Herizons

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 1, Summer

Are Women Unfair Targets?
When should someone be charged with spreading HIV?Ac cording to Angel Parks, an HIV-positive woman who works at the AIDS Committee of Toronto, the answer is only in "extreme cases."Yet the number of HIV-positive people going to jail on questionable convictions...
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Choice Words for Feminists
So Conservative Senator Nancy Ruth dropped the F-bomb. Who cares? Not anyone who understands the issues involved in the incident. Not anyone who thinks it's just fine that women, even senators, on occasion talk dirty in public. Not anyone who understands...
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Cover Up
Are you creeped out by the niqab worn by some Muslim women? You're not alone, let me assure you, but you might want to check your assumptions - and your feminist principlesSome clarification and background first. The niqab refers to the veil that has...
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DIGGING into the DEEP
Singer-songwriter Sara Quin discusses her musical and political influences, and muses about what the future might hold for Tegan and Sara.While working on their latest album, Sainthood, Tegan and Sara spent a month at Sound City Studios in Van Nuys,...
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IRISH WOMEN Hope for LUCK
EUROPEAN COURT COULD FORCE IRELAND TO LIBERALIZE LAWThere were 5,585 women in 2005 who travelled from the Republic of Ireland to England for abortions. Three of them, identified as A., B. and C, are at the centre of an international legal case that aims...
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Joni Mitchell
PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A BLACK MANAs a black woman raised against the backdrop of the U.S. civil rights movement, the songs of Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone and James Brown, were and remain, central to my identity. But I was also wowed by flower power...
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Justice for All
The woman who made history as Canada's first female prime minister is alive and well and living in Paris. Kim Campbell says that while some countries have made laudable gains towards gender equity in their parliaments, Canada could - and should - do...
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Lilith Is Back!
After an 11-year hiatus, Lilith Tour 2010 kicks off on June 27 in Calgary and will host Canadian concerts in Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. Lilith will wrap up on August 16 in Dallas, Texas.From 1997 through 1999, Lilith Fair was one of the...
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SHARON McIVOR'S FIGHT FOR EQUALITY
(OTTAWA) Its intent may be to promote gender equity in Indian registration, but Bill C-3 does not ensure that women and their descendants will be treated the same as men and their descendants for the purposes of determining Indian status.Witnesses told...
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The CORRIDORS OF QUEER
We all know the story.A woman, married for 20 years, goes to a party. There, she locks eyes with a woman with a confident stance and comfortable shoes, and tingles in a way she's never felt before. They talk all evening and exchange phone numbers. Eventually,...
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Why ORGANIC FARMING Will Save the WORLD
Vandana Shiva's philosophies on food sovereignty, consumption, community development and economics have transformed progressive politics around the world. She has also inspired efforts to protect the environment and promote sustainable agriculture.Her...
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