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Herizons Summer 2014
Summer 2014
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HERIZONS Summer 2014 / Volume 28 No. 1

features

NELVANA OF THE NORTHERN LIGHTS
The Canadian female superhero who predated Wonder
Woman has been brought back to life, thanks to the
efforts of Hope Nicholson and Rachel Ritchey. The
crime-busting Nelvana broke new gender ground and
made comic history during the Second World War.
by Nicole Ribacha

MAKING BLACK BEAUTY PRODUCTS SAFER
In the late 1960s, the Black is Beautiful movement
repositioned natural hair—Afros and cornrows—into
signifiers for racial solidarity. But the trend waned and
today, many people use hair relaxers and other products
to make fashion statements. Many of those products are
not fully regulated.
by Cheryl Thompson

SEXIST BYTES: HOW WOMEN ARE FIXING
CODE IN THE WORKPLACE

Women computer programmers report that a boys’ club
atmosphere and some not-so-subtle sexism keeps them
from getting proper credit for their work. Find out how
women respond to sexism in the programming workplace.
by Kelsey Rolfe

THE GREENING OF SEX TOYS
A movement is afoot, led by sex toy sellers and
manufacturers, to get toxic substances like phthalates
out of sex toys and to recycle old products to keep
hazards out of landfills.
by Kate Sloan

news

ART EXHIBIT ECHOES MISSING WOMEN INQUIRY CALL
by Ashleigh Mattern

BODY CONFIDENCE AWARDED

BOLD VISION CONFERENCE IN P.E.I.

DEFENDING WOMEN WHO KILL IN SELF-DEFENCE
by Lisa Tremblay

AN UPLIFTING HISTORY OF THE BRA
by Renée Bondy

arts & culture

SUMMER READING
Quivering Land by Roewan Crowe; Infidelity by Stacey-
May Fowles; The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri; All My Puny
Sorrows by Miriam Toews; Adé by Rebecca Walker; Mind
the Gap: Canadian Perspectives on Gender and Politics edited
by R. Lexier and T. Small; Incarcerated Mothers: Oppression
and Resistance edited by G. Eljdupovic and R. Jaremko
Bromwich; Labouring Positions: Black Women, Mothering and
the Academy edited by S. Nzinga-Johnson; Gender Failure
by Rae Spoon and Ivan E. Coyote; The Faraway Nearby by
Rebecca Solnit; Chasing Rainbows: Exploring Gender Fluid
Parenting Practices edited by J. Green and M. Freedman;
Making Peace With the Earth by Vandana Shiva; Ballerina:
Sex, Scandal and Suffering Behind the Symbol by Deidre Kelly.

POETRY SNAPSHOT
MxT by Sina Queyras; Designated Mourner by
Catherine Owen; The Quiet by Anne-Marie Turza.
by Mariianne Mays

ARTS PROFILE: DONNA MORRISSEY
Serving Up a Literary Feast
by Evelyn C. White

TELEVISION REVIEWS
Broads, Girls and the Female Gaze
by Maureen Medved

columns
PENNI MITCHELL
No Right Kind of Feminist
JOANNA CHIU
The Nigerian Social Media Lesson
LYN COCKBURN
MacKay Courts Disaster


Herizons Spring 2014
Spring 2014
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HERIZONS Spring 2014 / Volume 27 No. 4

features

ARE EMOTICONS A WOMAN THING?  
Research suggests that women use emoticons twice as often as men. Does their use promote stereotypes about women as obsessed with feelings and too approval seeking, or are the signs being misread?
by Katie Bickell

DIVERSITY ISN’T ENOUGH FOR TRANS INCLUSION
Trans theorist Julia Serano believes “diversity” is a limiting word that focuses too much on how people look and not enough on how they think. In her newest book, Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive, the American writer argues that “gender policing” and “sexuality shaming” in the feminist and queer movements have created double standards and hierarchies that prevent these movements from being truly trans-inclusive.
by Mandy Van Deven

WORDS WILL BREAK CEMENT: The Passion of Pussy Riot  
Freed from prison just before the Sochi Winter Games, Pussy Riot members Nadya Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina vowed to continue their protest, along with others, against the unbridled power of Russian President Vladimir Putin. This excerpt from the book Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot introduces the group’s origins and feminist philosophy.
by Masha Gessen

IMPROVING THE ODDS FOR WOMEN GAMBLERS
The factors that lead to women become hooked on gaming are often quite different from those experienced by men who are problem gamblers. Lethbridge University researchers suggest that the needs of women need to be taken into account when creating programs to treat their gambling addictions.
by Barbara D. Janusz

news

IS THE NORDIC PROSTITUTION MODEL FOR US?
by Meghan Murphy

DOC CHRONICLES ACTIVIST PAT NOONAN  
by Beatrice Fantori

‘G’ IS FOR GENDER STUDIES IN HIGH SCHOOL  
by Andi Schwartz

TIED TO APRON STRINGS  
by Renée Bondy

arts & culture

MUSIC REVIEWS
Speak Deluxe by Marla Muse; Girl With Grit by Lindsay May; Risin’ by Auresia.
Reviews by Cindy Filipenko

SPRING READING
The Family Took Shape by Shashi Bhat; Barbara Klein-Muskrat Then & Now by Sharon Abron Drache; Ma, He Sold me for a Few Cigarettes by Martha Long; The Harem by Safia Fazlul; The Pious Robber by Harriet Richards; Blue is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh; And Neither Have I Wings to Fly by Thelma Wheatley; The Strange Truth About Us by M.A.C. Farrant; Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China by Jung Chang; Playing It Forward: 50 Years of Women and Sport in Canada eds. G. Demers, L. Greaves,
S. Kirby and M. Lay; The Feminist Porn Book: The Politics of Producing Pleasure eds. T. Taormino, C. Parreñas Shimizu, C. Penley and M. Miller-Young; We All Become Stories, ed. Ann Elizabeth Carson.

POETRY SNAPSHOT
How the Gods Pour Tea by Lynn Davies; Wood by Jessica Harper; Sybil Unrest by Larissa Lai and Rita Wong.
by Mariianne Mays Wiebe

FILM REVIEWS
H&G by Danishka Esterhazy; Salmon Confidential by Twyla Roscovitch; Bastards by Claire Denis.
by Maureen Medved

columns
PENNI MITCHELL
Premiere Power Politics
SUSAN G. COLE
Olympic Pain and Glory
JOANNA CHIU
Stop the Traffic
EVELYN C. WHITE
Saint Mary’s Star Students
LYN COCKBURN
Is Papal Infallibility Ironic?