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HERIZONS SUMMER 2018 | VOLUME 32 NO. 2

news

SLUT OR NUT FILM TAKES ON RAPE ………. 6

by Courtney Edgar

UKRAINIAN DOMESTIC-VIOLENCE

LAW CELEBRATED …………………………….... 7

by Anastasiia Sychova

REVISITING THE STONEWALL NARRATIVE.. 10

by Renée Bondy

VANCOUVER HEALTH COLLECTIVE AT 45…. 11

by Janet Nicol

NEWSPAPER PUBLISHER RECORDS WAR

HORRORS IN SYRIA……………………………… 13

by Dario Sabaghi

features

ISKWÉ’S BLUE SKY FUTURE ………………….. 16

Iskwé says the subject matter of her latest album, The

Fight Within, “couldn’t be more personal and sacred

to me.” In addition to discussing her music, Iskwé

discusses reconciliation and decolonization in this

must-read interview.

by Cindy Filipenko

IRANIAN WOMEN PROTEST

MANDATORY HIJAB LAW ……………………...21

Quietly but determinedly, individual women in Iran

are removing the hijab that they are required by law to

wear and posting their protest images on social media.

by Ava Homa

DIGGING DEEP, DIGGING PROUD ……………..24

Whether the work is done in India, Africa or

Manitoba, growing food brings joy and inspires pride

among those who make it their life’s work. It’s a shame

that this work is so invisible.

by Jennifer DeGroot

MAKING ROOM FOR LIFE………………………. 29

Multidisciplinary artist Aisha Sasha John, whose latest

book of poetry is I have to live, joins words with movement

in her recent performances, which include The

Aisha of Oz.

by Cheryl Thompson

FILM REVIEWS . ………………………………….32

Hot Summer Docs: Dina, The Rape of Recy Taylor,

Regarding Sontag and Check It.

by Maureen Medved

HOT SUMMER BOOKS ……………………….. 34

Heroes in My Head: A Memoir by Judy Rebick; The

Mother of All Questions by Rebecca Solnit; Collected

Tarts and Other Delicacies by Tabatha Southey; A

Frenchwoman’s Guide to Sex after Sixty by Marie de

Hennezel; Periods Gone Public: Taking a Stand for

Menstrual Equity by Jennifer Weiss-Wolf; The Sweetest

One by Melanie Mah; Scarborough by Catherine

Hernandez; Oracle Bone by Lydia Kwa; The Dutch Wife

by Ellen Keith.

ARTIST PROFILE …………………………… 43

Line Dufour Honours Victims of Violence with

Re-collection

by Doreen Nicoll


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