Herizons

Articles from Vol. 10, No. 4, Fall

A Garage of One's Own
A Garage of One's OwnA glass jar marked "Suggestions and Comments" dominates the cashier's counter at Cle de Contact. That's the first tip-off. The purple paint in the washroom is the second clue, followed by the fully loaded kitchen and meticulous...
A Garage of One's Own (Cle De Contact, Quebec's First Woman-Run Auto Garage)
MONTREAL)--A glass jar marked "Suggestions and Comments" dominates the cashier's counter at Cle de Contact. That's the first tip-off. The purple paint in the washroom is the second clue, followed by the fully loaded kitchen and meticulous workstations...
Animal Abusers More Likely to Abuse People
As news broke about the brutal crimes committed by serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, thousands of readers asked several obvious questions--among them, wasn't there any indication that Dahmer was capable of such crimes?Researchers at the American Humane Association...
Animal Abusers More Likely to Abuse People
Animal Abusers More Likely to Abuse PeopleA news broke about the brutal crimes committed by serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, thousands of readers asked several obvious questions among them, wasn't there any indication that Dahmer was capable of such crimes?Researchers...
Between the Pages: Making a Business of Books
Between the Pages: Making a Business of BooksThe woman on the phone hadn't been able to find the book she needed anywhere, but she was confident the Vancouver Women's Bookstore would have it in stock or be able to track it down. She was stunned when...
Between the Pages: Making a Business of Books (Bookstores Run by Women)
The woman on the phone hadn't been able to find the book she needed anywhere, but she was confident the Vancouver Women's Bookstore would have it in stock or be able to track it down. She was stunned when Kathleen Hudson, a 19-year member of the collective...
Calling the Shots
Calling the SHOTSWhen Fiction and Other Truths: A Film About Jane Rule was awarded a Genie for Best Short Documentary, filmmaker Aerlyn Weissman was not standing behind a podium in front of her peers. Instead, she received the news of her second Genie...
Calling the Shots (Feminist Film Director)
When Fiction and Other Truths: A Film About Jane Rule was awarded a Genie for Best Short Documentary, filmmaker Aerlyn Weissman was not standing behind a podium in front of her peers. Instead, she received the news of her second Genie win while standing...
Celebrating Excellence: Canadian Women Athletes
CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE: CANADIAN WOMEN ATHLETESThanks go to Wendy Long, a reporter for the Vancouver Sun, for providing for us a much needed compilation of many of the achievements of over 200 Canadian female athletes. While not all inclusive, Celebrating...
Celebrating Excellence: Canadian Women Athletes // Review
Thanks go to Wendy Long, a reporter for the Vancouver Sun, for providing for us a much-needed compilation of many of the achievements of over 200 Canadian female athletes. While not all inclusive, Celebrating Excellence covers a broad range of over 35...
Dismantling Ikea and Icons
Dismantling Ikea and IconsPity the boomers. The year's not over but 1996 has already dealt death to too many of their gurus: political revolutionaries Francois Mitterand and Andreas Papandreau, jazz diva Ella Fitzgerald and LSD lord Timothy Leary....
Dismantling Ikea and Icons (the Decline of the Cult of Personality)
Pity the boomers. The year's not over but 1996 has already dealt death to too many of their gurus: political revolutionaries Francois Mitterand and Andreas Papandreau, jazz diva Ella Fitzgerald and LSD lord Timothy Leary. As a post-boomer, I detect more...
Do Women Need to Liberate Animals Too?
Carol Adams is the author of The Sexual Politics of Meat, and Man nor Beast: Feminism and the Defense of Animals. In the 1970s, Adams started a hotline for battered women and since then has served on national commissions on domestic violence and been...
Do Women Need to Liberate Animals Too?
Do Women Need to Liberate Animals too?Carol Adams is the author of The Sexual Politics of Meat, and Man nor Beast: Feminism and the Defense of Animals. In the 1970s, Adams started a hotline for battered women and since then has served on national commissions...
Following Two Paths: Buddhism and Feminism
In the late 20th century, women are putting their stamp on Buddhism like never before. While two international conferences for Buddhist nuns have been held since 1987, many women outside the religious realm are finding that being a Buddhist and an activist...
Following Two Paths: Buddhism and Feminism
Following two Paths: Buddhism and FeminismIn the late 20th century, women are putting their stamp on Buddhism like never before. While two International conferences for Buddhist nuns have been held since 1987, many women outside the religious realm...
Giving Thanks and Thanks for Giving
Giving thanks and thanks for givingWhat's new around here? Plenty. After moving in the summer, Yvonne and I now have space for Herizons in our new 21/2 storey home. Herizons is just a few streets over from the former home of suffrage leader and best-selling...
Green Party Sprouts Woman Prez
Green Party Sprouts Woman PrezThe Green Party of Canada elected Wendy Priesnitz its new president. Priesnitz, a publisher, environmental activist, home business owner and home schooling expert handily defeated her three male opponents with a landslide...
Green Party Sprouts Woman Prez (Priesnitz Wins Landslide Victory at Party Conference in Castlegar, BC)
CASTLEGAR, BC)--The Green Party of Canada elected Wendy Priesnitz its new president. Priesnitz, a publisher, environmental activist, home business owner and home-schooling expert handily defeated her three male opponents with a landslide 70 percent of...
