Fall 2008

Fall 2009 Herizons
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 FALL 2008 / VOLUME 22 NO. 2

news
8 DOUCHE BAGS OF THE WORLD UNITE!
Canada’s national museum seeks the strangest artifacts.
by Kaj Hasselriis
 
11 TEACHERS BUILD PEACE IN UGANDA
by Lauryn Oates
13 KENYAN WOMEN CONFRONT VIOLENCE
 
features
16 THE SENATOR IS OUT
Nancy Ruth, the first openly lesbian senator in Canada, is doing all she can to promote women in Ottawa and to help Stephen Harper’s Conservatives do more to advance the cause of equality. Feminists would do well, the senator says, to give fiscal reform a higher priority.
by Kaj Hasselriis
 
 This is what a feminist Quebecoise poet looks like. Nicole Brossard asks,“Is patriarchy in your cellphone, in your marriage contract, in your perfume or in your head?” It may all depend on les valeurs, la manière.
by Mariianne Mays
 
28 COMING OUT AS AN ANTI-ZIONIST JEW
Aviva Cipilinski recounts her experience as part of a Birthright Israel tour and describes how her transformative experience as part of a Birthright Unplugged tour changed the way she views her political identity as a Jew.
by Aviva Cipilinski
 
32 ART AND INTUITION
If female artists acknowledge that their work is informed, at times, by intuition, will they be marginalized?
by Shawna Dempsey
37 GRAPHIC SCENES: MARIKO TAMAKI
by Zoe Whittal
 
53 CONSTRUCTING THE CANADIAN CITIZEN: AN INTERVIEW WITH SUNERA THOBANI
by Mridula Nath Chakraborty
arts & ideas
40 ARTS PROFILE
Chandra Mayor, author of All the Pretty Girls
by Kerry Ryan
 
42 MUSIC MUST-HAVES
Zaki Ibrahim, Martha Wainwright, Hanne Hukkelberg, Ryelee, Annabelle Chvostek, Lily Come Down.
 
44 FALL READING
The Violin Lover by Susan Glickman, Stealing Nazreen by Farzana Doctor, Waiting: A Novel of Uganda at War by Goretti Kyomuhendo; All the Pretty Girls by Chandra Mayor; Full Frontal Feminism by Jessica Valenti, Bottle Rocket Hearts by Zoe Whittal, The Persons Case by Robert J. Sharpe and Patricia McMahon, Goodbye Madame Butterfly: Sex, Marriage and the Modern Japanese Woman by Sumie
Kawakami, Bar Codes:Women in the Legal Profession by Jean McKenzie Leiper
columns
5 PENNI MITCHELL
Oh Canada
 
15 SUSAN G. COLE
Pity, Sex in the City
 
56 LYN COCKBURN
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