Why abstinence-only is winning: We are undone by our apathy

Talk about AB230, the comprehensive sex education bill, was all over the TV yesterday! Even your humble Siren got in the mix as a guest, with my pal Annette Magnus, of Planned Parenthood of Southern Nevada, on Ralston Reports. Likewise, Annette made appearances on Fox 5 in the morning as well as The Agenda. Taking it…

Lower Ed: The absurdist theater at the NV Leg sex ed hearing

Although it was April 1, the hearing on the comprehensive sex education bill (AB230), was no joke. Except when it was hilarious — in a decidedly macabre, nihilistic, dark-comedy sort of way. I sat through four-and-a-half hours of discussion and testimony on AB230 — which seeks to amend and update existing sex ed curriculum, passed…

True friendship means…

I am posting the Corks & Forks event flier even though it is the same night as the NOH8 in Las Vegas hate crimes event. That’s true friendship to my friends at Planned Parenthood of Southern Nevada. It’s probably a terrible move as an organizer of my own event, but never let it be said…

GOTV with PPSN!

From our friends at Planned Parenthood of Southern Nevada: The deadline to register to vote in Nevada is this Saturday, October 6th. You can register to vote or update your voter registration here: http://www.registertovotenv.gov/ Join us for our upcoming phone banks and canvasses in October There are prizes up for grabs at every phone bank and…

The uterus is MAGIC!

Where do I begin? Where do I begin? Okay, so by now, I’m sure you’ve heard about Missouri Rep. Todd Akin’s “ill-conceived” comments about, well, conception. Do you think Akin knows the irony of using the phrase “ill-conceived”? Friends, I think we should look at this not as a mean-spirited criticism of any woman who…