Herizons

Articles from Vol. 15, No. 2, Fall

[A Fit Month for Dying]
[Graph Not Transcribed]BY M.T.DOHANEYGOOSE LANE EDITIONS, 2000REVIEW BY MARGUERITE ANDERSENA Fit Month for Dying, the fourth novel of Newfoundland writer M.T (Jean) Dohaney and the third in her trilogy about the women of Newfoundland's outposts-following...
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A Fit Month for Dying by M.T. Dohaney
A FIT MONTH FOR DYING BY M.T. DOHANEYA Fit Month for Dying, the fourth novel of Newfoundland writer M.T (Jean) Dohaney and the third in her trilogy about the women of Newfoundland's outposts -- following The Corrigan Women and To Scatter Stones -- is...
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African Connexion: Lorraine Klaasen
AFRICAN CONNEXION: LORRAINE KLAASENAnyone who has been following the African Canadian music scene over the last decade or so will be familiar with the dynamic vocals, vivacious persona and engaging choreography of Montreal's Lorraine Klaasen. Before...
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Attack of the Tomato People
[Graph Not Transcribed]"With genetic selection, the mother becomes the quality control gatekeeper of the gene pool," says Greg Wolbring, a biochemist and bioethicist at University of Calgary. "This is not really choice, it's eugenics. We can't kill imperfect...
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Body Politics: Attack of the Tomato People
body politics: Attack of the Tomato People"With genetic selection, the mother becomes the quality control gatekeeper of the gene pool," says Greg Wolbring, a biochemist and bioethicist at University of Calgary. "This is not really choice, its eugenics....
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Can a Transgendered Person Be "One of Us"?
Should male to female trans-gendered volunteers be eligible for training in women's crisis centres? When this question was raised recently on the feminist list serv PAR-L, many feminist issues were brought into the debate.The discussion stemmed from...
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Can a Trans-Gendered Person Be 'One of Us'?
Can a Trans-gendered Person be `one of us'?MicheleLandsberg, ColumnistBeing female is a complicated mixture of physiology, cultural conditioning and lived experience -- or even, as one academic thesis would have it, "a political category created through...
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ClitLit: What Is It?
[Graph Not Transcribed]It can be difficult for a queer writer to find a writing community-particularly if she's an emerging writer wanting to read from unpublished work.She might head off to the nearest university or, more likely, gather the courage...
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ClitLit: What Is It?
ClitLit: What is it?It can be difficult for a queer writer to find a writing community -- particularly if she's an emerging writer wanting to read from unpublished work.She might head off to the nearest university or, more likely, gather the courage...
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[Close to Spider Man]
[Graph Not Transcribed]BY IVAN E. COYOTEARSENAL PULP PRESS, 2000REVIEW BY MARIA STANBOROUGHFor most of us, there comes a point in our lives when we can look at our childhood and give a nod of "Aha, now I understand." In her Close to Spider Man, Ivan...
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Close to Spider Man by Ivan E. Coyote
CLOSE TO SPIDER MAN BY IVAN E. COYOTEFor most of us, there comes a point in our lives when we can look at our childhood and give a nod of "Aha, now I understand." In her Close to Spider Man, Ivan E. Coyote has looked back on her childhood and captured...
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Cole's Notes: Lesbian Parents Make Strides
Cole's NOTES: Lesbian Parents Make StridesLook how lesbians are changing the law. Two recent developments -- one in British Columbia and another in Ontario -- indicate that same-sex parents are slowly being recognized.A recent ruling in a British Columbia...
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Diversity for Prosperity
[Graph Not Transcribed]Throughout Canada, unions are gearing up to get governments 'investing' in social programs again. Salivating at the dividends of debt reduction, an impending Liberal leadership contest and an imploding official opposition, the...
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Doris Anderson Scholarship Fund Launched
With intelligence, pithiness and courage, Doris Anderson took Chatelaine, a typical women's magazine of the 1950s, and turned it into a dynamic instrument of coast-to-coast consciousness raising.Her editorials, articles and unrelenting pressure helped...
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Fuck Self Improvement. (There, I Said It)
[Graph Not Transcribed]You thought everything had improved didn't you? Gowan, admit it. You thought that just because Canada's women's Olympic hockey team, lead by Hayley Wickenheiser, simply the best female player Canada's ever put on the ice, has become...
