Herizons

Articles from Vol. 11, No. 2, Spring

[Across Borders: Women with Disabilities Working Together]
If you are a woman living with a disability, or just a caring, curious and sensitive able bodied female feeling somewhat isolated, you will find Across Borders: Women with Disabilities Working Together an encouraging and empowering read. This is a compilation...
Across Borders: Women with Disabilities Working Together
ACROSS BORDERS: WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES WORKING TOGETHERIf you are a women living with a disability, or just a caring, curious and sensitive able bodied female feeling somewhat isolated, you will find Across Borders: Women with Disabilities Working Together...
And You Thought P4-W Was Bad
And You Thought P4-W was Bad...(KINGSTON) - Correctional Service of Canada is ignoring the recommendations of a national inquiry on women and prisons and says it will place about 20 female offenders in Canada's most notorious men's prison, Kingston Penitentiary....
And You Thought P4-W Was Bad [Women in Men's Prisons]
KINGSTON) -- Correctional Service of Canada is ignoring the recommendations of a national inquiry on women and prisons and says it will place about 20 female offenders in Canada's most notorious men's prison, Kingston Penitentiary. The female offenders,...
A New Look at Breast Cancer: Beyond Early Detection. Interview with Sharon Batt
TL: How is A New Look At Breast Cancer different from your other works like your well-known book Patient No more? SB: It is intended as much for women who don't have breast cancer as those who do. When people are first approached about breast cancer,...
[Aurat Durbar, the Court of Women: Writings by Women of South Asian Origin]
Aurat Durbar is a rich and provocative collection of writings by South Asian women authors living in Canada and United States. It draws reader into their complex worlds, as they struggle under the demands imposed by tradition, duty, diaspora, language...
Aurat Durbar: Writings by South Asian Women
AURAT DURBAR: WRITINGS BY SOUTH ASIAN WOMENAurat Durbar is a rich and provocative collection of writings by South Asian women authors living in Canada and United States. It draws reader into their complex worlds, as they struggle under the demands imposed...
[Barbara Frum: A Daughter's Memoir]
In this tribute, Linda Frum traces her mother Barbara's life from her childhood in Niagara Falls, to her early days as a print journalist, right up to her fame as broadcaster--first as host of As it Happens and later for the CBC's The Journal. Linda...
Barbara Frum: A Daughter's Memoir
BARBARA FRUM: A DAUGHTER'S MEMOIRIn this tribute, Linda Frum traces her mother Barbara's life from her childhood in Niagara Falls, to her early days as a print journalist, right up to her fame as broadcaster - first as host of As it Happens and later...
[Beyond the Double Bind: Women & Leadership]
When I became head of the physical and health education department, I was unaware of the double binds this leadership role would thrust upon me." Jamieson's book looks at these Catch 22 situations, by examining their roots in theology, biology, morality...
Beyond the Double Bind: Women & Leadership
BEYOND THE DOUBLE BIND: WOMEN & LEADERSHIP"When I became head of the physical and health education department, I was unaware of the double binds this leadership role would thrust upon me." Jamieson's book looks at these Catch 22 situations, by examining...
Breasting the Waves
BREASTING THE WAVESIn her book of personal essays, Breasting the Waves, Winnipeg-born Joanne Arnott applies the tender sensibilities of a poet to the gritty issues of racism and sexism.Arnott adds her strong voice to those of other prairie-born Metis...
[Breasting the Waves: On Writing & Healing]
In her book of personal essays, Breasting the Waves, Winnipeg-born Joanne Arnott applies the tender sensibilities of a poet to the gritty issues of racism and sexism. Arnott adds her strong voice to those of other prairie-born Metis women who have written...
Did You Say "Makeover?"
Did You Say "Makeover?"(WINNIPEG) - Will the real Body Shop please stand up?In its Spring 1997 campaign against violence, the Body Shop held Makeover Marathon Days across Canada to fundraise for violence prevention and recovery programs. "With this...
Did You Say Makeover? [Spring 1997 Campaign against Violence]
WINNIPEG) -- Will the real Body Shop please stand up? In its Spring 1997 campaign against violence, the Body Shop held Make-over Marathon Days across Canada to fundraise for violence prevention and recovery programs. "With this year's campaign, we want...
[Feminist Fairy Tales]
Feminist Fairy Tales is the newest book by feminist writer Barbara G. Walker, author of The Women's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets and The Skeptical Feminist: Discovering the Virgin, Mother and Crone, as well as many other books that centre on goddess...
Feminist Fairy Tales
FEMINIST FAIRY TALESFeminist Fairy Tales is the newest book by feminist writer Barbara G. Walker, author of The women's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets and The Skeptical Feminist: Discovering the Virgin, Mother and Crone, as well as many other books...
