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HERIZONS SUMMER 2019 | VOLUME 33 NO. 2 

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HERIZONS SUMMER 2019 | VOLUME 33 NO. 2 

news

TIME TO TRADE IN SEXISM ON THE JOB…… 6 
by Janet Nicol
UPROAR SHOUTS INCLUSIVITY ……………… 7
by Lisa Pike
BEST AND WORST CITIES FOR WOMEN ……. 8
by Sandhya Singh
CHOIR STRIKES CHORDS OF CONNECTION….. 10
by Doreen Nicoll
TAMIL NADU MINISTER’S DEATH A MYSTERY.. 11
by Deepa Kandaswamy

features

NOT OVER IT, NOT FIXED, AND LIVING
A LIFE WORTH LIVING ………………………. 14

A Disability Justice Vision of Survivorhood
“#MeToo created space where the weaponization of sex wasn’t seen as a rarity or an accidental tragedy befalling a sad handful of people, but as a system of oppression that’s everywhere, in the water and the air just like any industrial pollutant.” So writes poet, writer and performance artist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha in the essay collection Whatever Gets You Through: Twelve Survivors on Life after Sexual Assault. by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
PASSIONATE TIMES
Memoir Rekindles Revolutionary Flame…………. 18

Lise Weil, in her memoir, In Search of Pure Lust, recalls the heady days of the radical feminist lesbian movement of the late 1980s, an era where lesbian poets and feminist philosophies envisioned new ways of living. by Svea Vikander
LESSONS FROM A TRICKSTER ……………… 22
Eden Robinson on Breaking the Rules
Eden Robinson’s Son of a Trickster is the coming-of-age story of Jared, who is coping with family problems, ghosts and supernatural creatures. In this interview, Robinson talks about what Wee’jit [Trickster] can teach us all. by Stephanie Cram
BIIDAABAN ……………………………….……… 26
Shining Light on Indigenous Knowledge
In her virtual reality art installation Biidaaban: First Light, Anishinaabe director Lisa Jackson explores the first light, a time of day when possibility looms large, and the past and future collide in the present. by Doreen Nicoll

arts & culture

MUSIC REVIEWS…………………………….. 30
13th Floor by Haviah Mighty; Rap ‘Til I’m Rich by Dijah SB; Scatter the Rats by L7 by Alison Lang
SIZZLING SUMMER READING……………… 32
The Red Word by Sarah Henstra; Vi by Kim Thúy; Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot; Hider/Seeker by Jen Currin; Faking It: The Lies Women Tell About Sex and the Truths They Reveal by Lux Alptraum; Abortion: History, Politics, and Reproductive Justice after Morgentaler edited by S. Stettner, K. Burnett and T. Hay; Ladies, Upstairs! My Life in Politics and After by Monique Bégin; The Big Push: Exposing and Challenging the Persistence of Patriarchy by Cynthia Enloe; Personal and Political: Stories from the Women’s Health Movement 1960-2010 edited by Lorraine Greaves; River Woman by Katherina Vermette
FILM REVIEWS ..………………………………… 38
A Thousand Girls Like Me, directed by Sara Mani; Ingrid, directed by Morrisa Maltz; Primas, directed by Laura Bari; A Better Man, directed by Attiya Khan and Lawrence Jackman by Maureen Medved

columns

WHY I DON’T SUPPORT STRATEGIC VOTING . 5
by Judy Rebick
LABEL MAKING AND LABEL BREAKING ……. 29
by Ayesha Mian Akram
NO SHAME IN SHAMING PREDATORS …….. 40

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