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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
 


Spring 2011
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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