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Herizons Fall 2015
Fall 2015
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HERIZONS FALL 2015 | VOLUME 29 NO. 2

features
LESSONS FROM SLUTWALK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
How Call-Out Culture Has Hurt Our Movement
By Alyssa Teekah

THE POWER OF PERCEPTION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
KC Adams and the Art of Disarming Racism
By Shawna Dempsey

LIBERATING THE LENS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Shari Graydon’s Quest for Louder  Women’s Voices in Media
By Renée Bondy

news
INDIA’S DAUGHTERS FOCUS OF NEW
FILM ON VIOLENCE
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
By Amanda Le Rougetel

BOLIVIAN WOMEN WIN LEGISLATIVE PARITY . . . . 7
By Linda Farthing

GUATEMALA ELECTS FIRST FEMINIST,
FIRST GAY POLITICIAN
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
By Jackie McVicar

THE FIGHT AGAINST ISLAMIC STATE
SEXUAL SLAVERY
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

arts & culture
MUSIC REVIEWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Faded Glory by Lindi Ortega; From Far Away
by Kinnie Starr, Midnight by Grace Potter
By Cindy Filipenko

FALL READING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
The Green Road by Anne Enright; Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen
Oyeyemi; Girl Runner by Carrie Synder; And I Alone Escaped
to Tell You by Sylvia D. Hamilton; Boring Girls by Sara
Taylor; Base Camp: 40 Days on Everest by Dianne Whelan;
Melody by Sylvie Rancourt; Rekindling the Sacred Fire: Métis
Ancestry and Anishinaabe Spirituality by Chantal Fiola;
Kissing the Sword: A Prison Memoir by Shahrnush Parsipur;
A Bold Vision: Women Leaders Imagining Canada’s Future,
edited by A Bold Vision Steering Committee; Pain and
Prejudice: What Science Can Learn about Work from the People
Who Do It by Karen Messing; Over Easy by Mimi Pond;
Exiting Prostitution: A Study in Female Desistance, edited by
R. Matthews, H. Easton, L. Young and J. Bindel.

SONIC ENCOUNTERS . . . . . . . 40
In Conversation with Sound
Artist Erin Sexton
By Deanna Radford

FILM REVIEW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
What Happened, Miss Simone? Directed by Liz Garbus
Review by Maureen Medved

POETRY SNAPSHOT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Rue by Melissa Bull, Monologue Dogs by Méira Cook,
For Your Safety Please Hold On by Kayla Czaga
By Mariianne Mays

columns
PENNI MITCHELL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
The Cost of the Harper Era
JOANNA CHIU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Why We Need Greater Media Diversity
SUSAN COLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Undressing the Dress Code Debate
LYN COCKBURN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Feminist Fatigue Diagnosed
 


Herizons Summer 2015
Summer 2015
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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