Honour
It's been four years since readers first met the feisty character Jane Cammen in Ann Decter's first novel, Paper, Scissors, Rock. In that book's sequel, Jane Cammen returns to her roots in Muddy Water (Winnipeg) to sort out her mother's history and the...
Honour
HONOURIt's been four years since readers first met the feisty character Jane Cammen in Ann Decter's first novel, Paper, Scissors, Rock. In that book's in Muddy Water (Winnipeg) to sort out her mother's history and the connection of the past to her own...
Hot off the Press
HOT OFF THE PRESS - COMPILED BY PENNI MITCHELLRobert's Rules of Lesbian Living, by Shelly Roberts. Published by Sprinters' Ink, this little gem is filled with insights into lesbian culture and love: "In the Olden Days, it was believed there were only...
How Do You Spell Book-Burning?
Julius Yankowsky, Edmonton Tory MLA, is upset and the only thing likely to make him happy is the banning of a book called How Do You Spell Abducted? If this book is going to be sold publicly in Alberta, maybe we should look at banning it, he said recently.For...
How Do You Spell Book-Burning?
How Do You Spell Book-Burning?Julius Yankowsky, Edmonton Tory MLA, is upset and the only thinking likely to make him happy is the banning of a book called How Do You Spell Abducted? If this book is going to be sold publicly in Alberts, maybe we should...
In Her Nature
IN HER NATURE"There are some similarities in being Jewish and begin gay-the minority culture in both senses."At the same time as you might have to fight harder in the world, you also gain a lot of strength from both of those identities."Karen X. Tulchinsky,...
Making a Commitment to Live
In July, I attended a retreat for women with cancer put on by the HOPE Cancer Health Society of Vancouver. Twenty-six women gathered on Salt Spring Island for four days of self-examination, meditation, sharing, fun and an exploration of activities such...
Making a Commitment to Live
Making a Commitment to LiveIn July, I attended a retreat for women with cancer put on by the HOPE Cancer Health Society of Vancouver. Twenty-six women gathered on Salt Spring Island for four days of self-examination, meditation, sharing, fun and an...
Revolution from Within: Zapatista Women Demand Equality
CHIAPAS)--"We don't want the soldiers in our communities. Not because we are afraid, but because we don't need them."The speaker is Comandanta Susana, member of the Zapatista National Liberation Army's (EZLN) highest command and the instigator of what...
Revolution from Within: Zapatista Women Demand Equality
REVOLUTION FROM WITHIN: Zapatista Women Demand Equality"We don't want the soldiers in our communities. Not because we are afraid, but because we don't need them."The speaker is Comandanta Susana, member of the Zapatista National Liberation Army's (EZLN)...
The Day in the Life of a Journalist
The Day in the Life of a JournalistEvery once in a while I get a reminder of what responsibilities go with being a journalist.It started when I met someone who sat on Paul Bernardo's jury. Bernardo was convicted of the murder of two girls in the fall...
Web Grrls Take Off
TORONTO)--It's a warm Saturday morning in Toronto, and the students in the computer training center listen as instructor Kelly Peters starts her seminar on HTML (Hyper-Text MarkUp Language).Peters, webmaster for CANOE (Canadian Online Explorer), begins...
Web Grrls Take Off
Web Grrls Take OffIt's a warm Saturday morning in Toronto, and the students in the computer training center listen as instructor Kelly Peters starts her seminar on HTML (Hyper-Text Mark-Up Language).Peters, webmaster for CANOE (Canadian Online Explorer),...
When Fox Is a Thousand
The young always have much to learn from the past, whether they acknowledge it or not. The rather shallow young urban twentysomethings of this uneven but memorable first novel could certainly use a lesson or two from an ancient trickster figure, which...
When Fox Is A Thousand
WHEN FOX IS A THOUSANDThe young always have much to learn from the past, whether they acknowledge it or not. The rather shallow young urban twenty somethings of this uneven but memorable first novel could certainly use a lesson or two from an ancient...
Whose Brave New World? the Information Highway and the New Economy
WHOSE BRAVE NEW WORLD? THE INFORMATION HIGHWAY AND THE NEW ECONOMYOttawa writer and activist Heather Menzies knows whose "brave new world" global technology serves, and it is not the one average Canadians inhabit.Menzies tough-minded and clearly written...
Why I Stopped Eating Meat
Although it would be somewhat hypocritical for me to label myself a true vegetarian--I eat dairy products, wear leather shoes, and, in one way or another, use products which have been tested on animals--I have come to appreciate many of the tenets of...
Why I Stopped Eating Meat
Why I Stopped Eating MeatAlthough it would be somewhat hypocritical for me to label myself a true vegetarian - I eat dairy products, wear leather shoes, and, in one way or another, use products which have been tested on animals - I have come to appreciate...
Women Changing Science: Voices from A Field in Transition
WOMEN CHANGING SCIENCE: VOICES FROM A FIELD IN TRANSITIONAlthough a few women have always participated in scientific inquiry, many areas of study pioneered and dominated by women have been methodically undermined or persecuted. Examples of this include...
Women's Health Research Centres Announced
Women's Health Research Centres AnnouncedFive Centres of Excellence for Women's Health were announced by Health Minister David Dingwall in June to get researchers, practitioners, policy - makers and consumers talking and working together.Each centre...