Fish in the Streams and Rice in the Fields
Fish in the Streams and Rice in the Fields(MANILA) - "When I was a young girl, my family lived in a village north of Bangkok. We lived in a cottage on land which provided our sustenance and our livelihood. There were fish in the streams and rice in...
Fish in the Streams and Rice in the Fields [Organizing Women Workers]
MANILA) -- "When I was a young girl, my family lived in a village north of Bangkok. We lived in a cottage on land which provided our sustenance and our livelihood. There were fish in the streams and rice in the paddy fields. We sold or bartered fruit...
Has Wtn Gone Too Soft? (Does Anyone Really Mind?)
Has wtn gone too soft? (Does anyone really mind?)There's a line that stands out in The Women's Television Network's (WTN) specialty channel license application to the CRTC. The license clearly outlines that WTN was to be by, for and about women. It...
Has WTN Gone Too Soft? Does Anyone Really Mind?
There's a line that stands out in The Women's Television Network's (WTN) specialty channel license application to the CRTC. The license clearly outlines that WTN was to be by, for and about women. It also reads: "This proposal also responds directly...
Hello Dolly! Now Go Away
Hello Dolly! Now go AwayThe Pope hates it (Now mind you, the Pope hates everything, including sex between married couples when one of them is divorced. Seems the pontiff wants such couples to abstain, a maxim which will give rise to a huge rise in the...
Hong Kong Women Fight for Freedom
Hong Kong Women Fight for Freedoms(CALGARY) - Although women in Hong Kong have recently made a number of inroads in the fight for quality, they now stand to lose the strides they made on July 1, 1997 when Hong Kong transfers from British to Chinese rule.Since...
Hong Kong Women Fight for Freedoms
CALGARY) -- Although women in Hong Kong have recently made a number of inroads in the fight for equality, they now stand to lose the strides they made on July 1, 1997 when Hong Kong transfers from British to Chinese rule. Since the 1984 Sino-British...
Interview with Sharon Batt: A New Look at Breast Cancer-Beyond Early Detection
Interview with Sharon Batt: A New Look at Breast Cancer-Beyond Early DetectionTL: How is A New Look At Breast Cancer different from your other works like your well-known book Patient No more?SB: It is intended as much for women who don't have breast...
Making A Difference for Women in Prison
Making a Difference for Women in PrisonAfter serving only a few weeks of her 15-month sentence for fraud of the Portage la Prairie, Manitoba 45-year-old Judie Lee was approached by her correctional officer with a job idea. Little did Lee know the job...
Making Safer Space on Campus
HAMILTON) -- There are too many pervasive reminders that women on the campus of McMaster University are targets of violence. The bright pink lapel buttons which state in black lettering 'First Contact--Talk To Me' and the 'Safer Space' stickers fixed...
Making 'Safer Space' on Campus
Making `Safer Space' on Campus(HAMILTON) - There are too many pervasive reminders that women on the campus of McMaster University are targets of violence.The bright pink lapel buttons which state in black lettering `First Contact - Talk To Me' and the...
Misgivings
MisgivingsBeing pregnant is a profound experience which can be simultaneously joyful, awe-inspiring and deeply disturbing, even when one wants to be pregnant. This ambiguity is something we are discouraged form reflecting upon or even acknowledging in...
[Muriel Duckworth: A Very Active Pacifist]
Long before it was a bumper sticker, Muriel Duckworth was thinking globally and acting locally. Marion Kerans' biography of Duckworth demonstrates her commitment to careful analysis and decisive action in every chapter. Women who have worked with Muriel...
Muriel Duckworth: A Very Active Pacifist
MURIEL DUCKWORTH: A VERY ACTIVE PACIFISTLong before it was a bumper sticker, Muriel Duckworth was thinking globally and acting locally. Marion Kerans' biography of Duckworth demonstrates her commitment to careful analysis and decisive action in every...
No Fat Chicks
NO FAT CHICKSBoth these softcover books explore similar and by now familiar themes. Terry Poulton's No Fat Chicks, the less successful, describes how advertising, media and the weight-loss industry work together to seduce billions of dollars from hopeful...
[No Fat Chicks: How Women Are Brainwashed to Hate Their Bodies & Spend Their Money]
Both these softcover books explore similar and by now familiar themes. Terry Poulton's No Fat Chicks, the less successful, describes how advertising, media and the weight-loss industry work together to seduce billions of dollars from hopeful but deluded...
Not Worth A Tuppence
Not Worth A TuppenceDolly's original name was Tuppence. She was renamed Dolly in "honour" of Dolly Parton presumably because she was cloned from a mammary cell. This is a dubious honour and cloning research stands on dubious ethical grounds. While...
