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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


Herizons Spring 2019
Herizons Spring 2019
$6.75
HERIZONS SPRING 2019 | VOLUME 33 NO. 1
news
 
REPORT WIDENS LENS ON WOMEN
WITH DISABILITIES ………………….…..... 6
by Sandhya Singh
STONEWALL BUILT ON CIVIL RIGHTS,
ANTI-WAR MOVEMENTS …………….….. 7
by Amanda Le Rougetel
FINNISH IMMIGRANTS PROTESTED
FOR SUFFRAGE ………………………........ 8
by Renée Bondy
CLIMBING HIGH IN INDIA …………........ 10
by Dani Redd
 
features
 
BREAST CANCER DETECTION AND
THE CONSPIRACY OF HOPE …………...…..14
Renée Pellerin cuts through the emotional rhetoric
surrounding breast cancer and the mythology about 
mammography as a life-saving detection tool in Con-
spiracy of Hope: The Truth About Breast Cancer Screening.
by Kris Rothstein
 
WOMAN ON TRIAL …………………………. 19
The Tribulations of Trailblazer Phyllis Chesler
Phyllis Chesler, the author of more than a dozen books
that influenced the direction of feminism in North
America from the 1970s to the 1990s, discusses her
experience as a “politically incorrect feminist” in the
women’s liberation movement.
by Susan G. Cole
 
DECOLONIZING CHILD WELFARE . ……….22
Involvement of Extended Families, Reducing
Poverty at the Heart of New Models
Involvement with the child welfare system in Canada
places Indigenous children at a higher risk of sexual
exploitation, addictions and violence. What can be
done to change colonial models of “care” to make sure
that the child’s best interests, as well as those of their
families, are served?
by Abigail Plantinga Byle
 
LINDSAY WONG ……………………………. 26
Taking on The Woo-Woo
In this interview with the author of the Canada Reads
finalist The Woo-Woo: How I Survived Ice Hockey, Drug
Raids, Demons, and My Crazy Chinese Family, Lindsay
Wong talks about growing up in a family at times
besieged by the woo-woo—Chinese ghosts and demons.
by Joanna Chiu
MUSIC ………………………………………… 31
Highway Hypnosis by Sneaks; Hello Happiness by
Chakha Khan
by Alison Lang
 
SPRING READING ……………………………32
Becoming by Michelle Obama; Read and Riot:
A Pussy Riot Guide to Activism by Nadya
Tolokonnikova; Reckless Daughter: A Portrtait of
Joni Mitchell by David Yaffe; Washington Black by
Esi Edugyan; That Time I Loved You by Carrianne
Leung; Motherish by Djamila Ibrahim; Women
of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism edited
by Danielle Barnhart and Iris Mahan; Mudgirls
Manifesto: Handbuilt Homes, Handcrafted Lives by
the Mudgirls Natural Building Collective.
 
FILMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Exit: Leaving Extremism Behind directed by Karen
Winther; Borderline directed by Rebbie Ratner
by Maureen Medved
 
columns
 
6(1)a ALL THE WAY! ……………………….. 5
by Judy Rebick
THE STING OF MILLENNIAL BURNOUT .. 30
by Ayesha Mian Akram
BDSM IS THE NEW RAPE MYTH…………. 40
by Kate Sloan