Fall 2013

Fall 2013
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HERIZONS Fall 2013 / Volume 27 No. 2

news

Women targets of Afghanistan attacks . . . . . 6

Wives of Disappeared Ostracized in Nepal . . . . 7

Women at Forefront of Turkish Uprising . . . . . 8
by Caroline Muscat

Preventing Violence Against Women
good economics
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
by Kate McInturff

Rape Legacy Sees Shift in India . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

We Are Family—Again . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
by Renée Bondy

features

China’s emerging Women’s Movement. . . . . . . 16
Slowly, a political women’s movement is emerging
in China. The brave women, who are often reluctant
activists, are making headway on issues like violence
against women and cultural expectations of women to
dress in certain ways.
by Joanna Chiu

The Blame Game
Time to Slay the Perfect-Mother Myth
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
A persistent anti-feminist attack is chipping away at
mothers’ self-esteem, and a bevy of new Canadian
books on the topic of perfect-mommyism is fighting
back. Find out what women are doing to end the hypermonitoring
of motherhood.
by Jeanie Keogh

Model Behaviour
Why Mannequins Should Reflect Us
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Research shows that women are more apt to shop when
the mannequins displaying the clothes look like they do.
Yet the fashion industry still displays clothing on waiflike
plastic dummies whose proportions are impossible to
achieve. It’s time women demand some fashion justice.
by Sharon Haywood

Temporary Workers, Permanent Problems
Canada Shortchanges Foreign Workers
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The number of migrant workers is rising as tens of
thousands of “temporary workers” take on permanent
jobs in a bid to protect corporate profits. Find out
why women are especially vulnerable to unscrupulous
employers and middlemen.
by Sandhya Singh

arts & ideas

Music Reviews. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Queer Across Canada by Kate Reid; Everything is Moving by
Laura Smith; Espeso by Eliana Cuevas
Reviews by Cindy Filipenko

Fall Reading Section. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
The Anatomy of Edouard Beaupré by Sarah Kathryn York;
The Selector of Souls by Irene D’Souza; Shadow Girl by Patricia
Morrison; Valery the Great by Elaine McCluskey; Night Street by
Kristel Thornell; The Only Man in the World by Faith Johnston;
Susceptible by Geneviève Castrée; New Zapata by Teri Hall;
Priya’s World by Tara Nanayakkara; Basements and Attics, Closets
and Cyberspace: Explorations in Canadian Women’s Archives edited
by Linda M. Morra and Jessica Schagerl; Cruel but Not Unusual:
Violence in Canadian Families Edited by Ramona Alaggia and
Cathy Vine; In the Black: New African Canadian Literature edited
by Althea Prince; The Complete Journals of L.J. Montgomery:
The P.E.I. Years edited by Mary Henley Rubio and Elizabeth
Hillman Waterston; Talking Derby by Kate Hargreaves; Finding
a Way to the Heart: Feminist Writings on Aboriginal and Women’s
History in Canada edited by Robin Jarvis Brownlie and
Valerie J. Korinek; Trobairitz by Catherine Owen.

Tina Renton’s Path Toward Healing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Tina Renton’s memoir, You Can’t Hide: How I Brought my Rapist
Stepfather to Justice, describes the author’s sexual abuse at the
hands of her stepfather and how she was able to release herself
from the need for her mother’s approval.
Interview by Val. B. Russell

Poetry Snapshot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
When This World Comes to an End by Kate Cayley; Undark by
Sandy Pool; Hello, the Roses by Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge
Reviews by Mariianne Mays Wiebe

Film Reviews. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Life and Crimes of Doris Payne and Anita
Reviews by Maureen Medved

columns

PENNI MITCHELL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Quebec Charter No Help to Women

SUSAN G. COLE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
The Splendour of Gender

EVELYN C. WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Rediscovering Canadian Masterpieces

JOANNA CHIU. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
To Boycott or Not To Boycott

LYN COCKBURN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Political Differences

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