Herizons

Articles from Vol. 14, No. 2, Fall

[A Female Economy: Women's Work in a Prairie Province, 1870-1970]
A nurse in 1922 tells of travelling 120 miles one winter to treat a man with a ruptured appendix, a homemaker describes starting work at 4:30 a.m. on wash day and a mail room clerk recalls the anti-Semitism that existed in department stores in the 1920s....
A Female Economy: Women's Work in a Prairie Province, 1870-1970; Mary Kinnear
A FEMALE ECONOMY: WOMEN'S WORK IN A PRAIRIE PROVINCE, 1870-1970; MARY KINNEARMCGILL-QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1999, 188 PPA nurse in 1922 tells of travelling 120 miles one winter to treat a man with a ruptured appendix, a homemaker describes starting...
AIDS Is More Than a Motherhood Issue
DURBAN, South Africa-As the AIDS crisis looms across Africa, the news has never been worse. More than 23 million people on this continent have HIV/AIDS, with 16,000 more people being infected daily. Last year alone, 2.6 million Africans died of AIDS....
AIDS Is More Than A Motherhood Issue: Report from the 13th International AIDS Conference
AIDS is More than A Motherhood Issue: Report from the 13th International AIDS ConferenceDURBAN, South Africa-As the AIDS crisis looms across Africa, the news has never been worse. More than 23 million people on this continent have HIV/AIDS, with 16,000...
[An Unexpected Journey: Women's Voices of Hope after Breast Cancer]
An Unexpected Journey: Women's Voices of Hope after Breast Cancer brings us the stories of a dozen Canadian women. As promised, these narratives chart the many paths toward recovery (other destinations are acknowledged, but not mapped here).The format...
An Unexpected Journey: Women's Voices of Hope after Breast Cancer; Living beyond Breast Cancer
AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY: WOMEN'S VOICES OF HOPE AFTER BREAST CANCER; LIVING BEYOND BREAST CANCERAn Unexpected Journey: Women's Voices of Hope after Breast Cancer brings us the stories of a dozen Canadian women. As promised, these narratives chart the many...
Body Politics: Taking Stock of the Day
Body politics: Taking Stock of The DayNo doubt in the aftermath of the outpouring for Pierre Trudeau, Stockwell Day is taking dancing lessons. Both men may look good in a bathing suit, but beyond that have absolutely nothing in common.With a federal...
Boys like Her: By Taste This
BOYS LIKE HER: BY TASTE THISPRESS GANG, 1999Boys Like Her is a collection of spoken word performance pieces written by the Canadian collective Taste This, a group which includes the incredibly talented Anna Camilleri, Ivan E. Coyote, Zoe Eakle and Lyndell...
[Bruised Fruit]
Patti Asquith is a murderer. At the age of nine, she witnesses her abusive father's murder at the hands of her mother. When she leaves home at the age of 18 and begins sleeping with men, she murders the ones who are disrespectful. And they all fit the...
Bruised Fruit: Anna Livia
BRUISED FRUIT: ANNA LIVIAFIREBRAND BOOKS, 1999Patti Asquith is a murderer. At the age of nine, she witnesses her abusive father's murder at the hands of her mother. When she leaves home at the age of 18 and begins sleeping with men, she murders the ones...
Click Chicks & Counter Capitalism
Cast your mind back, waaaay back, to the mid-1990s. That's when women and minorities were exactly that: women and minorities. Have things ever changed.This past summer, the first Latin Grammy Awards garnered millions of viewers in North and South America....
Cole's Notes: The Other Side of Trudeau's Legacy
Cole's NOTES: The Other Side of Trudeau's LegacyHe was the most fascinating Canadian of the 20th century, easily the most influential and, okay, one very sexy guy. But amidst the emotional outpourings and the historically ignorant political punditry...
[Editing Women]
"Today particularly, when much attention is being paid to revising the established canon of English literature and when women's studies programs are searching for the 'genuine' voice of women, the focus on writing by women is timely." This statement...
Editing Women: Edited by Ann M. Hutchison
EDITING WOMEN: EDITED BY ANN M. HUTCHISONUNIVERSITY OF TORONTO PRESS, 1998"Today particularly, when much attention is being paid to revising the established canon of English literature and when women's studies programs are searching for the `genuine'...
