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October 25, 2010

Lilith News' 1,000th Post

TECHNOLOGY - So we're up to our 1,000th blog post eh?

Not too shabby!

But we should note that is nothing compared to what Lilith News' parent organizations the Lilith eZine and the Lilith Gallery has done... which is somewhere in the range of 2,000 pages with lots of artwork, detailed articles, commentary, rants, biographies on artists, art history, feminist history and topics ranging from automotives to technology, from fashion to feminism, from health to sexuality, from religion to politics, and from entertainment to environmentalism.

And we've been doing this since July 2000.

It all started when Charles Moffat decided to build the Lilith Gallery, a website where he could display not only his own artwork, but the artwork of similar artists who had a controversial, feminist, political or even gothic quality to their work. But Moffat, being also a writer and prolific one at that, often decided to write webpages about the topics he found interesting or upsetting.

Then along came Suzanne MacNevin... born in Scotland, raised in Prince Edward Island, educated at Ryerson University in Toronto, and now living in jolly ol' London England Suzanne MacNevin (or Suzy, Glowmaid, the Glowing Maid) brought her own brand of writing to the website when she and Moffat collaborated to make a webpage they dubbed the "1001 Feminist Links" website.

The 1001 Feminist Links (and Other Interesting Topics) website became so popular it eventually morphed into what is now known as the Feminist eZine, a magazine-esque website which archives both historical feminist material, but also contains recent articles written by Suzanne MacNevin and other notable feminists or post-feminists.

But they didn't stop there!

Moffat's interest in art history began a colossal project known as the Art History Archive, similar to the Feminist eZine, but its focus on artist biographies, detailed overviews on art movements and even essays on specific topics pertaining to art theory and art history.

And then came the Lilith eZine (as mentioned above), which was eventually divided into subsections:By the time we got to that point MacNevin and Moffat had assumed more of a role as editors as guest writers became more frequent. We always welcome guest writers, but we cannot afford to pay you. You're doing it pro-bono, but we're always happy to give you a link to your website or blog with each article you write for us.

Eventually we realized an urge to talk about day-to-day news and add our commentary to it. That is how the Lilith News blog came into being on March 29th 2007 when Moffat wrote our first blog post, a mission statement which is now a little off-topic compared to what we usually talk about.

Seriously, if you read the mission statement you realize, yes, we have talked about global warming, climate change, clean air in Canada, reducing greenhouse gases, etc... but we really didn't stick to that topic at all. We also talk about Arabia, Asia, Capitalism, Crime, Economics, Food, Israel, Natural Disasters, Oil Prices, Piracy, Real Estate, Terrorism, Toronto, War. And a host of other topics...

In other words we really are general purpose.

But where the difference is that we are always looking at the bigger picture. We want to help make the world a better place through responsible communication and education. We believe tyrants need to be overthrown, that criminals need to be punished, that equality needs to be upheld, and freedom, good health and sympathy for our fellow man will lead the world towards utopia.

And seriously, we already have all the technology to make our world into an utopia. The only thing we lack is the will to do it.

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