Spring 2009

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SPRING 2009 / VOLUME 22 NO. 4
news
6 WOMEN DIG LAND MINE REMOVAL
by Janet Nicol
8 GHANA’S POLITICIANS FIGHT BARRIERS
12 UZBEKISTAN’S FORGOTTEN WOMEN
by Lauryn Oates
14 WORLD’S FIRST TRANS POLITICIAN
by Denyse Johnson
 
In the aftermath of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, women who survived sexual violence are demanding justice. TheMen Who Killed Me documents the country’s progress towards reconciliation and reform.
by Sandra Ka Hon Chu and Anne-Marie de Brouwer
22 MAD MEN, MAD WOMEN
Feminists have long blamed ad men for depicting women as germ-obsessed dimwits. But there have been plenty of ad women in the business, many of them feminist pioneers. A historical look at advertising and sexism.
by Joy Parks
28 JUST SAY YES
With the right tools, a new feminist approach to fighting rape just might empower women as it seeks to disempower social influences that underpin sexual violence.
by Mandy van Deven
32 ADAPTATION
How girls’ unexpressed anger turns them into chameleons.
by Cheryl van Daalen-Smith
arts & ideas
36 FILM
Water Lilies, Review by Maureen Medved
 
37 MUSIC MUST-HAVES
Jenn Grant, Elodieo, Dar Williams, Sarah MacDougall, Joan Osborne, Nikki Costa
 
38 SPRING READING
The Cult of Disrepair by Dede Crane, The Chinese Knot by Lien Chao, Falling by AnneSimpson, Child of Dandelions by ShenaazNanji, The House at Sugar Beach by HeleneCooper, White Album by Rishma Dunlop andSuzanne Northcott, The Red Wall: A Woman in the RCMP by Jane Hall, Theorizing Empowerment: Canadian Perspectives on Black Feminist Thought edited by Notisha Massaquoiand Njoki Nathani Wane.
columns
5 PENNI MITCHELL
 Mind the Gap
15 SUSAN G. COLE
Porn Scorn
45 NAOMI KLEIN
Time to Boycott Israel
48 LYN COCKBURN
God Probably Not a Slob on the Bus

 

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