Herizons

Articles from Vol. 9, No. 1, Spring

A Cause for a Pause in the Middle of Life
A Cause for a Pause in the Middle of Life.At 49, I had little interests in menopause, aging or "the change." Now that I'm 50, my eye is uncontrollably drawn to anything with the "m" word in it. Such was the case with a recent newspaper article that...
A Conspiracy of Biblical Proportions
A Conspiracy of Biblical Proportions.At the risk of becoming Christianity's Salmonella Rushdie, I wish to state I am pleased somebody finally did something about the Bible.The new version, just published by Oxford University Press in London, was evidently...
Art & Lies: By Jeanette Winterson
ART & LIES: BY JEANETTE WINTERSON KNOPF CANADA, TORONTO, 1994.Art and Lies, Jenette Winterson's fifth novel, follows on the considerable success of Written on the Baby, a beautiful written love story and Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, her first...
A Time for Healing: Starting with the Self
A Time for Healing: Starting with the Self.The snow crunches under our feet as a good friend and I walk out into the inky darkness on January morning. We walk arm in arm across the frozen sea ice, searching for solace within each other's friendship,...
Common Front De-Kleins Cutbacks
COMMON FRONT DE-KLEINS CUTBACKS.If Ralph ("My cuts are bigger than yours") Klein and his government sometimes seem to be full of swaggering machismo, it should come as no surprise that the most determined opposition to Tory policies comes from women's...
Conceivable Options: Why Women Are Choosing Artificial Insemination
Why Women are Choosing Artificial Insemination: Conceivable Options.When Susan and Leslie started sending Molly to daycare, other two and three-year-olds thought she was the luckiest person in the world."I mean, what could be better than to have two...
Domestic Policy Criticized: Dependent Status Keeps Women in Their Place
Domestic Policy Criticized: Dependent Status Keeps Women in their Place.Women who come to Canada as domestic workers face even tougher times ahead, as the immigration department gets tougher at the borders.A growing number of domestic workers have been...
Girls Get Global on Ecosystems and Esteem (Groups in Montreal Help Families in Guatamala)
Girls Get Global on Ecosystems and Esteem.Two groups of young women in Montreal have reached across the globe to Central America to foster empowerment and global awareness.With the help of a $50,000 grant from the Canadian International Development Agency...
IRON JANE: Chopping Down the Muscle Myth
IRON JANE: chopping down the muscle myth.If TV talk shows are any indication for reality, then I guess I'm a freak. I was part of the audience for Dini Petty Show in which three of the guests were female bodybuilding champions. As an avid weight trainer,...
(Mitchell, Joni. Turbulent Indigo)
JONI MITCHELL: TURBULENT INDIGO.Joni Mitchell's seventeenth recording paints with music, words and a brush, the depth of sadness and beauty in the world. The poignant lyrics and melodies are deeper and more troubled than her famous Blue album-hence...
Monuments Stand as a Tribute to Women's Spirit (Monuments to Victims of Male Violence in Canadian Cities)
Monuments Stand as a Tribute to Women's Spirit. LONDONApproval for the installation of the London Women's Monument in Victoria Park, London's main gathering place for marches and celebrations, squeaked through city council by only one vote late last...
New Rape Shield Needed to Stop Release of Women's Personal Records
New Rape Shield Needed to Stop Release of Women's Personal Records.Defence lawyers across Canada are now using the courts to try to force complainants in sexual assault cases to release their personal records to the accused.Michael Adelman, an Ottawa...
NWT Abortion Review Puts Spotlight on the Politics of Medicine
N.W.T. Abortion Review Puts Spotlight on the Politics of Medicine.In 1992, women around the North and across Canada were Horrified to learn that physicians had been performing abortions on women in the NWT wothout using anesthesia. After one woman's...
Other Women's Children
OTHER WOMEN'S CHILDREN BY PERRI KLASS RANDOM HOUSE REST HARROW BY JANICE. KULYK KEEFER HARPER COLLINS CHANGING HEAVEN BY JANE URQUHART McCLELLAND AND STEWThe best novelists tell us as much about real life as they do about any fictional situation. A...
Paying the Price for Birth Control: Depo Provera in the North
Paying the Price for Birth Control: Depo Provera in the North.Four Years ago women across the Northwest Territories were outraged to learn that a controversial injection not yet approved for contraceptive use in North America, was being offered in the...
Ragging on about the Rag
Ragging on about the Rag.I was on my way home one evening after a hard day's work, feeling exhausted, my menstrual cramps creeping up on me. I stopped at the drug store to pick up some painkillers which my doctor prescribes for cramps.The young, male...
Rebirthing Traditions: Women Taking Charge of Culture, Medicine and Each Other
REBIRTHING TRADITIONS: Women Taking Charge of Culture, Medicine and Each. Other"I thought, I'll never survive the loneliness and fear of waiting. Everyone here at home I know, no one over there is familiar. Everything there is different-moving stairs,...
Run, Sunera, Run Again
Run, Sunera, Run Again.Soon, Sunera Thobani will decide whether to weather a second term as president of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women. If she runs, and if she wins, it will be a sustained first for more than women of colour....
Sex and the Social Scientist
Sex and the Social Scientist.You should see what's going on in the sex role research labs lately.Take this recent study of tiny toddlers. Researchers looked at a group of boys and girls playing with the same toys. The boys, they noticed, looked at...
Survey on Abuse Rallies Japanese Women
SURVEY ON ABUSE RALLIES JAPANESE WOMEN.It's small and cozy and filled with second handfurniture. Large pillows are scattered on the floor where the women meet for discussions. Boxes stuffed with toys fill one corner of the room.Posters and plants add...
(The Wyrd Sisters. Inside the Dreaming)
THE WYRD SISTERS: INSIDE THE DREAMING.The voices and harmonies of The Wyrd Sisters are stronger and more stirring than ever. With the release of Inside The Dreaming, the original folk trio from Winnipeg has created a solid and balanced recording. In...
Walking in Two Worlds: A Profile of Gaye Hanson
Walking in Two Worlds: A Profile of Gaye Hanson."You can't separate the healing and the spiritual component from the business plan," says Gaye Hanson, of White-horse. She is a woman who walks in two worlds-the world of her Cree Grandmothre, where she...
Wild Women Don't Wear No Blues // Review
WILD WOMEN DON'T WEAR NO BLUES.This book spoke to me deeply as a Black woman. It is a book that clarifies and broadens understanding of Black women, especially Black women in North America. The personal stories in this book deal with issues ranging...
Will the Axe Fall on Women? (Green Paper on Social Service Reform)
Will the Axe Fall on Women?.When the Standing Committee on Human Resource Development held brief consultations after the federal service reform last fall, the hearings were attended by as many protesters and opponents as there were presenters.Now that...