Fall 2016

Herizons Fall 2016
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herizons Fall 2016 | Vol. 30 No 2

news
IRAN BACKPEDALS ON WOMEN’S RIGHTS ….….  6
URSULA FRANKLIN TOOK BITE OUT OF NUKES …7
REVIVING THE ART OF CANNING ………………… 8
by Renée Bondy

INDIGENOUS WOMEN’S INQUIRY BEGINS . ….….…10
SEXUAL ASSAULT:
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? ……………..11

by Janet Nicol

features
LAST RIGHTS ……………………………………   16
Women and Medical Assistance in Dying
A majority of the key players in the debate on medical
assistance in dying in Canada have been women. From
Sue Rodriguez in 1993 to the federal government’s latest
law on assisted death, women have taken up leadership
roles on the issue as litigators, judges and policy-makers.
by Jocelyn Downie

BODY OF EVIDENCE
The Messy Debate Over Female Ejaculation ….   21
Though largely forgotten for 2,000 years, female ejaculation
has been documented throughout history. Thanks to sex
educators, it’s making a comeback, but some researchers are
throwing cold water on its makeup.
by Kate Sloan

SERENA RYDER ………………………………….     24
Fight. Surrender. Balance.
Serena Ryder’s Newest Album, Utopia, is a reflection of
her journey towards embracing the darkness, as well as
the lightness, that we all must face. She’s talking more
openly now about the importance of mental health, balance
and expressing a more expansive view of life.
by Cindy Filipenko

K-POP’S NOTES OF SEXISM ……………………….44
In case you haven’t heard, the world has fallen in love
with Korean culture. Korea’s K-pop has a huge fan
following throughout the world, but the manufactured
industry has been criticized for its poor treatment of its
stars and for reinforcing gender roles.
by Dave Hazzan

ISLAMIC IDENTITIES AND GENDER EXPLORED … 46
The Relevance of Islamic Identity in Canada offers a topical
discussion for a Canadian public wishing to learn about
the lived realities of Muslims in Canada. Equally important
is its emphasis on the conversations that must take
place within Muslim communities, one of the foremost
being about gender relations.
by Ayesha Mian Akram

arts & culture
MUSIC REVIEWS ………………………………….. 32
Undercurrent by Sarah Jarosz; Love & Lust by Jadea
Kelly; Adore Life by Savages
Reviews by Cindy Filipenko

FALL FEMINIST READING ………………………. 34
Only by Blood by Renate Krakauer; Close to Hugh
by Marina Endicott; A Place Called Sorry by Donna
Milner; Snapshots of a Girl by Beldan Sezen; Red
Star Tattoo by Sonja Larsen; The Story of My Tits by
Jennifer Hayden; Scattered Bones by Maggie Siggins;
Feminist Pedagogy in Higher Education edited by T.
Penny Light, J. Nicholas and R. Bondy; Dying from
Improvement: Inquests and Inquiries into Indigenous
Deaths in Custory by Sherene Razack; Resilience and
Triumph: Immigrant Women Tell Their Stories edited
by the Book Project Collective; At the Existential Café:
Freedom, Being and Apricot Cocktails by Sarah Bakewell;
The Feminist Bookstore Movement: Lesbian Antiracism
and Feminist Accountability by Kristen Hogan.

POETRY SNAPSHOT ……………………………. 40
This World We Invented by Carolyn Marie Souaid;
Land of the Sky by Salimah Valiani; Serpentine Loop
by Elee Kraljii Gardiner
by Mariianne Mays

FILM REVIEWS ……………………………………. 42
Janis: Little Girl Blue,directed by Amy Berg;
The Cult of JT Leroy,directed by Majorie Sturm;
Mala Mala, directed byAntonio Santini + Dan Sickles.
Reviews by Maureen Medved

Columns

PENNI MITCHELL ……………………………….. 5
Victim Blaming by Judges Must End
SUSAN G. COLE ……………………………….. 15
Clinton Campaign Unbuttons Sexism
LYN COCKBURN
Burkini Ban Baffling………………………………. 29
 

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