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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


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SPRING 2012 / VOLUME 25 NO. 4

NEWS

POLYGAMY BAN UPHELD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
by Penni Mitchell
FORCING FASHION TO GET REAL IN ARGENTINA . . . . 7
by Sharon Haywood
YOUNG AFGHAN WOMEN PROTEST HARASSMENT . . 9
by Lauryn Oates
B.C. OVERHAULS WIFE ABUSE LAWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
by Vivica Ellis
ABORTION RIGHTS IN ARGENTINA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
by Marta Alanis and Jacqueline Nolley Echegaray

FEATURES

MODERN ISLAM: TWO VIEWS ON TURKEY . . . . . . . . . 16
Hülya Gülbahar is a long-time secular activist in Turkey
who blames a rise in killings of women in her country on
the rise of Islamic conservatism. Ayşe BoÅNhürler, a Muslim
and feminist, explains why she believes Turkey’s government
is addressing many of the inequities faced by women.
by Caroline Muscat
MORAL COURAGE AND PASSIONATE POLITICS . . . . . 20
Irshad Manji’s newest book, Allah, Liberty and Love, is a
treatise on moral courage that’s tied to religious reform. In
this interview, she discusses her belief that engaging with
those with whom we may disagree is an integral part of
one’s spiritual journey.
by Joanna Chiu
RED ROCK: CHINESE WOMEN TAKE TO THE STAGE . . . 24
Leading female rock musicians in China talk about
Western constructs of equality and discuss the constraints
of being a successful rock musician in an industry where
women are only beginning to get respect.
by Ember Swift
ETHICAL PORN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
If the mainstream pornography industry is a male-dominated
propaganda machine that encourages misogyny—is
the solution to have no pornography or to create ethical
pornography that empowers women?
by Tina Vasquez
FOLLOW YOUR BLISS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Po’ Girl founder Allison Russell is not only well-known for
her strong musical voice but has become a voice for sexual
abuse survivors, too. Her decision to tell her story launched
a healing process that continues for members of audiences
each time she performs the anthem “No Shame.”
by Cindy Filipenko

ARTS & IDEAS

MUST-HAVE MUSIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
11:11 by Ember Swift; Which Side Are You On? by Ani
Difranco; Radio Music Society by Esperanza Spalding;
Idiot Heart by Carsie Blanton; Doing It For the Chicks by
Kate Reid.
SPRING READING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Six Metres of Pavement by Farzana Doctor; Annabel by
Kathleen Winter; The Big Dream by Rebecca Rosenblum;
Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan; Tell Anna She’s Safe by
Brenda Missen; Tell It To The Trees by Anita Rau Badami;
Walk Myself Home edited by Andrea Routley; Big Porn Inc
edited by Melinda Tankard Reist and Alison Bray;
Awfully Devoted Women by Cameron Duder; Big Sex
Little Death by Susie Bright; Governing Girls by Christie
L. Barron; The 21st Century Motherhood Movement edited
by Andrea O’Reilly.
FILM REVIEW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Martha Marcy May Marlene directed by Sean Durkin
Review by Maureen Medved

COLUMNS

SUSAN G. COLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Sex-Selection Abortion and Choice
JOANNA CHIU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Transforming Feminist Politics
EVELYN WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Swimming Upstream
LYN COCKBURN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Let’s Hear It for Naked Hockey