Mythbusters: Blame it on the wages

June is a lot of things… Gay Pride month; a time for Juneteenth celebrations; and it is the peak of the wedding season. But what I didn’t know was that, apparently, June is also throw-feminism-under-the-bus month. At least, that’s my take after a slew of stories have captured national headlines proclaiming that feminism (in all…

Feminist Files: For the boys

After an unscheduled bit of time off (my apologies), let’s get right into it: Boy meets world: Turns out, TV isn’t bad for you… if you’re a white boy. Anyone else — especially girls and boys of other races — not so much. Boys club: Former NFL defensive back Wade Davis came out last week,…

No more shame game

I recently shared some thoughts on the Dr. Tiller memorial tumblr called Your Hopes and Dreams. You can post your thoughts, too! Thought I’d pass along the sentiment here as well… As the survivor of sexual abuse, I cannot abide by people, systems, or institutions that only serve to silence and shame individuals. And that’s…

What’s eating The Sin City Siren

All week I’ve been thinking about how to write about the third anniversary of Dr. Tiller’s death — an abortion provider in Kansas who was shot dead while he was in church by an anti-choice terrorist. Meanwhile, the HERvotes blog carnival for the Paycheck Fairness Act is today, too. So, to recap: The hyperbole of…

Feminist Files: Never mind the bullocks

F That: So did you hear the one about the woman who was kicked off an airplane for wearing an “offensive” prochoice t-shirt? Or was it a miniskirt? … Wait. That’s not a joke? Well, it should be. Label conscious: Planned Parenthood reports that a new Gallup poll shows that Americans don’t identify anymore with…