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herizons FALL 2017 | VOLUME 31 NO. 2

news
SINGING ABORTIONIST IN TUNE
WITH MORGENTALER……………….……….…...6

by Amanda Le Rougetel
ID TO REFLECT NON-BINARY IDENTITY…….   7
by Elizabeth Whitten
MEMORABILIA: WHAT PINK REVEALS ……… 8
by Renée Bondy
CANADA’S  FEMINIST FOREIGN POLICY……. 11
by Penni Mitchell

features
RESONANCE AND REBELLION ………………… 12
Multimedia artist Alexis O’Hara uses sound and breath
to create everything from sonic igloos to cross-dressing
torch twang personas.
by Deanna Radford
BIRTHRIGHT DENIED …………………………….. 16
The Sterilization of Indigenous Women
The recent stories from women in Saskatoon who say they
were pressured to have sterilization surgery shortly after
giving birth were symptomatic of a larger problem. Indigenous
women have been targeted for sterilization for decades.
by Karen Stote
HOW RAPE KITS HAVE HARMED WOMEN ….. 20
The gathering of evidence for rape kits was supposed to
help convict more rapists. Find out what the author of a
new book on the subject found out.
by Andrea Quinlan
THE ORGASM GAP …………………………….… 24
Experts on female sexuality believe that equality in the
bedroom can be just as important to fostering women’s
happiness and building their confidence as equality in
the bedroom.
by Kate Sloan
BRAIN PAIN …………………………………….…..29
Migraine is a sorely underfunded field of medical
research study. Find out what the experts are saying to
counteract stereotypes about this condition.
by Anna Eidt

arts & culture
FILM REVIEWS ……………………………………... 32
Tangerine, directed by Sean Baker; The Babushkas of
Chernobyl, directed by Holly Morris and Anne Bogart;
I Am Jane Doe, directed by Mary Mazzio
Reviews by Maureen Medved

FALL BOOK REVIEWS ………………………………33
The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill; Do Not
Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien; Wanderlust:
Stories on the Move edited by Byrna Baraclay; Swing
Time by Zadie Smith; Leave Me by Gayle Forman;
Red Jacket by Pamela Mordecai; Freedom is a Constant
Struggle by Angela Davis; Making a Scene Lesbians and
Community Across Canada, 1964-1984 by Liz Millward;
Jane Crow: The Life of Pauli Murray by Rosalind
Rosenberg; Just Jen: Thriving Through Multiple Sclerosis
by Jen Powley; One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of
This Will Matter by Scaachi Koul; Notes from a Feminist
Killjoy by Erin Wunker; Mothers, Mothering and Sex
Work edited by Rebecca Bromwich and Monique Marie
DeJong; War-Torn Exchanges: The Lives and Letters of
Nursing Sisters Laura Holland and Mildred Forbes edited
by Andrea McKenzie; A Queer Love Story: The letters of
Jane Rule and Rick Rebout edited by Marilyn R. Schuster

POETRY SNAPSHOT ………………………………… 42
A Samurai’s Pink House by Sonia Saikaley; Garments
Against Women by Anne Boyer; The After Party by
Jana Prikryl
by Mariianne Mays

columns
PENNI MITCHELL ………………………………………... 5
Monumental Change
SUSAN G. COLE ………………………………………... 15
The Wonder of Hollywood Women
LINDA DRANOFF ……………………………………….. 29
Handmaid’s Tale
LYN COCKBURN ……………………………………….. 48
The Scourge of Manspreading
 


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news
FEMINIST NEWS AGENCY IN
TURKEY TARGETED …………………………….. 6

by Dario Sabaghi
JOB FUNDS FOR ANTI-ABORTION
GROUPS HALTED ………………………………… 8

by Penni Mitchell
HONOURING WENDY ROBBINS ……………..   11
by Jennifer Brayton
MEMORABILIA: THE MEANING OF MAKEUP .14
by Renée Bondy

features
THE HOUSE THAT BEV BUILT………………… 16
Creating an Intentional Community of Women
Two years ago, Beverly Suek created the kind of
living community she dreamed of. She bought a
large house in Winnipeg’s South End and started an
intentional community with four other women. It is
more than housing—the concept involves creating
a respectful environment where housemates are
supportive of one another.
by Beverly Suek

TAKING ON SEXISM AT CITY HALL…………... 20
Female city councillors routinely endure sexist
language, frequent interruptions and other behaviour
that undermines their authority. To improve the
gender relations climate, a number of Canadian cities
are taking steps to diversify the decision-makers at
the civic policy table.
by Halena Seiferling

THE SPLENDOUR OF MADISON VIOLET……. 24
The Knight Sessions marks a welcome return to the
sound that brought Madison Violet a dedicated
following. Lisa MacIsaac and Brenley MacEachern
discuss the aftermath of their breakup and how
they recaptured their grounding as a singingsongwriting
duo.
by Cindy Filipenko

arts & culture
MUSIC REVIEWS ………………………………… 32
South Texas Suite by Whitney Rose; Ivory Castanets
by Cat Clyde; Watershed by Amelia Curran.
Reviews by Cindy Filipenko

SIZZLING SUMMER READING …………………. 33
Next Year for Sure by Zoey Leigh Peterson; The Pain Tree,
Olive Senior; The Color of Our Sky by Amita Trasi; Winter
Wren by Theresa Kishkan; Dancing in Red Shoes Will Kill
You by Donna Decker; The Performance by Ann Eriksson;
Kalyana by Rajni Mala Khelawan; Becoming Unbecoming
by Una; Smitten by Giraffe: My Life as a Citizen Scientist
by Anne Innis Dagg; Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by
Roxane Gay; Marion Dewar: A Life in Action by Deborah
Gorham; Tomboy Survival Guide by Ivan E. Coyote; Inside
The Mental by Kay Parley; Serial Girls by Kris Rothstein;
Girl Positive: Supporting Girls to Shape a New World by
Tatiana Fraser and Caia Hagel; The H-Spot: The Feminist
Pursuit of Happiness by Jill Filipovic; Smart Girls: Success,
Schools and the Myth of Post-Feminism by Shauna Pomerantz
and Rebecca Raby; Revolutionary Mothering edited by
A.P. Gumbs, C. Martens and M. Williams; Matricentric
Feminism by Andrea O’Reilly; The Raqqa Diaries by Samer;
Bomb Girls: Trading Aprons for Ammo by Barbara Dickson;
Queen of the Hurricanes: The Fearless Elsie MacGill by Crystal
Sissons; Feminist Fight Club by Jessica Bennett.

OPEN TV BROADENS SCREEN ……………………… 46
Fleabag, directed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge; You’re So Talented,
directed by Sam Bailey Brown Girls directed by Sam Bailey
Reviews by Maureen Medved

columns
PENNI MITCHELL ………………………………………... 5
The Heart of Sexism in the Indian Act

SUSAN G. COLE ………………………………………... 15
The Matter of Marches

CHERRY SMILEY ……………………………………….. 29
Who Tells Our Stories

JOANNA CHIU …………………………………………... 41

Diagnosis a Breath of Fresh Air
LYN COCKBURN ……………………………………….. 48
Cut the Crap