Antonia Zerbisias

Antonia Zerbisias is a former columnist for the Toronto Star and is the co-creator of #BeenRapedNeverReported.

 

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Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Toss Your Briefs at the Guys with Briefcases
Two weeks ago, when Panties for Peace hit the news, the bloody crackdown on Burma's pro-democracy protestors last month made a brief comeback in the world's consciousness. Britain's Guardian newspaper reported that activists, "exasperated at the failure of diplomacy to apply pressure on Burma's military regime," were protesting by "sending female underwear to Burmese embassies."
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Sunday, October 21, 2007
Model Vanishing Act Echoes Cultural Famine
This is no model moment. Not with the girls now striding down the designer runways. There is a scary sameness to these very thin, very young women who parade the prêt-a-porter and haute couture in Paris, London and New York. Pale and as expressionless as porcelain dolls, they have similar heart-shaped faces, wide eyes, bee-stung lips and Slavic cheekbones. See one and you've seen them all. Which is precisely the point.
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Friday, May 25, 2007
Pundit Defines Fearlessness
Midway through Arianna Huffington's latest book, On Becoming Fearless ... In Love, Work and Life , she writes, "If you want to succeed big, there is no substitute for simply sticking your neck out.''
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Friday, May 18, 2007
Making Sense of What Doesn't Make The News
WINDSOR, Ontario — Lucky the Ambassador Bridge is jammed with trucks. Otherwise, would-be media revolutionaries might storm it armed with digicams and laptops, ready to take on the corporate gatekeepers of news and information.
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Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Jane Fonda: She's Always Known How to Get Our Attention
Last Wednesday, when Jane Fonda sat in Stephen Colbert's lap, I stood up and cheered. Currently doing the promotional thang for her not-so-good flick Georgia Rule, she gave the blustery fake cable news talk show host a whole new definition for blowhard. Let's talk about your anti-war protests, he practically begged as she writhed and wiggled. "We cannot elect men to office that are afraid of premature evacuation," she cooed, kissing him on the neck.
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Friday, May 11, 2007
I Can't Hack This Brand of Revolution
Call out the instigators Because there's something in the air We've got to get together sooner or later Because the revolution's here, and you know it's right And you know that it's right. — Thunderclap Newman, 1969 Those were the days, my friend. The days when songs with "revolution" in the lyrics weren't yet used to market cars and running shoes. We thought we could change the world, rearrange the world. In some ways, we did.
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