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Tracey Deer Fall 2010
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FALL 2010 / VOLUME 24 NO. 2

news
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WOMEN REACH OUT TO DEVADASIS
by Debbie Meroff
8
DOMESTIC WORKERS GET A BREAK
by Katie Palmer
10
WOMEN’S ALLIANCE LAUNCHED IN MONTREAL

features
16
WOMEN’S STUDIES: TIME TO CHANGE COURSE?
[link to top stories] The first women’s studies course was offered in Canada in
1971. Herizons looks at the state of women’s studies including
the current debate over the name women’s studies.
by Renée Bondy
20
FIGHTING THE CURRENT
Sandra Steingraber, best known for her provocative book,
Living Downstream, talks about the newly produced film
Living Downstream, which weaves together the politics of
cancer with Steingraber’s personal experience.
by Amanda LeRougetel
24
NATIVE BLOOD:
TRACEY DEER DELVES INTO IDENTITY
 

Filmmaker Tracey Deer received a Genie for Club Native,
a film that examines the difficulties faced by four women
who confront notions about native identity.
by Tara-Michelle Ziniuk
29
THE NEW SEXUAL EXPLOITATION
Sharlene Azam’s book, Oral Sex is the New Goodnight Kiss
looks at the phenomenon of teenaged girls selling sex in a
highly sexualized consumer culture.
by Lisa Karen
33
RAGE OVER HORMONES
Endocrinologist Dr. Jerilynn Prior debunks the myth of
estrogen deficiency and lauds the positive role progesterone
plays in promoting health.
by Maya Khankhoje
36
ACTIVIST PROFILE: MEET JESSICA YEE
Jessica Yee founded the Native Youth Sexual Health Network,
a youth-run organization that promotes healthy
sexuality and reproductive rights in Canada and the U.S.
by Joanna Chui
38
MUSIC TO GET YOU MOVING
Are You My Mother? by Kathryn Calder; Love is a
Hunter by Rae Spoon; I Learned the Hard Way by
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings; Memphis Blues
by Cyndi Lauper; Sans Fusils, Ni Souliers, a Paris
by Martha Wainwright.
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RADICAL READING
Daughters of the Witching Hill by Mary Sharratt;
Arrival of the Snake Woman by Olive Senior; The
Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery (translation
by Alision Anderson); Best Lesbian Erotica
2010 by Kathleen Warnock; Click: Young Women on
the Moments They Knew They Were Feminist edited
by Courtney E. Martin and J. Courtney Sullivan;
This Vanishing Land by Diane Whelan; Diary of an
Exercise Addict by Peach Friedman.
45
FILMING UNDER FIRE:
SHERYLE CARLSON
by Erika Thorkelson

columns
5
PENNI MITCHELL
Time to Listen to Women
15
SUSAN G. COLE
Hung Out to Try
48
LYN COCKBURN
Harried Politics


Summer 2010
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SUMMER 2010 / VOLUME 24 NO. 1
news
6
SHARON MCIVOR’S FIGHT FOR EQUAL STATUS
by Shelagh Day and Joyce Green
8
HIV-POSITIVE WOMEN TARGETED
By Kaj Hasselriis
10
FILM EXPLORES PITFALLS OF MALE RULE
 
features
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WHY ORGANIC FOOD WILL SAVE THE WORLD
Environmentalist Vandana Shiva led successful grassroots movements against Wal-Mart in India and against multi-national companies’ efforts to force farmers to use genetically modified seeds. Her mission is to ensure the biological diversity of agriculture— a cause in which women are front and centre.
by Brittany Shoot
20
What happens when a queer woman marries a man? As Ember Swift explains, the corridors of queer aren’t wide enough for the experience of many.
24
TEGAN AND SARA [cover story]
With six studio albums under their belt, Tegan and Sara will rock on the road with Lilith Fair this summer. Their latest offering, Sainthood, is the inspiration for this interview, in which Sara laments that there aren’t enough women in the music business.
by Anna Lazowski
29
JUSTICE FOR ALL
Kim Campbell is alive and well and living in Paris. Canada’s first female prime minister is more committed than ever to increasing the number of women in parliaments around the world—Canada’s included.
by Lyn Cockburn
33
IRISH WOMEN STILL UNLUCKY
Irish women must go to England to terminate unwanted pregnancies. A three-woman case at the European Court of Human Rights may pave the way for the predominantly Catholic country to offer abortions at home.
arts & ideas
38
MUSIC MUST-HAVES
Good Stitch Gone by Yael Wand; Black Flowers Vol 1-2 by Lynne Miles; Heart Shaped Cookie Cutter
by L. Poushinsky; The Promise by Corrine West; Soldier of Love by Sade.
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SUMMER READING
Claudia by Britt Holmström, Back and Forth byMarta Chudolinska; The Sudden Disappearance ofSeetha by Andrea Gunraj; Animal by AlexandraLeggat; Oonagh by Mary Tilberg; The Last RiverChild by Lori Ann Bloomfield; Love Children by Marilyn French; Truth and Other Fictions by EvaTihanyi; Poverty: Rights, Social Citizenship andLegal Activism, edited by M. Young, S. Boyd, G.Brodsky and S. Day; Laid, edited by Shannon T.Boodram; Changing My Mind by Zadie Smith;Captive Bodies by Mary Ruth Marotte; FeministMothering, edited by Andrea O’Reilly
columns
5
PENNI MITCHELL
Mommies Yes,Women No
13
SUSAN G. COLE
Cover up
48
 LYN COCKBURN
 Choice Words