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HERIZONS FALL 2012 / VOLUME 26 NO. 2

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WOMEN, MINORITIES SHORTCHANGED
ON NEW BANKNOTES
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
by Merna Forster
CHOICE HEATS UP IN CHILE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
by Marinela Putor
SRI LANKAN CHILD SOLDIERS REINTEGRATED. . . . . . 7
by Lasanda Kurukulasurya
FRACKING OPPONENT DOCUMENTS OPPOSITION . . . 8
by Joanna Chiu

features

SOCIAL MEDIA AS A FEMINIST TOOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
As witnessed with SlutWalk protests, social media have
the power to rally feminists to protest unjust conditions.
But does ad-ridden content water down the potential of
social media to transform society and mobilize women
to affect change?
by Connie Crane
DOMESTIC PROBLEMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Canada’s Live-In Caregiver Program applies restrictions
on women who work as caregivers in Canada, including
the requirement that they live in the homes of their employers.
Is it time to get rid of the program altogether?
by Sandhya Singh
HOW BODY MODIFICATION ENDED
THE WAR AGAINST MY BODY
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
In an attempt to make peace with her body after years
of anorexia and bulimia, the author describes how she
connected with her body by piercing her navel. Years
later, something shifted.
by Sharon Haywood
WHERE HAVE THE GIRLS GONE? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Support for a woman’s right to choose is a central tenet
of feminist philosophy. But what happens when sex selection
abortion is available in a world where boys are
valued more highly than girls?
by Irene D’Souza

arts & ideas

IDENTITY, POLITICS & RESISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Kurdish-Canadian author Ava Homa talks to Herizons
about everyday acts of rebellion.
by Niranjana Iyer
FILM REVIEW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Miss Bala, directed by Gerardo Naranjo
Review by Maureen Medved
FALL READING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Web of Angles by Lilian Nattel; Home by Toni Morrison;
Glass Boys by Nicole Lundgren; Tears of Mehndi by
Raminder Sidhu; The Grads are Playing Tonight by
M. Ann Hall; Living the Edges: A Disabled Women’s
Reader
edited by Diane Driedger; Persistence: All Ways
Butch and Femme
edited by Ivan E. Coyote and Zina
Sharman; Mary Pickford by Peggy Dymond Leavey;
In the Belly of a Laughing God by Jennifer Andrews;
Afflictions and Departures by Madeline Sonik; Gridlock:
Labor, Migration and Human Trafficking in Dubai
by
Pardis Mahdavi, Reconsidering Knowledge edited by Meg
Luxton and Mary Jane Mossman; Not Drowning but
Waving
edited by Susan Brown, Jeanne Perreault, Jo-Ann
Wallace and Heather Zicker; The Empowerment Manual
by Starhawk.
POETRY SNAPSHOT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
by Mariianne Mays

columns

DEBORAH OSTROVSKY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Maple Spring Flows
SUSAN G. COLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Judging the Judge
JOANNA CHIU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Kenney’s Closed-Door Policy
EVELYN C. WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
LYN COCKBURN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Fifty Shades of Poo


Summer 2012
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HERIZONS SUMMER 2012 Vol. 26 No.1

news

RULES LEAVE ABORIDINAL KIDS WITHOUT STATUS . . . 6
by Alexandra Paul
I” IS FOR INFIDEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
by Irene D’Souza
PHILIPPINE ACTIVISTS CALL ON CANADA. . . . . . . . . 10
by Alex Philipe
MADELEINE PARENT PASSES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
by Noreen Shanahan
CITIZENS SAY NO FRACKING WAY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
by Julia Asop

features

MOUNTING PRESSURE
SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND THE RCMP
. . . . . . . . . . . 16
Reports of sexual harassment within the RCMP have
reached epidemic proportions, some say, and complaints
have gone ignored for years. What will it take before
perpetrators are held accountable?
by Barbara D. Janusz
CHOICE FEMINISM: HOW OUR RALLYING CRY WAS
STOLEN (AND WHY WE NEED TO TAKE IT BACK) . . . . . 20
The word choice is one of the founding philosophical
underpinnings of the fight for reproductive rights and
of the modern feminist movement. But today its
meaning has been skewed in a way that strips the word
of political meaning.
by Meghan Murphy
THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Women are inundated with conflicting messages about
sexual pleasure, making it tough to create empowering,
sex-positive spaces and discussions. Yet it is precisely
such constructs that enhance women’s safety and
esteem, experts say.
by Renee Bondy
A STATEMENT ABOUT MEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Interview with JD Samson
by Brittany Shoot
DRAWING INSPIRATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Comic Artist Willow Dawson
by Hilary Barlow

arts & ideas

MUST-HAVE MUSIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Little Red Boots by Lindi Ortega; I Can’t Keep All of
Our Secrets by Rae Spoon; Voyageur by Kathleen
Edwards; Rebel Baby by Marta Pacek.

SUMMER READING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
The Red Road by Tina Biswas; A Disobedient Girl by Ru
Freeman; The Waterman’s Daughter by Emma-Ruby
Sachs; The Dirt Chronicles by Kristyn Dunnion; Home
Free: The Myth of the Empty Nest by Marni Jackson;
Voices of the Women’s Health Movement edited by Barbara
Seaman and Laura Eldridge; They Shoot Doctors Don’t
They? by Jack Fainman and Roland Penner; Writing the
Revolution by Michele Landsberg; A Page from the
Wonders of Life on Earth by Stephanie Bolster; Pigeon
by Karen Solie.

FILM REVIEWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Sleeping Beauty directed by Julia Leigh, Review by
Maureen Medved; We Need to Talk about Kevin directed
by Lynne Ramsay, Review by Maureen Medved

columns

EVELYN C. WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
An Affair to Remember

SUSAN G. COLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Broadly Speaking

JOANNA CHIU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Choice Under Attack

LYN COCKBURN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Debate Aborted