Spring 2012

Herizons Spring 2012
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SPRING 2012 / VOLUME 25 NO. 4

NEWS

POLYGAMY BAN UPHELD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
by Penni Mitchell
FORCING FASHION TO GET REAL IN ARGENTINA . . . . 7
by Sharon Haywood
YOUNG AFGHAN WOMEN PROTEST HARASSMENT . . 9
by Lauryn Oates
B.C. OVERHAULS WIFE ABUSE LAWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
by Vivica Ellis
ABORTION RIGHTS IN ARGENTINA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
by Marta Alanis and Jacqueline Nolley Echegaray

FEATURES

MODERN ISLAM: TWO VIEWS ON TURKEY . . . . . . . . . 16
Hülya Gülbahar is a long-time secular activist in Turkey
who blames a rise in killings of women in her country on
the rise of Islamic conservatism. Ayşe BoÅNhürler, a Muslim
and feminist, explains why she believes Turkey’s government
is addressing many of the inequities faced by women.
by Caroline Muscat
MORAL COURAGE AND PASSIONATE POLITICS . . . . . 20
Irshad Manji’s newest book, Allah, Liberty and Love, is a
treatise on moral courage that’s tied to religious reform. In
this interview, she discusses her belief that engaging with
those with whom we may disagree is an integral part of
one’s spiritual journey.
by Joanna Chiu
RED ROCK: CHINESE WOMEN TAKE TO THE STAGE . . . 24
Leading female rock musicians in China talk about
Western constructs of equality and discuss the constraints
of being a successful rock musician in an industry where
women are only beginning to get respect.
by Ember Swift
ETHICAL PORN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
If the mainstream pornography industry is a male-dominated
propaganda machine that encourages misogyny—is
the solution to have no pornography or to create ethical
pornography that empowers women?
by Tina Vasquez
FOLLOW YOUR BLISS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Po’ Girl founder Allison Russell is not only well-known for
her strong musical voice but has become a voice for sexual
abuse survivors, too. Her decision to tell her story launched
a healing process that continues for members of audiences
each time she performs the anthem “No Shame.”
by Cindy Filipenko

ARTS & IDEAS

MUST-HAVE MUSIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
11:11 by Ember Swift; Which Side Are You On? by Ani
Difranco; Radio Music Society by Esperanza Spalding;
Idiot Heart by Carsie Blanton; Doing It For the Chicks by
Kate Reid.
SPRING READING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Six Metres of Pavement by Farzana Doctor; Annabel by
Kathleen Winter; The Big Dream by Rebecca Rosenblum;
Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan; Tell Anna She’s Safe by
Brenda Missen; Tell It To The Trees by Anita Rau Badami;
Walk Myself Home edited by Andrea Routley; Big Porn Inc
edited by Melinda Tankard Reist and Alison Bray;
Awfully Devoted Women by Cameron Duder; Big Sex
Little Death by Susie Bright; Governing Girls by Christie
L. Barron; The 21st Century Motherhood Movement edited
by Andrea O’Reilly.
FILM REVIEW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Martha Marcy May Marlene directed by Sean Durkin
Review by Maureen Medved

COLUMNS

SUSAN G. COLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Sex-Selection Abortion and Choice
JOANNA CHIU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Transforming Feminist Politics
EVELYN WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Swimming Upstream
LYN COCKBURN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Let’s Hear It for Naked Hockey

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