Feminist Files: Republicans and the women they hate, with a Girl Scout cookie kicker

If you ever needed a good reason to buy Girl Scout cookies, here it is: Following an incident in which a transgender child was rebuked and turned away from a Denver troop last fall, Girl Scouts released a statement saying they were inclusive to any youth who present themselves as girls. Now, anti-LGBT forces are…

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…

Rally against hate speech, rape jokes at UFC headquarters!

Here is the official press release for the rally tomorrow. I hope to see everyone there! For Immediate Release: •  Emmily Bristol, Board Member of the Nevada Coalition Against Sexual Violence •  Leslie Lilla, Nevada single mother and board member of the United Labor Agency of Nevada (ULAN): 702-592-7844, or leslielilla@cox.net •  Christine Kramar, Nevada…