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herizons WINTER 2020 | VOLUME 33 NO. 4
 
news
 
RECORD No. OF WOMEN ELECTED ….6
by Penney Kome
DOC EXPLORES FEMALE SPACES ….. 7
by Amanda Le Rougetel
ANTI-ABORTION BILL DEFEATED
IN ALBERTA ……………………………...8
by Penni Mitchell
DAY CARE INVESTMENTS PAY OFF .. 9
MMIWG INQUIRY A CLARION CALL ..12
 
features
 
AIMING FOR JUSTICE ………………… 14
The legal system has failed rape victims and
done little to respond to criticism of its biases.
Feminist legal experts, including Elaine
Craig, author of Putting Trials on Trial: Sexual
Assault and the Failure of the Legal Profession,
are shining light on ways to facilitate greater
justice for sexual assault survivors.
by Michele Landsberg
THE ECOLOGY OF GRIEF ………………. 20
When poet Nikki Reimer’s brother died
suddenly in 2012, she felt like a collection of
body parts taped together by old Scotch tape.
“Trying to pull the molecules of the grief body
back into solid form in order to endure the
minutiae of a day and speak a relatable and
believable person-language” was near impossible.
by Tara-Michelle Ziniuk
DIONNE BRAND ………………………….. 24
Pushing Boundaries on the Literary Landscape
Acclaimed author Dionne Brand delights
and challenges her readers, employing themes
that delve into gender, race and sexuality.
by Evelyn C. White
 
reviews
 
MUSIC
Resonant Body by Octo Octa; Mental Health by
Rae Spoon……………………………………………30
by Alison Lang
WINTER READING …………………….. 31
Aphelia by Mikella Nicol; The Home for Unwanted
Girls by Joanna Goodman; A Curve in the Road by
Julianne MacLean; The Painting on Auerperg’s Wall
by Erika Rummel; A Matter of Latitude by Isobel
Blackthorn; Taking the Rap: Women Doing Time
for Society’s Crimes by Ann Hansen; Dear Scarlet:
The Story of My Postpartum Depression by Teresa
Wong; Snow Melts First in the Middle of the Slough
by Catherine J. Stewart; How She Read by Chantal
Gibson; Heft by Doyali Islam; Matronalia by A.B.
Dillon; Following Sea by Lauren Carter.
FILM REVIEWS …………………………. 38
Bad Reputation, directed by Kevin Kerslake;
Matangi/Maya/M.I.A., directed by Steve Loveridge;
Skate Kitchen, directed by Crystal Moselle
by Maureen Medved
 
columns
 
LEERY ABOUT LIBERALS . ……………..5
by Lianne Leddy
STOP, CHILDREN, WHAT’S THAT SOUND 13
by Judy Rebick
TRANS MYTHS AT LIBRARY EVENT …. 29
by Kate Sloan
BILL 21’s VEILED DISCRIMINATION ……40
by Penni Mitchell

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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