Fall 2014

Herizons Fall 2014
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HERIZONS FALL 2014 / VOLUME 28 NO. 2

features

FREEZE FRAME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
A new report on women in the film industry shows that
women aren’t making significant inroads into directing,
screenwriting and cinematography in Canada. What
will it take to reach equality on the big screen?
by Brad Dunn

WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES:
The Fight for Dignity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

In the wake of a 2013 coroner’s report into the death
of Ashley Smith at the Grand Valley Institution for
Women, the need to improve treatment for women
with mental disabilities in institutions came into the
spotlight. Bonnie Brayton, executive director of the
DisAbled Women’s Network of Canada, talks about
what it will take to make sure women with disabilities
can obtain the supports and services they need.
by Sandhya Singh

DISHING OUT DOMESTIC NOSTALGIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Is the current fixation with all things feminine and retro
an ironic nudge-nudge, wink-wink acknowledgment
that women have never acquiesced into domestic bliss
in the kitchen? It all depends, the author says, on
whether we maintain a healthy respect for female camp
in popular culture.
by Tonya Davidson

REGINI’S ROOTS:
Activist Recalls Sri Lankan Political Struggles . . . . . . . 28

During Sri Lanka’s civil war, women organized to
provide assistance to victims of rape and to women and
children who had been displaced. Regini David, who
came to Canada as a refugee and now works on gender
and race issues, talks about her activist roots in two of
Sri Lanka’s prominent feminist organizations.
by Nuzhat Abbas

news

STUDENTS TURN TO SEX WORK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
by Matt Moir

WOMEN MAKE INROADS IN POSTWAR SRI LANKA. . . 8
by Lasanda Kurukulasuriya

WHITE IS THE NEW WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
by Renée Bondy

LGBT CHINESE PROTEST CONVERSION THERAPY. . . . 13
by Ember Swift

arts & culture

MUSIC REVIEWS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  33
St. Vincent by St. Vincent; Say Sumthin by Shauntay Grant;
Voodoo Dolls and False Alarms by Marta Pacek.
by Cindy Filipenko and Evelyn White

FALL READING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  34
Matadora by Elizabeth Ruth; Maddaddam by Margaret
Atwood; Prairie Ostrich by Tamai Kobayashi; The Wondrous
Woo by Niranjana Iyer; Wake by Anna Hope; On Loving
Women by Diane Obomsawin; The Deaf House by Joanne
Weber; The M Word: Conversations about Motherhood edited
by Kerry Clare; Facing Eugenics by Erika Dyck; The Big Lie:
Motherhood, Feminism and the Reality of the Biological Clock by
Tanya Selvaratnam; Mother of Invention: How Our Mothers
Influenced Us as Feminist Academics and Activists edited by
Vanessa Reimer and Sarah Sahagian.

POETRY SNAPSHOT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  41
Blue Sonoma by Jane Munro; Broom Broom by Brecken
Hancock; Canoodlers by andrea bennett.
by Mariianne Mays

ARTS PROFILE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  42
The Sibylline Sarah Schulman
by Joy Parks

TELEVISION REVIEWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  46
Orange is the New Standard
by Maureen Medved

columns

JOANNA CHIU . 5
Is Conservatism Spreading?

SUSAN G. COLE . 15
Pride and the Bride

LYN COCKBURN . 48
Pussies Against Feminism

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