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I Will Not Say That This Is The BEST Post Melissa McEwan Has Ever Done

Because there are five years of excellent posts from which to choose! It is not an easy assessment to make!

This one, however, might be my favorite.


  1. Reenxor wrote:

    Thank you for posting this link! I read it when it was first posted and your most recent post complements it nicely. I think you should link to your post in the discussion thread on Shakesville!

    Thursday, August 20, 2009 at 10:49 am | Permalink
  2. vertigo29 wrote:

    totally, agree! I even posted on my blog about it because I wanted to share it with everyone. It has cultivated so many positive reactions.

    Thursday, August 20, 2009 at 10:56 am | Permalink
  3. Sarah TX wrote:

    I think i wrote in the comments on that post that it made me physically sick. But, in a good, community-building way!

    I think the negative responses are hi-larious in the way that they’re totally tone-deaf and clueless. Melissa is not un-loved. She is loved by our entire community (not to mention her husband who is *gasp* a man!)

    Thursday, August 20, 2009 at 11:30 am | Permalink
  4. susanita wrote:

    I believe you’ve written recently that Shakesville is “unflinching” and wowser did that linked post ever fit that description. Reading it made me uncomfortable, and I know it’s because the truth is not always easy to read, but so damn necessary to understand. There is an encyclopedia of food-for-thought in the post that Melissa wrote.

    I sincerely appreciate writers like Melissa McEwan, and yourself, Sady for speaking the truth so brilliantly. It’s comforting to know that even though I am no where near as eloquent as you awesome writers, there are folks out there who have these same thoughts and feelings. I feel like maybe I am not losing my mind after all.

    Maybe. 😀

    Thursday, August 20, 2009 at 1:32 pm | Permalink
  5. Caitiecat wrote:

    I think “unflinching” is the best descriptor for Shakesville I’ve ever heard, and it makes me hugely proud to be a part of the site.

    But my very second favourite spot for feminist stuff on the whole World Wide Intertoobz is right here. I am an unflinching Sady fan. 🙂

    Thursday, August 20, 2009 at 11:32 pm | Permalink