HERIZONS Spring 2014 / Volume 27 No. 4
ARE EMOTICONS A WOMAN THING?
Research suggests that women use emoticons twice as often as men. Does their use promote stereotypes about women as obsessed with feelings and too approval seeking, or are the signs being misread?
by Katie Bickell
DIVERSITY ISN’T ENOUGH FOR TRANS INCLUSION
Trans theorist Julia Serano believes “diversity” is a limiting word that focuses too much on how people look and not enough on how they think. In her newest book, Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive, the American writer argues that “gender policing” and “sexuality shaming” in the feminist and queer movements have created double standards and hierarchies that prevent these movements from being truly trans-inclusive.
by Mandy Van Deven
WORDS WILL BREAK CEMENT: The Passion of Pussy Riot
Freed from prison just before the Sochi Winter Games, Pussy Riot members Nadya Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina vowed to continue their protest, along with others, against the unbridled power of Russian President Vladimir Putin. This excerpt from the book Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot introduces the group’s origins and feminist philosophy.
by Masha Gessen
IMPROVING THE ODDS FOR WOMEN GAMBLERS
The factors that lead to women become hooked on gaming are often quite different from those experienced by men who are problem gamblers. Lethbridge University researchers suggest that the needs of women need to be taken into account when creating programs to treat their gambling addictions.
by Barbara D. Janusz
IS THE NORDIC PROSTITUTION MODEL FOR US?
by Meghan Murphy
DOC CHRONICLES ACTIVIST PAT NOONAN
by Beatrice Fantori
‘G’ IS FOR GENDER STUDIES IN HIGH SCHOOL
by Andi Schwartz
TIED TO APRON STRINGS
by Renée Bondy
arts & culture
Speak Deluxe by Marla Muse; Girl With Grit by Lindsay May; Risin’ by Auresia.
Reviews by Cindy Filipenko
The Family Took Shape by Shashi Bhat; Barbara Klein-Muskrat Then & Now by Sharon Abron Drache; Ma, He Sold me for a Few Cigarettes by Martha Long; The Harem by Safia Fazlul; The Pious Robber by Harriet Richards; Blue is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh; And Neither Have I Wings to Fly by Thelma Wheatley; The Strange Truth About Us by M.A.C. Farrant; Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China by Jung Chang; Playing It Forward: 50 Years of Women and Sport in Canada eds. G. Demers, L. Greaves,
S. Kirby and M. Lay; The Feminist Porn Book: The Politics of Producing Pleasure eds. T. Taormino, C. Parreñas Shimizu, C. Penley and M. Miller-Young; We All Become Stories, ed. Ann Elizabeth Carson.
How the Gods Pour Tea by Lynn Davies; Wood by Jessica Harper; Sybil Unrest by Larissa Lai and Rita Wong.
by Mariianne Mays Wiebe
H&G by Danishka Esterhazy; Salmon Confidential by Twyla Roscovitch; Bastards by Claire Denis.
by Maureen Medved
Premiere Power Politics
SUSAN G. COLE
Olympic Pain and Glory
Stop the Traffic
EVELYN C. WHITE
Saint Mary’s Star Students
Is Papal Infallibility Ironic?