Herizons

Articles from Vol. 12, No. 4, Winter

Aboriginal Justice Uses Healing Approach
Aboriginal Justice Uses Healing Approach(WINNIPEG) The word `diversion' describes the rerouting of a waterway. At Aboriginal Ganootamaage Justice Services of Winnipeg, the analogy couldn't be more appropriate."Think of our program as a river," says Ganootamaage...
Aboriginal Justice Uses Healing Approach [Aboriginal Ganootamaage Justice Services, Winnipeg]
(Winnipeg) The word 'diversion' describes the rerouting of a waterway. At Aboriginal Ganootamaage Justice Services of Winnipeg, the analogy couldn't be more appropriate."Think of our program as a river," says Ganootamaage Executive Director Kathy Mallett,...
A Wise Blend of Old and New Knowledge
A Wise Blend of Old and New KnowledgeOnly a decade ago, herbal remedies were, for most, no more than an interesting idea. Now, they can be found in the majority of Canadians' medicine cabinets. Why suddenly a mass `discovery' of ancient remedies? Maybe...
["Bad" Mothers: The Politics of Blame in Twentieth Century America]
In the article "Mother Blaming," Paula Caplan likens the practice of mother blaming to air pollution: you don't realize it's there until you're free of it. She cites a survey in which just eight out of 122 women considered their mothers worth emulating....
"Bad" Mothers: The Politics of Blame in Twentieth Century America; Gone to an Aunt's; Remembering Canada's Homes for Unwed Mothers
"BAD" MOTHERS: THE POLITICS OF BLAME IN TWENTIETH CENTURY AMERICA; GONE TO AN AUNT'S; REMEMBERING CANADA'S HOMES FOR UNWED MOTHERSIn the article "Mother Blaming," Paula Caplan likens the practice of mother blaming to air pollution: you don't realize...
[Bitch: In Praise of Difficult Women]
Once you get past the grammatically-botched, typo-ridden, academic contortions -- who are they behaving for? -- of the introduction to Who's Afraid of Feminism, you're in for a treat of intelligent and groundbreaking essays by European and American feminist...
But Where Are You Really from? Stories of Identity and Assimilation in Canada
BUT WHERE ARE YOU REALLY FROM? STORIES OF IDENTITY AND ASSIMILATION IN CANADAThe single most common/hurtful/offensive/racist/frustrating question one could ask a non-white Canadian is the title of this volume.Hazelle Palmer, with 32 women and one man,...
[But Where Are You Really from? Stories of Identity & Assimilation in Canada]
The single most common/hurtful/offensive/racist/frustrating question one could ask a non-white Canadian is the title of this volume.Hazelle Palmer, with 32 women and one man, record the hurt, anger and frustration of the question, and the volume also...
Canada Taken to Task at UN on Human Rights: Women, Aboriginals, Refugees Report on Covenant
Canada Taken To Task at UN on Human Rights: Women, Aboriginals, Refugees Report on CovenantAt issue was Canada's obligations under the Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, a UN document adopted 22 years after the original human rights declaration...
Canada Taken to Task at UN on Human Rights: Women, Aboriginals, Refugees Report on Covenant [of Economic, Social & Cultural Rights]
Prime Minister Jean Chretien's Liberal government has been accused by a United Nations committee of balancing its books on the backs of the poor by the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.At issue was Canada's obligations...
Cole's Notes: Feminist Bailout on Zippergate
Cole's notes: Feminist Bailout on ZippergateI hope all those star struck U.S. feminists are happy now. Clinton survived. They got what they wanted. But was it worth it?We should have known there was going to be a price to pay as soon as Paula Jones filed...
[Dancing in the Flames: The Transformation of the Dark Goddess]
These diverse psychology books present three very different paradigms for making sense of our individual lives in late 20th century social culture. All aim to speak to psychology professionals using language that is accessible enough for general readers...
