Summer 2009

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news
6 WOMEN’S STUDIES ON CHOPPING BLOCK
by Vivian Belyk
7 PROGRESS ON FGM IN AFRICA
by Iman Azzi
8 HOLLABACK GIRLS!
by Lisa Rahman
9 WRITEGIRL TEACHES EMPOWERMENT
by Margo McCall
11 NORMA SCARBOROUGH’S LEGACY LIVES ON
by Amanda LeRougetel
 
features
17 LETTING GO OF HAGAR
Our relationships with our mothers can transform right up until the end of their lives. As this excerpt from the book Enter Mourning: A Memoir on Death, Dementia and Coming Home documents, our relationship with ourselves may ultimately shift, too.
by Heather Menzies
Feminists have lobbied for better birthing services, decent child care, more educational opportunities and equal pay. Now it’s time to create better seniors housing for women. A rallying cry to Revolutionize how we grow old.
by Beverly Suek
25 TRANSFORMING POWER
In her latest book, Transforming Power: From the Personal to the Political, Judy Rebick describes the new paths to socialchange being forged throughout the world to transformthis planet and create a better world.
by Judy Rebick
28 PALM LEADERS
Activists and corporate leaders are helping to create a sustainable future for palm oil plantations, indigenous people and orangutans.
by Joyce Major
32 WOMEN WITH AUTISM
As the neurodiversity movement seeks greater respect for people with autism, stereotypes of female behaviour and a lack of proper diagnostic tools keep women further behind.
by Melinda Robinson
arts & ideas
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SUMMER READING
Reading by Lightning by Joan Thomas, No Beautiful Shore by Beverley Stone, Silent Girl by Tricia Dower, The White Space Between byAmi Sands Brodoff, Mothering in the Third Wave edited by Amber E. Kinser, Women
Between: The work of Sharon Butala, Aganetha Dyck, Mary Meigs and Mary Pratt by VernaReid, Dissonant Disabilities: Women With Chronic Illness Explore Their Lives edited byDiane Driedger and Michelle Owen.
MUSIC MUST-HAVES
PJ Harvey & John Parish, The Cliks, Madison Violet, Cori Brewster
FILM
Happy-Go-Lucky, review by Maureen Medved
columns
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PENNI MITCHELL
Ten Ways to Stop Breast Cancer
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SUSAN G. COLE
From Women’s Room to Women’s Movement
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LYN COCKBURN
The Rise of the Un-Gwens

 

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