Dishonorable discharge: Marines ask if UFC deserves backing

Regular Siren readers may remember the campaign to get the UFC to enact a code of conduct to address numerous times that fighters and staff have used hate speech and instances of sexual violence (including tweeting rape jokes). And while UFC officials are loath to listen — with apologists claiming that, essentially, boys will be…

Year in Review: A look back at stories of sexual violence in 2011

**TRIGGER WARNING** 2011 was a year full of intense stories about sexual violence across a wide spectrum. My hope is that some of the discussion and dialogue here on The Siren has been beneficial in shining a light on an ugly problem and, perhaps, offering hope, clarity, or insight for those struggling with this issue…

Observations from the fight deck

As regular readers know, The Sin City Siren has joined with organizations and concerned individuals — many of them parents — to urge the Ultimate Fighting Championship to enact a code of conduct to discipline fighters and management when they have used offensive and inappropriate language, including a rash of recent episodes of hate speech…