Winter 2014

Winter 2014
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HERIZONS Winter 2014 / Volume 27 No. 346

news

Body Image Boosted With Breast Casting . . .  6
by Meg Crane

Getting Girls to Stay in the Game . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
by Connie Jeske Crane

Maternal Health A Political Issue . . . . . . . . . . .  9
by Erin Lynch

From Guerrilla Warfa re to

Sweden’s Political Trenches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
by Lauryn Oates

Let there be No Ms.Understanding . . . . . . . . . .  13
by Renée Bondy

features

Bitter Pill

Class-Action Suit Aims to Make Birth Control Safer. . . 16
More than 50 years after the first birth control pill hit
the market, women in Canada and the U.S. are taking
some pill manufacturers to court. The suits charge that
some newer pills can have serious side-effects.
by Brittany Shoot

Why Good Intentions Aren’t Enough
The Case for Making Aid More Accountable
. . . . . . . 20
Tori Hogan’s dream of becoming an international aid
worker was disrupted when a 14-year-old in a refugee
camp challenged her belief that foreign aid would help
the world’s poor.
by Mandy van Deven

From Ice to Water. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Artist Sharon Alward’s video Zuma is an exploration
of the impact that the forced adoption of her daughter
has had upon her life. By sharing her experience
with others, Alward hopes to end the silence about the
once-common practice under which tens of thousands
of young, unmarried women in Canada and around the
world had their babies taken from them at birth.
by Shawna Dempsey

In Praise of Everyday Calamities
Lynn Coady and Alice Munro Win Top Honours

for Short Story Writing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
In mining a storehouse of flawed female characters,
Lynn Coady, who won the Giller Prize for Hellgoing,
mirrors Alice Munro, who was awarded the 2013 Nobel
Prize for literature. The women’s wins garnered cheers
from short story lovers around the world.
by Evelyn C. White

arts & ideas

Music Reviews. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Lullabies and Wake-Up Calls by Dinah Thorpe; Keep a Fire
by Amanda Rheaume; Traces by Karine Polwart; Tin Star
by Lindi Ortega.
Reviews by Cindy Filipenko

Winter Reading. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
The Book of Frog by Jan Zwicky; When We Were Good by
Suzanne Sutherland; Canary by Nancy Jo Cullen; Finding
Grace by Mary Lynn Murphy; Sweet Jesus by Christine
Pountney; Magnified World by Grace O’Connell; Incidental
Music by Lydia Perovic; Attention: People With Body Parts
collected by Lexie Bean; Gathered Light: The Poetry of Joni
Mitchell’s Songs edited by Lisa and John Sornberger; A Tale for
the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki; Sex and the Citadel: Intimate
Life in a Changing Arab World by Shereen El-Feki; Mary
Pratt; Wild by Cheryl Strayed; Everything Rustles by Jane
Silcott;Riding Fury Home by Chana Wilson.

Poetry Snapshot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
North End Love Songs by Katherine Vermette; Riot Lung
by Leah Horlick; I See My Love More Clearly From a Distance
by Nora Gould.
by Mariianne Mays Wiebe

How Poetry Can Save a Life. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Interview with Amber Dawn, author of How Poetry Saved
My Life: A Hustler’s Memoir.
Interview by Tara-Michele Ziniuk

Film Reviews. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Occupy Love by Velcrow Ripper; The Tiniest Place by Tatania
Huezo; Hannah Arendt by Margarethe Von Trotta.
Reviews by Maureen Medved
Magazine Ink

columns

PENNI MITCHELL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Mandela’s Legacy
SUSAN G. COLE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Is This What a Feminist Looks Like?
JOANNA CHIU. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Relaxing China’s One-Child Policy
EVELYN C. WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Reach for the Moon
LYN COCKBURN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Grooming the Anti-Abortion Message

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