Winter 2009

Serena Ryder
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WINTER 2009 / VOLUME 22 NO. 3
news
9 GLOBAL REPORT ON WOMEN’S EQUALITY
12 WILD OVER SALMON: NO PLACE FOR FISH FARMS
by Janet Nicol
13 FIRST-EVER WOMEN’S ART EXHIBIT IN KABUL
by Lauryn Oates
 
features
16 A WOMAN’S PLACE IS IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
When you cross the Slaw Rebchuk Bridge into Winnipeg’s North End, the first thing you’ll pass is a sign that reads: “People before Profits.” Those words also summarize the ideology of the area’s Member of Parliament, Judy Wasylycia-Leis.
by Kaj Hasselriis
 
20 HOMELESS AT 40 BELOW
Homeless women in Canada’s North face insurmountable barriers. This article explores their lives.
by Misha Warbanski
26 YES MEANS YES
by Margaret Cho
With a voice that’s been likened to Janis Joplin and Aretha Franklin, song-writing skills far beyond her years, and a three-octave range, Serena Ryder’s riding high on the Canadian music scene.
by Cindy Filipenko
32 WHAT NEXT FOR CANADA’S GREEN PARTY?
While the Green Party pulled in an impressive 6.8 percent of the popular vote in the last federal election, Elizabeth May’s party did not win a single seat in the House of Commons. Herizons caught up with the leader of the Green Party shortly after the Canadian and U.S. elections.
by Penni Mitchell
 
35  I AM HO, REAR ME ROAR [add link to top stories[
The word “woman” is apparently a no-no among a generation of young female students. Yet seemingly derogatory terms like “ho” are regarded as more desirable among friends. What is going on?
by Renée Bondy
arts & ideas
 40 MUSIC MUST-HAVES
Tanya Tagaq, Lalah Hathaway, Lindsay May, Wendy McNeill, Emiliána Torrini, Vancougar
 
42 WINTER READING
The Given by Daphne Marlatt, Girl from Mars by Tamara Bach, The Flying Troutmans by
Miriam Toews, Maternal Theory: Essential Readings edited by Andrea O’Reilly, Embryo Culture by Beth Kohl, Marathon Woman byKathrine Switzer, We Don’t Need Another Wave edited by Melody Berger, Reconciliation: Islam, Democracy and the West by Benazir Bhutto.
 
51  FILM
Finding Dawn reviewed by Jennifer O’Connor, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days reviewed by
Maureen Medved.
 
columns
 
PENNI MITCHELL
Women Matter More
 
15 SUNERA THOBANI
Barack Obama Wish List
 
35  MARIKO TAMAKI
The Sting
 
55 SUSAN G. COLE
The Pain of Palin
 
56 LYNN COCKBURN
Palin by Comparison
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