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SPRING 2010 / VOLUME 23 NO. 4
news
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CALLING ALL WOMEN EXPERTS!
by Janet Nicol
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PREGNANT WOMEN IN HAITI AIDED
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LEGENDARY PEACE ACTIVIST MURIEL DUCKWORTH PASSES
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MUSLIM MAGAZINE TAKES ON STEREOTYPES
by Hilary Barlow
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GREENING YOUR UNDERWEAR
 
features
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TAKE YOUR POLITICS TO BED
After 40 years of research on male contraceptives, scientists have discovered that male fertility functions are just as easy to manipulate as women’s—and sometimes easier.
by Helen Cordes
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MARKETING IS THE NEW MORALITY Naomi Klein’s 10th anniversary edition of No Logo incites readers to be mindful of media and critical of corporations. Here she analyzes the branding of U.S. President Barack Obama.
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In decades past, many feminists refused to shave as a protest against sexist beauty standards. Today, the issue of body hair is a whole other tub of wax.
by Renée Bondy
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WOMEN REUNITE!
In 1970, Kate Millet’s Sexual Politics was published and Susan G. Cole headed off to college at Radcliffe, where she joined a women’s collective. Following a reunion of the women nearly 40 years later, the author and activist reflects on her collective days.
by Susan G. Cole
arts & culture
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MUSIC MUST-HAVES
Sainthood by Tegan and Sara; Deer in the Night by Po’ Girl; I’m Just Warming Up by Kate Reid; The Element of Freedom by Alicia Keys; Give Up the Ghost by Brandi Carlile.
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SPRING READING
Becoming George Sand by Rosalind Brackenbury; Lemon by Cordelia Strube; Fear of Fighting by Stacey May Fowles; The Demons of Aquilonia by Lina Medaglia; In the Kitchen by Monica Ali; The Only Thing I Have by Rhonda Waterfall; Animals Make Us Human by Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson; With Child by Susan C. Boyd and Lenora Marcellus; Making Space for Indigenous Feminism, edited by Joyce Green; Mother Knows Best, edited by Jessica Nathanson and Laura Camille Tuley; Racialized Bodies, Disabling Worlds: Stored Lives of Immigrant MuslimWomen by Parin Dossa.
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FILM
Older Than America, Directed by Georgina
Lightning Review by Maureen Medved
Columns
5 PENNI MITCHELL
Turn the Page on Discount Shopping
 
15 SUSAN G. COLE
Women’s Studies Under Attack
 
48 LYN COCKBURN
The Mother of All Jokes

 


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herizons

news
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WOMEN PROTEST DOCK JOCKS
by Janet Nicol
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GRACE UNDER FIRE NO MORE IN CONGO
by Lauryn Oates
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ITALIAN WOMEN CONFRONT SEXISM
by Megan Williams
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AFGHAN LITERACY GETS BOOST
By Lynda Ward
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ROCK MY WORLD
The Vancouver-based garage-rock blues band The Pack A.D. may not be your garden variety female duo. But their sound is becoming firmly planted in the North American Indy circuit.
by Cindy Filipenko
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STRIPPED DOWN ANALYSIS
Becki Ross’s book Burlesque West is a fascinating time capsule that explores the lives of strippers in Vancouver half a century ago. She discusses the lessons learned from their experiences in this interview.
by Patty Comeau
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MARKETING PIMPS
Media critic Shari Graydon says it’s time to stop talking about how the fashion and advertising industries exploit young girls.What we need is action.
by Shari Graydon
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WILL MICHAEL IGNATIEFF STAND UP FOR WOMEN?
Feminist activist Shelagh Day’s open letter to Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff urges him to adopt a feminist platform.
by Shelagh Day
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SEX, POWER AND THE FUTURE OF THE WORLD
In her new book, Michelle Goldberg explores how women’s sexual and reproductive freedom are improving thanks to the efforts of grassroots reproductive rights activists from India to Nicaragua.
by Brittany Shoot
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THE ROOTS OF ROSANNA
Poet Rosanna Deerchild sits down with Herizons to talk the transformative power of storytelling.
by Kaj Hasselriis
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arts & ideas
WINTER READING
The Night is a Mouth by Lisa Foad, Fences in Breathing by Nicole Brossard, A Mercy by Toni Morrison, The Mad Woman of Bethlehem by Rosine Nimeh Mailoux, 1 Way 2 C the World by Marilyn Waring, The Importance of Being Monogamous: Marriage and Western Nation Building in the West by Sarah Carter, Enter Mourning by Heather Menzies, Purge Diaries by Nicole Johns,Who’s Your Daddy and Other Writings on Queer Parenting edited by Rachel Epstein, The Push to Prescribe edited by Anne Rochon Ford and Diane Saibil
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MUSIC MUST-HAVES
Lentic by Ember Swift, Let’s Just Stay Here by Carolyn Mark, Truths & Other Stories byDinah Thorpe
Reviews by Cindy Filipenko
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FILM
Before Tomorrow, review by Maureen Medved

columns
5
PENNI MITCHELL
The Big Guns
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SUSAN G. COLE
Saying Sorry
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LYN COCKBURN
Sexism on Thin Ice