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Winter 2012
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WINTER 2012 / VOLUME 25 NO. 3

NEWS

SEEING RED OVER PINK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
by Amanda Le Rougetel
CAMPAIGN UPDATES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
THE POET VS. THE PROFITEERS
AN INTERVIEW WITH MINNIE BRUCE PRATT . . . . . . 11
by Joy Parks

FEATURES

CONFESSIONS OF A RELUCTANT CRAFTER . . . . . . . . . 14
The knitting trend has hit Canada by storm. So what’s a
feminist to do: Join the rebel fibre movement or cast dire
warnings that women will soon be barefoot in the kitchen?
by Deborah Ostrovsky
BASTARDS AND BULLIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Dorothy Palmer’s debut novel, When Fenelon Falls,
features Jordan, a young girl who is adopted and disabled.
The protagonist reflects some of Palmer’s experiences
about what it is like to be adopted and disabled.
by Niranjana Iyer
THE LURE OF BONNIE MARIN:
LESSONS IN TRANSGRESSIONS
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Visual artist Bonnie Marin freely mixes gender, race and
even species in erotic environments that are part middle
class 1950s normalcy and part spectacles of perversity.
by Shawna Dempsey
HOW FEMINISM CAN IMPROVE YOUR SEX LIFE . . . . 28
Two new books about sex and politics paint a provocative
picture of feminist dating 45 years after the personal was
declared to be political. Writers Samhita Mukhopadhyay
and Jaclyn Friedman take the theory to the next level.
by Mandy van Deven
FAMILY PORTRAITS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Julia Ivanova credits her outsider status as a advantage in
making documentaries. Born in the Soviet Union, she
immigrated to Canada in 1995 and has been drawn to
telling unique stories about families across borders.
by Brittany Shoot
RADICAL HOMEMAKER STIRS THE POT . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Shannon Hayes set out to create sustainable work that would
bring together her degrees in agriculture and community
development. Radical Homemakers maps her view that
domestic work can be an ecologically driven choice that
undermines consumer culture.
by Tina Vasquez

ARTS & IDEAS

MUST-HAVE MUSIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
12 by Dinah Thorpe and The Five White Guys;
The Mosaic Project by Terri Lyne Carrington;
Lucky Tonight by Romi Mayes; Light of Day by Amanda
Rheaume; Doing It For the Chicks by Kate Reid.
WINTER READING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Missed Her by Ivan E. Coyote; Revenge by Taslima
Nasrin; Various Positions by Martha Schabas; Irma Voth by
Miriam Toews; Missing Matisse by Jan Rehner;
The Kid by Sapphire; The Odious Child by Carolyn Black;
King Kong Theory by Virginie Despentes; The Love Queen
of Malabar by MerrilyWeisbord; Feminism for Real:
Deconstructing the Academic Industrial Complex of
Feminism, edited by Jessica Yee.
FILM REVIEW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Blank City by Celine Danhier
Review by Maureen Medved

COLUMNS

PENNI MITCHELL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Incubating Change
SUSAN G. COLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Dishonourable Killings
JOANNA CHIU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
The Occupation of Women
LYN COCKBURN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Ethical Brew Erupts
 


Fall 2011
Print Copy of this Issue
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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