Herizons

Articles from Vol. 6, No. 3, 1992

Are You Stressed out on the Job?
ARE YOU STRESSED OUT ON THE JOB?.A young social worker works with sexually abused children. Her caseload increased dramatically after government cutbacks. Now she's got no energy to deal with the children, her co-workers, or much else, and blames herself...
Break the Cycle Tour Generates Sympathy, Little Money
BREAK THE CYCLE TOUR GENERATES SYMPATHY, LITTLE MONEY.Despite a resounding lack of government, corporate and media response to their Break the Cycle Tour, Alyson Lockwood, and Terry Smith, continue to cycle across Canada, urging Canadians to break the...
Constitutional Con Job: Unequal, Unfair and Uneffective
CONSTITUTIONAL CON JOB: UNEQUAL, UNFAIR AND UNEFFECTIVE.Social programs that assist women and other disadvantaged groups will be eroded by the new constitutional agreement. Judy Rebick of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women says that...
First Person Singular: A Letter from Chile
FIRST PERSON SINGULAR: A Letter From Chile.Having been away from Chile for 16½ years, I was concerned about the kind of work I would be doing once I returned. One thing I knew for sure, I wanted to work with women... specifically marginalized women.When...
Health Matters: No Free Lunch for Consumers
HEALTH MATTERS: No Free Lunch for Consumers.With the alarming increase in diseases like breast cancer and heart disease among women, it is more important than ever that we stay informed.We know that a high-fat diet is linked to illnesses and accelerates...
Home Economics
HOME ECONOMICS.I'm interested in an economy close to home - my home. I know that the mainstream economy out there is powerful and has an important impact on me and my life, but I don't believe I have any impact on it. In terms of capital and investment,...
Homophobia in Our Organizations
HOMOPHOBIA IN OUR ORGANIZATIONS.A lot of lesbians are afraid of losing their children, their jobs and the support of women around them. And, as the St. John's Women's Centre found out, a lot of heterosexual women are afraid too - to listen, to understand...
Indecent Acts and Everyday Rebellion: An Interview with Gwen Jacob
"Indecent Acts" and Everyday Rebellion: GWEN JACOB.JULY 18 WAS ONE OF THE HOTTEST DAYS OF THE SUMMER OF '91. BUT WHEN GWEN JACOB, A STUDENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH, TOOK OFF HER SHIRT; THE POLICE CHARGED HER ACCORDING TO THE CRIMINAL CODE OF CANADA,...
Manon Rheaume Becomes First Woman to Attend NHL Camp
MANON RHEAUME BECOMES FIRST WOMAN TO ATTEND NHL CAMP.In September, Manon Rheaume made sports history by attending training camp with the Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL expansion team). Training camp will result in an NHL tryout - the first for a woman.The...
Men Paid More to Counsel Abusers (Tearmann House, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia)
MEN PAID MORE TO COUNSEL ABUSERS.Tearmann House in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia has offered shelter for battered women and their children for eight years, providing the support, safety and validation we have come to expect from shelters. Salaries for the...
No Shortcut to Confronting Racism
BY INVITATION: No Shortcut to Confronting Racism.Ever since the national conference on violence in Banff a couple of years ago erupted over the reading of poems by a black poet from Toronto, I have followed the growing overt tension between white and...
Ritual Abuse: Towards a Feminist Understanding
Ritual Abuse: TOWARDS A FEMINIST UNDERSTANDING.When I started uncovering my memories of ritual abuse many years ago, I thought I was the only one in the world who had undergone such experiences. I can't say I'm happy to have found out there are many...
Ritual as Healing Rite
EDITORIAL: Ritual as Healing Rite.Ritual is a complex topic. For decades, women have questioned the subtexts of traditional, patriarchal rituals, both sacred and secular. We have refused the romanticism of elevated language, incense and candles, the...
R.J.'S Story: A Survivor's Account
AMETHYA'S STORY: A SURVIVOR'S ACCOUNT.HAVING BEEN BORN INTO AN INTERGENERATIONAL FAMILIAL SATANIC CULT, MY ABUSE BEGAN AT LESS THAN ONE MONTH OF AGE AND CONTINUED UNTIL MY EARLY TWENTIES WHEN LEFT THE HOME OF MY PARENTS. I WAS ALSO ABUSED IN A much...
Satirically Yours: Exposing Patriarchy
SATIRICALLY YOURS: Exposing Patriarchy.Canadian laws permit men, but not women, to bare their chests. Recently, women from Halifax to Vancouver doffed their shirts to protest these laws. Their defiance of law, convention, tradition and in some minds,...
Tell Tale Signs
TELL TALE SIGNS.Tell Tale Signs is a beautiful book. The text is richly textured, many layered, moving in and out of dreams, fragments form other texts (ranging from Tony Cade Bambara and Marguerite Duras to Maurice Blanchot and Fred Wah), lists, stories,...
The Rise and Fall of Anne Boleyn
THE RISE AND FALL OF ANNE BOLEYN.Many of us are familiar with Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII, though popular novels and films such as Anne of a Thousand Days. Numerous biographies have recounted the legend of Anne, the upstart, who broke...
Water Walking Women
BODY WISE: Water Walking Women.Another canoeing season has passed and new stories of beautiful lakes and difficult portages, good and bad weather, problems and their solutions have been woven to tide us over until next spring when we get out the paddles...
We Don't Need Another Hero: Sexism in the Environmental Movement
SEXISM IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT: WE DON'T NEED ANOTHER HERO.WE ARE HUDDLED, ABOUT 15 OF US, IN THE WARMTH OF THE BIG CANVAS TENT THAT SERVES AS THE STRATEGY AND SOCIAL CENTRE OF THE BLOCKADE CAMP. THE BANTER IS AS CHEERFUL AS THE FIRE FUCKERING...
Whitewash
WHITEWASH.This is a disturbing book and a must read for women of all ages. Inspired by the success of British women, Liz Armstrong and Adrienne Scott expose the North American "sanitary protection" industry's blatant disregard for women's health and...
Wise Cracks: A Gail Singer Film
Wise Cracks: A Gail Singer Film A Lynne Van Luven Review.I'm convinced that feminist humor had become more up-front and politically hard-edged over the past two decades. A good way to test this hypothesis is to go see Gail Singer's Wisecracks, which...
Women's Input Needed in Cod Compensation Deal
WOMEN'S INPUT NEEDED IN COD COMPENSATION DEAL.A recent report on women and the fishery produced by the provincial government's Women's Policy Office found that women have few transferable skills because of their work in direct fish processing.For example,...