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news

Women targets of Afghanistan attacks . . . . . 6

Wives of Disappeared Ostracized in Nepal . . . . 7

Women at Forefront of Turkish Uprising . . . . . 8
by Caroline Muscat

Preventing Violence Against Women
good economics
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
by Kate McInturff

Rape Legacy Sees Shift in India . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

We Are Family—Again . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
by Renée Bondy

features

China’s emerging Women’s Movement. . . . . . . 16
Slowly, a political women’s movement is emerging
in China. The brave women, who are often reluctant
activists, are making headway on issues like violence
against women and cultural expectations of women to
dress in certain ways.
by Joanna Chiu

The Blame Game
Time to Slay the Perfect-Mother Myth
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
A persistent anti-feminist attack is chipping away at
mothers’ self-esteem, and a bevy of new Canadian
books on the topic of perfect-mommyism is fighting
back. Find out what women are doing to end the hypermonitoring
of motherhood.
by Jeanie Keogh

Model Behaviour
Why Mannequins Should Reflect Us
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Research shows that women are more apt to shop when
the mannequins displaying the clothes look like they do.
Yet the fashion industry still displays clothing on waiflike
plastic dummies whose proportions are impossible to
achieve. It’s time women demand some fashion justice.
by Sharon Haywood

Temporary Workers, Permanent Problems
Canada Shortchanges Foreign Workers
. . . . . . . . . . . . 28
The number of migrant workers is rising as tens of
thousands of “temporary workers” take on permanent
jobs in a bid to protect corporate profits. Find out
why women are especially vulnerable to unscrupulous
employers and middlemen.
by Sandhya Singh

arts & ideas

Music Reviews. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Queer Across Canada by Kate Reid; Everything is Moving by
Laura Smith; Espeso by Eliana Cuevas
Reviews by Cindy Filipenko

Fall Reading Section. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
The Anatomy of Edouard Beaupré by Sarah Kathryn York;
The Selector of Souls by Irene D’Souza; Shadow Girl by Patricia
Morrison; Valery the Great by Elaine McCluskey; Night Street by
Kristel Thornell; The Only Man in the World by Faith Johnston;
Susceptible by Geneviève Castrée; New Zapata by Teri Hall;
Priya’s World by Tara Nanayakkara; Basements and Attics, Closets
and Cyberspace: Explorations in Canadian Women’s Archives edited
by Linda M. Morra and Jessica Schagerl; Cruel but Not Unusual:
Violence in Canadian Families Edited by Ramona Alaggia and
Cathy Vine; In the Black: New African Canadian Literature edited
by Althea Prince; The Complete Journals of L.J. Montgomery:
The P.E.I. Years edited by Mary Henley Rubio and Elizabeth
Hillman Waterston; Talking Derby by Kate Hargreaves; Finding
a Way to the Heart: Feminist Writings on Aboriginal and Women’s
History in Canada edited by Robin Jarvis Brownlie and
Valerie J. Korinek; Trobairitz by Catherine Owen.

Tina Renton’s Path Toward Healing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Tina Renton’s memoir, You Can’t Hide: How I Brought my Rapist
Stepfather to Justice, describes the author’s sexual abuse at the
hands of her stepfather and how she was able to release herself
from the need for her mother’s approval.
Interview by Val. B. Russell

Poetry Snapshot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
When This World Comes to an End by Kate Cayley; Undark by
Sandy Pool; Hello, the Roses by Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge
Reviews by Mariianne Mays Wiebe

Film Reviews. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Life and Crimes of Doris Payne and Anita
Reviews by Maureen Medved

columns

PENNI MITCHELL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Quebec Charter No Help to Women

SUSAN G. COLE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
The Splendour of Gender

EVELYN C. WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Rediscovering Canadian Masterpieces

JOANNA CHIU. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
To Boycott or Not To Boycott

LYN COCKBURN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Political Differences


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HERIZONS SUMMER 2013 / VOLUME 27 No. 1

news

WOMEN TAKE TO THE SKIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
by Sinead Mulhern

PROGRAM SHELTERS PETS FROM ABUSE . . . . . . . . . . . 7
by Sarah Jean Krahn

RIGHTS BILL DEFERRED IN AFGHANISTAN . . . . . . . . . . 8

Armenian Genocide film seeks to heal . . . . . . . . 9
by Amanda LeRougetel

GYPSIES OF JERUSALEM BUILD COMMUNITY . . . . . 11
by Deborah Ellis

WHAT IS A WIFE? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
by Renée Bondy

features

THE RISE OF HIPSTER SEXISM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Notoriously apathetic, hipster culture doesn’t concern itself with issues such as sexism and racism. Ironically, it’s a stance that only perpetuates these conditions, according to hipster critics.
by Meghan Murphy

COMIC RELIEF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
If comedy is about taking on the role of truth-teller, as comedian Catherine McCormick says, then female comics are in a very dangerous profession. McCormick and comics Aisha Alfa and Avery Edison let loose about life as a female comic when most of the laughs are still reserved for men.
by Kaj Hasselriis

VIVA LA VULVA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
The vulva is no longer simply a private part—it is analyzed, scrutinized and judged in every crevice of the media. As the trend of “designer vaginas” grows, labiaplasty surgeons are cashing in on women’s latest form of body hatred.
by Erica Lenti

SEXUAL ASSAULT
Where Do We Go From Here?
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
A new book, Sexual Assault in Canada: Law, Legal Practice and Women’s Activism, examines why Canada’s sexual assault laws aren’t reducing crime. The book’s editor, Elizabeth Sheehy, has some interesting solutions.
by Lisa Tremblay

arts & ideas

EXPANDED SUMMER READING SECTION. . . . . . . . . . 33
The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud; Astray by Emma
Donoghue; Malarky by Anakana Schofield; Adrift by
Loren Edizel; Dance, Gladys, Dance by Cassie Stocks;
Mirrored in the Caves by Barbara D. Janusz; Given
by Susan Musgrave; Leaving Now by Arleen Paré;
Sister Spit: Writings, Rants and Reminiscence from the
Road edited by Michelle Tea; Light Through the Trees
by Luanne Armstrong; The Means of Reproduction by
Michelle Murphy; Fashion Talks edited by S. Tarrant
and M. Jolles; A Queer and Pleasant Danger by Kate
Bornstein; Transforming Law’s Family by Fiona
Kelly; The Daughter’s Way: Canadian Women’s Paternal
Elegies by Tanis MacDonald; Whitney Houston by
Narada Michael Walden; Madonna & Me edited by
Laura Barcella; The Conflict: How Modern Motherhood
Undermines the Status of Women by Elizabeth Badinter;
My Leaky Body by Julie Devaney

POETRY REVIEWS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Song and Spectacle by Rachel Rose; Flying Underwater
by Eva Tihanyi
Reviews by Mariianne Mays Wiebe

THE LENS OF ALANIS OBOMSAWIN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Alanis Obomsawin is one of Canada’s most prolific
filmmakers, and her newest film, The People of the
Kattawapiskak River, documents the housing and social
conditions in one of Canada’s most troubled communities,
home of hunger-striker Chief Theresa Spence.
by Tasha Hubbard and Rosanna Deerchild

FILM REVIEWS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Electrick Children by Rebecca Thomas; Sexy Baby by
Jill Bauer and Ronna Bradus; Baring it All by
Patricia Zagarella.
Reviews by Maureen Medved

columns

PENNI MITCHELL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
The Shame Game

SUSAN G. COLE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Honouring Henry

EVELYN C. WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
The Unconventional Rule

JOANNA CHIU. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Mandatory Marriage

LYN COCKBURN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
The Blame Game