Periodical profile published 1983

Year Published:  1983  
Inactive Serial

Resource Type:  Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number:  CX2757

Abstract:  HYSTERIA is a feminist magazine published by women in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario. Produced by a volunteer collective, it includes the work of local artists and writers. HYSTERIA grew out of the enthusiasm generated by the 1979 International Women's Day celebration. Since then, it has published five issues, each focussed on a particular theme. Past themes have been: "Women and Cultrue." "Women and Work," "Women and Art," and "Woment and sexuality." (The latter three are still available). The theme of the Winter 1982/83 issue is "The Future: Science Fiction and Other Speculations."

Regualr features in HYSTERIA include editorial comments, letters to the Collective, information on community resources, women's news, books reviews, and "She's Just Being Hysterical -- a regular feature of personal outrage. The Winter 1982/83 "She's Just Being Hysterical" deals with the efforts of women in Ontario to fight the May 1982 provincial budget which began taxing sanitary napkins and tampons.

Beginning with the next issue HYSTERIA will be focussing on the analysis and representation by the media, both that produced by women and that which affects women. This focus will be manifested three ways:
first, HYSTERIA will publish literary and graphic art by women, particularly that which has a political perspective; second, HYSTERIA will assess other media and report on it from a feminist perspective, and third HYSTERIA will publish announcements and information about the women's movement in Canada. The magazine invites the contributions of women from across the country.

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