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Herizons Winter 2021
Herizons Winter 2021
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WINTER 2021 | VOLUME 34 NO. 4


news

JUSTICE FUELS ARAB PROTEST SERIES ……………..  6
by Tharwa Boulifi
HEALTHCARE EQUITY TOPS BIDEN AGENDA ……….  7
DEMANDS TO END FOR-PROFIT
SENIORS’ CARE GROW …………………………………… 8
SHELTERS RESPOND TO INCREASE IN
ASSAULTS DURING PANDEMIC ………………………… 9
WHY I’M A FEMINIST: SALIMA STANLEY-BHANJI .….12


features
DECONSTRUCTING PATRIARCHY……………………… 14
In 1975, the Winnipeg Art Gallery was the site of
a feminist art exhibition called Woman as Viewer.
Organized independently by a committee headed
by artist Sharron Zenith Corne, Woman as Viewer
disrupted not only the staid WAG but it challenged
the notion of art, and even spawned a movement
in feminist art with its crocheted breasts and vulvic
imagery. Sure a few penis sculptures were banned,
but communities were also created.
by Bev Pike

DAUGHTERS OF SMOKE AND FIRE ……………………. 20
Kurdish Struggles Detailed in Epic Novel
Ava Homa’s unflinching debut novel Daughters of
Smoke and Fire is a bitter treatise on the reality of
Kurdish struggles and desires, charted through the
life of her determined protagonist Leila and her
brother Chia.
by Irene D’Souza

WOMEN OF WEED ………………………………………..  24
Cannabis businesswomen in Canada are buzzed
about achieving greater gender and race equity.
Women tend to use cannabis differently, experts tell
us in this fascinating look at gender politics and pot.
by Sonali Roy


reviews
MUSIC ……………………………………………………… 29
Dead Broke by Like a Motorcycle; Stigmata by Backxwash
Reviews by Alison Lang

BOOKS . ……………………………………………………. 30
Broke City by Wendy McGrath; A Burning by Megha
Majumdar; Sweet Time by Weng Pixen; Daughters of
Silence by Rebecca Fisseha; This Woman’s Work by Julie
Delporte; Shut Away: When Down Syndrome Was a Life
Sentence by Catherine McKercher; Lost Lagoon/Lost in
Thought by Betsy Warland; These Wings by Kim Fahner;
Collected Poems of Bronwen Wallace, Edited by Carolyn
Smart; Inside Killjoy’s Kastle: Dykey Ghosts, Feminist
Monsters, and Other Lesbian Hauntings, Edited by
Allyson Mitchell and Cait McKinney

FILM: HAPPY PLACE ……………………………………... 36
Writer and actor Pamela Mala Sinha’s new film, Happy
Place, is a fictionalized account of Sinha’s own experience
of trauma following her rape as a young woman.
The legendary Helen Shaver directs Sinha’s film, and
says she knew after her first read-through of the script
that it was a story that had to be told.
by Cindy Filipenko


columns
CURING TOXIC RACISM      ……………………………… 5
by Lianne Leddy
BIDEN TO BUILD BACK BETTER. ……………………….13
by Judy Rebick
PANDEMIC LESSONS FROM GAY MEN………………. 28
by Kate Sloan
DYING FOR A BETTER WAY TO LIVE………… ……… 40
by Beverley Suek


Herizons Fall 2020
Herizons Fall 2020
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Herizons FALL 2020 | VOLUME 34 NO. 3
 
news
 
COMMUNITY UNITES IN AFTERMATH 
OF N.S. KILLINGS……………………………… 6
by Penni Mitchell
 
FIRST WOMAN OF COLOUR TO HEAD 
 
HUMAN RIGHTS MUSEUM ………………….. 7
 
FERTILE GROUND FOR BLACK FARMING…. 8
by Doreen Nicoll
 
features
 
WHY WE NEED A RESILIENCE REBELLION . 14
Survivor memoirs have well-deserved spaces
on bestseller lists and feminists’ bookshelves.
Much of the appeal lies in their depictions
of resilience—the way women survive and
sometimes thrive in the aftermath. Julie Lalonde’s
memoir, Resilience Is Futile: The Life and Death
and Life of Julie S. Lalonde, challenges this notion.
by Renée Bondy
 
OUT FROM THE MARGINS …………………..18
Muslim authors of young adult fiction are
creating stories about coming of age in Canada
for girls navigating both traditional and North
American expectations. Whether the heroine is
a burkini-wearing student, a superhero, or a Jane
Austen-esque young teacher, they are affirming the
voices and choices of a new generation.
by Niranjana Iyer
 
THE LITERARY ALCHEMIST…………………. 22
Souvankham Thammavongsa’s sharp insights
on the struggles of refugees are revealed in her
short story collection How to Pronounce Knife.
Through characters who “do the grunt work
of the world,” she reveals their experiences of
fleeing, arriving and assimilating, and their
dreams of tree-lined neighbourhoods.
by Irene D’Souza
 
arts & ideas
 
MUSIC ………………………………………….. 27
Pantayo by Pantayo; Glory! Glory! Apathy Took the
Helm! by Vile Creature
Reviews by Alison Lang
BOOKS ………………………………………… 28
The Desirable Sister by Taslim Burkowicz; The Henna
Artist by Alka Joshi; Recipe for a Perfect Wife by
Karma Brown; Such a Lonely, Lovely Road by Kagiso
Lesego Molope; Crocuses Hatch from Snow by Jaime
Burnet; This Lovely City by Louise Hare; From Where
I Stand: Rebuilding Indigenous Nations for a Stronger
Canada by Jody Wilson-Raybould; Amma’s Daughters
by Meenal Shrivastava; Inside Broadside: A Decade of
Feminist Journalism edited by Philinda Masters with
the Broadside Collective; The Abortion Caravan:
When Women Shut Down Government in the Battle for
the Right to Choose by Karin Wells.
 
BIG FAT LIES …………………………………  36
How women are speaking their truth and promoting
fat acceptance.
by Kris Rothstein
 
FILM …………………………………………….. 38
Sisters Rising, Directed by Willow O’Feral and
Brad Heck; Antigone, Directed by Sophie
Deraspe; The Assistant, Directed by Kitty
Green; Jezebel, Directed by Numa Perrier
Reviews by Maureen Medved
 
Columns
 
POLICE ENFORCE COLONIAL VALUES ….. 5
by Lianne Leddy
LOOKING FORWARD, LOOKING BACK ... .13
by Judy Rebick
CHALLENGING ANTI-BLACK RACISM ….. 26
by Ayesha Mian Akram
POLICE HINDER RAPE JUSTICE ………….. 40
by Kate Sloan