AB230 testimony: I speak for the unwanted and abused

For those of you who did not attend and/or watch the marathon Nevada State Senate committee hearing on the comprehensive sex education bill (AB230) yesterday… I don’t even know where to begin. A lot of it was pretty much like the April 1 Assembly hearing, but the fierce factor was definitely dialed up a notch…

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…

Truth: The hardest TKO

Not too long ago I saw boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard on The Colbert Report, plugging his new book, “The Big Fight.” But you never quite get all the dirt in those funny little interviews on late-night talk shows, do you? And, to be honest, I hate boxing. (I know. That’s practically blasphemy for a…