Herizons

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 4, Spring

Calling All Experts!
Women's voices are still not heard in the media on a basis equal to those of men, according to media expert Shari Graydon, founder of a new project called Informed Opinions.In conjunction with Media Action, Graydon hopes to change that imbalance by training...
Greening Your Underwear
Vancouver-based Lunapads International was awarded the Shining Light Award in November 2009 from Green America, the largest network of green businesses in North America.After the women-owned business came second in the network's online People's Choice...
I'm Just Warming Up
KATE REIDI'M JUST WARMING UPIndependentREVIEW BY CINDY FILIPENKOKate Reid's new release I'm Just Warming Up continues in the same vein as her impressive debut CD, 2006's Coming Alive. A wicked songwriter, Reid throws equal amounts of passion into witty...
Leaf Turns 25
The Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) will celebrate 25 years of fighting for equality rights on April 17.Incorporated within two days of the enactment of the equality provision (Section 15) of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, LEAF'S...
MUSLIM ZlNE HONOURS TEEN
(TORONTO) On an icy December night in Toronto, hundreds filled the Anne Tannenbaum Gallery School at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). The walls displayed photos of young women wearing defiant, provocative expressions. The room was filled intermittently...
Older Than America
OLDER THAN AMERICADIRECTED BY GEORGINA LIGHTNINGREVIEW BY LINDSAY EANETSubtlety in filmmaking is overrated. Take Georgina Lightning's directorial debut. Older Than America, for example. Here, the lack of subtlety and use of loaded language are straight...
Rhymes with Cubic Pear
Forty years ago, many feminists refused to shave their body hair in protest against sexist beauty standards. Today the issue of body hair is a whole other tub of wax.Back in its heyday, I performed in a local production of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues....
Sainthood
TEGAN AND SARASAINTHOODVapour/SireREVIEW BYANNA LAZOWSKIThere are few artists on commercial radio that make me lean over and turn the volume way up, but fortunately Tegan and Sara have a new album out.The Quin sisters came out of the Calgary indie scene...
Take Your Politics to Bed
AFER HALF A CENTURY OFTHEPILU ITS TIME TO PASS THE BIRTH CONTROL BATON TO MEN.Fifty years ago, the birth control pill debuted in the United States and revolutionized birth control. Contraception came out of the closet, with women embracing not just the...
The Mother of All Jokes
You noticed mother-in-law jokes are back? Me too. And they're as dumb as ever. Note that there are only three categories in this genre of ha-ha: Execrable, execrabler and execrablest. Categories for intelligent or witty do not exist.The first clue that...
Turn the Page on Discount Shopping
The Toronto Women's Bookstore is fighting for its life.In December, the non-profit bookstore asked its patrons for donations to avert a financial crisis. The bookstore needed $40,000, its board announced, or the 36-year-old women's space would close...
Women REunite!
A RADCLIFFE RADICAL REFLECTS ON HER WOMEN'S COLLECTIVE DAYSWhen we arrived at the relatively modest country house in Martha's Vineyard in the summer of 2008, the kitchen action was already in full gear. Women chopping, frying, talking, laughing - the...
Women's Studies under Attack
January was a bad month for women's studies. Guelph University axed its program altogether, Simon Fraser University decided to change the name of its department to Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies and Queen's is changing the moniker for its program...