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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

 


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FALL 2010 / VOLUME 24 NO. 2

news
6
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.
41
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