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HERIZONS Winter 2013 / VOLUME 26 NO. 3

news

STORY ENDS FOR FEMINIST BOOKSTORES . . . . . . . . . 6
by Andi Schwartz
LESBIANS WANT FERTILITY SERVICES. . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
by Kaj Hasselriis
DOMESTICS FAMILY DNA SOUGHT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
by Sandhya Singh
APPS BRING ON PERIODIC DISCOMFORT . . . . . . . . . 10
by Sarah-Jean Krahn

features

WHY COUGARS DESERVE RESPECT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
If you thought actors Susan Sarandon and Demi Moore
rendered those nasty cougar stereotypes extinct when
they paired up with younger men, you’d better think
again.
by Jeanie Keogh
WHEN WOMEN BLOW THE WHISTLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
When companies or public agencies breach ethical
boundaries, employees often put their careers on the
line to blow the whistle. Do women blow the whistle
for different reasons than men? 
by Barbara D. Janusz
EMPOWERING GIRLS IN HAITI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Unique international aid projects for girls are aimed
at reducing sexual assault and empowering girls in the
aftermath of Haiti’s catastrophic 2010 hurricane.
by Nadia Todres and Mandy van Deven
THE CAREGIVING CRUNCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
As the boomer generation reaches retirement, there is
a growing anti-senior sentiment that wrongly characterizes
seniors as a drain on the economy.
by Lillian Zimmerman

arts & ideas

MUSIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Run Body Run by Holly McNarland; Tug of War by
Lesley Pike; The Living Record by Christina Couture.
Reviews by Cindy Filipenko
WINTER READING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
The Juliet Stories by Carrie Snyder; (you) set me on fire
by Mariko Tamaki; Sleeping Funny by Miranda Hill;
Most of Me: Surviving My Medical Breakdown by
Robyn Michele Levy; Polar Wives by Kari Herbert;
Eating Dirt: Deep Forests, Big Timber and Life with
the Tree-Planting Tribe by Charlotte Gill; Practicing
Feminist Mothering by Fiona Joy Green; Gentrification
of the Mind by Sarah Schulman; Western Taxidermy by
Barb Howard; Life Stages and Native Women by Kim
Anderson; True Confessions: Feminist Professors Tell
Stories Out of School edited by Susan Gubar; Joni: The
Creative Odyssey of Joni Mitchell by Katherine Monk.
POETRY SNAPSHOT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Monkey Ranch by Julie Bruck; Between Dusk and Night
by Emily McGiffin
Reviews by Mariianne Mays
AUTHOR PORTRAIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
by Anjana Balakrishnan
FILM REVIEWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Twilight Portrait, directed by Angeline Nikonova; Hemel,
directed by Sacha Polak; Francine, directed by Brian M.
Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky.
Reviews by Maureen Medved

columns

PENNI MITCHELL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Blow the Whistle Louder
SUSAN G. COLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Can Feminism Thrive Without Feminist Bookstores?
EVELYN C. WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Japanese Internment Revisited
JOANNA CHIU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
The Gendered Face of Hurricane Sandy
LYN COCKBURN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
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HERIZONS FALL 2012 / VOLUME 26 NO. 2

news

WOMEN, MINORITIES SHORTCHANGED
ON NEW BANKNOTES
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
by Merna Forster
CHOICE HEATS UP IN CHILE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
by Marinela Putor
SRI LANKAN CHILD SOLDIERS REINTEGRATED. . . . . . 7
by Lasanda Kurukulasurya
FRACKING OPPONENT DOCUMENTS OPPOSITION . . . 8
by Joanna Chiu

features

SOCIAL MEDIA AS A FEMINIST TOOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
As witnessed with SlutWalk protests, social media have
the power to rally feminists to protest unjust conditions.
But does ad-ridden content water down the potential of
social media to transform society and mobilize women
to affect change?
by Connie Crane
DOMESTIC PROBLEMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Canada’s Live-In Caregiver Program applies restrictions
on women who work as caregivers in Canada, including
the requirement that they live in the homes of their employers.
Is it time to get rid of the program altogether?
by Sandhya Singh
HOW BODY MODIFICATION ENDED
THE WAR AGAINST MY BODY
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
In an attempt to make peace with her body after years
of anorexia and bulimia, the author describes how she
connected with her body by piercing her navel. Years
later, something shifted.
by Sharon Haywood
WHERE HAVE THE GIRLS GONE? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Support for a woman’s right to choose is a central tenet
of feminist philosophy. But what happens when sex selection
abortion is available in a world where boys are
valued more highly than girls?
by Irene D’Souza

arts & ideas

IDENTITY, POLITICS & RESISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Kurdish-Canadian author Ava Homa talks to Herizons
about everyday acts of rebellion.
by Niranjana Iyer
FILM REVIEW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Miss Bala, directed by Gerardo Naranjo
Review by Maureen Medved
FALL READING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Web of Angles by Lilian Nattel; Home by Toni Morrison;
Glass Boys by Nicole Lundgren; Tears of Mehndi by
Raminder Sidhu; The Grads are Playing Tonight by
M. Ann Hall; Living the Edges: A Disabled Women’s
Reader
edited by Diane Driedger; Persistence: All Ways
Butch and Femme
edited by Ivan E. Coyote and Zina
Sharman; Mary Pickford by Peggy Dymond Leavey;
In the Belly of a Laughing God by Jennifer Andrews;
Afflictions and Departures by Madeline Sonik; Gridlock:
Labor, Migration and Human Trafficking in Dubai
by
Pardis Mahdavi, Reconsidering Knowledge edited by Meg
Luxton and Mary Jane Mossman; Not Drowning but
Waving
edited by Susan Brown, Jeanne Perreault, Jo-Ann
Wallace and Heather Zicker; The Empowerment Manual
by Starhawk.
POETRY SNAPSHOT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
by Mariianne Mays

columns

DEBORAH OSTROVSKY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Maple Spring Flows
SUSAN G. COLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Judging the Judge
JOANNA CHIU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Kenney’s Closed-Door Policy
EVELYN C. WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
LYN COCKBURN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Fifty Shades of Poo