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herizons WINTER 2017 | VOLUME 30 NO. 3

news
IUD TOO OFTEN STANDS FOR PAIN . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
by Sharon Kashani
TUNISIAN REVOLUTION DOC ON WOMEN. . . . . . . . 7
by Amanda Le Rougetel
PARENT DEDICATED HER LIFE TO FAIRNESS . . . . 8
by Shree Mulay
TIME TO EMPOWER INDIGENOUS GIRLS . . . . . . . . 11
by Christine Peets
FASHIONING FOOTWEAR POLITICS . . . . . . . . . . . .13
by Renée Bondy
TORTURE BILL REJECTED BY COMMITTEE . . . . .  14
by Debra Huron

features
SIZING UP WEIGHT BIAS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Fat discrimination in the workplace means that decisions
about whether people are hired and how much
they are paid are influenced by how closely they conform
to society’s notions of ideal body size. Meet the women
fighting to make size discrimination a basis for human
rights protection across Canada.
by Sharon Haywood

MOBILIZING AGAINST MARITAL RAPE IN INDIA . .. 21
While more than 100 countries have criminalized marital
rape, India is still debating the issue. A new momentum
driven by women, is increasing public support for criminalizing
rape within marriage and it’s getting the attention
of government.
by Pallavi Bhattacharya

THE BALLET LIBERATION MOVEMENT .. . . . . .. . . 24
For centuries, ballet has limited itself to themes of
heterosexual love danced almost exclusively by wafer-thin
Caucasian dancers. That’s all changing, as artistic
directors in dance companies around the world are
diversifying what audiences see on the stage.
by Andi Schwartz

arts & culture

MUSIC REVIEWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
I’m Alone, No You’re Not by Joseph; All the Bridges by Liz
Stringer; At Swim by Lisa Hannigan; Nasar by Turkwaz Band;
We.Animals. by Lila Rose

WINTER READING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
The Golden Son by Shilpi Somaya Gowda; Flannery by Lisa
Moore; The Hunter and The Wild Girl by Pauline Holdstock;
Moving Parts by Lana Pesch; A Road Unforeseen: Women
Fight the Islamic State by Meredeth Tax; A Two-Spirit
Journey: The Autobiography of a Lesbian Ojibwa-Cree Elder by
Ma-Nee Chacaby; Cracked: How Telephone Operators Took on
Canada’s Largest Corporation … and Won! by Joan Roberts;
Lactivism: How Feminists and Fundamentalists, Hippies,
Yuppies and Physicians Made Breastfeeding Big Business and
Bad Policy by Courtney Jung; At the Limits of Terror: Women
of Colour on Terror edited by Suvendrini Perera and Sherene
H. Razack; All the Single Ladies by Rebecca Traister; Forever
Loved: Exposing the Hidden Crisis of Missing and Murdered
Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada edited by D. Meme
Lavell-Harvard and Jennifer Brant; Big Pharma, Women and
the Labour of Love by Thea Cacchioni.

POETRY SNAPSHOT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
All the Gold Hurts My Mouth by Katherine Leyton; Alive
New and Selected Poems by Elizabeth Willis; The Unlit Path
Behind the House by Margo Wheaton
by Mariianne Mays

FILM REVIEWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
All this Panic, directed by Jenny Gage and Thomas
Betterton; Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt,
directed by Ada Ushpiz
Reviews by Maureen Medved
HANDSOME ALICE EMBOLDENS THESPIANS . . . . . . 46
Calgary’s Handsome Alice Theatre is dedicated to exploring
the expression of female voices and female experiences.
by Victoria Bailey

columns
PENNI MITCHELL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Female Politicians Take on Trolls
SUSAN G. COLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . 15
Misogyny Trumps Liberal Democracy
JOANNA CHIU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Chinese Homebuyers Unfairly Targeted
 


