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HERIZONS Winter 2014 / Volume 27 No. 346

news

Body Image Boosted With Breast Casting . . .  6
by Meg Crane

Getting Girls to Stay in the Game . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
by Connie Jeske Crane

Maternal Health A Political Issue . . . . . . . . . . .  9
by Erin Lynch

From Guerrilla Warfa re to

Sweden’s Political Trenches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
by Lauryn Oates

Let there be No Ms.Understanding . . . . . . . . . .  13
by Renée Bondy

features

Bitter Pill

Class-Action Suit Aims to Make Birth Control Safer. . . 16
More than 50 years after the first birth control pill hit
the market, women in Canada and the U.S. are taking
some pill manufacturers to court. The suits charge that
some newer pills can have serious side-effects.
by Brittany Shoot

Why Good Intentions Aren’t Enough
The Case for Making Aid More Accountable
. . . . . . . 20
Tori Hogan’s dream of becoming an international aid
worker was disrupted when a 14-year-old in a refugee
camp challenged her belief that foreign aid would help
the world’s poor.
by Mandy van Deven

From Ice to Water. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Artist Sharon Alward’s video Zuma is an exploration
of the impact that the forced adoption of her daughter
has had upon her life. By sharing her experience
with others, Alward hopes to end the silence about the
once-common practice under which tens of thousands
of young, unmarried women in Canada and around the
world had their babies taken from them at birth.
by Shawna Dempsey

In Praise of Everyday Calamities
Lynn Coady and Alice Munro Win Top Honours

for Short Story Writing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
In mining a storehouse of flawed female characters,
Lynn Coady, who won the Giller Prize for Hellgoing,
mirrors Alice Munro, who was awarded the 2013 Nobel
Prize for literature. The women’s wins garnered cheers
from short story lovers around the world.
by Evelyn C. White

arts & ideas

Music Reviews. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Lullabies and Wake-Up Calls by Dinah Thorpe; Keep a Fire
by Amanda Rheaume; Traces by Karine Polwart; Tin Star
by Lindi Ortega.
Reviews by Cindy Filipenko

Winter Reading. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
The Book of Frog by Jan Zwicky; When We Were Good by
Suzanne Sutherland; Canary by Nancy Jo Cullen; Finding
Grace by Mary Lynn Murphy; Sweet Jesus by Christine
Pountney; Magnified World by Grace O’Connell; Incidental
Music by Lydia Perovic; Attention: People With Body Parts
collected by Lexie Bean; Gathered Light: The Poetry of Joni
Mitchell’s Songs edited by Lisa and John Sornberger; A Tale for
the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki; Sex and the Citadel: Intimate
Life in a Changing Arab World by Shereen El-Feki; Mary
Pratt; Wild by Cheryl Strayed; Everything Rustles by Jane
Silcott;Riding Fury Home by Chana Wilson.

Poetry Snapshot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
North End Love Songs by Katherine Vermette; Riot Lung
by Leah Horlick; I See My Love More Clearly From a Distance
by Nora Gould.
by Mariianne Mays Wiebe

How Poetry Can Save a Life. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Interview with Amber Dawn, author of How Poetry Saved
My Life: A Hustler’s Memoir.
Interview by Tara-Michele Ziniuk

Film Reviews. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Occupy Love by Velcrow Ripper; The Tiniest Place by Tatania
Huezo; Hannah Arendt by Margarethe Von Trotta.
Reviews by Maureen Medved
Magazine Ink

columns

PENNI MITCHELL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Mandela’s Legacy
SUSAN G. COLE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Is This What a Feminist Looks Like?
JOANNA CHIU. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Relaxing China’s One-Child Policy
EVELYN C. WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Reach for the Moon
LYN COCKBURN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Grooming the Anti-Abortion Message


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HERIZONS Fall 2013 / Volume 27 No. 2

news

Women targets of Afghanistan attacks . . . . . 6

Wives of Disappeared Ostracized in Nepal . . . . 7

Women at Forefront of Turkish Uprising . . . . . 8
by Caroline Muscat

Preventing Violence Against Women
good economics
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
by Kate McInturff

Rape Legacy Sees Shift in India . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

We Are Family—Again . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
by Renée Bondy

features

China’s emerging Women’s Movement. . . . . . . 16
Slowly, a political women’s movement is emerging
in China. The brave women, who are often reluctant
activists, are making headway on issues like violence
against women and cultural expectations of women to
dress in certain ways.
by Joanna Chiu

The Blame Game
Time to Slay the Perfect-Mother Myth
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
A persistent anti-feminist attack is chipping away at
mothers’ self-esteem, and a bevy of new Canadian
books on the topic of perfect-mommyism is fighting
back. Find out what women are doing to end the hypermonitoring
of motherhood.
by Jeanie Keogh

Model Behaviour
Why Mannequins Should Reflect Us
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Research shows that women are more apt to shop when
the mannequins displaying the clothes look like they do.
Yet the fashion industry still displays clothing on waiflike
plastic dummies whose proportions are impossible to
achieve. It’s time women demand some fashion justice.
by Sharon Haywood

Temporary Workers, Permanent Problems
Canada Shortchanges Foreign Workers
. . . . . . . . . . . . 28
The number of migrant workers is rising as tens of
thousands of “temporary workers” take on permanent
jobs in a bid to protect corporate profits. Find out
why women are especially vulnerable to unscrupulous
employers and middlemen.
by Sandhya Singh

arts & ideas

Music Reviews. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Queer Across Canada by Kate Reid; Everything is Moving by
Laura Smith; Espeso by Eliana Cuevas
Reviews by Cindy Filipenko

Fall Reading Section. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
The Anatomy of Edouard Beaupré by Sarah Kathryn York;
The Selector of Souls by Irene D’Souza; Shadow Girl by Patricia
Morrison; Valery the Great by Elaine McCluskey; Night Street by
Kristel Thornell; The Only Man in the World by Faith Johnston;
Susceptible by Geneviève Castrée; New Zapata by Teri Hall;
Priya’s World by Tara Nanayakkara; Basements and Attics, Closets
and Cyberspace: Explorations in Canadian Women’s Archives edited
by Linda M. Morra and Jessica Schagerl; Cruel but Not Unusual:
Violence in Canadian Families Edited by Ramona Alaggia and
Cathy Vine; In the Black: New African Canadian Literature edited
by Althea Prince; The Complete Journals of L.J. Montgomery:
The P.E.I. Years edited by Mary Henley Rubio and Elizabeth
Hillman Waterston; Talking Derby by Kate Hargreaves; Finding
a Way to the Heart: Feminist Writings on Aboriginal and Women’s
History in Canada edited by Robin Jarvis Brownlie and
Valerie J. Korinek; Trobairitz by Catherine Owen.

Tina Renton’s Path Toward Healing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Tina Renton’s memoir, You Can’t Hide: How I Brought my Rapist
Stepfather to Justice, describes the author’s sexual abuse at the
hands of her stepfather and how she was able to release herself
from the need for her mother’s approval.
Interview by Val. B. Russell

Poetry Snapshot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
When This World Comes to an End by Kate Cayley; Undark by
Sandy Pool; Hello, the Roses by Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge
Reviews by Mariianne Mays Wiebe

Film Reviews. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Life and Crimes of Doris Payne and Anita
Reviews by Maureen Medved

columns

PENNI MITCHELL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Quebec Charter No Help to Women

SUSAN G. COLE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
The Splendour of Gender

EVELYN C. WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Rediscovering Canadian Masterpieces

JOANNA CHIU. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
To Boycott or Not To Boycott

LYN COCKBURN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Political Differences