summer 2020 herizons On Stands Now
Intimate Acts and Everyday Rebellion

As social animals, we like being together: we watch each other, listen to each other, and share in witnessing. It goes without saying that when we are together, we feel less alone.

Among the many things that COVID-19 unexpectedly wrenched from our lives in early 2020 was the ancient ritual of live spectatorship. Sports, political debates, religious gatherings and arts events were cancelled in rapid succession. Some managed to migrate online, but many simply did not translate.

Summer 2020
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Top Stories
Phoenix Rises  by Susan G. Cole

What Radical Feminist Andrea Dworkin Can Teach Us Today

In the U.S. and in Canada, the 1980s pornography debate created a huge chasm in the women’s movement.


Tuning in to Time's Up  by Cindy Filipenko

Canadian women in the entertainment industry have launched a campaign for greater gender parity in the music industry.

Founded in the spring of 2017 by music industry veterans Joanne Setterington and Keely Kemp, Across the Board is pushing for half of all seats on the boards of critical Canadian music organizations to be filled by women. After all, the music industry’s boards advocate on behalf of all artists, about half of whom are women.

 


How Rape Kits Have Failed Women  by 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 tool to improve survivors’ access to care and justice. However, there is growing evidence that sexual assault kits rarely works in survivors’ interests.


Commentary

6(1)(A) All the Way!
by Judy Rebick

If you thought that Indigenous women won equal rights to Indigenous men under the Indian Act in 1985 when Section 15 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms came into force, you’d be wrong.

You might be aware of the Mohawk activist...


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Calling Out Sexpats
by Joanna Chiu

Growing up in a Vancouver suburb with a very diverse population, I remember a few racist taunts on the playground, but they were few and far between.

Ironically, it was only when I moved to Asia that I began encountering serious...


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Millennial Burout and Me
by Ayesha Mian Akram

When I turned 30 last year, I had mixed emotions: pride at my accomplishments, sorrow at leaving behind my carefree youth (#adulting) and apprehension about what was to come. But most of all, I felt exhausted.

As a millennial, I am part of...