Myth busting: Exposing the lies behind arguments against sex ed

When I wasn’t being blind-sided by the total lack of empathy on display at the comprehensive sex education hearing on April 1, I was dumbstruck by the purported “arguments” against updating our existing sex education law, passed in 1980, with a more comprehensive look at human sexuality and healthy relationships. I’m sorry, why wouldn’t you…

Why: The question that will haunt us

This one goes out to all those who are hurting after the deadly shooting in Aurora, Col. last night. The mass-shooting by 24-year-old James Holmes at a midnight screening of the latest Batman movie matches the death-toll (minus the two shooters) of Colorado’s other famous mass-shooting at Columbine High School in 1999. Twelve people are…

Feminist Files: It’s not me, it’s you edition

Mama’s got the magic… of Prozac: New study finds the stay-at-home moms are more depressed than either their working-mom counterparts or working women without kids. They also are more likely to report that they are “struggling,” angry, stressed, and sad. Study authors posit that this is at least partly due to the fact that most…

Hunger is no game

In honor of The Sin City Siren’s 5th birthday, I have been campaigning for the readers’ charity of choice: *God’s Groceries. The week’s nearly come to an end, and I hope that I have motivated you to donate or do some other service toward helping the needy in our community. As I shared earlier this…