Fall 2017

Herizons Fall 2017
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herizons FALL 2017 | VOLUME 31 NO. 2

news
SINGING ABORTIONIST IN TUNE
WITH MORGENTALER……………….……….…...6

by Amanda Le Rougetel
ID TO REFLECT NON-BINARY IDENTITY…….   7
by Elizabeth Whitten
MEMORABILIA: WHAT PINK REVEALS ……… 8
by Renée Bondy
CANADA’S  FEMINIST FOREIGN POLICY……. 11
by Penni Mitchell

features
RESONANCE AND REBELLION ………………… 12
Multimedia artist Alexis O’Hara uses sound and breath
to create everything from sonic igloos to cross-dressing
torch twang personas.
by Deanna Radford
BIRTHRIGHT DENIED …………………………….. 16
The Sterilization of Indigenous Women
The recent stories from women in Saskatoon who say they
were pressured to have sterilization surgery shortly after
giving birth were symptomatic of a larger problem. Indigenous
women have been targeted for sterilization for decades.
by Karen Stote
HOW RAPE KITS HAVE HARMED WOMEN ….. 20
The gathering of evidence for rape kits was supposed to
help convict more rapists. Find out what the author of a
new book on the subject found out.
by Andrea Quinlan
THE ORGASM GAP …………………………….… 24
Experts on female sexuality believe that equality in the
bedroom can be just as important to fostering women’s
happiness and building their confidence as equality in
the bedroom.
by Kate Sloan
BRAIN PAIN …………………………………….…..29
Migraine is a sorely underfunded field of medical
research study. Find out what the experts are saying to
counteract stereotypes about this condition.
by Anna Eidt

arts & culture
FILM REVIEWS ……………………………………... 32
Tangerine, directed by Sean Baker; The Babushkas of
Chernobyl, directed by Holly Morris and Anne Bogart;
I Am Jane Doe, directed by Mary Mazzio
Reviews by Maureen Medved

FALL BOOK REVIEWS ………………………………33
The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill; Do Not
Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien; Wanderlust:
Stories on the Move edited by Byrna Baraclay; Swing
Time by Zadie Smith; Leave Me by Gayle Forman;
Red Jacket by Pamela Mordecai; Freedom is a Constant
Struggle by Angela Davis; Making a Scene Lesbians and
Community Across Canada, 1964-1984 by Liz Millward;
Jane Crow: The Life of Pauli Murray by Rosalind
Rosenberg; Just Jen: Thriving Through Multiple Sclerosis
by Jen Powley; One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of
This Will Matter by Scaachi Koul; Notes from a Feminist
Killjoy by Erin Wunker; Mothers, Mothering and Sex
Work edited by Rebecca Bromwich and Monique Marie
DeJong; War-Torn Exchanges: The Lives and Letters of
Nursing Sisters Laura Holland and Mildred Forbes edited
by Andrea McKenzie; A Queer Love Story: The letters of
Jane Rule and Rick Rebout edited by Marilyn R. Schuster

POETRY SNAPSHOT ………………………………… 42
A Samurai’s Pink House by Sonia Saikaley; Garments
Against Women by Anne Boyer; The After Party by
Jana Prikryl
by Mariianne Mays

columns
PENNI MITCHELL ………………………………………... 5
Monumental Change
SUSAN G. COLE ………………………………………... 15
The Wonder of Hollywood Women
LINDA DRANOFF ……………………………………….. 29
Handmaid’s Tale
LYN COCKBURN ……………………………………….. 48
The Scourge of Manspreading
 

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