Dancing in the Flames: The Transformation of the Dark Goddess; the Enchanted Self; Positive Therapy; Women's Growth in Diversity; More Writings from the Stone Centre
DANCING IN THE FLAMES: THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE DARK GODDESS; THE ENCHANTED SELF; A POSITIVE THERAPY; WOMEN'S GROWTH IN DIVERSITY: MORE WRITINGS FROM THE STONE CENTREThese diverse psychology books present three very different paradigms for making sense...
Divorce Report A Recipe for Chaos
Divorce Report A Recipe for Chaos(OTTAWA) And you thought divorce could be ugly.The Joint Committee on Child Custody and Access' final report would turn Canada's Divorce Act into a tool for chaos for women and children in high conflict families, say...
Divorce Report a Recipe for Chaos [Joint Committee on Child Custody and Access Final Report]
(Ottawa) And you thought divorce could be ugly.The Joint Committee on Child Custody and Access' final report would turn Canada's Divorce Act into a tool for chaos for women and children in high conflict families, say women's legal experts.Under the radical...
Examining the Examiners: What's Ailing Canada's Health Protection Branch
Last year, health food stores in western Canada were raided by police for selling food bars containing DHEA, or dehydroepiandrosterone. A three-month investigation by Health Canada's Health Protection Branch culminated just as an issue of Macleans' hit...
Examining the Examiners: What's Ailing Canada's Health Protection Branch?
Examining the Examiners: What's Ailing Canada's Health Protection Branch?Last year, health food stores in western Canada were raided by police for selling food bars containing DHEA, or dehydroepiandrosterone. A three-month investigation by Health Canada's...
Feminist Bailout at Zippergate
I hope all those star struck U.S. feminists are happy now. Clinton survived. They got what they wanted. But was it worth it?We should have known there was going to be a price to pay as soon as Paula Jones filed her petition. Feminists never liked her....
[For-Giving: A Feminist Criticism of Exchange]
Gender is actually an economic identity," asserts Genevieve Vaughan, but to her, gender is also a linguistic identity and the two are intertwined.In For-Giving: A Feminist Criticism of Exchange, she writes, "What happens in the distinction of gender...
For-Giving: A Feminist Criticism of Exchange
FOR-GIVING: A FEMINIST CRITICISM OF EXCHANGEGender is actually an economic identity," asserts Genevieve Vaughan, but to her, gender is also a linguistic identity and the two are intertwined.In For-Giving: A Feminist Criticism of Exchange, she writes,...
Fury for the Sound Documents Clayoquot Women
"Blow the bridge down, blow the bridge down From the dead of the night, sink it into the ground For the sake of the soul of Clayoquot sound Take a deep breath and blow the bridge down." The Wyrd Sisters: "Farewell to Clayoquot Sound"It was the largest...
Fury for the Sound Documents Clayoquot Women
Fury for the Sound Documents Clayoquot Women"Blow the bridge down, blow the bridge downFrom the dead of the night, sink it into the groundFor the sake of the soul of Clayoquot soundTake a deep breath and blow the bridge down."The Wyrd Sisters: "Farewell...
Getting the Lead out of Toys
It was a small victory or children when Health Canada issued a precautionary warning in November that soft teethers and rattles made with softened polyvinyl chloride (PVC) may pose health risks when chewed or sucked on.A coalition made up of Greenpeace...
Getting the Lead out of Toys
Getting the Lead Out of ToysIt was a small victory for children when Health Canada issued a precautionary warning in November that soft teethers and rattles made with softened polyvinyl chloride (PVC) may pose health risks when chewed or sucked on.A...
[Gone to an Aunt's: Remembering Canada's Homes for Unwed Mothers]
In the article "Mother Blaming," Paula Caplan likens the practice of mother blaming to air pollution: you don't realize it's there until you're free of it. She cites a survey in which just eight out of 122 women considered their mothers worth emulating....
Got a Grudge? Invent a Syndrome [Parental Alienation Syndrome]
Tired of False Memory Syndrome? Bored with the likes of Dr. Elizabeth Loftus, the Queen of the False Memory Syndrome? Loftus, (who writes huge erudite tomes in Camille Paglia type rhetoric) it must be admitted, puts on a great show which almost makes...
