Winter 2010

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herizons

news
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WOMEN PROTEST DOCK JOCKS
by Janet Nicol
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GRACE UNDER FIRE NO MORE IN CONGO
by Lauryn Oates
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ITALIAN WOMEN CONFRONT SEXISM
by Megan Williams
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AFGHAN LITERACY GETS BOOST
By Lynda Ward
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ROCK MY WORLD
The Vancouver-based garage-rock blues band The Pack A.D. may not be your garden variety female duo. But their sound is becoming firmly planted in the North American Indy circuit.
by Cindy Filipenko
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STRIPPED DOWN ANALYSIS
Becki Ross’s book Burlesque West is a fascinating time capsule that explores the lives of strippers in Vancouver half a century ago. She discusses the lessons learned from their experiences in this interview.
by Patty Comeau
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MARKETING PIMPS
Media critic Shari Graydon says it’s time to stop talking about how the fashion and advertising industries exploit young girls.What we need is action.
by Shari Graydon
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WILL MICHAEL IGNATIEFF STAND UP FOR WOMEN?
Feminist activist Shelagh Day’s open letter to Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff urges him to adopt a feminist platform.
by Shelagh Day
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SEX, POWER AND THE FUTURE OF THE WORLD
In her new book, Michelle Goldberg explores how women’s sexual and reproductive freedom are improving thanks to the efforts of grassroots reproductive rights activists from India to Nicaragua.
by Brittany Shoot
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THE ROOTS OF ROSANNA
Poet Rosanna Deerchild sits down with Herizons to talk the transformative power of storytelling.
by Kaj Hasselriis
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arts & ideas
WINTER READING
The Night is a Mouth by Lisa Foad, Fences in Breathing by Nicole Brossard, A Mercy by Toni Morrison, The Mad Woman of Bethlehem by Rosine Nimeh Mailoux, 1 Way 2 C the World by Marilyn Waring, The Importance of Being Monogamous: Marriage and Western Nation Building in the West by Sarah Carter, Enter Mourning by Heather Menzies, Purge Diaries by Nicole Johns,Who’s Your Daddy and Other Writings on Queer Parenting edited by Rachel Epstein, The Push to Prescribe edited by Anne Rochon Ford and Diane Saibil
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MUSIC MUST-HAVES
Lentic by Ember Swift, Let’s Just Stay Here by Carolyn Mark, Truths & Other Stories byDinah Thorpe
Reviews by Cindy Filipenko
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FILM
Before Tomorrow, review by Maureen Medved

columns
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PENNI MITCHELL
The Big Guns
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SUSAN G. COLE
Saying Sorry
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LYN COCKBURN
Sexism on Thin Ice

 

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