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HERIZONS SPRING 2013 / VOLUME 26 NO. 4

news

WOMEN FIGHT TO HONOUR
MISSING WOMEN
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ……. . . . . . 6
by Lauren Golosky

CONSERVATIVES DEFEAT DRUG BILL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
by Debra Huron

RECLAIMING MOTHER’S DAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
by Connie Jeske Crane

THEY DON’T CALL IT THE LADIES MOVEMENT . . .. . . 11
by Renée Bondy

CAMPAIGN UPDATES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
by Penni Mitchell

features

MEET IDLE NO MORE’S PAM PALMATER . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Women are front and centre of the Idle No More movement. One of its
most prominent spokespeople, Pam Palmater, sat down with Herizons
to talk about who she is and how she emerged to be one of the
movement’s most recognizable faces.
by Kaj Hasselriis

QUEER BULLYING
How Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia
Hurt Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
A Canada-wide study of LGBTQ high school students documented
their experiences with verbal and physical homophobia, as well as
transphobia and biphobia. The researchers discuss how language and
behaviour affects sexual and gender minority students.
by Tracey Peter and Catherine Taylor

THE COURAGE TO LOOK BEYOND BREAST CANCER . . 28
After having a double mastectomy and experiencing depression, Linda
Morin wrote The Courage to Look Beyond, a book that documents her
recovery and her journey to self-acceptance.
by Debra Huron

arts & ideas

MUSIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Love Me Deeply by Joanna Chapman-Smith; Rise
by The Annabelle Chvostek Ensemble; Come Home to
Mamma by Martha Wainwright; Harmony by Serena
Ryder; Echo and Flow by Loud; In the Time of Gods by
Dar Williams.
Reviews by Cindy Filipenko

SPRING READING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Lingering Tide by Latha Viswanathan; The Blondes by Emily Schultz;
Sussex Drive by Linda Svendsen; Other Tongues: Mixed-Race Women
Speak Out edited by A. Derango-Adem and A. Thompson; Buffy Sainte-
Marie: My Way by Blair Stonechild; Here Come the Brides edited by A.
Bilger and M. Kort; How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran; But Hope
is Longer byTamara Levine; The Meaning of Freedom by Angela
Davis; Shattering the Illusion: Child Sexual Abuse and Canadian
Religious Institutions by Tracy J. Trothen; Journeywoman:
Swinging a Hammer in a Man’s World by Kate Braid; Men and
Women and Tools: Bridging the Divide by Marcia Braundy;
A Cruel Arithmetic: Inside the Case Against Polygamy by Craig Jones;
Rupture by Clementine Morrigan.

FILM REVIEW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Status Quo? The Unfi nished Business of Feminism in Canada,
directed by Karen Cho.
Review by Amanda LeRougetel

AUTHOR PORTRAIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Ruby Roth Teaches Kids about Vegan Living
by Brittany Shoot

columns

PENNI MITCHELL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Women in India Won’t Be Stopped
SUSAN G. COLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Dyeing to Look Younger
EVELYN C. WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Treasure Hunt
JOANNA CHIU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Birthplace Revisited
LYN COCKBURN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48


Winter 2013
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HERIZONS Winter 2013 / VOLUME 26 NO. 3

news

STORY ENDS FOR FEMINIST BOOKSTORES . . . . . . . . . 6
by Andi Schwartz
LESBIANS WANT FERTILITY SERVICES. . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
by Kaj Hasselriis
DOMESTICS FAMILY DNA SOUGHT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
by Sandhya Singh
APPS BRING ON PERIODIC DISCOMFORT . . . . . . . . . 10
by Sarah-Jean Krahn

features

WHY COUGARS DESERVE RESPECT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
If you thought actors Susan Sarandon and Demi Moore
rendered those nasty cougar stereotypes extinct when
they paired up with younger men, you’d better think
again.
by Jeanie Keogh
WHEN WOMEN BLOW THE WHISTLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
When companies or public agencies breach ethical
boundaries, employees often put their careers on the
line to blow the whistle. Do women blow the whistle
for different reasons than men? 
by Barbara D. Janusz
EMPOWERING GIRLS IN HAITI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Unique international aid projects for girls are aimed
at reducing sexual assault and empowering girls in the
aftermath of Haiti’s catastrophic 2010 hurricane.
by Nadia Todres and Mandy van Deven
THE CAREGIVING CRUNCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
As the boomer generation reaches retirement, there is
a growing anti-senior sentiment that wrongly characterizes
seniors as a drain on the economy.
by Lillian Zimmerman

arts & ideas

MUSIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Run Body Run by Holly McNarland; Tug of War by
Lesley Pike; The Living Record by Christina Couture.
Reviews by Cindy Filipenko
WINTER READING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
The Juliet Stories by Carrie Snyder; (you) set me on fire
by Mariko Tamaki; Sleeping Funny by Miranda Hill;
Most of Me: Surviving My Medical Breakdown by
Robyn Michele Levy; Polar Wives by Kari Herbert;
Eating Dirt: Deep Forests, Big Timber and Life with
the Tree-Planting Tribe by Charlotte Gill; Practicing
Feminist Mothering by Fiona Joy Green; Gentrification
of the Mind by Sarah Schulman; Western Taxidermy by
Barb Howard; Life Stages and Native Women by Kim
Anderson; True Confessions: Feminist Professors Tell
Stories Out of School edited by Susan Gubar; Joni: The
Creative Odyssey of Joni Mitchell by Katherine Monk.
POETRY SNAPSHOT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Monkey Ranch by Julie Bruck; Between Dusk and Night
by Emily McGiffin
Reviews by Mariianne Mays
AUTHOR PORTRAIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
by Anjana Balakrishnan
FILM REVIEWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Twilight Portrait, directed by Angeline Nikonova; Hemel,
directed by Sacha Polak; Francine, directed by Brian M.
Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky.
Reviews by Maureen Medved

columns

PENNI MITCHELL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Blow the Whistle Louder
SUSAN G. COLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Can Feminism Thrive Without Feminist Bookstores?
EVELYN C. WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Japanese Internment Revisited
JOANNA CHIU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
The Gendered Face of Hurricane Sandy
LYN COCKBURN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Boycott Catholic Church Housework