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Melissa McEwan writes and edits the blog Shakespeare's Sister.
12 Year Old Basketball Phenom Banned From the "Boys Team"
Posted on: May 27, 2008, Source: Shakesville
A 12 year old girl who is six feet tall was banned from playing with the boys because she was too good.
There Is No "Boy Crisis"
Posted on: May 21, 2008, Source: Shakesville
A new study reveals that race and class play a larger role than gender in educational disparities.
The Demonization of Hillary Clinton
Posted on: May 19, 2008, Source: Shakesville
Violent imagery abounds in media coverage of Sen. Clinton's campaign.
Indictment in Cyber-Bullying Case
Posted on: May 16, 2008, Source: Shakesville
The mother of a classmate faces charges for her role in a high school girl's suicide.
California Overturns Gay Marriage Ban
Posted on: May 15, 2008, Source: Shakesville
In a 4-3 decision, the court ruled that domestic partnerships are not a substitute for marriage.
Death Toll After Myanmar Cyclone Could Reach 10,000
Posted on: May 5, 2008, Source: Shakesville
The UN and Red Cross are working to provide relief to hundreds of thousands affected by the cyclone.
Americans Selling Possessions to Stay Afloat
Posted on: Apr 30, 2008, Source: Shakesville
In the wake of the housing crash and rising food and energy prices, Americans are pawning their clothes, furniture and more.
Noose Found At Secret Service Training Center
Posted on: Apr 29, 2008, Source: Shakesville
A Secret Service Agent is placed on leave after a noose was found on the desk of an African American employee.
SCOTUS Strikes Again!
Posted on: Apr 28, 2008, Source: Shakesville
In the "most important voting rights case since Bush v Gore," the Supreme Court validated GOP voter fraud talking points.
McCain's Temper Should Be A Liability
Posted on: Apr 23, 2008, Source: Shakesville
The mainstream media starts to reluctantly pay attention.
Can Women Be Taken Seriously?
Posted on: Apr 22, 2008, Source: Shakesville
Feminism 101: How are we supposed to take feminist bloggers seriously if they post about shoes?
I Still Hate Chris Matthews! MSNBC Moron Says "No One's Surprised" Obama's Good at Basketball
Posted on: Apr 1, 2008, Source: Shakesville
Chris "Paleface" Matthews discusses the very, very newsworthy and important fact that Obama isn't a fantabulous bowler.
Mike Gravel Quits the Democratic Party, Becomes a Libertarian
Posted on: Mar 27, 2008, Source: Shakesville
I feel his pain.
Are You a "Typical White Person"? Truth Is You Probably Are
Posted on: Mar 21, 2008, Source: Shakesville
So Obama's got to be careful about broad generalities when he talks about race, even if what he's saying is true.
Woman Left in Cell for 4 Days Without Water, Food, Toilet or a Bed
Posted on: Mar 13, 2008, Source: Shakesville
I would say it's unbelievable, but, of course, it's totally, depressingly believable.
Hey Maureen Dowd, Please Shut Up!
Posted on: Mar 5, 2008, Source: Shakesville
Once again, she has to begin the collection of half-baked idiocies she calls a column by drawing a nearly unrecognizable caricature of feminism.
Women's Lives Are Worse Than Ever, Thanks George W.
Posted on: Mar 3, 2008, Source: Shakesville
President Bush claims that Afghani women are "learning the blessings of freedom." But all we've given them is poverty, death and abuse.
Huckabee's Wife, Heavyweight Fighters and "Hooters"
Posted on: Feb 22, 2008, Source: Shakesville
Doesn't she know she's the wife of a Baptist preacher and should never do anything but read the Bible and make Christian babies?!
Religious School Bans Female Referee from Officiating Boys' Game
Posted on: Feb 19, 2008, Source: Shakesville
The reason given, according to the referees: a woman could not be put in a position of authority over boys because of the academy's beliefs.
The Return of Nader
Posted on: Jan 30, 2008, Source: Shakesville
Now that John Edwards and Dennis Kucinich are out of the race, it appears Ralph Nader is closer to getting in it.
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