Winter 2017

Herizons Winter 2017
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herizons WINTER 2017 | VOLUME 30 NO. 3

news
IUD TOO OFTEN STANDS FOR PAIN . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
by Sharon Kashani
TUNISIAN REVOLUTION DOC ON WOMEN. . . . . . . . 7
by Amanda Le Rougetel
PARENT DEDICATED HER LIFE TO FAIRNESS . . . . 8
by Shree Mulay
TIME TO EMPOWER INDIGENOUS GIRLS . . . . . . . . 11
by Christine Peets
FASHIONING FOOTWEAR POLITICS . . . . . . . . . . . .13
by Renée Bondy
TORTURE BILL REJECTED BY COMMITTEE . . . . .  14
by Debra Huron

features
SIZING UP WEIGHT BIAS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Fat discrimination in the workplace means that decisions
about whether people are hired and how much
they are paid are influenced by how closely they conform
to society’s notions of ideal body size. Meet the women
fighting to make size discrimination a basis for human
rights protection across Canada.
by Sharon Haywood

MOBILIZING AGAINST MARITAL RAPE IN INDIA . .. 21
While more than 100 countries have criminalized marital
rape, India is still debating the issue. A new momentum
driven by women, is increasing public support for criminalizing
rape within marriage and it’s getting the attention
of government.
by Pallavi Bhattacharya

THE BALLET LIBERATION MOVEMENT .. . . . . .. . . 24
For centuries, ballet has limited itself to themes of
heterosexual love danced almost exclusively by wafer-thin
Caucasian dancers. That’s all changing, as artistic
directors in dance companies around the world are
diversifying what audiences see on the stage.
by Andi Schwartz

arts & culture

MUSIC REVIEWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
I’m Alone, No You’re Not by Joseph; All the Bridges by Liz
Stringer; At Swim by Lisa Hannigan; Nasar by Turkwaz Band;
We.Animals. by Lila Rose

WINTER READING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
The Golden Son by Shilpi Somaya Gowda; Flannery by Lisa
Moore; The Hunter and The Wild Girl by Pauline Holdstock;
Moving Parts by Lana Pesch; A Road Unforeseen: Women
Fight the Islamic State by Meredeth Tax; A Two-Spirit
Journey: The Autobiography of a Lesbian Ojibwa-Cree Elder by
Ma-Nee Chacaby; Cracked: How Telephone Operators Took on
Canada’s Largest Corporation … and Won! by Joan Roberts;
Lactivism: How Feminists and Fundamentalists, Hippies,
Yuppies and Physicians Made Breastfeeding Big Business and
Bad Policy by Courtney Jung; At the Limits of Terror: Women
of Colour on Terror edited by Suvendrini Perera and Sherene
H. Razack; All the Single Ladies by Rebecca Traister; Forever
Loved: Exposing the Hidden Crisis of Missing and Murdered
Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada edited by D. Meme
Lavell-Harvard and Jennifer Brant; Big Pharma, Women and
the Labour of Love by Thea Cacchioni.

POETRY SNAPSHOT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
All the Gold Hurts My Mouth by Katherine Leyton; Alive
New and Selected Poems by Elizabeth Willis; The Unlit Path
Behind the House by Margo Wheaton
by Mariianne Mays

FILM REVIEWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
All this Panic, directed by Jenny Gage and Thomas
Betterton; Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt,
directed by Ada Ushpiz
Reviews by Maureen Medved
HANDSOME ALICE EMBOLDENS THESPIANS . . . . . . 46
Calgary’s Handsome Alice Theatre is dedicated to exploring
the expression of female voices and female experiences.
by Victoria Bailey

columns
PENNI MITCHELL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Female Politicians Take on Trolls
SUSAN G. COLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . 15
Misogyny Trumps Liberal Democracy
JOANNA CHIU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Chinese Homebuyers Unfairly Targeted
 

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