Posts by Thea Lim

  • In the Blog


    February 10th, 2009     by Thea Lim     Comments

    In case you haven’t heard the reports about R&B megacouple Chris Brown and Rihanna: “Singer Chris Brown has been booked on a felony charge of making criminal threats after turning himself in to Los Angeles police. Brown, 19, was arrested at 6:30 PM Sunday and stands accused of felony battery, in which the alleged victim suffered visible injuries…Bail has been set at $50,000. Both Chris and Rihanna bailed on their Grammy performances after the incident leading to Brown’s … READ MORE

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    Best Countries for Women?

    November 14th, 2008     by Thea Lim     Comments

    Earlier this week published an article on the World Economic Forum’s Best Countries for Women study: “Norway, Finland and Sweden are ranked the best countries for gender equality, according to a recent study from the World Economic Forum, the nonprofit organization known for its annual economic summit in Davos, Switzerland, for global leaders. Those Nordic countries and their Western European neighbors account for 16 of the top 30 countries with the greatest gender parity in … READ MORE

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    Freedom Youth Collective WANTS you!

    October 17th, 2008     by Thea Lim     Comments

    Attention youth bloggers, journalists, photographers, video artists, writers, community organizers, musicians and artists in Toronto! Are you tired of media depictions of our communities and of youth by the mainstream media? Do you want hear YOUTH telling our stories about our communities, our lives, our issues? Freedom Youth Collective (FYC) wants YOU! We are looking for youth bloggers, community organizers, journalists, photographers, musicians and artists that want to share their ideas, stories and images with other youth. … READ MORE

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    muslim children gassed in ohio - but where’s the outrage?

    September 29th, 2008     by Thea Lim     Comments

    From Daily Kos: Muslim Children Gassed at Dayton Mosque After “Obsession” DVD Hits Ohio On Friday, September 26, the end of a week in which thousands of copies of Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West — the fear-mongering, anti-Muslim documentary being distributed by the millions in swing states via DVDs inserted in major newspapers and through the U.S. mail — were distributed by mail in Ohio, a “chemical irritant” was sprayed through a window of the … READ MORE

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    don’t vote for me, argentina

    September 11th, 2008     by Thea Lim     Comments

    Rebecca Traister has an article about Sarah Palin in Salon where she asks: “how did I, a die-hard feminist, end up terrified at the idea of a woman in the White House?” What Palin so seductively represents…is a form of feminine power that is utterly digestible to those who have no intellectual or political use for actual women. It’s like some dystopian future … feminism without any feminists. Traister is a great writer and I heartily recommend … READ MORE

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    woman cannot subsist on yogurt alone

    June 2nd, 2008     by Thea Lim     Comments

    I shook my fist alongside Catherine when she blogged about the Yogurt Wars. However, I have my own yogurt scandal: the conspiracy to deny me fatty yogurt. (I spurn you Liberte, for denying me yogurt that is both organic AND full-fat!!) So I loved this video poking fun at the bananas notion that all a gal needs is her pilates mat and (fat-free) yogurt to weather the trials and tribulations of life… (Found on Salon) … READ MORE

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    welcome tiina johns!

    May 12th, 2008     by Thea Lim     Comments

    We’re thrilled to announce that we have another new blogger! Tiina Johns is going to be writing Comics Are For Everybody, our new Monday comics column and we’re super excited. A little bit about Tiina: Tiina Johns lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia where she plays music with the Stolen Minks and sells comic books at Strange Adventures Comic Shop. She has given talks about ladies, queer folks and comics at the Anchor Archive Zine Library, on Halifax’s … READ MORE

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    spongebob substitutes for film friday

    May 9th, 2008     by Thea Lim     Comments

    Film Friday is on hiatus this week! In its place please enjoy this clip from one of my favourite movies. No, it’s not Fellini’s 8 1/2, it’s the SpongeBob SquarePants Movie! SpongeBob and his best friend Patrick are sure that they’ll never make it to Shell City to rescue King Neptune’s crown. They lack the chops, they’re nothing but bubble blowing babies. But then suddenly and mysteriously they grow facial hair. Never mind where it came from … READ MORE

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    ladyfest toronto 2008: planning meetings start now!

    April 14th, 2008     by Thea Lim     Comments

    Some info from our friends at Ladyfest Toronto: Open meeting + Gentlemanfest + Knitivism 1) Open Meeting We are having an open meeting on April 16th at 7pm. The meeting will be held in Room 23 at the 519 Community Centre (519 Church Street). The main purpose of this meeting is for past, present and future volunteers to get updated on the 2008 festival. We will also be forming some important committees, and getting feedback and ideas on … READ MORE

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    introducing jessica yee!

