Summer 2014

Herizons Summer 2014
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HERIZONS Summer 2014 / Volume 28 No. 1

features

NELVANA OF THE NORTHERN LIGHTS
The Canadian female superhero who predated Wonder
Woman has been brought back to life, thanks to the
efforts of Hope Nicholson and Rachel Ritchey. The
crime-busting Nelvana broke new gender ground and
made comic history during the Second World War.
by Nicole Ribacha

MAKING BLACK BEAUTY PRODUCTS SAFER
In the late 1960s, the Black is Beautiful movement
repositioned natural hair—Afros and cornrows—into
signifiers for racial solidarity. But the trend waned and
today, many people use hair relaxers and other products
to make fashion statements. Many of those products are
not fully regulated.
by Cheryl Thompson

SEXIST BYTES: HOW WOMEN ARE FIXING
CODE IN THE WORKPLACE

Women computer programmers report that a boys’ club
atmosphere and some not-so-subtle sexism keeps them
from getting proper credit for their work. Find out how
women respond to sexism in the programming workplace.
by Kelsey Rolfe

THE GREENING OF SEX TOYS
A movement is afoot, led by sex toy sellers and
manufacturers, to get toxic substances like phthalates
out of sex toys and to recycle old products to keep
hazards out of landfills.
by Kate Sloan

news

ART EXHIBIT ECHOES MISSING WOMEN INQUIRY CALL
by Ashleigh Mattern

BODY CONFIDENCE AWARDED

BOLD VISION CONFERENCE IN P.E.I.

DEFENDING WOMEN WHO KILL IN SELF-DEFENCE
by Lisa Tremblay

AN UPLIFTING HISTORY OF THE BRA
by Renée Bondy

arts & culture

SUMMER READING
Quivering Land by Roewan Crowe; Infidelity by Stacey-
May Fowles; The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri; All My Puny
Sorrows by Miriam Toews; Adé by Rebecca Walker; Mind
the Gap: Canadian Perspectives on Gender and Politics edited
by R. Lexier and T. Small; Incarcerated Mothers: Oppression
and Resistance edited by G. Eljdupovic and R. Jaremko
Bromwich; Labouring Positions: Black Women, Mothering and
the Academy edited by S. Nzinga-Johnson; Gender Failure
by Rae Spoon and Ivan E. Coyote; The Faraway Nearby by
Rebecca Solnit; Chasing Rainbows: Exploring Gender Fluid
Parenting Practices edited by J. Green and M. Freedman;
Making Peace With the Earth by Vandana Shiva; Ballerina:
Sex, Scandal and Suffering Behind the Symbol by Deidre Kelly.

POETRY SNAPSHOT
MxT by Sina Queyras; Designated Mourner by
Catherine Owen; The Quiet by Anne-Marie Turza.
by Mariianne Mays

ARTS PROFILE: DONNA MORRISSEY
Serving Up a Literary Feast
by Evelyn C. White

TELEVISION REVIEWS
Broads, Girls and the Female Gaze
by Maureen Medved

columns
PENNI MITCHELL
No Right Kind of Feminist
JOANNA CHIU
The Nigerian Social Media Lesson
LYN COCKBURN
MacKay Courts Disaster

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