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Thoughts of Shakespeare's Sister

By February 12, 2008

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There are those who may debate who Shakespeare actually was, but in the blogosphere there's no argument over who Shakespeare's Sister is. She's Melissa McEwan, a Chicago area resident who started a blog in 2004 that has become a must-read for many women (and men) who consider themselves progressive.

In the spirit of gender equity - and now that she doesn't blog alone but shares her soapbox with both women and men - the award-winning site was renamed Shakesville, but many still refer to her by her alliterative nom de plume.

What catches the eye of Shakespeare's Sister? A blend of politics and pop culture, and anything that raises her hackles. Here's a handful of examples of McEwan's commentary, 'ripped from the headlines' as the TV shows like to say:

Finding an online voice that articulates how you feel (and what you yourself might write if you had the time, insight, emotional intelligence, and - oh, yeah - the talent to do so) is like connecting with a new friend who feels like an old one. Shakespeare's Sister is that for me.

It's always a pleasure to share the thoughts of other women with you and toss a range of opinions into the mix. If you have a favorite blogger whose URL you'd like to pass along, comment here or email me.


February 12, 2008 at 6:39 pm
(1) Melissa McEwan says:

Thank you so much, Linda! :-)

February 22, 2008 at 7:51 pm
(2) Judy Hanssel says:

Feb. 22, 2008
I admitted and discharged abortion patients in a womens’ hospital. The lack of information about the abortion that many women had alarmed me. Many women during phone interviews expressed doubt about having the procedure. Women sat at my desk and cried while I discharged them after the abortion. The fact that second-trimester babies were delivered in bedpans caused one nurse to quit in disgust. All this experience plus the sight of aborted babies caused me to become anti-abortion. With the help of friends, we were able to convince 40 women not to kill their babies. There is no need for women to kill their babies before birth. Abortion is a monstrous evil.

January 3, 2009 at 12:13 pm
(3) Al says:

Happy New Year!

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