Winter 2013

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HERIZONS Winter 2013 / VOLUME 26 NO. 3

news

STORY ENDS FOR FEMINIST BOOKSTORES . . . . . . . . . 6
by Andi Schwartz
LESBIANS WANT FERTILITY SERVICES. . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
by Kaj Hasselriis
DOMESTICS FAMILY DNA SOUGHT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
by Sandhya Singh
APPS BRING ON PERIODIC DISCOMFORT . . . . . . . . . 10
by Sarah-Jean Krahn

features

WHY COUGARS DESERVE RESPECT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
If you thought actors Susan Sarandon and Demi Moore
rendered those nasty cougar stereotypes extinct when
they paired up with younger men, you’d better think
again.
by Jeanie Keogh
WHEN WOMEN BLOW THE WHISTLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
When companies or public agencies breach ethical
boundaries, employees often put their careers on the
line to blow the whistle. Do women blow the whistle
for different reasons than men? 
by Barbara D. Janusz
EMPOWERING GIRLS IN HAITI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Unique international aid projects for girls are aimed
at reducing sexual assault and empowering girls in the
aftermath of Haiti’s catastrophic 2010 hurricane.
by Nadia Todres and Mandy van Deven
THE CAREGIVING CRUNCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
As the boomer generation reaches retirement, there is
a growing anti-senior sentiment that wrongly characterizes
seniors as a drain on the economy.
by Lillian Zimmerman

arts & ideas

MUSIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Run Body Run by Holly McNarland; Tug of War by
Lesley Pike; The Living Record by Christina Couture.
Reviews by Cindy Filipenko
WINTER READING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
The Juliet Stories by Carrie Snyder; (you) set me on fire
by Mariko Tamaki; Sleeping Funny by Miranda Hill;
Most of Me: Surviving My Medical Breakdown by
Robyn Michele Levy; Polar Wives by Kari Herbert;
Eating Dirt: Deep Forests, Big Timber and Life with
the Tree-Planting Tribe by Charlotte Gill; Practicing
Feminist Mothering by Fiona Joy Green; Gentrification
of the Mind by Sarah Schulman; Western Taxidermy by
Barb Howard; Life Stages and Native Women by Kim
Anderson; True Confessions: Feminist Professors Tell
Stories Out of School edited by Susan Gubar; Joni: The
Creative Odyssey of Joni Mitchell by Katherine Monk.
POETRY SNAPSHOT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Monkey Ranch by Julie Bruck; Between Dusk and Night
by Emily McGiffin
Reviews by Mariianne Mays
AUTHOR PORTRAIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
by Anjana Balakrishnan
FILM REVIEWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Twilight Portrait, directed by Angeline Nikonova; Hemel,
directed by Sacha Polak; Francine, directed by Brian M.
Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky.
Reviews by Maureen Medved

columns

PENNI MITCHELL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Blow the Whistle Louder
SUSAN G. COLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Can Feminism Thrive Without Feminist Bookstores?
EVELYN C. WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Japanese Internment Revisited
JOANNA CHIU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
The Gendered Face of Hurricane Sandy
LYN COCKBURN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Boycott Catholic Church Housework

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