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Melissa McEwan writes and edits the blog Shakespeare's Sister.
"Horrible Bosses": Great Title, Terrible Movie Premise
Posted on: Jun 2, 2011, Source: Shakesville
New comedy does not live up to the awesome potential of its name.
Is American Idol Having Its Most Racist, Sexist Season Yet?
Posted on: Apr 8, 2011, Source: Shakesville
The pop-star-making TV program has always had a problem with sex and race, but it might be worse than ever.
Let's Get This Straight: There Is No Progressive Equivalent to the Right's Violent Rhetoric
Posted on: Jan 12, 2011, Source: Shakesville
The shooting in Tucson was not an anomaly. It was an inevitability, and as long as we play this foolish game of "both sides are just as bad," it will be inevitable again.
Utah Miscarriage Law Reduces Women to Fetus Incubators
Posted on: Mar 17, 2010, Source: Comment Is Free
Anti-choicers' plan is to make legal abortion inaccessible and criminalize everything else. What's the point of Roe v Wade if women can't get abortions?
On MLK Day, Washington Post Holds Obama Personally Responsible For Not Ushering In Post-Racial Society
Posted on: Jan 18, 2010, Source: Shakesville
Why won't Obama give us the post-racial society that the media mendaciously suggested he promised us during the campaign?!
Evangelical Bigots Visited Uganda Last Month to Warn of "Gay Agenda"
Posted on: Jan 4, 2010, Source: Shakesville
Three American evangelicals affiliated with gay conversion groups spoke in Uganda last month on "the gay agenda" and its threat to the traditional African family.
This Was the Decade For Same-Sex Marriage. Who Knew?
Posted on: Dec 29, 2009, Source: Comment Is Free
In the year 2000, I never would have imagined that we'd be seeing a global movement for marriage equality.
Why Is the Washington Post Giving a Platform to Richard Cohen's Outrageous Sexism?
Posted on: Dec 15, 2009, Source: Shakesville
Ostensibly, Cohen claims to be breaking down gender barriers. In reality, he's doing just the opposite.
Enough Crowing Over Carrie Prejean's Sex Tape "Hypocrisy"
Posted on: Nov 16, 2009, Source: Shakesville
Prejean was wrong about same-sex marriage. She's not any more wrong if she's a moral scold with an expressed sexuality of her own.
Catholic Church Threatens to Stop Taking DC's Money if Officials Don't Bow to its Demands on Same-Sex Marriage
Posted on: Nov 12, 2009, Source: Shakesville
Quite the threat.
President Obama Has Refused to Stand Up for Women, Plain and Simple
Posted on: Nov 10, 2009, Source: Shakesville
The president's "toe the line" approach is not acceptable this time.
Anti-Rape Activist Gabrielle Union Speaks Out About Her Own Rape and the Richmond, CA Gang Rape
Posted on: Nov 5, 2009, Source: Shakesville
"After googling the gang rape story in Richmond and reading comments on blogs, it just leaves me sickened and really sad."
Rahm Emanuel on Public Option: "It's Not the Defining Piece of Health Care"
Posted on: Oct 19, 2009, Source: Shakesville
In multiple TV appearances on Sunday, the White House Chief of Staff reiterated that the public option is not mandatory.
9-Year-Old Asks Obama: "Why Do People Hate You?"
Posted on: Oct 16, 2009, Source: Shakesville
Obama: "First of all, I did get elected President, and not everybody hates me ... If you're watching TV lately, everyone seems mad all the time."
John Mayer's Rape Joke
Posted on: Oct 15, 2009, Source: Shakesville
That John Mayer is a asshole is not news. Still, it takes a special kind of asshole to give an interview that warrants the title: "John Mayer Threatens to Sodomize Us."
Nobel Prize in Economics Goes to A Woman for the First Time
Posted on: Oct 13, 2009, Source: Shakesville
Elinor Ostrom, a political science professor at Indiana University, shared the award with Oliver Williamson, who teaches at the University of California, Berkeley.
Watch if You Dare: Joe the Plumber's Ãœber-Awkward Stand-Up Flop (Video)
Posted on: Oct 6, 2009, Source: Shakesville
Look out, John Stewart...
VA Gubernatorial Candidate's Stutter Mocked By GOP Rival's Camp
Posted on: Oct 5, 2009, Source: Shakesville
"We need people who can communicate," Sheila Johnson, a high-profile backer of Bob McDonnell said, as the GOP candidate stood by.
Letterman Admits Extortion Plot; Sexual Liaisons With Staffers
Posted on: Oct 2, 2009, Source: Shakesville
Last night on his show, David Letterman took ten minutes to share with his audience the story of an extortion plot.
Catholic Church Delivers Astonishing Pedophilia Rationalization in Geneva
Posted on: Sep 30, 2009, Source: Shakesville
The statement claimed that only 1.5 to 5 percent of Catholic Clergy were involved in child sex abuse. Reality check: that's still 22,500 sex predators.
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