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How to Treat Fibroids Naturally
[Graph Not Transcribed]An estimated 20,000 hysterectomies are performed on Canadian women every year to treat fibroids.Fibroids are non-cancerous growths that are attached to the inside or outside of the uterine wall. They cause heavy bleeding, pain...
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How to Treat Fibroids Naturally
How to Treat Fibroids NaturallyFibroids tend to shrink after menopause; however, fibroids will grow larger in women who are taking estrogen, since they depend on estrogen for their growth. Small fibroids that cause no symptoms can be left alone. However,...
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Indian Authorities Trivialize Rape, Says Amnesty International
[Graph Not Transcribed]Indian authorities not only fail to prevent violence against women, but sometimes take an active part in thwarting justice, according to an Amnesty International report released as part of the organization's international campaign...
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Indian Authorities Trivialize Rape, Says Amnesty International
Indian Authorities Trivialize Rape, says Amnesty InternationalIndian authorities not only fail to prevent violence against women, but sometimes take an active part in thwarting justice, according to an Amnesty International report released as part of...
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[In the Hands of the Living God]
[Graph Not Transcribed]BY LILLIAN BOUZANETURNSTONE PRESS, 308 PPREVIEW BY HELEN FOGWILL PORTERThis first novel by highly acclaimed Newfoundland poet Lillian Bouzane is vivid and compelling. It covers several years in the life of Mathye Caboto. Her husband...
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In the Hands of the Living God by Lillian Bouzane
IN THE HANDS OF THE LIVING GOD BY LILLIAN BOUZANEThis first novel by highly acclaimed Newfoundland poet Lillian Bouzane is vivid and compelling. It covers several years in the life of Mathye Caboto. Her husband Giovanni is better known as John Cabot,...
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I Promise Myself: Making a Commitment to Yourself and Your Dreams by Patricia Lynn Reilly
I PROMISE MYSELF: MAKING A COMMITMENT TO YOURSELF AND YOUR DREAMS BY PATRICIA LYNN REILLYWhile reading I Promise Myself: Making a Commitment to Yourself and Your Dreams, I had a feeling it wasn't going to help me. I might make the vow to help achieve...
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[I Promise Myself: Making a Commitment to Yourself & Your Dreams]
[Graph Not Transcribed]BY PATRICIA LYNN REILLY, CONARI PRESS, 2001REVIEW BY ANDREA ADAIRWhile reading I Promise Myself: Making a Commitment to Yourself and Your Dreams, I had a feeling it wasn't going to help me. I might make the vow to help achieve...
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Kiss My Foot: Wearing Heels on the Job a Hazard
[Graph Not Transcribed]Wearing high heels occasionally for social purposes is probably safe. Calgary writer and occupational health researcher Penney Kome explains why wearing them for an entire work shift can lead to disability.Canadian feminists who...
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Kiss My Foot: Wearing Heels on the Job a Hazard
Kiss My Foot: Wearing Heels on the Job a HazardCanadian feminists who enjoy the occa sional jaunt to Nevada gambling capitals should stick to unionized Las Vegas and skip non-union Reno. Or at least they should skip Harrah's casino, where women working...
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[Klaasen, Lorraine. African Connexion]
[Graph Not Transcribed]KLAASEN CONNEXIONREVIEW BY SHEILA NOPPERAnyone who has been following the African Canadian music scene over the last decade or so will be familiar with the dynamic vocals, vivacious persona and engaging choreography of Montreal's...
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Last Word: Revenge of the Sperm People
Last word: Revenge of the Sperm PeoplePolitics sure makes for strange bedfellows.In the past 12 months, the Pope, pro-life groups, the Canadian Alliance, as well as feminists, disability rights activists and medical ethicists have come out against the...
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Lesbian Parents Make Strides
[Graph Not Transcribed]Look how lesbians are changing the law. Two recent developments-one in British Columbia and another in Ontario-indicate that same-sex parents are slowly being recognized.A recent ruling in a British Columbia human rights case had...
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[Living Beside: Performing Normal after Incest Memories Return]
[Graph Not Transcribed]BY TANYA LEWISMCGILLIGAN BOOKS, 1999REVIEW BY HEATHER HOWDLEIncest survivors contemplating counselling may want to read this book first. Living Beside is an intellectual analysis from a cultural, political and feminist perspective....