Herizons Fall 2016
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herizons Fall 2016 | Vol. 30 No 2

news
IRAN BACKPEDALS ON WOMEN’S RIGHTS ….….  6
URSULA FRANKLIN TOOK BITE OUT OF NUKES …7
REVIVING THE ART OF CANNING ………………… 8
by Renée Bondy

INDIGENOUS WOMEN’S INQUIRY BEGINS . ….….…10
SEXUAL ASSAULT:
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? ……………..11

by Janet Nicol

features
LAST RIGHTS ……………………………………   16
Women and Medical Assistance in Dying
A majority of the key players in the debate on medical
assistance in dying in Canada have been women. From
Sue Rodriguez in 1993 to the federal government’s latest
law on assisted death, women have taken up leadership
roles on the issue as litigators, judges and policy-makers.
by Jocelyn Downie

BODY OF EVIDENCE
The Messy Debate Over Female Ejaculation ….   21
Though largely forgotten for 2,000 years, female ejaculation
has been documented throughout history. Thanks to sex
educators, it’s making a comeback, but some researchers are
throwing cold water on its makeup.
by Kate Sloan

SERENA RYDER ………………………………….     24
Fight. Surrender. Balance.
Serena Ryder’s Newest Album, Utopia, is a reflection of
her journey towards embracing the darkness, as well as
the lightness, that we all must face. She’s talking more
openly now about the importance of mental health, balance
and expressing a more expansive view of life.
by Cindy Filipenko

K-POP’S NOTES OF SEXISM ……………………….44
In case you haven’t heard, the world has fallen in love
with Korean culture. Korea’s K-pop has a huge fan
following throughout the world, but the manufactured
industry has been criticized for its poor treatment of its
stars and for reinforcing gender roles.
by Dave Hazzan

ISLAMIC IDENTITIES AND GENDER EXPLORED … 46
The Relevance of Islamic Identity in Canada offers a topical
discussion for a Canadian public wishing to learn about
the lived realities of Muslims in Canada. Equally important
is its emphasis on the conversations that must take
place within Muslim communities, one of the foremost
being about gender relations.
by Ayesha Mian Akram

arts & culture
MUSIC REVIEWS ………………………………….. 32
Undercurrent by Sarah Jarosz; Love & Lust by Jadea
Kelly; Adore Life by Savages
Reviews by Cindy Filipenko

FALL FEMINIST READING ………………………. 34
Only by Blood by Renate Krakauer; Close to Hugh
by Marina Endicott; A Place Called Sorry by Donna
Milner; Snapshots of a Girl by Beldan Sezen; Red
Star Tattoo by Sonja Larsen; The Story of My Tits by
Jennifer Hayden; Scattered Bones by Maggie Siggins;
Feminist Pedagogy in Higher Education edited by T.
Penny Light, J. Nicholas and R. Bondy; Dying from
Improvement: Inquests and Inquiries into Indigenous
Deaths in Custory by Sherene Razack; Resilience and
Triumph: Immigrant Women Tell Their Stories edited
by the Book Project Collective; At the Existential Café:
Freedom, Being and Apricot Cocktails by Sarah Bakewell;
The Feminist Bookstore Movement: Lesbian Antiracism
and Feminist Accountability by Kristen Hogan.

POETRY SNAPSHOT ……………………………. 40
This World We Invented by Carolyn Marie Souaid;
Land of the Sky by Salimah Valiani; Serpentine Loop
by Elee Kraljii Gardiner
by Mariianne Mays

FILM REVIEWS ……………………………………. 42
Janis: Little Girl Blue,directed by Amy Berg;
The Cult of JT Leroy,directed by Majorie Sturm;
Mala Mala, directed byAntonio Santini + Dan Sickles.
Reviews by Maureen Medved

Columns

PENNI MITCHELL ……………………………….. 5
Victim Blaming by Judges Must End
SUSAN G. COLE ……………………………….. 15
Clinton Campaign Unbuttons Sexism
LYN COCKBURN
Burkini Ban Baffling………………………………. 29