500th Post Giveaway!

by | January 12, 2012
filed under Feminism

Herizons Magazine So technically this is the 502nd post, but to celebrate Gender Focus cracking our 500th post yesterday, I figured it was time for a giveaway.

This giveaway is open to all readers internationally. One winner will receive a year’s subscription to the great Canadian feminist magazine Herizons:

HERIZONS is a quarterly Canadian feminist magazine that delivers the inside scoop on the Canadian women’s movement: health, activism, the environment and legal cases affecting women. Herizons serves up feminist satire and plenty of news at a glance. Canada’s largest feminist magazine is a unique hybrid of non-profit business, feminist publishing and advocacy journalism. Herizons is published in Winnipeg and distributed in every part of Canada. The magazine’s talented, insightful contributors and its content span the country and the world. Officially, Herizons’ statement of purpose is: to publish an inspiring feminist magazine that fosters a state of wellness that enriches women’s lives; expands the boundaries of feminism; builds awareness of current issues as they affect women, and broadens the influence of feminist principles. Herizons aims to reflect a philosophy that is diverse, and one that is relevant to women’s daily lives.

Update (January 19): The contest is now closed

You have 2 chances to enter:

1. Comment on this post or on the Gender Focus Facebook page by telling me who your most important feminist, progressive, or activist role model is/was.

2. Post the following on Twitter:

I entered the 500th post giveaway for a Herizons subscription from @jarrahpenguin and gender-focus.com. RT to win!

Good luck and thanks to all our amazing contributors and our new and returning readers for helping us reach this milestone.




  • Andi

    I guess I’ll be cheezy here and say my mom. she always made sure I knew I was just as good as the guys and not to let anyone tell me otherwise.

  • Carla

    Cool. I’d never heard of this magazine but it looks cool. As for my role model? Probably Naomi Klein. I think she’s really tough and smart and a great face for the anti-globalization movement.

  • Kelsey P

    Xena: Warrior Princess :)

  • Nora

    Nawal El Saadawi! She is an incredibly brave person and an amazing writer!

  • Selina C

    I have so many that it is hard to choose! I’ll have to go with my MOM. She’s by far the strongest person I’ve ever met.

  • Brenda

    Easy – my Gram. She died at 98, about 10 years ago, but at 17 was one of the first female university students here in Vancouver, even though at that time UBC had the female students “clearing the fields” for the men’s rugby and cross country teams rather than in class studying. Can you imagine a bunch of young women in full length dark dresses lifting rocks off a filed at a newly formed university while the men were in studying? Despite being treated like this (Gram understood that this was an attempt to persuade these women to leave) they pushed on, and Gram was a huge proponent of eduction. I likely wouldn’t have gone on to McGill from my little mill town if it hadn’t been for her push. She spoke and read many languages, and was always fiercely independent, raising three wonderful boys on her own. And that was in the 40s and 50s! My life is a breeze by comparison. Thanks Gram!

  • nikki

    I don’t even know if she talked about feminism proper, but legendary choreographer Martha Graham was so open about freedom and truth-telling, with the body and with music, that I really think she is my feminist icon. When Graham calls on us to listen to our bodies, ignore the constructs others build for us, and step forward even when we’re scared, it absolutely inspires me!