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herizons WINTER 2021 | VOLUME 34 NO. 4

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herizons
WINTER 2021 | VOLUME 34 NO. 4

news

JUSTICE FUELS ARAB PROTEST SERIES ……………..  6
by Tharwa Boulifi
HEALTHCARE EQUITY TOPS BIDEN AGENDA ……….  7
DEMANDS TO END FOR-PROFIT
SENIORS’ CARE GROW …………………………………… 8
SHELTERS RESPOND TO INCREASE IN
ASSAULTS DURING PANDEMIC ………………………… 9
WHY I’M A FEMINIST: SALIMA STANLEY-BHANJI .….12

features
DECONSTRUCTING PATRIARCHY……………………… 14
In 1975, the Winnipeg Art Gallery was the site of
a feminist art exhibition called Woman as Viewer.
Organized independently by a committee headed
by artist Sharron Zenith Corne, Woman as Viewer
disrupted not only the staid WAG but it challenged
the notion of art, and even spawned a movement
in feminist art with its crocheted breasts and vulvic
imagery. Sure a few penis sculptures were banned,
but communities were also created.
by Bev Pike

DAUGHTERS OF SMOKE AND FIRE ……………………. 20
Kurdish Struggles Detailed in Epic Novel
Ava Homa’s unflinching debut novel Daughters of
Smoke and Fire is a bitter treatise on the reality of
Kurdish struggles and desires, charted through the
life of her determined protagonist Leila and her
brother Chia.
by Irene D’Souza

WOMEN OF WEED ………………………………………..  24
Cannabis businesswomen in Canada are buzzed
about achieving greater gender and race equity.
Women tend to use cannabis differently, experts tell
us in this fascinating look at gender politics and pot.
by Sonali Roy

reviews
MUSIC ……………………………………………………… 29
Dead Broke by Like a Motorcycle; Stigmata by Backxwash
Reviews by Alison Lang

BOOKS . ……………………………………………………. 30
Broke City by Wendy McGrath; A Burning by Megha
Majumdar; Sweet Time by Weng Pixen; Daughters of
Silence by Rebecca Fisseha; This Woman’s Work by Julie
Delporte; Shut Away: When Down Syndrome Was a Life
Sentence by Catherine McKercher; Lost Lagoon/Lost in
Thought by Betsy Warland; These Wings by Kim Fahner;
Collected Poems of Bronwen Wallace, Edited by Carolyn
Smart; Inside Killjoy’s Kastle: Dykey Ghosts, Feminist
Monsters, and Other Lesbian Hauntings, Edited by
Allyson Mitchell and Cait McKinney

FILM: HAPPY PLACE ……………………………………… 36
Writer and actor Pamela Mala Sinha’s new film, Happy
Place, is a fictionalized account of Sinha’s own experience
of trauma following her rape as a young woman.
The legendary Helen Shaver directs Sinha’s film, and
says she knew after her first read-through of the script
that it was a story that had to be told.
by Cindy Filipenko

columns
CURING TOXIC RACISM      ……………………………… 5
by Lianne Leddy
BIDEN TO BUILD BACK BETTER. ……………………….13
by Judy Rebick
PANDEMIC LESSONS FROM GAY MEN………………. 28
by Kate Sloan
DYING FOR A BETTER WAY TO LIVE………… ……… 40
by Beverley Suek

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