Herizons

Articles from Vol. 11, No. 1, Winter

A Case Study: Contract Negotiations before and After
A Case Study: Contract Negotiations Before and After.The first time I was involved in contract negotiations, staff and their lawyers sat on one side of the table while management -- myself, another board member, executive director and the Amethyst lawyer...
As They Say, Shit Happens
As they say, Shit Happens.A stale mate. A fight for control. No matter how you describe it, its ugly, its complicated, and unlike feminist theory, the real world can get even messier when we put the hierarchical structures behind (or is that beneath)...
As They Say, Shit Happens (the Nellie's Hostel Dispute)
A stale mate. A fight for control. No matter how you describe it, its ugly, its complicated, and unlike feminist theory, the real world can get even messier when we put the hierarchical structures behind (or is that beneath) us.It all started (or did...
Babes in Toyland.What's a Feminist Mom to Do?
Here's the situation. You're a feminist mother and your values are clear. The last thing you want your daughter to identify with is a skinny blonde fashion model who has the body of an adolescent male with breast implants. So you look down fondly on...
Babes in Toyland.What's A Feminist Mom to Do?
BABES IN TOYLAND: WHAT'S A FEMINIST MOM TO DO?.Here's the situation. You're a feminist mother and your values are clear. The last thing you want your daughter to identify with is a skinny blonde fashion model who has the body of an adolescent male with...
Caregiver Grads Chart New Territory
Caregiver Grads Chart New Territory.(HAMILTON) -- A new wave of careworkers for abused women is making its way into social service networks in Ontario.But as inaugural graduates of the Women and Violence Careworker Certificate program at McMaster University...
Caregiver Grads Chart New Territory (Women & Violence Careworker Certificate Program)
HAMILTON) -- A new wave of careworkers for abused women is making its way into social service networks in Ontario.But as inaugural graduates of the Women and Violence Careworker Certificate program at McMaster University in Hamilton, the class of '97...
Challenging Codependency
CHALLENGING CODEPENDENCY.EDITED BY MARGUERITE BABCOCK AND CHRISTINE MCKAYU OF T PRESSCo-dependency is defined in various ways; essentially it refers to a person's overfocus on the behaviour and feelings of others. It began with, but is not confined to...
Challenging Codependency: Feminist Critiques // Review
EDITED BY MARGUERITE BABCOCK AND CHRISTINE MCKAYU OF T PRESSCo-dependency is defined in various ways; essentially it refers to a person's overfocus on the behaviour and feelings of others. It began with, but is not confined to people involved with practising...
Conflict Hits Close to Home: Why Did Nelson House Close?
Conflict Hits Close to Home: Why Did Nelson House Close?.Tuesday, September 24, 1996 began as a routine morning at Nelson House, a women's shelter in Nepean, Ontario, near Ottawa. Employee Linda McQuarry stepped out for an appointment, expecting to return...
Dream Unravels as Fences Go Up
HALIFAX) -- Two incidents late last summer turned the spotlight on women prisoners and the correctional system in Nova Scotia.In August, a 22-year-old woman was shackled naked, face down to a bed for two hours by a male emergency response team at the...
Dream Unravels as Fences Go Up
Dream Unravels as Fences Go Up.(HALIFAX) -- Two incidents late last summer turned the spotlight on women prisoners and the correctional system in Nova Scotia.In August, a 22-year-old woman was shackled naked, face down to a bed for two hours by a male...
Faye Schulman: A Partisan's Memoir
SECOND STORYWhen I was 19, my daily concerns were my social life and my dream of buying a car. When Faye Schulman was 19, she lived in the forest surrounding her town, and carried a rifle 24 hours a day.She slept on the ground through sweltering hot...
Faye Schulman: A Partisan's Memoir
FAYE SCHULMAN: A PARTISAN'S MEMOIR.SECOND STORYWhen I was 19, my daily concerns were my social life and my dream of buying a car. When Faye Schulman was 19, she lived in the forest surrounding her town, and carried a rifle 24 hours a day.She slept on...
From the Edge of the Pink Collar Ghetto: Why Women Are Hanging Up on Phone Sex Work
From the Edge of the Pink Collar Ghetto: Why Women are Hanging Up on. Phone Sex Work"Hi. You've reached the hottest line there is. It only costs ten dollars a call. But you've got so many choices to make -- guaranteed to make you cure. So if you wanna...
