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Tuning in to Time's Up
Cindy Filipenko

Before there was Time’s Up, the U.S. movement addressing gender inequality in the entertainment industry, Across the Board had begun its campaign for...

How Rape Kits Have Failed Women
Andrea Quinlan

Ever since it was first dubbed “Ontario’s most successful rapist trap” in a Toronto Star article in 1984, the sexual assault evidence kit has been heralded as a...

Sexual Assault: Where Do We Go From Here?
Janet Nicol

The Jian Ghomeshi trial last year touched off a national debate about the legal rights of women who have experienced sexual violence.  As a result, legal experts and activists are now calling...

Last Rights: Women and Assisted Dying
Jocelyn Downie

In the early 1990s, Sue Rodriguez challenged Canada’s Criminal Code prohibition on assisted dying. The 42-year-old, who was living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), fought for the...

Mandatory Hijab Protested in Iran
Ava Homa

Published in Herizons Summer 2018 issue

Vida Movahedi stood quietly on a utility box in Iran’s capital, Tehran, in December 2017, holding a white head scarf aloft a stick....

The Sweet Taste of Lemonade
Cheryl Thompson

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter never ceases to amaze audiences. For nearly 20 years, she has consistently recreated herself, her music and her brand.

It is easy to forget that she...