Herizons

Articles from Vol. 8, No. 1, Spring

Campbell: Soup or Syndrome?
Campbell: Soup or Syndrome?.Did she fail?Ever since Kim Campbell stepped out of the Prime Minister's Office and down from the tattered Tory throne, pundits have been debating this question. To date, most of their answers amount to "Campbell's a loser,"...
Consuming Passions: Feminist Approaches to Weight Preoccupation and Eating Disorders
CONSUMING PASSIONS: FEMINIST APPROACHES TO WEIGHT PREOCCUPATION AND. EATING DISORDERSCATRINA BROWN AND KARIN JASPER, EDITORSSECOND STORY PRESS 1993In Canada, 70 percent of women want to lose weight, and by age 18, 80 per cent have dieted. Girls as young...
Count Us in (Counting Ourselves In: Handbook on Women's Community Economic Development)
COUNT US IN!.Vancouver-based WomenFutures has published a handbook on the ins and outs of women's community economic development. Entitled Counting Ourselves In, it approaches CED (community economic development) activities from a practical standpoint.There...
Her Story: Women from Canada's Past // Review
HER STORY: WOMEN FROM CANADA'S PAST.SUSAN E. MERRITTVANWELL PUBLISHING 1993For teachers, mothers of daughters, aunts or anyone else with an eye to expanding the horizons of recorded history, Her Story, Women from Canada's Past is a welcome addition....
Laws Lead Men to Kill Women in Trinidad
LAWS LEAD MEN TO KILL WOMEN IN TRINIDAD.Some male professionals in Trinidad sparked a storm of controversy when they asserted that legislation to protect victims of domestic violence actually provoked violence within families.The furious debate was sparked...
MAFIA Chases Arrears of Rich, Famous and Delinquent (Mothers against Fathers in Arrears)
MAFIA CHASES ARREARS OF RICH, FAMOUS AND DELINQUENT.(TORONTO) -- Fathers owing on their child support have more to worry about than just the law these days. Now MAFIA is after them.No, it's not the Sicilian Mafia founded by men intent on familial vendetta....
Making Visible Change: An Interview with Mobina Jaffer
Making Visible Change: An Interview with Mobina Jaffer."We've come a long way, we can't rest yet, we've got to keep pushing..."These are the words of Mobina Jaffer, the first Indo-Canadian female lawyer in British Columbia. Jaffer was president of Immigrant...
Mind on Our Muscles (Chronic Muscular Tension)
Mind on our Muscles.Chronic muscular tension. It is one of the most common side effects of stress, manifesting itself in stiffness and varying degrees of discomfort and pain.In my work as a yoga teacher, I am dismayed by the number of people experiencing...
Norplant: A Thorn in the Side of Feminist Health Activists
NORPLANT: A THORN IN THE SIDE OF FEMINIST HEALTH ACTIVISTS.(WINNIPEG) -- It causes depression, irregular bleeding, headaches and nearly half of women stop using it before its time is up. One thing it doesn't cause -- at least most of the time -- is pregnancy....
Piano Plays with Emotions
Piano Plays with Emotions.The Piano strikes a chord, wouldn't you say? I don't know anyone who hasn't had an enormous reaction to the film and intense conversations after seeing it.Jane Campion's controversial and groundbreaking movie has thrown feminists...
Returning the Gaze: Essays on Racism, Feminism & Politics // Review
RETURNING THE GAZE: ESSAYS ON RACISM, FEMINISM AND POLITICS.HIMANI BANNERJI, EDITORSISTER VISION PRESS 1993"It is from the theorized experience of the most oppressed...that the possibility of most knowledge arises," says the editor in her introduction....
The New Reproductive Technologies: Discriminating Misconceptions of Choice
THE NEW REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGIES: Discriminating Misconceptions of. ChoiceThe obvious danger of NRTs is the potential for eugenics- or the bio-technical creation a deviant-free race. A variety of methods of eugenics are currently used to `weed-out'...
The New Reproductive Technologies: Genetics, Manipulation and the Corporate Connection
THE NEW REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGIES: Genetics, Manipulation and the. Corporate ConnectionWhat has been absent from the debate on NRTs is an analysis of the economic issues, of the industrial forces that are driving the expansion of these technologies and...
The New Reproductive Technologies: Maybe We Can Control the Means of Reproduction
THE NEW REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGIES: Maybe We Can Control the Means of. ReproductionBy the time the Canadian Royal Commission on New Reproductive Technologies was established, the public discussion of infertility and NRTs was already set. It had become...
The New Reproductive Technologies: The Body Politic: Temple or Bazaar
THE NEW REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGIES: The Body Politic; Temple or Bazaar.Before we decide what technologies will be allowed to be developed and used, it is essential that as a society, we decide the uses to which we will allow them to be put, and the basis...
The New Reproductive Technologies: Where Do Women Stand?
THE NEW REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGIES: WHERE DO WOMEN STAND?.INTRODUCTIONThe very idea of new reproductive technologies conjures up irresistible images: miracle cures, benevolent scientists in crisp lab coats, increased choice for women, and the creation...
The Robber Bride
THE ROBBER BRIDE.BY MARGARET ATWOODMCCLELLAND & STEWART 1993I came across an article in the Utne Reader, one of my favourite magazines, the other day, entitled "Learning to Love Your Inner Bitch." Perhaps Margaret Atwood was on a similar track when...
UNIFEM Vows to Empower Women in Developing Countries
UNIFEM VOWS TO EMPOWER WOMEN IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES.(OTTAWA) -- When women are able to participate equally and intelligently in the planning and implementation of development decisions in their communities, an environment is created in which men and...
Virtual Reality and Me
Virtual Reality and Me.A new catch phrase has lodged itself in my vocabulary of late. It came motoring in behind a train of dimly perceived words that have rolled into my world in recent years -- DOS, CD ROM, WordPerfect, hacker, virtual reality, computer...
What Women Need to Control In-Vitro Fertilization
What women need to control in-vitro fertilization.If women can get the help and support they need to control IVF technologies available today, there might be more hope of controlling other, more `high tech' NRTs in the future.Here's what's needed, at...
Who'd Drive the Zamboni?
Who'd Drive the Zamboni?.I for one, am delighted the Ontario government dropped that dreadful equity advertisement which discriminated against white males. For those of you who've just come back from a holiday in Angmagssalik and know nothing of this...
Woman of Vision (Interview with Rita Deverell)
WOMAN OF VISION.She's the lady on TV with the flower in her hair, the one whose face, voice and outspoken views are fast becoming a symbol of our national culture. Rita Shelton Deverell, known as "the face of Vision TV," is the anchorwoman, producer,...
Women Fight Child Support Taxation
WOMEN FIGHT CHILD SUPPORT TAXATION.Sometimes getting child support payments is hard enough. But once you've got them, Revenue Canada wants to talk to you.A 1942 provision of the Income Tax Act stipulates that recipients of child support payments can...