Summer 2017

Herizons Summer 2017
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herizons SUMMER 2017 | VOLUME 31 NO. 1

news
FEMINIST NEWS AGENCY IN
TURKEY TARGETED …………………………….. 6

by Dario Sabaghi
JOB FUNDS FOR ANTI-ABORTION
GROUPS HALTED ………………………………… 8

by Penni Mitchell
HONOURING WENDY ROBBINS ……………..   11
by Jennifer Brayton
MEMORABILIA: THE MEANING OF MAKEUP .14
by Renée Bondy

features
THE HOUSE THAT BEV BUILT………………… 16
Creating an Intentional Community of Women
Two years ago, Beverly Suek created the kind of
living community she dreamed of. She bought a
large house in Winnipeg’s South End and started an
intentional community with four other women. It is
more than housing—the concept involves creating
a respectful environment where housemates are
supportive of one another.
by Beverly Suek

TAKING ON SEXISM AT CITY HALL…………... 20
Female city councillors routinely endure sexist
language, frequent interruptions and other behaviour
that undermines their authority. To improve the
gender relations climate, a number of Canadian cities
are taking steps to diversify the decision-makers at
the civic policy table.
by Halena Seiferling

THE SPLENDOUR OF MADISON VIOLET……. 24
The Knight Sessions marks a welcome return to the
sound that brought Madison Violet a dedicated
following. Lisa MacIsaac and Brenley MacEachern
discuss the aftermath of their breakup and how
they recaptured their grounding as a singingsongwriting
duo.
by Cindy Filipenko

arts & culture
MUSIC REVIEWS ………………………………… 32
South Texas Suite by Whitney Rose; Ivory Castanets
by Cat Clyde; Watershed by Amelia Curran.
Reviews by Cindy Filipenko

SIZZLING SUMMER READING …………………. 33
Next Year for Sure by Zoey Leigh Peterson; The Pain Tree,
Olive Senior; The Color of Our Sky by Amita Trasi; Winter
Wren by Theresa Kishkan; Dancing in Red Shoes Will Kill
You by Donna Decker; The Performance by Ann Eriksson;
Kalyana by Rajni Mala Khelawan; Becoming Unbecoming
by Una; Smitten by Giraffe: My Life as a Citizen Scientist
by Anne Innis Dagg; Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by
Roxane Gay; Marion Dewar: A Life in Action by Deborah
Gorham; Tomboy Survival Guide by Ivan E. Coyote; Inside
The Mental by Kay Parley; Serial Girls by Kris Rothstein;
Girl Positive: Supporting Girls to Shape a New World by
Tatiana Fraser and Caia Hagel; The H-Spot: The Feminist
Pursuit of Happiness by Jill Filipovic; Smart Girls: Success,
Schools and the Myth of Post-Feminism by Shauna Pomerantz
and Rebecca Raby; Revolutionary Mothering edited by
A.P. Gumbs, C. Martens and M. Williams; Matricentric
Feminism by Andrea O’Reilly; The Raqqa Diaries by Samer;
Bomb Girls: Trading Aprons for Ammo by Barbara Dickson;
Queen of the Hurricanes: The Fearless Elsie MacGill by Crystal
Sissons; Feminist Fight Club by Jessica Bennett.

OPEN TV BROADENS SCREEN ……………………… 46
Fleabag, directed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge; You’re So Talented,
directed by Sam Bailey Brown Girls directed by Sam Bailey
Reviews by Maureen Medved

columns
PENNI MITCHELL ………………………………………... 5
The Heart of Sexism in the Indian Act

SUSAN G. COLE ………………………………………... 15
The Matter of Marches

CHERRY SMILEY ……………………………………….. 29
Who Tells Our Stories

JOANNA CHIU …………………………………………... 41

Diagnosis a Breath of Fresh Air
LYN COCKBURN ……………………………………….. 48
Cut the Crap
 

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