Fall 2012

Herizons Fall 2012 - Domestic Workers
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HERIZONS FALL 2012 / VOLUME 26 NO. 2

news

WOMEN, MINORITIES SHORTCHANGED
ON NEW BANKNOTES
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
by Merna Forster
CHOICE HEATS UP IN CHILE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
by Marinela Putor
SRI LANKAN CHILD SOLDIERS REINTEGRATED. . . . . . 7
by Lasanda Kurukulasurya
FRACKING OPPONENT DOCUMENTS OPPOSITION . . . 8
by Joanna Chiu

features

SOCIAL MEDIA AS A FEMINIST TOOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
As witnessed with SlutWalk protests, social media have
the power to rally feminists to protest unjust conditions.
But does ad-ridden content water down the potential of
social media to transform society and mobilize women
to affect change?
by Connie Crane
DOMESTIC PROBLEMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Canada’s Live-In Caregiver Program applies restrictions
on women who work as caregivers in Canada, including
the requirement that they live in the homes of their employers.
Is it time to get rid of the program altogether?
by Sandhya Singh
HOW BODY MODIFICATION ENDED
THE WAR AGAINST MY BODY
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In an attempt to make peace with her body after years
of anorexia and bulimia, the author describes how she
connected with her body by piercing her navel. Years
later, something shifted.
by Sharon Haywood
WHERE HAVE THE GIRLS GONE? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Support for a woman’s right to choose is a central tenet
of feminist philosophy. But what happens when sex selection
abortion is available in a world where boys are
valued more highly than girls?
by Irene D’Souza

arts & ideas

IDENTITY, POLITICS & RESISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Kurdish-Canadian author Ava Homa talks to Herizons
about everyday acts of rebellion.
by Niranjana Iyer
FILM REVIEW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Miss Bala, directed by Gerardo Naranjo
Review by Maureen Medved
FALL READING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Web of Angles by Lilian Nattel; Home by Toni Morrison;
Glass Boys by Nicole Lundgren; Tears of Mehndi by
Raminder Sidhu; The Grads are Playing Tonight by
M. Ann Hall; Living the Edges: A Disabled Women’s
Reader
edited by Diane Driedger; Persistence: All Ways
Butch and Femme
edited by Ivan E. Coyote and Zina
Sharman; Mary Pickford by Peggy Dymond Leavey;
In the Belly of a Laughing God by Jennifer Andrews;
Afflictions and Departures by Madeline Sonik; Gridlock:
Labor, Migration and Human Trafficking in Dubai
by
Pardis Mahdavi, Reconsidering Knowledge edited by Meg
Luxton and Mary Jane Mossman; Not Drowning but
Waving
edited by Susan Brown, Jeanne Perreault, Jo-Ann
Wallace and Heather Zicker; The Empowerment Manual
by Starhawk.
POETRY SNAPSHOT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
by Mariianne Mays

columns

DEBORAH OSTROVSKY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Maple Spring Flows
SUSAN G. COLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Judging the Judge
JOANNA CHIU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Kenney’s Closed-Door Policy
EVELYN C. WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
LYN COCKBURN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Fifty Shades of Poo

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