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Fall 2011
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FALL 2011/ VOLUME 25 NO. 2

 

NEWS

6 NO LOO, NO ‘I DO’ IN INDIA by Irene D’Souza; 7 SAUDI WOMEN DRIVE CHANGE by Lauren Oates; 10 WOMEN’S WORLDS PUTS DISABILITIES AT FOREFRONT by Sandhya Singh; NELLIEGRAMS: Good News about Women’s Victories

 

FEATURES

16 THE MYTH OF MATRICIDE  

Is it only natural that each generation of women turns against its feminist mothers? by Joanna Chiu

 

20 WOMEN’S ART AGENCIES TO THE RESCUE

Female theatre directors are under-represented on stage and visual artists face marginalization for overtly feminist works. Coming to the aid of artists (represented by the photo on our cover from the performance piece Unruly, created by Shawna Dempsey + Lorri Millan) are women’s art agencies like Nightwood Theatre and Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art. by Karen Darricades

 

24 THE ARTISTRY OF B.H. YAEL  

b.h. Yael has consistently been drawn to polarizing topics—the sensitive issues you’re supposed to avoid at dinner parties. by Connie Crane

 

26 PSYCHED OUT: WHAT WILL THE NEW DSM SAY ABOUT YOU?  

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders stands to position women’s sexual response as a pharmaceutical opportunity. And that’s just the opening chapter. by Elayne Clift

 

32 IS YOUR BOSS A BULLY?  by Barbara D. Janusz

ARTS & IDEAS

36 MUST-HAVE MUSIC: Disaster Fantasies by Selina Martin; Little Red Boots by Lindi Ortega; Pint of Blood by Jolie Holland + The Grand Chandeliers; Unpersons by The Pack A.D; Ghostbird by Zee Avi; EP by Beth Ditto
 

38 FALL READING: My Life in Three Acts by Pam Grier;Florence Nightengale: At First Hand by Lynn McDonald; Feminist Journeys,Voies Féministes edited by Margeurite Andersen;Raising Elijah by Sandra Steingraber; Sunray:The Death and Life of Nichola Goddard by Valerie Fortney; The Birth Conspiracy by Rivka Cymbalist; Out of the Translyvania Night by Aura Imbarus; Ossuaries by Dionne Brand; Standing Still for as Long as Possible by Zoe Whittal.
 

47 FILM REVIEW: Rabbit Hole, Review by Maureen Medved

COLUMMS
5 Joanna Chiu Women’s World’s Collide; 15 SUSAN G. COLE Diallo Deserves Respect;  48 LYN COCKBURN Take a Deep Breath
 


Summer 2011
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SUMMER 2011 / VOLUME 25 NO. 1
 
NEWS

6
DOES THIS CANOE MAKE ME LOOK FAT?; 7 MONEYLENDERS IN INDIA BILK WOMEN by Deepa Kandaswamy; 8 UGANDAN ACTIVIST CALLS FOR INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT by Lauryn Oates ; 11 SLUT WALKS TURN TABLES

FEATURES

16 THE UNFAITHFUL FEMINIST
"Other women" upset compulsory heterosexuality by engaging in an unscripted, socially taboo relationship. At least, that’s one theory. by Kay Carter

20 SHE READS YOU, YA, YA, YA!
Does young adult fiction set the stage for sex stereotypes or can it be a liberating force for girls? by Niranjana Iyer

24 CASA XOCHIQUETZAL
A government-run retirement community in one of the poorest and most marginalized neighbourhoods in Mexico City provides older sex workers with health services, food and shelter. Casa Xochiquetzal is also a space to learn about their human rights and receive help dealing with traumatic aspects of their lives. photographs by Benedicte Desrus, article by Annusko Angulo

32 SWEPT UP IN FORGIVENESS
Women are bombarded with forgiveness messages in magazines and books and on TV talk shows like Oprah.  However, the ubiquity of forgiveness information does not automatically endow it with ethical authority. by Janice Arenofsky

ARTS & IDEAS

36 MUST-HAVE MUSIC: The Archandroid by Janelle Monáe; Mischievous Moon by Jill Barber; Femmes de Chez Nous by Christine Fellows; She Was a Boy by Yael Naim; Soon the Birds by Oh Susanna.

38 SUMMER READING: Letters to My Daughters by Fawzia Koofi; Cinderella Ate My Daughter by Peggy Orenstein; Missing Women, Missing News by David Hugill; States of Race edited by Sherene H. Razack, Malinda Smith and Sunera Thobani; Get That Freak by Rebecca Haskell and Brian Burtch; The Case for the Only Child by Connie Crane; Charlotte: The Last Suffragette by Dave Mullington; Outspoken edited by Susan G. Cole; Working with Wool: A Coast Salish Legacy and the Cowichan Sweater by Sylvia Olsen; Saris on Scooters by Sheila McLeod Arnopoulos and more.

47 FILM REVIEW: Mother, Review by Maureen Medved

COLUMMS

5
PENNI MITCHELL  Critical Mass; 15 SUSAN G. COLE Obama vs. Osama; 48 LYN COCKBURN Tit for Tat