These are just bills…

A couple of good bills are making their way through the Legislature. Both align with progressive values and we should all do what we can — contact legislators, attend hearings, etc. — to show our support. SB331 would revise the public accommodations law to include gender expression. Like AB211, which would amend Employment Non-Discrimination Act…

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…

This week: #DearJohn, Big Ben, clean girls and High School Feminists

Here are some stories that I couldn’t let go by without comment: The “forcible rape” component of HR3 was removed, but the bill is still alive and looks to codify dangerous anti-choice legislation. The #DearJohn fight is not over. Conflicted about The Superbowl featuring star quarterback who has two allegations of sexual assault within the…

Pack your backpack with fresh pencils and feminism

It’s fall — or at least that’s what my non-desert-dwelling friends tell me — and that means it’s back-to-school season. And with a fresh new school year comes shiny new school supplies, class schedules…and an opportunity to pack your feminism along with you. For some of you, this might be your first opportunity to be…

Defying gravity

I couldn’t keep away from the keyboard after reading local writer Steve Friess’ Las Vegas Weekly column on Pride Week. I know I’m going to upset some people by saying this, but the column made me want to give Steve a hug and thank him for his honesty. It’s the brave thing to do. And…

Las Vegas Review-Journal editor Thomas Mitchell: Repeal the 19th Amendment

Yes, you read that headline correctly. The editor-in-chief, the Big Boss, at the Las Vegas Review Journal (the largest daily newspaper in Nevada) thinks women should no longer have the right to vote. And no, this is not hyperbole or exaggeration on my part, read it for yourself on his very own newspaper-owned blog! I…

Observations from the islands

See, I told you I can’t stay away! Getting ready to head out into another day in Hawaii but I wanted to take a moment to talk about body image. After a decade living in Sin City, I have to say that all the T&A and trophy wives have taken their toll on my neurotic…