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HERIZONS SUMMER 2015 | VOLUME 29 NO. 1

news
STAY CALM AND DECOLONIZE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
An Interview with Buffy Sainte-Marie
By Evelyn C. White

A FIELD IN GOOD HEART . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
An Ancestral Journey of Healing
By Heather Menzies

FEMINIST HORROR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Plotting Against Patriarchy
By Alison Gillmor

STAGING FEMINIST THEATRE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Sarasvàti Theatre Artistic Director Hope McIntyre
By Shawna Dempsey

features
DRUNK FEMINIST FILMS
TAKE SHOTS AT SEXISM
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

DISABILITY ACTIVISTS CELEBRATE 30 YEARS . . . . . . . 7

WOMEN ON WAVES FLIES
ABORTION PILLS TO POLAND
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

HOLLABACK! SHOUTS OUT HARASSMENT
ON OTTAWA TRANSIT
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

arts & culture
SUMMER MUSIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Touchstone by Ariel Pocock; Della Mae by Della Mae.
Reviews by Cindy Filipenko

SUMMER READING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Sweet Affl iction by Anna Leventhal; The Ever After of Ashwin
Rao by Padma Viswanathan; Cauchmar by Alexandra
Grigorescu; God Help the Child by Toni Morrison; Evie, the
Baby and the Wife by Phyllis Rudin; Captive Revolution by
Nahla Abdo; Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay; Strange Materials:
Storytelling through Textiles by Leanne Prain; Arresting Hope:
Women Taking Action in Prison Health Inside Out Edited by
R. Elwood Martin, M. Korchinski, F. Fels and C. Leggo;
Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story by Peter Bagge;
Girls in a Band by Kim Gordon.

LIVING THRU RACE . . . . . . . . …………………………………. 44
Althea Prince on Black Beauty, Pop Culture and
Canadian Race Politics
By Cheryl Thompson

POETRY SNAPSHOT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
The Wrong Cat by Lorna Crozier, Exquisite Monsters
by K.I. Press, House Dreams by Deanna Young
By Mariianne Mays

columns
PENNI MITCHELL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Harassment as Blood Sport
JOANNA CHIU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Chinese Feminists Imprisoned
AVA HOMA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Beauty is Mandatory yet Illegal in Iran
SUSAN COLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Alison Bechdel Storms Broadway
AYESHA MIAN AKRAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Unveil Fears, Not Women
 


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features

THE POWERFUL INFLUENCE OF IROQUOIS WOMEN . . 6
by Jan Noel

HOSPITAL FOUNDERS IN
NEW FRANCE FACED OPPOSITION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
by Denyse Baillargeon

WHEN ABORIGINAL MARRIAGE WAS OUTLAWED . . 11
by Sarah Carter

WOMEN LED FREEDOM QUESTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
by Penni Mitchell

EMILY STOWE BLAZED EQUALITY TRAILS . . . . . . . . . 16
by Renée Bondy

NEW BRUNSWICK WOMEN
OPENED UNIVERSITY DOORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
by Wendy Robbins

THE RISE OF QUEBEC FEMINISM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
by Micheline Dumont

POET PAULINE JOHNSON
CONFRONTED COLONIALISM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
by Veronica Strong-Boag

HOW THE WAR DIVIDED SUFFRAGISTS . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
by Penni Mitchell

AGNES MACPHAIL SPOKE FOR THE VOICELESS . . . . . 28
by Renée Bondy

ALBERTA’S FAMOUS FIVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
by Penni Mitchell

LAURA JAMIESON BROUGHT FEMINIST
INFLUENCE TO THE CCF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
by Veronica Strong-Boag

ELIZABETH BAGSHAW RISKED
ARREST TO HELP WOMEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
by Renée Bondy

ELSIE MACGILL LED SECOND WORLD
WAR FIGHTER PLANE PRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
by Penni Mitchell

WARTIME INTERNMENT OF
JAPANESE-CANADIANS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
by Merna Forster

VIOLA DESMOND’S FIGHT FOR CIVIL RIGHTS . . . . . . . 37
by Evelyn C. White

ABORTION CARAVAN SHUTS DOWN COMMONS . . . 40
by Penni Mitchell

THE FOUNDING OF THE NATIONAL ACTION
COMMITTEE ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN . . . . . . . . . 41
by Judy Rebick

ROYAL COMMISSION A BLUEPRINT
FOR EQUALITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
by Michele Landsberg

WOMEN STORM HILL FOR INCLUSIVE EQUALITY. . . . 46
by Penney Kome

ABORIGINAL WOMEN’S FIGHT
TO KEEP THEIR STATUS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
by Lianne C. Leddy

BERTHA WILSON’S LEGAL LEGACY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
by Kim Brooks and Jocelyn Downie

arts & culture

THE GREAT CANADIAN WOMEN’S
HISTORY QUIZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

RECOMMENDED READING ON WOMEN’S HISTORY . . 52

LITERATURE THAT CHANGED CANADA . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

FILIPENKO’S FAB FOUR:
POP MUSICIANS WHO CHANGED US. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
by Cindy Filipenko

HOLLYWOOD TRAILBLAZER MARY PICKFORD . . . . . . 56
by Maureen Medved

columns

BREAKING THE ICE ON WOMEN’S HISTORY . . . . . . . . . 4
by Penni Mitchell

IMMIGRATION POLICY CREATES
SECOND-CLASS CITIZENS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
by Joanna Chiu