Segregation. Courtesy of Library of Congress via Wikimedia Commons

Are certain cities just doomed?

As the news of the Flint Water Crisis unfolds, I can’t help thinking about when Kanye West looked into the camera during a Hurricane Katrina telethon 11 years ago and said, “President Bush doesn’t care about black people.” Except, when I see the news about Flint, Michigan and their water poisoned with lead by those…

Tap water on fire.

What the West Virginia Elk River spill says about the intersection of race, poverty, privilege, and oppression

The alternate headline for this post was, “Environmentalism: The long-view on dismantling oppression.” When I first launched The Sin City Siren seven years ago, one of the issues I wrote about often was environmentalism. After a while I got tired of defending the importance of talking about environmental concerns on a feminist site: Why do…

Aug. 7, 2013

Slut Riot: On the intersection of shaming, rape culture, and patriarchy

What a fantastic Sluts Week we’ve been having during our SLUT RIOT! We’ve had intense conversation generated from thought-provoking and sometimes controversial guest posts — here and on Facebook and twitter. We’ve looked at it from different angles. We’ve poked a stick at so much slut-shaming with photos and a Big Slut Riot Music Video.…