Get Your Labels off Our Politics
Get your Labels off our Politics.Every generation, it seems, bequeaths its heirs a popular cult -- a devotion to some institution, individual, or idea that is at the root of the word "culture." But in the name of non-conformity, children increasingly...
Get Your Labels of Our Politics
Every generation, it seems, bequeaths its heirs a popular cult--a devotion to some institution, individual, or idea that is at the root of the word "culture." But in the name of non-conformity, children increasingly reject their parents' cult, replacing...
Hormone Havoc
I remember myself as a preschooler watching my father spray the screen windows of our home with DDT. The memory is so vivid that it even includes the smell. It was the late 40s, the heyday of post-WWII chemical use, and my father's favorite motto was:...
Hormone Havoc
Hormone Havoc.I remember myself as a preschooler watching my father spray the screen windows of our home with DDT. The memory is so vivid that it even includes the smell. It was the late 40s, the heyday of post-WWII chemical use, and my father's favorite...
Investing with a Conscience: The Ogoni Story
TORONTO) -- Alice is a 35-year-old woman who has some money to invest. She tells her financial advisor she doesn't want to invest her money in companies that profit from cheap labour, deplete natural resources, perpetuate sexism in the workplace, or...
Investing with a Conscience: The Ogoni Story
Investing with a Conscience: The Ogoni Story.(TORONTO) -- Alice is a 35-year-old woman who has some money to invest. She tells her financial advisor she doesn't want to invest her money in companies that profit from cheap labour, deplete natural resources,...
(Living in Harmony: Nature Writings by Women in Canada)
EDITED BY ANDREA PINTO LEBOWITZORCA BOOKSWould a sister (Catherine Parr Traill) really write to another to describe in minute detail the flowers that grow around her cabin? Is it conceivable that another woman (Louise de Kiriline Lawrence) would, in...
Living in Harmony: Nature Writings by Women in Canada
LIVING IN HARMONY: NATURE WRITINGS BY WOMEN IN CANADA.EDITED BY ANDREA PINTO LEBOWITZORCA BOOKSWould a sister (Catherine Parr Traill) really write to another to describe in minute detail the flowers that grow around her cabin? Is it conceivable that...
Mining Extracts Toll on Innu Women of Labrador
ST. JOHN'S) -- Innu women leaders fear history is repeating itself with the frenzy of mining activity in Northern Labrador.In 1993, what is believed to be the world's largest nickel reserve was found in Voisey's Bay, located on Labrador's north coast....
Mining Extracts Toll on Innu Women of Labrador
Mining Extracts Toll on Innu Women of Labrador.(ST. JOHN'S) -- Innu women leaders fear history is repeating itself with the frenzy of mining activity in Northern Labrador.In 1993, what is believed to be the world's largest nickel reserve was found in...
Nattering on the Net: Women, Power and Cyberspace
NATTERING ON THE NET: WOMEN, POWER AND CYBERSPACE.BY DALE SPENDERGARAMOND PRESSWomen were networking long before the internet came on the scene, promising to do it all digitally, globally and in the twinkling of a nano-second. We've done it subtly through...
Nattering on the Net: Women, Power & Cyberspace // Review
BY DALE SPENDERGARAMOND PRESSWomen were networking long before the internet came on the scene, promising to do it all digitally, globally and in the twinkling of a nano-second. We've done it subtly through quilting bees, community kitchens and other...
(Power Surge: Sex, Violence & Pornography)
BY SUSAN G. COLESECOND STORYThis is not a book to read in one sitting. Nor is it easy bedtime reading. Sex, violence and pornography, when treated in parallel as Susan Cole does in this collection of her writings from the last 20 or so years, are best...
Power Surge: Sex, Violence & Pornography
POWER SURGE: SEX, VIOLENCE & PORNOGRAPHY.BY SUSAN G. COLESECOND STORYThis is not a book to read in one sitting. Nor is it easy bedtime reading. Sex, violence and pornography, when treated in parallel as Susan Cole does in this collection of her writings...
Rebel Daughter
REBEL DAUGHTER.BY DORIS ANDERSONKEY PORTERThe real Doris Anderson doesn't look at all like the woman on the cover of her autobiography, Rebel Daughter. In profile on the cover, her face is softened in tones of grey, her lips resting in a contented half-grin....
Rebel Daughter: An Autobiography
BY DORIS ANDERSONKEY PORTERThe real Doris Anderson doesn't look at all like the woman on the cover of her autobiography, Rebel Daughter. In profile on the cover, her face is softened in tones of grey, her lips resting in a contented half-grin. She peers...
