Summer 2010

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SUMMER 2010 / VOLUME 24 NO. 1
news
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SHARON MCIVOR’S FIGHT FOR EQUAL STATUS
by Shelagh Day and Joyce Green
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HIV-POSITIVE WOMEN TARGETED
By Kaj Hasselriis
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FILM EXPLORES PITFALLS OF MALE RULE
 
features
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WHY ORGANIC FOOD WILL SAVE THE WORLD
Environmentalist Vandana Shiva led successful grassroots movements against Wal-Mart in India and against multi-national companies’ efforts to force farmers to use genetically modified seeds. Her mission is to ensure the biological diversity of agriculture— a cause in which women are front and centre.
by Brittany Shoot
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What happens when a queer woman marries a man? As Ember Swift explains, the corridors of queer aren’t wide enough for the experience of many.
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TEGAN AND SARA [cover story]
With six studio albums under their belt, Tegan and Sara will rock on the road with Lilith Fair this summer. Their latest offering, Sainthood, is the inspiration for this interview, in which Sara laments that there aren’t enough women in the music business.
by Anna Lazowski
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JUSTICE FOR ALL
Kim Campbell is alive and well and living in Paris. Canada’s first female prime minister is more committed than ever to increasing the number of women in parliaments around the world—Canada’s included.
by Lyn Cockburn
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IRISH WOMEN STILL UNLUCKY
Irish women must go to England to terminate unwanted pregnancies. A three-woman case at the European Court of Human Rights may pave the way for the predominantly Catholic country to offer abortions at home.
arts & ideas
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MUSIC MUST-HAVES
Good Stitch Gone by Yael Wand; Black Flowers Vol 1-2 by Lynne Miles; Heart Shaped Cookie Cutter
by L. Poushinsky; The Promise by Corrine West; Soldier of Love by Sade.
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SUMMER READING
Claudia by Britt Holmström, Back and Forth byMarta Chudolinska; The Sudden Disappearance ofSeetha by Andrea Gunraj; Animal by AlexandraLeggat; Oonagh by Mary Tilberg; The Last RiverChild by Lori Ann Bloomfield; Love Children by Marilyn French; Truth and Other Fictions by EvaTihanyi; Poverty: Rights, Social Citizenship andLegal Activism, edited by M. Young, S. Boyd, G.Brodsky and S. Day; Laid, edited by Shannon T.Boodram; Changing My Mind by Zadie Smith;Captive Bodies by Mary Ruth Marotte; FeministMothering, edited by Andrea O’Reilly
columns
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PENNI MITCHELL
Mommies Yes,Women No
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SUSAN G. COLE
Cover up
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 LYN COCKBURN
 Choice Words
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