Herizons

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 3, Winter

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYSDIRECTED BY CRISTIAN MUNGIUREVIEW BY MAUREEN MEDVEDIf No Country For Old Men is, as some have suggested, a horror movie, then so is 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days.The former deals with the violence of American society and the...
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A WOMAN'S PLACE Is in the HOUSE of COMMONS
In Winnipeg, there's a bridge with the peculiar name of Slaw Rebchuk that still serves as a dividing line for the city. Named after a well-loved local politician, The Slaw hangs over a vast rail yard packed with muddy train cars. Historically, the rail...
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Canada Loses Ground on Equality Index
According to a 2007 report by the Genevabased World Economic Forum, Canadian women fell from 14th place to 18th on the Global Gender Gap Index in 2007.American women's relative equality to their countrymen fell 7 spots, and is lagging at 31st place overall....
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Finding Dawn
FINDING DAWNDIRECTED BY CHRISTINE WELSHREVIEW BY JENNIFER O'CONNORIn January 2004, investigators found the DNA of a twenty-third woman on a British Columbia pig farm. Her name was Dawn Crey and she had disappeared from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside three...
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First Women's Art Exhibit Opens in Afghanistan
(KABUL) Five hundred years ago, the Afghan capital oftheTimur Period, Herat, was Central Asia's hub for wisdom-seekers, arts and culture. Afghan art made its way to the courts of the Ottoman Empire and into the Indian kingdoms, and later to the Safavid...
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HOMELESS at 40 BELOW
Less than a month after arriving in Whitehorse, one thing was already clear: Affordable housing is at a premium. After relying on the generosity of new friends and being shocked by the short column of rental options in the local Yukon News, my partner...
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I Am Ho Hear Me Roar
(WITH APOLOGIES TO HELEN REDDY)I teach a course on women and friendship. It's as good a teaching gig as any feminist could hope for and I countless things from the women's studies students, range in age from 17 to aboutRecently, during an end-of-term...
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Obama Wish List
As the excitement over the election of Barack Obama to the presidency of the United States grows, the priorities that will shape the early days of his administration require critical attention.With the banking system still in crisis and financial markets...
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Palin by Comparison
Friends, Canadians and countrywomen, listen up. I come to defend Sarah Palin, but not to praise her.No, I do not think I am Mark Antony, nor am I off my meds ... let me just check the number of capsules in the bottle ... it's the right number. I'm okay.Note...
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Riding High
It's a couple of days after the U.S. election and Serena Ryder is still enraptured by U.S. president-elect Barack Obama's victory."I was watching the election on my computer, because I don't have a TV. I thought, Wow, for kids born into this, it won't...
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The Pain of Palin
Right-wing women really piss feminists off.For one thing, they usually get more media attention than we can stomach. That's because few things are more titillating than a female cat fight - a woman with regressive views repudiating the progressive political...
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The Sting
Please excuse me if my demeanour is not up to its typical twinkly standard. I am skulking under a tattered umbrella of bummed-out-ness, the result of a recent discovery in the metal box that hangs on the front of my house, begging for freelance checks.My...
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Unifem Goes Big on Vaw
The United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) launched a massive and global Say No To Violence Against Women Campaign with actor Nicole Kidman serving as its goodwill ambassador.UNIFEM launched a multimedia campaign; over five million people...
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WHERE Do We Go from HERE?
GREEN PARTY LEADER ELIZABETH MAYAlthough the Green Party pulled in an impressive 6.8 percent of the popular vote in Canada's October 2008 election, receiving about 70 percent as many votes as the Bloc Quebecois, Elizabeth May's Greens did not win a single...
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Wild over Salmon
(ECHO BAY, B.C.) Everything changed for Alexandra Morton eight years ago when a neighbour showed her two juvenile wild salmon that were infected with sea lice and dying on his dock.A marine biologist, Morton decided to find out why the salmon were infected....
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Women Matter More
Though less likely to grab headlines than voter gaps rooted in geography, age, religion or ethnicity, gender gaps played out big time in the recent Canadian and U.S. elections.The unshakable lack of trust most women feel in their gut towards Stephen...
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YES Means YES EXCEPT WHEN IT DOESN'T
The beginning of my sex life was not so great. I was 14 and although it was the first time I technically had sex, I am conflicted about whether I consider it losing my virginity, because I didn't say yes to it. He was a much older man, extremely handsome,...
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