO CHICKS / 54

Third-wave feminism is the subject of this 2002 interview

with Allyson Mitchell, Lara Karaian and Lisa Rundle.

by Krista Scott-Dixon

DEARTH OF A NATION/ 58

Afua Cooper blows the whistle on slavery in Canada in this

article that first appeared in Herizons’ Summer 2003 issue.

by Sheila Nopper

IS THIS THE PATH WE WANT TO BE ON? /   62

Margaret Atwood’s prescient warning about environmental

devastation arrived in the form of her book Oryx and Crake.

First published in the Spring 2004 edition of Herizons.

by Irene D’Souza

ON BEING DIRECT/   64

This interview with former anarchist urban guerilla Ann

Hansen, who was imprisoned for her part in the 1982 bombing

of Litton Industries, was published in 2004.

by Deanna Radord

EXPOSING THE SYSTEM /     66

Herizons interviewed Jane Doe, who successfully sued the

Toronto Police Service for negligence after she was raped

at knifepoint by the balcony rapist in 2004.

by Penni Mitchell

DARK KNIGHTS /   70

Racism is not foreign to Canada’s military peacekeeping

practices, according to Sherene Razack in her book,

Dark Threats and White Knights: The Somalia Affair,

Peacekeeping and the New Imperialism. From 2005.

by Ghislaine Alleyne

CONTRARY MARY / 73

Actor and comedian Mary Walsh is loved for buttonholing

politicians in her role as Princess Warrior. Herizons interview

first appeared in 2006.

by Monica Kidd

BABES, BITCHES AND DOGS/    76

The sexual harassment of female politicians in Canada

crosses party lines, as this 2007 Herizons article discussing

the treatment of MP Belinda Stronach outlines.

by Ashifa Kassam

LES VALEURS, LA MANIÈRE (VALUES, MANNER)/    78

According to poet Nicole Brossard, the question of identity is

“vital for people who belong to a group that is colonized,

Discriminated against and marginalized.” Published in 2008.

by Mariianne Mays

NAOMI KLEIN’S SHOCK DOCTRINE/     82

Naomi Klein’s book Shock Doctrine exposed the political

underbelly of opportunistic global capitalism. Her radical remedies

for neo-liberalism were examined  in Herizons 2008.

by Susan G. Cole

THE SENATOR IS OUT /     86

Nancy Ruth was the first out-lesbian appointed to the Senate.

The long-time feminist and Conservative caucus member  is

the subject of this 2008 Herizons interview.

by Kaj Hasselriis

BENDING GENDER /        90

Performers and activists S. Bear Bergman and Kate Bornstein

discuss breaking down binaries in Gender Outlaws: The Next

Generation. First published in 2011.

by Mandy van Deven

FIREBRAND ARTIST DAPHNE ODJIG /   93

Daphne Odjig inspired generations of artists and helped to

establish a strong Indigenous painting community in the 1970s.

First published in Herizons in 2011.

by Jann L.M. Bailey