First Word: As We Go Marching, Marching
first Word: As We Go Marching, MarchingAs we go to press, the first flakes of snow are chasing the leaves from the trees outside my window.The winds of change are blowing elsewhere too, as a groundswell of women converges at the United Nations in New...
'Heroines' Focuses on Poverty & Addiction in East Van
`HEROINES' FOCUSES ON POVERTY & ADDICTION IN EAST VANLincoln Clarkes used to work the fashion runways of Paris. But the last few years, he's turned his lens to something less fashionable. `The Heroines Series' is his ongoing photo-essay and exhibit...
How Come Women Are So Poor? (If Canada Is Such a Great Place to Live)
It is no accident. The unravelling of Canada's social safety net has been a wholly ideological exercise, designed to shift Canadians' expectations and values, to convince us that smaller government is necessary and that a collective sense of responsibility...
[In Our Time: Memoir of a Revolution]
Susan Brownmiller's latest book, In Our Time: Memoir of a Revolution, captures the heady breakthrough days of 'women's liberation' during the late 1960s. Brownmiller meticulously traces the movement from its origins in women who worked in the civil rights...
In Our Time: Memoir of a Revolution; Susan Brownmiller
IN OUR TIME: MEMOIR OF A REVOLUTION; SUSAN BROWNMILLERTHE DIAL PRESS, 1999, 360 PAGESSusan Brownmiller's latest book, In Our Time: Memoir of a Revolution, captures the heady breakthrough days of `women's liberation' during the late 1960s. Brownmiller...
[Interior Passages: Obesity & Transformation]
Acartoon I saw recently sums up the ambivalent relationship many women have with their bodies: a woman sits by the roadside, holding a sign that reads, "Will diet for food." Anyone who has bargained with her bulges-"If I lose five pounds, I'll reward...
[Living beyond Breast Cancer: A Survivor's Guide for When Treatment Ends and the Rest of Your Life Begins]
An Unexpected Journey: Women's Voices of Hope after Breast Cancer brings us the stories of a dozen Canadian women. As promised, these narratives chart the many paths toward recovery (other destinations are acknowledged, but not mapped here).The format...
Losing It: False Hopes and Fat Profits in the Diet Industry; Interior Passages; Obesity and Transformation
LOSING IT: FALSE HOPES AND FAT PROFITS IN THE DIET INDUSTRY; INTERIOR PASSAGES; OBESITY AND TRANSFORMATIONA cartoon I saw recently sums up the ambivalent relationship many women have with their bodies: a woman sits by the roadside, holding a sign that...
[Losing It: False Hopes & Fat Profits in the Diet Industry]
Acartoon I saw recently sums up the ambivalent relationship many women have with their bodies: a woman sits by the roadside, holding a sign that reads, "Will diet for food." Anyone who has bargained with her bulges-"If I lose five pounds, I'll reward...
On the Edge: 236 Reasons Not to Be First
on the EDGE: 236 Reasons Not to be FirstDon't want to be first. Don't even want to be second.Want to be 236th.The days of The First Woman To ... ought to be long gone, whether we're talking premier, astronaut, doctor, truckdriver. Or NHL defenceperson.They...
[PMS: Women Tell Women How to Control Premenstrual Syndrome]
Premenstrual Syndrome is a medical and physical condition, not a figment of women's imaginations.This is the single message elicited by authors Stephanie DeGraff Bender and Kathleen Kelleher in PMS: Women Tell Women How to Control Premenstrual Syndrome,...
PMS: Women Tell Women How to Control Premenstrual Syndrome; Self-Help for Premenstrual Syndrome
PMS: WOMEN TELL WOMEN HOW TO CONTROL PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME; SELF-HELP FOR PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROMEPremenstrual Syndrome is a medical and physical condition, not a figment of women's imaginations.This is the single message elicited by authors Stephanie DeGraff...
Prison Project Unlocks Artistic Expression
Prison Project Unlocks Artistic ExpressionWhen Debby Keeper's junior high school branded her "most likely to end up in prison," she never dreamed that, years later, she would end up as an artist, let alone a mentor for a prison inmate.Over the past two...
Prison Project Unlocks Artistic Expression [6 + 4 3D3D PPP: Passing Pictures with Prisoners at Urban Shaman, Winnipeg]
When Debby Keeper's junior high school branded her "most likely to end up in prison," she never dreamed that, years later, she would end up as an artist, let alone a mentor for a prison inmate.Over the past two years, Keeper and three other female artists...