    April 10th, 2008     by Thea Lim     Comments

    The Shameless Blog is thrilled to announce that we have a new blogger! Watch out for Jessica Yee’s posts: Jessica is a multiracial youth of Native descent who was called to the line of action by raising controversy in her Catholic school and began volunteering at Homeward Family Shelter at the age of 12. Now at 23, she is a proud Chinese-Mohawk woman whose work is nationally focused on sexual health initiatives for Aboriginal youth and … READ MORE

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    toronto: court support for noellee mowatt

    April 9th, 2008     by Thea Lim     Comments

    If you’re like me, you heard about the case of Noellee Mowatt yesterday and were dismayed that it seemed like there was nothing to do to help. Good news: Mowatt’s lawyer Lydia Riva believes that the visible support for Mowatt is having a positive effect. To show support for Mowatt and ensure that no criminal charges are laid against her, show up outside of Toronto’s Old City Hall this Friday. Details: 11 April 2008 10 a.m. Old City Hall 60 … READ MORE

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    toronto pregnant teenager jailed on no charges

    April 8th, 2008     by Thea Lim     Comments

    Thanks to the Shameless reader who sent us a tip on this awful story. From the Toronto Star: 19-year-old, who faces no charges, distressed at being behind bars after attempts to subpoena her as witness in domestic assault case failed…Due to deliver next Tuesday, [Noellee Mowatt] has been detained at Vanier Centre for Women since Thursday, when a justice of the peace denied her bail. Mowatt, who faces no criminal charges in this case, won’t be let … READ MORE

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    NAHO National Role Model Program

    April 7th, 2008     by Thea Lim     Comments

    From Guest Blogger Jessica Yee: I am damn happy to be of Native ancestry. I take a real look around and see that we as Aboriginal peoples have so much to be proud of! The media continuously paints ignorant and negative pictures of our peoples and our ways. But our heritage, our culture, and our traditions give us the tenacity to endure many feats and the strength to climb many mountains. It’s time to recognize those … READ MORE

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    is earth hour a hypocrite?

    April 5th, 2008     by Thea Lim     Comments

    This article from the National Post forwarded to me by Stacey May made me snort-laugh: At 8:15 p.m. on Saturday, [Toronto] Mayor David Miller got in a car and drove from City Hall to a Shoppers Drug Mart on Eglinton Avenue West. He bought a card for the bar mitzvah of a family friend. Then he got back in the car, driven by his press secretary, Don Wanagas, and went to the bar mitzvah. The Mayor did … READ MORE

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    i love you mariah carey

    April 5th, 2008     by Thea Lim     Comments

    Ok, so you may already know that I spend a lot of time trying to rationalise my love for the Spice Girls, and convincing people that teen dance movies are the vanguard front of the revolution, but you may not know that I have an undying love for Mariah Carey. Earlier this week MC knocked Elvis out of the #2 spot for most number of #1 singles and is now second only to the Beatles. This … READ MORE

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    dance party fridays: deconstructing workplace masculinity.  or something?

    March 27th, 2008     by Thea Lim     Comments

    Ok, so some might claim I’m just fishing for excuses to post this ridiculous video, but I swear, there’s something feminist about this one. On a Cincinnati news show the weather reporter Bob Herzog throws a dance party every Friday morning that there are no traffic accidents. From the Globe and Mail: The concept is simple: When there’s no traffic news on Friday morning - which happens regularly in Cincinnati, population 332,000 - it’s dance-party time in … READ MORE

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    Miss G____ Call For Submissions!

    March 26th, 2008     by Thea Lim     Comments

    The Miss G______ Project for Equity in Education is looking to put together an activist anthology (an “actology” if you will) of art and writing by high school aged youth that take on and challenge the media. The working title for the project is “‘The Media is Not Fooling Me’: an Actology.” Interested? Here are the details: We want you to put your fabulous critical lenses on and take a long hard look at the … READ MORE

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    MPENZI: Black Women’s International Film and Video Festival

    March 26th, 2008     by Thea Lim     Comments

    Queering Film: A celebration of award-winning films for, with and by Black Lesbians FRIDAY MARCH 28 Medical Sciences Building Auditorium, University of Toronto 1 King’s College Circle Tickets are $12 at the door, and $10.00 in advance at Toronto Women’s Bookstore, Good For Her, A Different Booklist, and This Ain’t the Rosedale Library. The festival is wheelchair accessible. MPENZI: Black Women’s International Film and Video Festival will showcase 5 award-winning national and internationally renowned films by 5 Black Lesbians as part of their … READ MORE

  • In the Blog advocates disordered eating: bringing the fight to canada

    March 25th, 2008     by Thea Lim     Comments

    Lately I’ve been getting links from co-conspirators around the blogosphere on both the fantastic and quite awful activities on the Feminist Front. And things move fast - last week I received a tip from Parents for Ethical Marketing that Procter & Gamble website had up an article that encouraged disordered eating in teen girls. But before I could type “WHAT THE HEY YOU JERKS” into a subject line for a blog post, thanks to the … READ MORE

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    happy indigenous women’s empowerment day!

    March 24th, 2008     by Thea Lim     Comments

    We’re a little late on this, but we were thrilled to learn from Jessica Yee blogging over at Feministing that the Spring Equinox (which falls on the 20th or 21st of March every year) in Canada is now officially Indigenous Women’s Empowerment Day. Gatherings to commemorate Indigenous Women’s Empowerment Day started in 2006 in BC, and have been organised every year by the Kookum Educating Traditional Acceptance Society. As Jessica says: I often reflect on the power of … READ MORE

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