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herizons Summer 2016 | Volume 30 No. 1

news
Fat is a Feminist Issue……………………..… 6
by Sharon Haywood

Memorabalia: Swimming Upstream……….. 8
by Renée Bondy

Andrea Dworkin’s Story Staged…………..  10

Ka-Ching! Bank Workers Cash Out ……….11
by Janet Nicol

New Bill Takes Aim at Torture . …………….14
 

features

Our special feature series examines the impact of breast
cancer on identity and creative expression

Diving Deep …………………………………. 16
Drawing Life beneath the Surface of Breast Cancer
Teva Harrison’s graphic memoir, In-Between Days,
examines her life after a diagnosis of metastatic breast
cancer at age 37. The deeply personal journey shines
light into crevices of pain and darkness, illuminating
them with honesty and humour.
by Susan Riley

Rebuilding the Stage ………………………... 20
Bif Naked is a Canadian rock icon with 20 years
experience and a survivor. Her new memoir, I Bificus,
recounts her experiences on the road and in life. In
this interview, she opens up about how her experience
of breast cancer changed her outlook on life.
by Anna Lazowski

Woman Redefined ………………………………24
An Honest Look at the Body and Soul
after Breast Cancer Surgery
Kristina Hunter couldn’t find a book that would
accurately show her what her body would look like
after her double mastectomy. So she teamed up with
photographer ML Kenneth, and the two created a
book of their own that changed their lives
by Amanda LeRougetel

arts & culture

Music ………………………………………........ 32
Feminist Mixtape for the Road
by Cindy Filipenko

Summer Reading …………………………….. 35
River Music by Mary Soderstrom; Adult Onset
by Ann-Marie MacDonald; Dirty River: A Queer Femme
of Color Dreaming Her Way Home by Leah Lakshmi
Piepzna-Samarasinha; The Theory of Light at Midnight
by Elizabeth Ukrainetz; The Past by Tessa Hedley;
Step Aside Pops by Kate Beaton; Perpetual by Rita Wong
and Cindy Mochizuki; Sex Object by Jessica Valenti;
Working Memory: Women and Work in World War II,
eds. M. Kadar and J. Perreault; Obesity in Canada: Critical
Perspectives eds. J. Ellison, D. McPhail and
W. Mitchinson; 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl
by Mona Awad; Sex Yourself by Carlyle Jansen.

The Sweet Taste of Lemonade ……. 40
With the release of “Formation,” followed by
the album Lemonade, Beyoncé is making bold
statements about Black feminism.
by Cheryl Thompson

Poetry Snapshot ………………. …….45
Rilke Shake by Angelica Fréitas, Infinite Citizen
of the Shaking Tent by Liz Howard, The Poison
Colour by Maureen Hynes.
by Mariianne Mays

Film Reviews . …………………………47
Mustang, directed by Deniz Gamze Erguven
by Maureen Medved

columns

Penni Mitchell . ……………………..……5
Revoking the Man Card
Susan G. Cole . ………………………...13
If Sophie Deserves It, So Do We
Joanna Chiu …………………………... 34
Equality is the Icing on the Cake
Cherry Smiley . ……………………..…43
Put Indigenous Women First
Lyn Cockburn ………………………... 48
Manologue and Mansplaining be Damned
 


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news
BC PROTESTERS VOW TO CONTINUE
DAM PROTEST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

by Jackie McVicar

TRUDEAU GAINS CURRENCY WITH WOMEN . . . . . 7

BETWEEN ALLAH AND ME AND
EVERYONE ELSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

by Amanda Le Rougetel

WOMEN TAKE ON ONLINE HARASSMENT
IN BANGKOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

by Laurel Tuohy

READING BETWEEN THE LINES AT
BOOK CLUBS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

by Renée Bondy
 

features
WOMEN LOUD AND PROUD IN INDIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
From discrimination against children of lesbian mothers to the
horror of “corrective rape,” LGBT women in India face multiple
forms of injustice. And they are demanding greater rights.
by Pallavi Bhattacharya

DIVERSE UNIVERSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Nalo Hopkinson and the Politics of Science Fiction
Acclaimed novelist Nalo Hopkinson is a luminary in the science
fiction community. The Jamaica-born author, who lived in
Toronto for more than 30 years, has just published Living with
Hominids,her much-awaited book of short stories. She shares
her thoughts on the need for more inclusivity in science fiction.
by Niranjana Iyer

SAVING RUSSIA’S ONLY RAPE CRISIS CENTRE . . . . . . 21
In Russia, as is the case in most countries, rape victims are
routinely belittled by police and ignored by the legal system.
Now, the country’s only rape crisis centre is teetering on the
verge of closure.
by Emma Carter

HOW CANADA’S PRISONS ARE FAILING WOMEN . . . 24
An impassioned essay by the executive director of the
Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies calls for
an end to the practice of segregation as a form of punishment
in prisons and asks that, as a society, we examine
the reasons we incarcerate people in the first place.
by Kim Pate

arts & culture
MUSIC REVIEWS . . . . . . . . . . . . ………………………. . 33
Good Clean Fun by Rosie & The Riveters; Art Angels by
Grimes; Year of the Horse by
Madison Violet
by Cindy Filipenko

SPRING READING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Matrons and Madams by Sharon Johnston; Hysteric by Nelly Arcan;
The Things I Heard About You by Alex Leslie; “I Hate Feminists!”:
December 6, 1989 and Its Aftermath by Melissa Blais; Stone Mattress
by Margaret Atwood; Street Angel by Maggie Dominic; Mothers,
Mothering and Motherhood across Cultural Differences edited by Andrea
O’Reilly; Open Heart, Open Mind by Clara Hughes; After Birth by
Elisa Albert; Not that Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham; Missoula: Rape
and the Justice System in a College Town by John Krakauer; Our Chemical
Selves: Gender, Toxics and Environmental Health, edited by Dayna
Nadine Scott; Otherhood: Modern Women Finding a New Kind of
Happiness by Melanie Notkin; From Kitchen to Carnegie Hall: Ethel
Stark and the Montreal Women’s Symphony Orchestra by Maria Noriega
Rachwal; My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem

POETRY SNAPSHOT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
A Really Good Brown Girl by Marilyn Dumont; Talking to the Diaspora
by Lee Maracle
by Mariianne Mays

FILM AND TV REVIEWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
The Ninth Floor, directed by Mira Shum
Review by Evelyn C. White
Transparent, created by Jill Solowy
Review by Maureen Medved
 

columns
PENNI MITCHELL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . 5
The Sisterhood of We-believers
SUSAN G. COLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Reasonable Doubts About the Justice System
AYESHA MIAN AKRAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . …. . . . . . . . 31
Refashioning Fashion.
LYN COCKBURN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... . . . 48
Burning Desires