Spring 2013

Herizons Spring 2013
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HERIZONS SPRING 2013 / VOLUME 26 NO. 4

news

WOMEN FIGHT TO HONOUR
MISSING WOMEN
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ……. . . . . . 6
by Lauren Golosky

CONSERVATIVES DEFEAT DRUG BILL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
by Debra Huron

RECLAIMING MOTHER’S DAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
by Connie Jeske Crane

THEY DON’T CALL IT THE LADIES MOVEMENT . . .. . . 11
by Renée Bondy

CAMPAIGN UPDATES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
by Penni Mitchell

features

MEET IDLE NO MORE’S PAM PALMATER . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Women are front and centre of the Idle No More movement. One of its
most prominent spokespeople, Pam Palmater, sat down with Herizons
to talk about who she is and how she emerged to be one of the
movement’s most recognizable faces.
by Kaj Hasselriis

QUEER BULLYING
How Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia
Hurt Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
A Canada-wide study of LGBTQ high school students documented
their experiences with verbal and physical homophobia, as well as
transphobia and biphobia. The researchers discuss how language and
behaviour affects sexual and gender minority students.
by Tracey Peter and Catherine Taylor

THE COURAGE TO LOOK BEYOND BREAST CANCER . . 28
After having a double mastectomy and experiencing depression, Linda
Morin wrote The Courage to Look Beyond, a book that documents her
recovery and her journey to self-acceptance.
by Debra Huron

arts & ideas

MUSIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Love Me Deeply by Joanna Chapman-Smith; Rise
by The Annabelle Chvostek Ensemble; Come Home to
Mamma by Martha Wainwright; Harmony by Serena
Ryder; Echo and Flow by Loud; In the Time of Gods by
Dar Williams.
Reviews by Cindy Filipenko

SPRING READING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Lingering Tide by Latha Viswanathan; The Blondes by Emily Schultz;
Sussex Drive by Linda Svendsen; Other Tongues: Mixed-Race Women
Speak Out edited by A. Derango-Adem and A. Thompson; Buffy Sainte-
Marie: My Way by Blair Stonechild; Here Come the Brides edited by A.
Bilger and M. Kort; How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran; But Hope
is Longer byTamara Levine; The Meaning of Freedom by Angela
Davis; Shattering the Illusion: Child Sexual Abuse and Canadian
Religious Institutions by Tracy J. Trothen; Journeywoman:
Swinging a Hammer in a Man’s World by Kate Braid; Men and
Women and Tools: Bridging the Divide by Marcia Braundy;
A Cruel Arithmetic: Inside the Case Against Polygamy by Craig Jones;
Rupture by Clementine Morrigan.

FILM REVIEW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Status Quo? The Unfi nished Business of Feminism in Canada,
directed by Karen Cho.
Review by Amanda LeRougetel

AUTHOR PORTRAIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Ruby Roth Teaches Kids about Vegan Living
by Brittany Shoot

columns

PENNI MITCHELL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Women in India Won’t Be Stopped
SUSAN G. COLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Dyeing to Look Younger
EVELYN C. WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Treasure Hunt
JOANNA CHIU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Birthplace Revisited
LYN COCKBURN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

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