Liberals Try to Sink NAC
The National Action Commit tee on the Status of Women is facing its most serious financial crisis in decades. The crisis is not due to internal divisions, careless spending or lack of member support. Nine months into its fiscal year, Status of Women...
[Lilith Fair: A Celebration of Women in Music]
The Lilith Fair compilation album, A Celebration of Women in Music, is evidence that some very good ideas can go painfully awry. Now in its fourth year, Lilith Fair has become the highest grossing touring festival of the decade. It has raised the profiles...
Lilith Fair: A Celebration of Women in Music
LILITH FAIR: A CELEBRATION OF WOMEN IN MUSICMusic, is evidence that some very good ideas can go painfully awry. Now in its fourth year, Lilith Fair has become the highest grossing touring festival of the decade. It has raised the profiles of many talented...
[Love Ruins Everything]
Under its beautiful blue cover, showing a city scape and the trail of a comet made by pink hearts, Karen X. Tulchinsky's Love Ruins Everything entertains the reader while questioning life, love and family relations.The characters in this quick-paced...
Love Ruins Everything
LOVE RUINS EVERYTHINGUnder its beautiful blue cover, showing a city scape and the trail of a comet made by pink hearts, Karen X. Tulchinsky's Love Ruins Everything entertains the reader while questioning life, love and family relations.The characters...
On the Edge: Got a Grudge? Invent a Syndrome
on the edge: Got a Grudge? Invent a SyndromeTired of False Memory Syndrome? Bored with the likes of Dr. Elizabeth Loftus, the Queen of the False Memory Syndrome? Loftus, (who writes huge erudite tomes in Camille Paglia type rhetoric) it must be admitted,...
Same Planet, Different Worlds: The Vancouver International Film Festival
Same Planet, Different Worlds: The Vancouver International Film FestivalMy apologies to Thelma and Louise. But unless you live near that neat video store or you happen to be taking a women's studies course on women and film, it is very difficult to see...
Same Planet, Different Worlds: The Vancouver International Film Festival [Short Reviews]
My apologies to Thelma and Louise. But unless you live near that neat video store or you happen to be taking a women's studies course on women and film, it is very difficult to see films by or about women. Not to mention films that are outright feminist...
She Shoots, She Scores: Canadian Perspectives on Women and Sport
SHE SHOOTS, SHE SCORES: CANADIAN PERSPECTIVES ON WOMEN AND SPORTThe sports section of today's Vancouver Sun contains 13 articles. One describes Kelly Stefanyshyn's 200m backstroke record. Another includes four paragraphs about golfers Anna-Jane Eathorne...
[She Shoots, She Scores: Canadian Perspectives on Women & Sport]
The sports section of today's Vancouver Sun contains 13 articles. One describes Kelly Stefanyshyn's 200m backstroke record. Another includes four paragraphs about golfers Anna-Jane Eathorne and Dottie Pepper. The remaining eleven articles deal exclusively...
The 50-Year Search for Justice: War Crimes against Comfort Women
Kim Soon-duc fled to the hills as a young girl, but was unable to escape being kidnapped. Fifty years later, she has become an international spokeswoman on behalf of the estimated 200,000 former Korean comfort women.Five years after being abducted from...
The 50-Year Search for Justice: War Crimes against Comfort Women
The 50-year Search for Justice: War Crimes Against Comfort WomenFive years after being abducted from the mountains near her rural home in Korea and forced to work as a comfort woman, Kim Soon-duc was still under 20 when she returned home to her village...
[The Enchanted Self: A Positive Therapy]
These diverse psychology books present three very different paradigms for making sense of our individual lives in late 20th century social culture. All aim to speak to psychology professionals using language that is accessible enough for general readers...
The Guest Room: Liberals Try to Sink NAC
the guest room: Liberals Try to Sink NACThe National Action Commit tee on the Status of Women is facing its most serious financial crisis in decades. The crisis is not due to internal divisions, careless spending or lack of member support. Nine months...