Not Worth a Tuppence [Dolly the Sheep]
Dolly's original name was Tuppence. She was renamed Dolly in "honour" of Dolly Parton presumably because she was cloned from a mammary cell. This is a dubious honour and cloning research stands on dubious ethical grounds. While the various media accounts...
[Self-Esteem Comes in All Sizes]
Both these softcover books explore similar and by now familiar themes. Terry Poulton's No Fat Chicks, the less successful, describes how advertising, media and the weight-loss industry work together to seduce billions of dollars from hopeful but deluded...
Self Esteem Comes in All Sizes
SELF ESTEEM COMES IN ALL SIZES:Both these softcover books explore similar and by now familiar themes. Terry Poulton's No Fat Chicks, the less successful, describes how advertising, media and the weight-loss industry work together to seduce billions of...
So, How Many Feminists Does It Take.?
So, How many feminists does it take...?It's just after 11 O'clock on a Saturday night in late March and we're - as they say in the biz - puttin' her to bed - the magazine that is.It's still an excruciatingly slow process. ('slow?, you may be thinking...
[The Cadillac Kind]
The Cadillac Kind is a road novel. Unfortunately, this mother/daughter odyssey through Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba is not as entertaining as the Bing Crosby and Bob Hope road pictures. This is a story of a reluctant daughter driving her mother...
The Cadillac Kind
THE CADILLAC KINDThe Cadillac Kind is a road novel. Unfortunately, this mother/daughter odyssey through Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba is not as entertaining as the Bing Crosby and Bob Hope road pictures.This is a story of a reluctant daughter driving...
The Moulinex Reflex: Why Identity Politics Is Not the Answer
The Moulinex Reflex: Why Identity Politics Is Not the AnswerSince childhood, I have known that belonging takes some bending. As an adult, I have learned that power lies with those who decide how much you must bend before you are allowed to belong. You...
Toronto Promotes Emergency Contraception Pills
TORONTO) -- The Emergency Contraceptive Pill (ECP), more commonly known as the "Morning After Pill," is a safe, effective, and inexpensive way to prevent pregnancy after unprotected intercourse. And although it has been available for more than 25 years,...
Toronto Promotes Emergency Contraception Pills
Toronto Promotes Emergency Contraception Pills(TORONTO) - The Emergency Contraceptive Pill (ECP), more commonly known as the "Morning After Pill," is a safe, effective, and inexpensive way to prevent pregnancy after unprotected intercourse. And although...
Turning Point
Turning pointThe year was 1976. It was September, beautifully sunny with a slight chill creeping into the air. The leaves were turning color. I had just moved to Calgary from Lethbridge to begin my post-secondary career. Anything and everything seemed...
When Will Prison Reform See the Light of Day?
When Will Prison Reform see the Light of Day?One winter day in 1995, a chasm appeared in the awning between Kingston's Prison for Women and the rest of the nation. In a video aired by CBC's The Fifth Estate, people across Canada watched as eight female...
When Will Prison Reform See the Light of Day? [the Treatment of Federally Sentenced Women Has Been Documented in the Arbour Report Which Investigated Events at P4W]
One winter day in 1995, a chasm appeared in the awning between Kingston's Prison for Women and the rest of the nation. In a video aired by CBC's The Fifth Estate, people across Canada watched as eight female prisoners were stripped and shackled by male...
Why Identity Politics Is Not the Answer: The Moulinex Reflex
Since childhood, I have known that belonging takes some bending. As an adult, I have learned that power lies with those who decide how much you must bend before you are allowed to belong. You can bend until you are blue in the face, but without recognition...
Women and Children Last
WOMEN AND CHILDREN LASTAs changes in family law have unfolded over the last three decades, it seems obvious now that custody was sleeper in the bunch; the mean, sticky little issue that would vex us into the next century as none of the others would....
Women Blast Policies That Devalue Women
Women Blast Policies that Devalue Women(EDMONTON) - Women from Edmonton, Red Deer and Calgary came together at a provincial conference recently to develop strategies on how to fight economic policies that harm women.Joyce Green, a political science lecturer,...
Women Blast Policies That Devalue Women [Conference to Develop Strategies to Fight Economic Policies That Harm Women]
EDMONTON) -- Women from Edmonton, Red Deer and Calgary came together at a provincial conference recently to develop strategies on how to fight economic policies that harm women. Joyce Green, a political science lecturer, warned the 100 delegates at the...
[Women & Children Last: Custody Disputes & the Family Justice System]
As changes in family law have unfolded over the last three decades, it seems obvious now that custody was the sleeper in the bunch; the mean, sticky little issue that would vex us into the next century as none of the others would. Moreover, as divorce...