Spring 2017

Spring 2017
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herizons SPRING 2017 | VOLUME 30 NO. 4

news
WOMEN’S MARCH RALLIES MILLIONS           6
by Niranjana Iyer
RECYCLING PIONEER MILLY ZANTOW         10
by Elise Moser
OVARIAN PSYCOS HIT THE ROAD         11
by Amanda Le Rougetel
THE VEILED INFLUENCE OF NUNS         14
by Renée Bondy

features
WATER WISDOM                     16
Time to Heed Maude Barlow’s Clarion Call
Water is a feminist issue. It is not only the source of life
on planet Earth, it is also an environmental-justice and
Indigenous issue, as more than 70 First Nations live
with permanent boil-water advisories in Canada. No one
knows water like Maude Barlow, whose book Boiling
Point is sounding the alarm bell on this urgent issue.
by Irene D’Souza

MARCHING TOWARDS EQUALITY           21
Since its first female recruits graduated in 1975, the
RCMP has been rife with sexual harassment, bullying
and discrimination against women. Bonnie Reilly
Schmidt has written an account of the national police
force’s ongoing resistance to accepting women as equals
and it’s shameful history of sexual harassment.
by Barbara Janusz

KATHERENA VERMETTE: NEVER LOOK AWAY   24
Katherena Vermette’s novel The Break is a monumental
thriller that takes place in Winnipeg’s North End. Not
since Beatrice Culleton Mosionier’s In Search of April
Raintree has Canadian fiction had such fully rendered
female Indigenous characters.
by Shawna Dempsey

arts & culture

MUSIC REVIEWS .                     32

Big Boy by Charlotte Cardin, Tourist in This Town
by Allison Crutchfield
by Cindy Filipenko

SPRING MUST-READS .                 33
Five Roses, by Alice Zorn; Barbara the Slut and Other
People, by Lauren Holmes; Dawning of a New Garden,
by Tara Nanayakkara; When We Are Bold: Women
Who Turn Our Upsidedown World Right, edited by
Rachel M.Vincent; Memory Serves: Oratories,
by Lee Maracle; Susanna Moodie: Roughing It in the
Bush, by Carole Shields and Patrick Crowe;About Canada:
Women’s Rights, by Penni Mitchell; We Were Once
Feminists: From Riot Grrl to Covergirl®, the  Buying and
Selling of a Political Movement, by Andi Zeisler

POETRY SNAPSHOT .                 41
Burning the Midnight Dream, by Louise Bernice Halfe;
How Festive the Ambulance, by Kim Fu; Heaven’s Thieves,
by Sue Sinclair
by Mariianne Mays

FILM REVIEWS .                     42
Queen of Katwe, directed by Mira Nair; Two Soft Things,
Two Hard Things, directed by Mark Kenneth Woods and
Michael Yerxa
by Maureen Medved

OSCAR OF BETWEEN .                 45
In Conversation with Betsy Warland
Writer and teacher Betsy Warland has written a complicated
memoir, Oscar of Between: A Memoir of Identity and Ideas. As
you’ll see, it’s a genre that needs complicating.
by Tara-Michelle Ziniuk

columns
PENNI MITCHELL .                       5
Feminist Media Antidote to Fake News
SUSAN G. COLE .                     15
Is Feminism Off Course?
JOANNA CHIU .                     29
Choking on Oilsands
LYN COCKBURN .                    48
Shtunks, Bawbags and Shmegegges

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