Winter 2011

Herizons Winter 2011
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Herizons

news
HISTORY SOCIETY FOR WOMEN BEGINS . . . . . . . . . .  6
by Shari Graydon
WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO EQUALITY? . . . . . . . . . . .10
by Shelagh Day
AFGHAN WOMEN’S MAGAZINE LAUNCHED . . . . . . . . 11
by Lauryn Oates
 

features
BENDING GENDER, BREAKING BINARIES . . . . . . . 16
[cover story link] Herizons talks to Kate Bornstein,
who has teamed up performance artist S. Bear
Bergman to publish an anthology of new transgender
voices, Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation.
by Mandy van Deven
PORTAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A MOTHER . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Are artist mothers still expected to make the impossible
choice between creative self-expression and their
motherhood? KC Adams, Jennifer Linton and
Leslie Sorochan explore the issue.
by Connie Jeske Crane
ARE CO-OP BROTHELS THE ANSWER . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
An Ontario court has struck down the criminal code
provisions on prostitutions as an infringement on the
rights of prostitute. Meanwhile, Susan Davis continues
to work to establish co-op brothels to protect women
in the sex trade.
by Joanna Chiu
PORN AGAIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Anti-porn feminists were voted off the island 20
years ago by their critics who argued that their focus
on violent and degrading images was “anti-sex.” Today,
two new books have reignited the discussion on the
effect of pornography on sex, women and men.
by Lisa Tremblay
COVER UP: BURQA BAN REBUFFS EQUALITY . . . . . .. .   32
Quebec’s proposed bill banning full head coverings
for women was, its supporters said, introduced out of
respect for women’s equality. The author of this essay
says burqa bans are thinly disguised acts of bigotry.
by Margaret Sankey
MUSIC TO KEEP YOU WARM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
This is Good by Hannah Georgas; Together by
The New Pornographers; The Strong Survive by
Nikki Lynette; Sticker Album by Lauren Best;
Tiger Suit by KT Tunstall; Imaginings by Hilary Grist.
 

Arts & Culture
RADICAL READING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
The Knife Sharpener’s Bell by Rhea Tregebov; Her
Mothers Ashes III
edited by Nurjehan Aziz; An
Unexpected Break in the Weather
by Deborah Schnitzer;
Girl Unwrapped by Gabriella Goliger; Maternity Rolls
by Heather Kuttai; Victims No More edited by Ellen
Faulkner and Gayle MacDonald; Reluctant Bedfellows
by Meredith Ralson and Edmna Keeble.
Poetry Reviews: Bone Dream by Moira MacDougall; Joy is
so exhausting
by Susan Holbrook; forage by Rita Wong.
FILM REVIEW: FISH TANK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  45
by Maureen Medved
 

columns
PENNI MITCHELL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Sisters in Spirit
SUSAN G. COLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
The Boys of Bountiful
LYN COCKBURN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Thin Ice

 

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