Winter 2016

Herizons Winter 2016
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herizons Winter 2016 | Volume 29 No. 3

news
$15 Minimum Wage Campaign Rises Up in B.C. ……....  6
by Janet Nicol

Nelliegrams
Women Sue over Abortion, Harassment in the RCMP...... 6

Women’s Radio Station Casualty of Taliban ……………  7

Writer Fights Online Harassment ………………………….   8

Ontario Seeks to Close Wage Gap ……………………….    9

Memorabilia Freewheeling Freedom…………………………10
by Renée Bondy

Film Takes on Beauty Standards ………………………..    11
by Amanda Le Rougetel

features
A New Policy Agenda for Women ………………………..   12
Six Ways to Kickstart Equality and Fairness
Herizons asked feminist legal expert Shelagh Day to
come up with a brief list of reforms that could kick-start
the next feminist policy agenda in Canada.
by Shelagh Day

A Call to Action
Indigenous Allies Seek Change………………………………16
From the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous
women, to the calls for action in the Truth and
Reconciliation Commission final report, expectations are
running high that Canada’s new government will take
meaningful action to reverse the violence, poverty and
inequal education faced by many Indigenous people.
by Lianne Leddy

What a Feminist Foreign Policy Looks Like…………….. 18
Human security or military strength—which ismore
important when it comes to creating a modern and
progressive foreign policy?The founder of The University
of Winnipeg Institute for International Women’s Rights
discusses why feminist  principles should form a critical
part of Canada’s foreign policy.
by Marilou McPhedran

Oh No It’s a Girl!
The Positively Sexist Things People Still
Say about Raising Daughters…………………………………… 24

It starts with comments from strangers in the street.
Next, sexism gets a boost from other parents who laud the 
mythological benefits of boy babies over girls. The author
recounts her own experiences and calls on responsible
adults to stop sex stereotypes about raising daughters.
by Deborah Ostrovsky

arts & culture
Music Reviews ……………………………………………. 33
Dig in Deep by Bonnie Raitt; 25 by Adele; Picking
Up the Pieces
by Jewel
by Cindy Filipenko

Winter Reading …………………………………………….. 34
Outsiders Still: Why Women Journalists Love—and
Leave—Their Newspaper Careers
by Vivian Smith;
Fallen: A Trauma, a Marriage and the Transformative
Power of Music
by Kara Stanley;
I Can’t Believe It’s Not Better: A Woman’s Guide to
Coping with Life
by Monica Heisey;
Adoption and Mothering edited by Frances J. Latchford
Between Gods: A Memoir by Alison Pick;
The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters; New York
1, Tel Aviv 0
by Shelly Oria;
Boy Lost in Wild by Brenda Hasiuk;
Celia’s Song by Lee Maracle;
Anansesem: Telling Stories and Storytelling African
Maternal Pedagogies
by Adwoa Ntozake Onuora;
Laundry Lines: A Memoir in Stories and Poems by
Ann Elizabeth Carson; Along a River: The First
French-Canadian Women
by Jan Noel

Artist in Profile ………………………………………..….. 40
Di Brandt’s Freedom Quest
by Mariianne Mays

Film Review ………………………………………………... 46
Dreamcatcher, directed by Kim Longinotto
Review by Maureen Medved

Poetry Snapshot ………………………………………….. 47
Twoism by Ali Blythe;
There Are No Solid Gold Dancers Anymore
by Adrienne Weiss;
Frayed Opus for Strings and Wind Instruments
by Ulrikka Gernes (translated by P.Friesen and P. Brask)
by Mariianne Mays

columns
Penni Mitchell ……………………………………………….5
A New Feminist Agenda
Cherry Smilie ……………………………………………….23
Why Collectivity Matters
Susan Cole …………………………………………………. 31
What is a Terrorist?
Joanna Chiu ………………………………………………...39
Pay Gap Starts Early
Lyn Cockburn ……………………………………………….48
Taking Down Online Sexists
 

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