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SUMMER 2010 / VOLUME 24 NO. 1
news
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SHARON MCIVOR’S FIGHT FOR EQUAL STATUS
by Shelagh Day and Joyce Green
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HIV-POSITIVE WOMEN TARGETED
By Kaj Hasselriis
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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PENNI MITCHELL
Mommies Yes,Women No
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SUSAN G. COLE
Cover up
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 LYN COCKBURN
 Choice Words

Spring 2010
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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