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Herizons Fall 2019
Herizons Fall 2019
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herizons FALL 2019 | VOLUME 33 NO. 3
 
news
 
6(1)a GOES ALL THE WAY! …………………………..…. 6
by Melodie McCullough
CANADA PLEDGES MILLIONS TO AID
WOMEN GLOBALLY …………………………………….... 8
by Penney Kome
WOMEN DELIVER ON EFFORTS TO END FGM . . . . . . 9
by Lucas Aykroyd
INDIA’S #METOO MOVEMENT TAKES HOLD ………. 11
by Deepa Kandaswamy
ABORTION DOULAS REACH OUT …………………….. 12
by Elizabeth Whitten
 
features 
 
VIVEK SHRAYA ……………………………………………. 14
Transforming Transphobia
Vivek Shraya, who came out as trans in 2016, said that
her Hindu community helped nurture her gender nonconformity
in the 1980s. However, her journey has not
been an easy one. Shraya received hate mail, including
death threats in 2017, and responded by creating a comic
book called Death Threat with visual artist Ness Lee.
by Megan Butcher
LIBBY DAVIES ……………………………………………… 18
From the Grassroots to the Commons
Libby Davies, Canada’s first out-lesbian MP, was, for
six terms, a passionate advocate for the underprivileged,
including those she served as MP for Vancouver East,
a constituency that includes Vancouver’s Downtown
Eastside. Her new memoir, Outside In, is a fascinating
telling of her time in office.
by Cindy Filipenko
ANDREA DWORKIN ……………………………………… 22
The Phoenix Rises
A new collection of the works of Andrea Dworkin
offers a timely re-examination of the radical feminist
and the era of the 1980s “sex wars” over pornography
and free expression. Johanna Fateman, co-editor
of Last Days at Hot Slit: The Radical Feminism of
Andrea Dworkin offers some surprising lessons about
Dworkin’s works for feminists today.
by Susan G. Cole
 
columns
 
WHY AREN’T INDIGENOUS DEATHS A PRIORITY? …..5
by Lianne Leddy
NDP SHOULD EMBRACE GREEN NEW DEAL ………..13
by Judy Rebick
MY FEMINIST ACADEMIC TOOL KIT …………………..27
by Ayesha Mian Akram
INSIGHTS INTO INCELS ………………………………… 40
by Kate Sloan
 
arts & ideas 
 
MUSIC REVIEWS ………………………………………… 29
Love, Inevitable by Jenn Grant, Run Around the Sun
by Sacred Paws, WLMRT Forever by WLMRT
by Alison Lang
FABULOUS FALL READING…………………………     30
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones; Milkman
by Anna Burns; Papergirl by Melinda McCracken
with Penelope Jackson; The Showrunner by Kim
Moritsugu; Tilly and the Crazy Eights by Monique
Gray Smith; Small Predators by Jennifer Ilse Black;
The Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose;
Slinky Naive by Caroline Szpak; A Mind Spread Out
on the Ground by Alicia Elliott; Two Firsts: Bertha
Wilson and Claire L’Heureux-Dubé at the Supreme
Court of Canada by Constance Backhouse
FILM REVIEWS ………………………………………..    38
Toxic Beauty directed by Phyllis Ellis; Candice
directed by Sheona McDonald; Because We Are Girls
directed by Baljit Sangra
by Maureen Medved
 

Herizons Spring 2019
Herizons Summer 2019
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HERIZONS SUMMER 2019 | VOLUME 33 NO. 2 

news

TIME TO TRADE IN SEXISM ON THE JOB…… 6 
by Janet Nicol
UPROAR SHOUTS INCLUSIVITY ……………… 7
by Lisa Pike
BEST AND WORST CITIES FOR WOMEN ……. 8
by Sandhya Singh
CHOIR STRIKES CHORDS OF CONNECTION….. 10
by Doreen Nicoll
TAMIL NADU MINISTER’S DEATH A MYSTERY.. 11
by Deepa Kandaswamy 

features 

NOT OVER IT, NOT FIXED, AND LIVING
A LIFE WORTH LIVING ………………………. 14

A Disability Justice Vision of Survivorhood
“#MeToo created space where the weaponization of sex wasn’t seen as a rarity or an accidental tragedy befalling a sad handful of people, but as a system of oppression that’s everywhere, in the water and the air just like any industrial pollutant.” So writes poet, writer and performance artist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha in the essay collection Whatever Gets You Through: Twelve Survivors on Life after Sexual Assault. by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
PASSIONATE TIMES
Memoir Rekindles Revolutionary Flame…………. 18

Lise Weil, in her memoir, In Search of Pure Lust, recalls the heady days of the radical feminist lesbian movement of the late 1980s, an era where lesbian poets and feminist philosophies envisioned new ways of living. by Svea Vikander
LESSONS FROM A TRICKSTER ……………… 22
Eden Robinson on Breaking the Rules
Eden Robinson’s Son of a Trickster is the coming-of-age story of Jared, who is coping with family problems, ghosts and supernatural creatures. In this interview, Robinson talks about what Wee’jit [Trickster] can teach us all. by Stephanie Cram
BIIDAABAN ……………………………….……… 26
Shining Light on Indigenous Knowledge
In her virtual reality art installation Biidaaban: First Light, Anishinaabe director Lisa Jackson explores the first light, a time of day when possibility looms large, and the past and future collide in the present. by Doreen Nicoll 

arts & culture

MUSIC REVIEWS…………………………….. 30
13th Floor by Haviah Mighty; Rap ‘Til I’m Rich by Dijah SB; Scatter the Rats by L7 by Alison Lang
SIZZLING SUMMER READING……………… 32
The Red Word by Sarah Henstra; Vi by Kim Thúy; Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot; Hider/Seeker by Jen Currin; Faking It: The Lies Women Tell About Sex and the Truths They Reveal by Lux Alptraum; Abortion: History, Politics, and Reproductive Justice after Morgentaler edited by S. Stettner, K. Burnett and T. Hay; Ladies, Upstairs! My Life in Politics and After by Monique Bégin; The Big Push: Exposing and Challenging the Persistence of Patriarchy by Cynthia Enloe; Personal and Political: Stories from the Women’s Health Movement 1960-2010 edited by Lorraine Greaves; River Woman by Katherina Vermette
FILM REVIEWS ..………………………………… 38
A Thousand Girls Like Me, directed by Sara Mani; Ingrid, directed by Morrisa Maltz; Primas, directed by Laura Bari; A Better Man, directed by Attiya Khan and Lawrence Jackman by Maureen Medved 

columns 

WHY I DON’T SUPPORT STRATEGIC VOTING . 5
by Judy Rebick
LABEL MAKING AND LABEL BREAKING ……. 29
by Ayesha Mian Akram
NO SHAME IN SHAMING PREDATORS …….. 40