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The justice backlog: Why are hundreds of thousands of rape kits gathering dust?

Trigger Warning: rape, violent crime Even as the Justice Department reports that our nation’s crime labs are processing more rape kits, there is a greater backlog than ever in analysis of potential evidence. Indeed, it is estimated that there are as many as 400,000 untested kits sitting in evidence storage all across the country. Considering…

Bundle of blogs

I’ve been spending so much time working on projects for other people/organizations lately that I have neglected to encourage my own work to grow. So in an effort to tend my own garden a little, I wanted to ask if you are following my blogs on Facebook and Twitter? No? Let me help you out…

From The Tired Feminist: Exploring Feminist Motherhood Series

If you haven’t been reading my other blog, The Tired Feminist, you might have missed the 6-part Exploring Feminist Motherhood series. Trust me, it has a lot less to do with Diaper Genies and a lot more to do with feminist discussions that came up during The Sin City Siren Book Club, where we discussed…

Family Practice Part 3: The Long View

For the third and final chapter of the Family Practice series (Part 1, Part 2) I want to talk about the long view on contraception and family planning. How does parenthood (or the desire to never have kids) change our goals regarding contraception? And what about that ubiquitous question: When are you having another baby?…

The Siren is on Facebook

Have you been thinking to yourself, “I just don’t get enough Siren by checking out the blog every day”? Of course you have! Good news Everyone! You can become a fan of The Sin City Siren on Facebook! All the feminist-packed goodness of The Sin City Siren, plus extras like photos from events (so far…