Spring 2018

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SPRING 2018 | VOLUME 32 NO. 1

 

FEATURES

LIDO PIMIENTA 16

Polaris Music Prize-winning artist combines love with

absolute rage.

by Evelyn C. White

MISOGYNOIR IN CANADA 21

Robyn Maynard documents the surveillance of Black

lives in Canada in her new book Policing Black Lives:

State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present.

by Cheryl Thompson

UPSTAGING PATRIARCHY 24

Theatre Companies in Canada are tearing down

gender and race barriers, and in doing so, are helping

to create a more diverse, wide-ranging exploration of

Canadian culture.

by Andi Schwartz

ALANIS OBOMSAWIN 29

Legendary documentary filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin

has released her 50th film, Our People Will Heal,

which movingly tells a beautiful story about a journey

to reclaim lost history, language and traditions of

self-determination.

by Doreen Nicoll

BIG PHARMA AND BREAST CANCER . 43

Long-time health activist Sharon Batt is the author

of a new book, Health Advocacy Inc., which examines

how corporate cash has depoliticize women’s health

advocacy work in Canada.

by Deborah Ostrovsky

 

NEWS

BUBBLE ZONES EXPANDED . 6

by Barbara D. Janusz

ABORTION PILL RULES RELAXED 7

by Elizabeth Whitten

MEMORABILIA: PUSSY POWER UNLEASHED . 10

by Renée Bondy

ABBY LIPPMAN REMEMBERED 11

by Anne Rochon Ford

TUNISIAN STUDENTS MARK #METOO VICTORY 12

by Tharwa Boulifi

AFGHAN MEDIA WOMEN FOCUS OF FILM . 13

by Vivien Felligi

KOREAN SEX SLAVES DEMAND APOLOGY 14

 

arts & ideas

FABULOUS FEMALE COMEDY . 32

Tig Notario and DiabloCody’s One Mississippi, the visceral

and original Web Therapy and Issa Rae’s Insecure are among

the latest crop of female-driven comedies on TV.

by Maureen Medved

MUSIC REVIEW . 34

Safe Haven by Ruth B

Review by Evelyn C. White

SPRING READING . 34

The Greatest Hits of Wanda Jaynes by Brigit Canning;

Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson; In Many Waters

by Amy Sands Brodoff; Bad Mothers: Regulations,

Representations and Resistance edited by M. Hughes

Miller, T. Hager and R. Jameko Bromwich; Claiming

Anishinaabe: Decolonizing the Human Spirit by

Lynn Gehl; Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and

Revolution in Trump’s America edited by Samhita

Mukhopadhyay; Manufacturing Urgency: The

Development Industry and Violence Against Women

by Corinne L. Mason; Fairly Equal: Lawyering the

Feminist Revolution by Linda Silver Dranoff; Runaway

Wives and Rogue Feminists: The Origins of the Women’s

Shelter Movement in Canada by Margo Goodhand;

I’m the Girl Who Was Raped by Michelle Hattingh.

columns

SUSAN G. COLE . 5

We’re Not Backing Down

JOANNA CHIU . 15

Support and Solidarity Empower Us

LYN COCKBURN . 48

#MeToo Brings Out #MeanToo