Restricted Entry: Censorship on Trial
RESTRICTED ENTRY: CENSORSHIP ON TRIAL.BY JANNINE FULLER AND STUART BLACKLEYPRESS GANGA recent visit to the new giant book store in town (proudly owned and operated by local Winnipeggers) brought home to me just how pervasive the spectre of censorship...
Restricted Entry: Censorship on Trial // Review
BY JANINE FULLER AND STUART BLACKLEYPRESS GANGA recent visit to the new giant book store in town (proudly owned and operated by local Winnipeggers) brought home to me just how pervasive the spectre of censorship is in our lives. The store was bustling...
The False Justice Syndrome
The False Justice Syndrome.The system sure worked for Robert Ross, former psychologist at Grandview Training school for Women. Ross was found not guilty of six sexual abuse charges last November. The jury was hung on 11 other counts. The charges stemmed...
The False Justice Syndrome (Robert Ross Case)
The system sure worked for Robert Ross, former psychologist at Grandview Training school for Women. Ross was found not guilty of six sexual abuse charges last November. The jury was hung on 11 other counts. The charges stemmed from complaints laid by...
The Rebuilding of Amethyst House
The Rebuilding of Amethyst House.Within the women's movement, we have come to grasp the importance of women's stories. We have learned the significance of opening up and sharing our individual lives in consciousness raising and support groups, in feminist...
The Rebuilding of Amethyst House: Healing from Internal Strife
AcknowledgmentsAmethyst Women's Addiction Centre in Ottawa is a nonprofit feminist agency run for and by women. Amethyst offers a full range of day treatment, follow-up and health promotion programs, support groups and programs for children of Amethyst...
The Rules Were Made to Be Broken
The Rules Were Made to be Broken.It's called The Rules and it's been on the top of the New York Times best seller list for months. It's sold 300,000 copies in hardcover and garnered authors Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schnieder buckets of bucks.No it's not...
The Rules Were Made to Be Broken (Commentary on the the Rules)
It's called The Rules and it's been on the top of the New York Times best seller list for months. It's sold 300,000 copies in hardcover and garnered authors Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schnieder buckets of bucks.No it's not about how to keep your nose clean...
They Say You're Crazy
THEY SAY YOU'RE CRAZY.BY PAULA J. CAPLANADDISON-WESLEYPaula Caplan's They Say You're Crazy examines the power of the disease model in North American culture. She questions why so many of us are considered abnormal, as she scrutinizes the Diagnostic and...
They Say You're Crazy: How the World's Most Powerful Psychiatrists Decide Who's Normal // Review
BY PAULA J. CAPLANADDISON-WESLEYPaula Caplan's They Say You're Crazy examines the power of the disease model in North American culture. She questions why so many of us are considered abnormal, as she scrutinizes the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual...
Volunteer Work: Do Feminists Do It Differently?
Sandra Turner doesn't have much free time. Most of her days are filled caring for three children and maintaining a home. Yet at least once a week she decides to spend what spare time she does have by giving emotional support to another woman. Despite...
Volunteer Work: Do Feminists Do It Differently?
Volunteer Work: Do Feminists do it Differently?.Sandra Turner doesn't have much free time. Most of her days are filled caring for three children and maintaining a home. Yet at least once a week she decides to spend what spare time she does have by giving...
Why Did Nelson House Close? (Nepean, Ontario)
Tuesday, September 24, 1996 began as a routine morning at Nelson House, a women's shelter in Nepean, Ontario, near Ottawa. Employee Linda McQuarry stepped out for an appointment, expecting to return soon and get on with her work.What she came back to...
Why Women Are Hanging Up on Phone Sex Work
Hi. You've reached the hottest line there is. It only costs ten dollars a call. But you've got so many choices to make--guaranteed to make you cure. So if you wanna hear hot stories press one, just relax and listen. If you wanna hear stories about girls...
Women Build New Currency in India
Ela Bhatt lifts her grandson on her lap and begins to talk about the thousands of poor women who have changed their lives through the Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA), founded in 1972.Bhatt, a lawyer by trade, explains that SEWA has helped women...
Women Build New Currency in India
Women Build New Currency in India.Ela Bhatt lifts her grandson on lap and begins to talk about the thousands of poor women who have changed their lives through the Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA), founded in 1972.Bhatt, a lawyer by trade, explains...