"PACKAGING POLITICAL PARTNERS"
Book Review of Political Wives: The Lives of the Saints, by Susan Riley. Toronto: Deneau, 1987
"If the world were evolving according to a feminist agenda, political wives would be on the endangered species list next to the Eskimo Curlew which once flourished on this continent in hearty numbers but is now so rarely sighted that it is presumed extinct. Instead, in this fin de siècle era of post-feminism and primetime electioneering, she has made a startling return, a comeback which has been completely scripted and staged."
"Packaging Political Partners" can be read online via the Broadside: A Feminist Review digital archives.