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Living Beside: Performing Normal after Incest Memories Return by Tanya Lewis
LIVING BESIDE: PERFORMING NORMAL AFTER INCEST MEMORIES RETURN BY TANYA LEWISIncest survivors contemplating counselling may want to read this book first. Living Beside is an intellectual analysis from a cultural, political and feminist perspective. The...
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[Monkey Beach]
[Graph Not Transcribed]EDEN ROBINSONKNOPF CANADA, 2000, 374 PPREVIEW BY JILLIAN RIDINGTON & KAROLLE WALLReading Eden Robinson's Monkey Beach is like sitting around a campfire with a skilled storyteller. Right from the beginning, Robinson's narrator...
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Monkey Beach: Eden Robinson
MONKEY BEACH: EDEN ROBINSONReading Eden Robinson's Monkey Beach is like sitting around a campfire with a skilled storyteller. Right from the beginning, Robinson's narrator and protagonist, Lisamarie, draws us into her world. In a voice that is clear,...
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On the Edge: Fuck Self Improvement. (There I Said It.)
on the EDGE: Fuck Self Improvement. (There I said it.)You thought everything had improved didn't you? Gowan, admit it. You thought that just because Canada's women's Olympic hockey team, lead by Hayley Wickenheiser, simply the best female player Canada's...
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Pinup Protest Causes Stir: Saltspring Women Bared All in a Fundraising Calendar. Was It Empowerment or Exploitation?
[Graph Not Transcribed](SALTSPRING ISLAND) They tried lobbying governments, informing the media, holding rallies and even locking themselves to logging trucks. But it took the women of a small island off the coast of British Columbia to try a new spin...
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Pin-Up Protest Causes Stir: Saltspring Women Bared All in a Fundraising Calendar. Was It Empowerment or Exploitation?
Pin-Up Protest Causes Stir: Saltspring women bared all in a fundraising calendar. Was it empowerment or exploitation?(SALTSPRING ISLAND) They tried lobbying governments, informing the media, holding rallies and even locking themselves to logging trucks....
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Revenge of the Sperm People
[Graph Not Transcribed]Politics sure makes for strange bedfellows.In the past 12 months, the Pope, pro-life groups, the Canadian Alliance, as well as feminists, disability rights activists and medical ethicists have come out against the creation of human...
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Spirited Women Re-Gender God
[Graph Not Transcribed]About 30 years ago, Roman Catholic, emerging feminist theologian Mary Daly, wrote the words, "As long as God is male, men will be Gods." That was typical of the phrases that began what another feminist theologian, Carter Heyward,...
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[The Breadwinner]
[Graph Not Transcribed]BY DEBORAH ELLISGROUNDWOOD BOOKS, 2000REVIEW BY DEBRA HURONWhy would a pre-teen North American kid want to read a novel about an 11-year-old girl in Afghanistan whose family is locked in a struggle to survive war and oppression?Some...
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The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis
THE BREADWINNER BY DEBORAH ELLISWhy would a pre-teen North American kid want to read a novel about an 11-year-old girl in Afghanistan whose family is locked in a struggle to survive war and oppression?Some possible answers from 10-year-olds:"I want to...
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The Buzz: Diversity for Prosperity
the BUZZ: Diversity for ProsperityThroughout Canada, unions are gearing up to get governments `investing' in social programs again. Salivating at the dividends of debt reduction, an impending Liberal leadership contest and an imploding official opposition,...
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[The Dome of Silence: Sexual Harassment & Abuse in Sport]
[Graph Not Transcribed]SANDRA KIRBY, LORRAINE GREAVES AND OLENA HANKIVSKYFERNWOOD PUBLISHING, 2000REVIEW BY DANETTE DOOLEYIf you're looking for a light read on a heavy topic, don't bother reaching for The Dome of Silence. If you're interested in a well...
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The Dome of Silence: Sexual Harassment and Abuse in Sport; Sandra Kirby, Lorraine Greaves and Oleana Hankivsky
THE DOME OF SILENCE: SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND ABUSE IN SPORT; SANDRA KIRBY, LORRAINE GREAVES AND OLENA HANKIVSKYIf you're looking for a light read on a heavy topic, don't bother reaching for The Dome of Silence. If you're interested in a well researched,...
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The Guest Room: Spirited Women Re-Gender God
the guest ROOM: Spirited Women Re-gender GodAbout 30 years ago, Roman Catholic, emerging feminist theologian Mary Daly, wrote the words, "As long as God is male, men will be Gods." That was typical of the phrases that began what another feminist theologian,...