[The Moons of Palmares]
I had just finished reading a story in "Spirit of the Middle Passage" about the Portuguese capture of Queen Ninga, a powerful African Queen of Angolan descent during the early 1900s, and the taking of her people as slaves to Palmares, Brazil. It is said...
The Moons of Palmares
THE MOONS OF PALMARESI had just finished readlng a story in "Spirit of the Middle Passage" about the Portuguese capture of Queen Ninga, a powerful African Queen of Angolan descent during the early 1900s, and the taking of her people as slaves to Palmares,...
The New Midwifery: Reflections on Renaissance and Regulation
THE NEW MIDWIFERY: REFLECTIONS ON RENAISSANCE AND REGULATIONCan midwives deliver their hallmark of personalized care if they become part of the public medical system? This is the key tension in this broad collection of essays, and one worth understanding...
[The New Midwifery: Reflections on Renaissance & Regulation]
Can midwives deliver their hallmark of personalized care if they become part of the public medical system? This is the key tension in this broad collection of essays, and one worth understanding for anyone contemplating hiring a midwife.The contributors...
[The VBAC Companion: The Expectant Mother's Guide to Vaginal Birth after Cesarean]
While I was dealing with hours and hours of back labour in a hospital birthing room, my labour companion overheard nurses in the hall talking about "that woman trying to have a VBAC." They weren't at all convinced a woman who had delivered her first...
The VBAC Companion: The Expectant Mother's Guide to Vaginal Birth after Cesarean
THE VBAC COMPANION: THE EXPECTANT MOTHER'S GUIDE TO VAGINAL BIRTH AFTER CESAREANWhile I was dealing with hours and hours of back labour in a hospital birthing room, my labour companion overheard nurses in the hall talking about "that woman trying to...
Turn the Beat Around
Turn the Beat AroundMove over little drummer boy, girls and women are pummeling the skins too -- in droves. And they are discovering an adeptness as natural as their beating hearts.On a personal level, the simple, elemental motion of striking a drum...
Turn the Beat around [Women's Drumming Groups]
Move over little drummer boy, girls and women are pummeling the skins too-in droves. And they are discovering an adeptness as natural as their beating hearts.On a personal level, the simple, elemental motion of striking a drum is a powerful antidote,...
Who's Afraid of Feminism: Bitch
WHO'S AFRAID OF FEMINISM: BITCHOnce you get past the grammatically-botched, typo-ridden, academic contortions -- who are they behaving for? -- of the introduction to Who's Afraid of Feminism, you're in for a treat of intelligent and ground-breaking essays...
[Who's Afraid of Feminism: Seeing through the Backlash]
Once you get past the grammatically-botched, typo-ridden, academic contortions -- who are they behaving for? -- of the introduction to Who's Afraid of Feminism, you're in for a treat of intelligent and groundbreaking essays by European and American feminist...
Wise Women's Health Store: A Wise Blend of Old and New Knowledge
Only a decade ago, herbal remedies were, for most, no more than an interesting idea. Now, they can be found in the majority of Canadians' medicine cabinets. Why suddenly a mass 'discovery' of ancient remedies? Maybe it's the influence of a more multicultural...
Women of Words: What Joining a Book Club Can Do for Your Life
We had candles lit, popcorn popping, wine pouring and lemon pudding cooling. Who would have guessed from that first meeting that the women sharing popcorn with me would become special friends whose interests jell with my own? We share the same domestic...
Women of Words: What Joining a Book Club Can Do for Your Life
Women of Words: What Joining a Book Club Can Do for Your LifeWe had candles lit, popcorn popping, wine pouring and lemon pudding cooling. Who would have guessed from that first meeting that the women sharing popcorn with me would become special friends...
[Women's Growth in Diversity: More Writings from the Stone Center]
These diverse psychology books present three very different paradigms for making sense of our individual lives in late 20th century social culture. All aim to speak to psychology professionals using language that is accessible enough for general readers...