Winter 2015

Winter 2015
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HERIZONS WINTER 2015 | VOLUME 28 NO. 3

features

BREAK THROUGH THE CLOUDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Women are making strides towards equality in many
formerly male-dominated fields such as dentistry and
veterinary medicine, yet they make up only fi ve percent
of commercial pilots in Canada. What can be done to
get more women flying?
by Arden Dier

RED TENT REVOLUTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
More and more women are opting for reusable
menstrual pads and menstrual cups as a way to be kind
to the environment and to save money. But Lunapads
co-founder Madeleine Shaw says menstrual taboos are
keeping our relationship with menses a closed subject.
by Jeanie Keogh

OUTSPOKEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Throat Singer Tanya Tagaq, who won the 2014 Polaris
Music Prize, is an independent musical powerhouse
with a passion for Inuit people and their rights. Her
latest recording, Animism, is dedicated to missing
and murdered Aboriginal women, and she talked to
Herizons about what informs her music and her politics.
by Cindy Filipenko

MIGRATION AND MASCULINITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Shani Mootoo’s latest novel, Moving Sideways Like a
Crab, navigates the waters of gender, geography and
identity. This evocative interview with the novelist
explores the currents of love and longing, and the
capacity of the human heart to grow.
by Tara-Michelle Ziniuk

news

MISSING WOMEN MOVEMENT GAINS MOMENTUM . . 6
by Penni Mitchell

BOLD WOMEN ENVISION NEW MAP OF CANADA . . . . 8
by Wendy Robbins

GENDER STUDIES MAKES THE GRADE IN ONTARIO . . 10
by Kate Sloan

DOUCHEY MARKETING PLOYS EXPOSED . . . . . . . . . . 13
by Renée Bondy

arts & culture

MUSIC REVIEWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Animism by Tanya Tagaq; The Signal by Elizabeth Shepherd;
Sounding the Animal by Megan Lane.
by Cindy Filipenko

WINTER READING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
The Wittenbergs by Sarah Klassen; Watch How We Walk by
Jennifer Lovegrove; How Does a Single Blade of Grass Thank
the Sun? by Doretta Lau; Hard Choices by Hillary Rodham
Clinton; Chinese Comfort Women: Testimonies from Imperial
Japan’s Sex Slaves by Peipei Qiu, Su Zhiliang and Chen Lifei;
Beyond the Journey: Women’s Stories of Settlement and Community
Building in Canada edited by Althea Prince; Dreaming of
Elsewhere: Observations of Home by Esi Edugyan; Untying the
Apron: Daughters Remember Mothers of the 1950s edited by
Lorri Neillsen Glenn; Body Failure: Medical Views of Women
1900–1950 by Wendy Mitchenson; Wielding the Force: The
Science of Social Justice by Zainab Amadhy; Hot, Wet & Shaking:
How I Learned to Talk About Sex by Kaleigh Trace.

POETRY SNAPSHOT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
School by Jen Currin; What Became My Grieving Ceremony
by Carla-Lyn Morgan; Song & Error by Averill Curdy.
by Mariianne Mays

ON SCREEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Finding Vivien Maier directed by John Maloof and Charles
Siskel; Women Aren’t Funny directed by Bonnie McFarlane.
by Maureen Medved

columns

PENNI MITCHELL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
The Battle of Parliament Hill

SUSAN G. COLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
What Ghomeshi Taught a New Generation

LYN COCKBURN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Striding Towards Equality

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