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[The Rain Barrel Baby]
[Graph Not Transcribed]BY ALISON PRESTONSIGNATURE EDITIONS, 2000REVIEW BY KERRY RYANAlison Preston's novel The Rain Barrel Baby isn't a who-done-it kind of mystery. It doesn't keep you on the edge of your comfy reading chair. When you're home alone,...
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The Rain Barrel Baby by Alison Preston
THE RAIN BARREL BABY BY ALISON PRESTONAlison Preston's novel The Rain Barrel Baby isn't a who-done-it kind of mystery. It doesn't keep you on the edge of your comfy reading chair. When you're home alone, you don't look up from the page, thinking you've...
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The Wisdom of Menopause: Creating Physical and Emotional Health Healing during the Change by Christianne Northrup
THE WISDOM OF MENOPAUSE: CREATING PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH HEALING DURING THE CHANGE BY CHRISTIANNE NORTHRUPMenopause. The word conjures up symptoms like night sweats, hot flashes, insomnia, vaginal dryness, mood swings, migraine headaches.Women...
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[The Wisdom of Menopause: Creating Physical & Emotional Health Healing during the Change]
[Graph Not Transcribed]BY CHRISTIANNE NORTHRUP, M.D.REVIEW BY CHRISTINE PEETSMenopause. The word conjures up symptoms like night sweats, hot flashes, insomnia, vaginal dryness, mood swings, migraine headaches.Women might experience these symptoms but...
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[Tsubaki]
[Graph Not Transcribed]BY AKI SHIMAZAKITALONBOOKS 2000REVIEW BY HIROMI GOTO"The rain has been falling since mother died." So begins Aki Shimazaki's understated, poignant short novel, Tsubaki. A story nestled within a story, Namiko finally learns about...
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Tsubaki by Aki Shimazaki
TSUBAKI BY AKI SHIMAZAKIThe rain has been falling since mother died., So begins Aki Shimazaki's understated, poignant short novel, Tsubaki. A story nestled within a story, Namiko finally learns about her mother's personal experiences prior to and following...
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Vancouver Rape Relief Responds to Mary-Woo Sims Remarks
1. Vancouver Rape Relief did not perceive the consultation referred to by Ms Sims to be either extensive or adequate. Vancouver Rape Relief was not consulted and there were also many other women's organizations that the consultation process did not involve.2....
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Vancouver Rape Relief Responds to Mary-Woo Sims Remarks
Vancouver Rape Relief Responds to Mary-Woo Sims Remarks1. Vancouver Rape Relief did not perceive the consultation referred to by Ms Sims to be either extensive or adequate. Vancouver Rape Relief was not consulted and there were also many other women's...
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Wanda Koop: In Your Eyes
[Graph Not Transcribed](Venice, Italy) Wanda Koop makes very big art. Huge, bold canvasses with projections of expansive video images alongside them. While it's exhilarating to witness a woman take up so much space with such extraordinary art, the size...
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Wanda Koop: In Your Eyes
WANDA KOOP: in your eyesKoop sits in the shaded edge of the front lawn of a disused military building on the tip of the Venice harbour. As an independent artist at the Venice Biennale, the oldest and most prestigious showcase of modern art in the world,...
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Why Trans-Gendered People Need Human Rights Protection
[Graph Not Transcribed] "The rights of trans-gendered people go to the core of what it means to be human, to have human rights and to be able to exercise and proclaim these rights and to be able to claim and assert these rights when they...
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Why Trans-Gendered People Need Human Rights Protection
Why Trans-gendered People Need Human Rights ProtectionLet's start at the beginning. What are human rights?At the most elementary level, we can say these are rights we are entitled to because we are human and because as human beings and members of this...
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Why We Need More Royal Commissions: 30 Years Later
Why We Need More Royal Commissions: 30 YEARS LATERThere is something dusty and a little quaint about the very expression royal commission -- it is an old-fashioned phrase more familiar to archivists than activists. Still, I am convinced that royal commissions...
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Why We Need More Royal Commissions [Excerpt from an Address to the Florence Bird Lecture]
[Graph Not Transcribed]It's been 31 years since the Royal Commission on the Status of Women produced its final report and recommendations--a full generation ago. Maureen O'Neil, President of the International Development Research Centre, looks forward...
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