Summer 2011

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SUMMER 2011 / VOLUME 25 NO. 1
 
NEWS

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DOES THIS CANOE MAKE ME LOOK FAT?; 7 MONEYLENDERS IN INDIA BILK WOMEN by Deepa Kandaswamy; 8 UGANDAN ACTIVIST CALLS FOR INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT by Lauryn Oates ; 11 SLUT WALKS TURN TABLES

FEATURES

16 THE UNFAITHFUL FEMINIST
"Other women" upset compulsory heterosexuality by engaging in an unscripted, socially taboo relationship. At least, that’s one theory. by Kay Carter

20 SHE READS YOU, YA, YA, YA!
Does young adult fiction set the stage for sex stereotypes or can it be a liberating force for girls? by Niranjana Iyer

24 CASA XOCHIQUETZAL
A government-run retirement community in one of the poorest and most marginalized neighbourhoods in Mexico City provides older sex workers with health services, food and shelter. Casa Xochiquetzal is also a space to learn about their human rights and receive help dealing with traumatic aspects of their lives. photographs by Benedicte Desrus, article by Annusko Angulo

32 SWEPT UP IN FORGIVENESS
Women are bombarded with forgiveness messages in magazines and books and on TV talk shows like Oprah.  However, the ubiquity of forgiveness information does not automatically endow it with ethical authority. by Janice Arenofsky

ARTS & IDEAS

36 MUST-HAVE MUSIC: The Archandroid by Janelle Monáe; Mischievous Moon by Jill Barber; Femmes de Chez Nous by Christine Fellows; She Was a Boy by Yael Naim; Soon the Birds by Oh Susanna.

38 SUMMER READING: Letters to My Daughters by Fawzia Koofi; Cinderella Ate My Daughter by Peggy Orenstein; Missing Women, Missing News by David Hugill; States of Race edited by Sherene H. Razack, Malinda Smith and Sunera Thobani; Get That Freak by Rebecca Haskell and Brian Burtch; The Case for the Only Child by Connie Crane; Charlotte: The Last Suffragette by Dave Mullington; Outspoken edited by Susan G. Cole; Working with Wool: A Coast Salish Legacy and the Cowichan Sweater by Sylvia Olsen; Saris on Scooters by Sheila McLeod Arnopoulos and more.

47 FILM REVIEW: Mother, Review by Maureen Medved

COLUMMS

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PENNI MITCHELL  Critical Mass; 15 SUSAN G. COLE Obama vs. Osama; 48 LYN COCKBURN Tit for Tat
 

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