[Self-Help for Premenstrual Syndrome]
Premenstrual Syndrome is a medical and physical condition, not a figment of women's imaginations.This is the single message elicited by authors Stephanie DeGraff Bender and Kathleen Kelleher in PMS: Women Tell Women How to Control Premenstrual Syndrome,...
Stripping Down Globalization
Stripping Down GLOBALIZATIONA single man facing down the tanks in Tiananmen Square is one of our most enduring images of the struggle for democracy. That particular struggle was crushed, but none of us doubts that some day the Chinese people will win...
Stripping Down Globalization [Excerpt from Imagine Democracy]
A single man facing down the tanks in Tiananmen Square is one of our most enduring images of the struggle for democracy. That particular struggle was crushed, but none of us doubts that some day the Chinese people will win the democratic rights that...
Taking Stock of the Day
No doubt in the aftermath of the outpouring for Pierre Trudeau, Stockwell Day is taking dancing lessons. Both men may look good in a bathing suit, but beyond that have absolutely nothing in common.With a federal election in the cards at the time of writing,...
The Buzz: Click Chicks & Counter Capitalism
the BUZZ: Click Chicks & Counter CapitalismCast your mind back, waaaay back, to the mid-1990s. That's when women and minorities were exactly that: women and minorities. Have things ever changed.This past summer, the first Latin Grammy Awards garnered...
[The Excluded Wife]
Stories hold me with their allure. I'm always interested in alternative versions of human events for patterns in human endeavours go beyond kings and queens, emperors and assassins.Official historians purport to give us the sift from the rubble of human...
The Excluded Wife: By Yuen-Fong Woon
THE EXCLUDED WIFE: BY YUEN-FONG WOONMCGILL-QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1998, 295 PP.Stories hold me with their allure. I'm always interested in alternative versions of human events for patterns in human endeavours go beyond kings and queens, emperors and...
The Guest Room: I Am Woman. Check My Pits
the guest ROOM: I am Woman. Check my pits.When people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I answered without hesitation. "A Star!" In my preschool Christmas pageant, I was given the dubious honour of being The Star (as in, of Bethlehem). Only...
The Other Side of Trudeau's Legacy
He was the most fascinating Canadian of the 20th century, easily the most influential and, okay, one very sexy guy. But amidst the emotional outpourings and the historically ignorant political punditry that has dominated public discussion since he died,...
Violence and Inequality: Rise Up, Rise Up, Says UN Report
Violence and Inequality: Rise Up, Rise Up, says UN report(NEW YORK) In case there is any doubt why the World March for Women went knocking on the doors of the United Nations on October 17, check out the new report by the UN Population Fund.State of the...
Violence and Inequality: Rise Up, Rise Up, Says UN Report [State of the World Population 2000]
(NEW YORK) In case there is any doubt why the World March for Women went knocking on the doors of the United Nations on October 17, check out the new report by the UN Population Fund.State of the World Population 2000 says that discrimination and violence...
Why Law & Order Won't Stop Violence against Women
Why Law & Order Won't Stop Violence Against WomenIn this affluent and convivial fellowship, you might have convinced yourself that we have already established equality between the sexes. Most people know that a few Neanderthals still exist, but it's...
Why Law & Order Won't Stop Violence against Women [A Look at the Original Goals of the Shelter Movement]
In this affluent and convivial fellowship, you might have convinced yourself that we have already established equality between the sexes. Most people know that a few Neanderthals still exist, but it's tempting to believe that we have established equality...
Women Live in Fear Following Ontario Home Care Cuts
Elaine Thornton struggles to live independently despite her severe arthritis, a heart condition and the after-effects of a stroke. Her condition has been made worse by the ongoing slashing of home care services in Ontario.An 80-year-old widow, Thorton...
Women Live in Fear Following Ontario Home Care Cuts
Women Live in Fear Following Ontario Home Care CutsElaine Thornton struggles to live independently despite her severe arthritis, a heart condition and the after-effects of a stroke. Her condition has been made worse by the ongoing slashing of home care...
Yes, but Won't Bill Gates Save Us? Globalization Goes to the Mall [Excerpt from No Logo]
"A sense of impermanence is blowing through the labor force, destabilzing everyone from office temps to high-tech independent contractors to restaurant and retail clerks. Factory jobs are being outsourced, garment jobs are morphing into homework, and...