Feminist Bill of Rights

In honor of the Fourth of July*, and because these days the 19th Amendment and the promise of the ERA are not enough, I present to you The Sin City Siren’s version of a Feminist Bill of Rights (loosely based on the actual Bill of Rights): If the First Amendment guarantees us the freedoms of…

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…