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HERIZONS SPRING 2011

news

6 CHILD-SEX TOURISM TARGET OF PUBLIC CAMPAIGN by Katie Palmer

7 WHAT DO AFGHAN WOMEN WANT? Women in Afghanistan have little faith that their gains will hold at a time when their government has beckoned
the Taliban to the negotiating table. What do women of
the country want from countries like Canada?
by Lauryn Oates

11 QUEER PARK WRESTLING PINS HOPE ON ACCEPTANCE by Arwen Brenneman


features
16
FIELD OF DREAMS
Herizons has an inspired chat with Nettie Wiebe, a food
radical from Saskatchewan who just happens to be running
for Parliament in the upcoming federal election.
by Renée Bondy
 

20
A ROOF OVER THEIR HEADS
A May conference on homelessness among women will
be the first of its kind in Canada. The author explores
the needs of homeless women and why they are unique
in many cases, compared to men’s needs.
by Victoria Bailey
24
THE ART OF DAPHNE ODJIG

Daphne Odjig has been radical in addressing issues
of colonization, the displacement of Aboriginal peoples
and the status of Aboriginal women and children,
bringing Aboriginal political issues to the forefront
of contemporary art practices and theory.
by Jann L.M. Bailey

32 

FIVE TRAPS TO AVOID VOLUNTEERING OVERSEAS
Lofty ideals and a desire to change the world compel
many people to volunteer their time overseas. However,
it is difficult to keep one’s own privilege in check.
Here’s a checklist of traps that volunteers working in
developing countries often fall into.
by Katie Palmer
 

arts & ideas

36
MUST-HAVE MUSIC
Sweet Vibration by Maiko Watson; Aam Zameen by Kiran
Ahluwalia; Let England Shake by PJ Harvey; Follow Your
Bliss by Po’ Girl; We Kill Computers by The Pack A.D.

38
SPRING READING
Fauna by Alissa York; I Still Don’t Even Know You
by Michelle Berry; Ape House by Sara Gruen; The Second
Trial by Rosemarie Boll; Thinandbeautiful.com
by Liane Shaw; Farmer Jane: Changing the Way We Eat
by Temra Costa; Pink Noises:Women on Electronic Music
and Sound by Tara Rodgers; The Jagged Years of Ruthie J.
by Ruth Simkin; Gold Metal Diary by Hayley Wickenheiser;
Muslim Women Reformers by Iida Lichter; I Feel Great
About My Hands edited by Shari Graydon; Sex, Lies and
Pharmaceuticals by Ray Moynihan and Barbara Mintzes.

47
FILM REVIEW The Maid
Review by Maureen Medved

45 JUSTICE BERTHA WILSON:
ONE WOMAN’S DIFFERENCE by Debra Ostrovsky

columns
5  PENNI MITCHELL Let Them Eat Rice
48  LYN COCKBURN Branding the Pope

 


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news
HISTORY SOCIETY FOR WOMEN BEGINS . . . . . . . . . .  6
by Shari Graydon
WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO EQUALITY? . . . . . . . . . . .10
by Shelagh Day
AFGHAN WOMEN’S MAGAZINE LAUNCHED . . . . . . . . 11
by Lauryn Oates
 

features
BENDING GENDER, BREAKING BINARIES . . . . . . . 16
[cover story link] Herizons talks to Kate Bornstein,
who has teamed up performance artist S. Bear
Bergman to publish an anthology of new transgender
voices, Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation.
by Mandy van Deven
PORTAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A MOTHER . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Are artist mothers still expected to make the impossible
choice between creative self-expression and their
motherhood? KC Adams, Jennifer Linton and
Leslie Sorochan explore the issue.
by Connie Jeske Crane
ARE CO-OP BROTHELS THE ANSWER . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
An Ontario court has struck down the criminal code
provisions on prostitutions as an infringement on the
rights of prostitute. Meanwhile, Susan Davis continues
to work to establish co-op brothels to protect women
in the sex trade.
by Joanna Chiu
PORN AGAIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Anti-porn feminists were voted off the island 20
years ago by their critics who argued that their focus
on violent and degrading images was “anti-sex.” Today,
two new books have reignited the discussion on the
effect of pornography on sex, women and men.
by Lisa Tremblay
COVER UP: BURQA BAN REBUFFS EQUALITY . . . . . .. .   32
Quebec’s proposed bill banning full head coverings
for women was, its supporters said, introduced out of
respect for women’s equality. The author of this essay
says burqa bans are thinly disguised acts of bigotry.
by Margaret Sankey
MUSIC TO KEEP YOU WARM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
This is Good by Hannah Georgas; Together by
The New Pornographers; The Strong Survive by
Nikki Lynette; Sticker Album by Lauren Best;
Tiger Suit by KT Tunstall; Imaginings by Hilary Grist.
 

Arts & Culture
RADICAL READING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
The Knife Sharpener’s Bell by Rhea Tregebov; Her
Mothers Ashes III
edited by Nurjehan Aziz; An
Unexpected Break in the Weather
by Deborah Schnitzer;
Girl Unwrapped by Gabriella Goliger; Maternity Rolls
by Heather Kuttai; Victims No More edited by Ellen
Faulkner and Gayle MacDonald; Reluctant Bedfellows
by Meredith Ralson and Edmna Keeble.
Poetry Reviews: Bone Dream by Moira MacDougall; Joy is
so exhausting
by Susan Holbrook; forage by Rita Wong.
FILM REVIEW: FISH TANK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  45
by Maureen Medved
 

columns
PENNI MITCHELL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Sisters in Spirit
SUSAN G. COLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
The Boys of Bountiful
LYN COCKBURN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Thin Ice