Spring 2011

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HERIZONS SPRING 2011

news

6 CHILD-SEX TOURISM TARGET OF PUBLIC CAMPAIGN by Katie Palmer

7 WHAT DO AFGHAN WOMEN WANT? Women in Afghanistan have little faith that their gains will hold at a time when their government has beckoned
the Taliban to the negotiating table. What do women of
the country want from countries like Canada?
by Lauryn Oates

11 QUEER PARK WRESTLING PINS HOPE ON ACCEPTANCE by Arwen Brenneman


features
16
FIELD OF DREAMS
Herizons has an inspired chat with Nettie Wiebe, a food
radical from Saskatchewan who just happens to be running
for Parliament in the upcoming federal election.
by Renée Bondy
 

20
A ROOF OVER THEIR HEADS
A May conference on homelessness among women will
be the first of its kind in Canada. The author explores
the needs of homeless women and why they are unique
in many cases, compared to men’s needs.
by Victoria Bailey
24
THE ART OF DAPHNE ODJIG

Daphne Odjig has been radical in addressing issues
of colonization, the displacement of Aboriginal peoples
and the status of Aboriginal women and children,
bringing Aboriginal political issues to the forefront
of contemporary art practices and theory.
by Jann L.M. Bailey

32 

FIVE TRAPS TO AVOID VOLUNTEERING OVERSEAS
Lofty ideals and a desire to change the world compel
many people to volunteer their time overseas. However,
it is difficult to keep one’s own privilege in check.
Here’s a checklist of traps that volunteers working in
developing countries often fall into.
by Katie Palmer
 

arts & ideas

36
MUST-HAVE MUSIC
Sweet Vibration by Maiko Watson; Aam Zameen by Kiran
Ahluwalia; Let England Shake by PJ Harvey; Follow Your
Bliss by Po’ Girl; We Kill Computers by The Pack A.D.

38
SPRING READING
Fauna by Alissa York; I Still Don’t Even Know You
by Michelle Berry; Ape House by Sara Gruen; The Second
Trial by Rosemarie Boll; Thinandbeautiful.com
by Liane Shaw; Farmer Jane: Changing the Way We Eat
by Temra Costa; Pink Noises:Women on Electronic Music
and Sound by Tara Rodgers; The Jagged Years of Ruthie J.
by Ruth Simkin; Gold Metal Diary by Hayley Wickenheiser;
Muslim Women Reformers by Iida Lichter; I Feel Great
About My Hands edited by Shari Graydon; Sex, Lies and
Pharmaceuticals by Ray Moynihan and Barbara Mintzes.

47
FILM REVIEW The Maid
Review by Maureen Medved

45 JUSTICE BERTHA WILSON:
ONE WOMAN’S DIFFERENCE by Debra Ostrovsky

columns
5  PENNI MITCHELL Let Them Eat Rice
48  LYN COCKBURN Branding the Pope

 

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