Summer 2012

Summer 2012
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HERIZONS SUMMER 2012 Vol. 26 No.1

news

RULES LEAVE ABORIDINAL KIDS WITHOUT STATUS . . . 6
by Alexandra Paul
I” IS FOR INFIDEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
by Irene D’Souza
PHILIPPINE ACTIVISTS CALL ON CANADA. . . . . . . . . 10
by Alex Philipe
MADELEINE PARENT PASSES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
by Noreen Shanahan
CITIZENS SAY NO FRACKING WAY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
by Julia Asop

features

MOUNTING PRESSURE
SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND THE RCMP
. . . . . . . . . . . 16
Reports of sexual harassment within the RCMP have
reached epidemic proportions, some say, and complaints
have gone ignored for years. What will it take before
perpetrators are held accountable?
by Barbara D. Janusz
CHOICE FEMINISM: HOW OUR RALLYING CRY WAS
STOLEN (AND WHY WE NEED TO TAKE IT BACK) . . . . . 20
The word choice is one of the founding philosophical
underpinnings of the fight for reproductive rights and
of the modern feminist movement. But today its
meaning has been skewed in a way that strips the word
of political meaning.
by Meghan Murphy
THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Women are inundated with conflicting messages about
sexual pleasure, making it tough to create empowering,
sex-positive spaces and discussions. Yet it is precisely
such constructs that enhance women’s safety and
esteem, experts say.
by Renee Bondy
A STATEMENT ABOUT MEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Interview with JD Samson
by Brittany Shoot
DRAWING INSPIRATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Comic Artist Willow Dawson
by Hilary Barlow

arts & ideas

MUST-HAVE MUSIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Little Red Boots by Lindi Ortega; I Can’t Keep All of
Our Secrets by Rae Spoon; Voyageur by Kathleen
Edwards; Rebel Baby by Marta Pacek.

SUMMER READING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
The Red Road by Tina Biswas; A Disobedient Girl by Ru
Freeman; The Waterman’s Daughter by Emma-Ruby
Sachs; The Dirt Chronicles by Kristyn Dunnion; Home
Free: The Myth of the Empty Nest by Marni Jackson;
Voices of the Women’s Health Movement edited by Barbara
Seaman and Laura Eldridge; They Shoot Doctors Don’t
They? by Jack Fainman and Roland Penner; Writing the
Revolution by Michele Landsberg; A Page from the
Wonders of Life on Earth by Stephanie Bolster; Pigeon
by Karen Solie.

FILM REVIEWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Sleeping Beauty directed by Julia Leigh, Review by
Maureen Medved; We Need to Talk about Kevin directed
by Lynne Ramsay, Review by Maureen Medved

columns

EVELYN C. WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
An Affair to Remember

SUSAN G. COLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Broadly Speaking

JOANNA CHIU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Choice Under Attack

LYN COCKBURN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Debate Aborted

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