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Why Mannequins Must Reflect Us  by Sharon Haywood
 Why Mannequins Must Reflect Us

Why Mannequins Must Reflect Us

Triggering women’s insecurity by selling us unattainable beauty has been the golden rule for the fashion industry, but common sense begs the question: Wouldn’t sales naturally increase if consumers actually had models—both real-life models and mannequins—that looked like their own bodies?

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The Women of Casa Xochiquetzal  by Annuska Angulo
The Women of Casa Xochiquetzal

The Women of Casa Xochiquetzal

Xochiquetzal (pronounced So-chi-ke-chal) is an Aztec goddess whose name means flower-feather. She represents the divine and spiritual side of the pleasures of the flesh. Xochiquetzal was adored by the ahuianime, the pre- Hispanic prostitutes.
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The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry  by Misha Warbanski
The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry

The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry

Take a look around your bathroom. The average North American woman uses 10 or more personal care products every day.

From toothpaste and soap to antiperspirant and moisturizer, personal care products are made from 10,500 chemical ingredients that are as much a part of our daily routine as sitting down to breakfast.

And like most things that happen before a mug of morning coffee, it’s easy not to think about them too much. But researchers and women’s health activists are sounding the alarm bell about the makeup of makeup.

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Mary Walsh: Queen Of Comedy Stands Up For The Disenfranchised  by Monica Kidd
Mary Walsh: Queen Of Comedy Stands Up For The Disenfranchised

Mary Walsh: Queen Of Comedy Stands Up For The Disenfranchised

Herizons: Historian Shane O’Dea said of you that: “Ms. Walsh has an agenda of speaking for the marginalia, those people consigned by power elites to burial in the footnotes of history. To these, Marg Delahunty gives voice.” What do you make of that?

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Margaret Atwood Asks: Is This The Path We Want To Be On? Margaret Atwood  by Irene D'Souza
Margaret Atwood Asks: Is This The Path We Want To Be On? Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood Asks: Is This The Path We Want To Be On? Margaret Atwood

In this feature interview from Herizons arachives from Spring 2004, contributor Irene D'Souza spoke to Margaret Atwood about her childhood, her prescient gifts and her research into the trajectory that marks women's progress.

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Viva la Vulva  by Erica Lenti
Viva la Vulva

Viva la Vulva

The mirror has long been touted as a feminist symbol of liberation. For some women, it is a means of understanding identity, a path to empowerment, a vehicle for harnessing sexual awareness.

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The Caregiving Crunch  by Lillian Zimmerman
The Caregiving Crunch

The Caregiving Crunch

In Canada, more than two million informal caregivers, the majority of whom are women, provide care to elders.

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Raising the Roof on Senior Women's Housing  by Beverly Suek
Raising the Roof on Senior Women's Housing

Raising the Roof on Senior Women's Housing

Afew years ago, I didn’t give it a thought. Becoming a senior seemed very far away. And if that ever did happen, I have seven children and I always joked with them that I had every intention of making them take care of me in my advanced years.

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Jane Rules: Reflections on Living and on Loving  by Joanne Bealy
Jane Rules: Reflections on Living and on Loving

Jane Rules: Reflections on Living and on Loving

Jane Rule was born in Plainfield, New Jersey, on March 28, 1931. After spending time in England, she moved to Canada in 1956 to teach at the University of British Columbia.

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Hormone Therapy: A Prescription for Replacement  by Penni Mitchell
Hormone Therapy: A Prescription for Replacement

Hormone Therapy: A Prescription for Replacement

In 1966,an American doctor named Robert Wilson wrote Feminine Forever, a book that promoted estrogen replacement as a miracle cure for women 's aging woes.

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