Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Quote of the Day – For Her Own Good — Barbara Ehrenreich & Deirdre English

   Patriarchy at its finest. “In the second half of the century, these fumbling experiments with the female interior gave way to the more decisive technique of surgery—aimed increasingly at the control of female personality disorders. There had been a brief fad of clitoridectomy (removal of the clitoris) in the eighteen sixties, following the introduction ...

Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Afternoon Links

This and that for your Tuesday reading. – Jo Snyder discusses how poverty makes everybody less healthy, and recognizes the need for higher basic wages as a result. And Laurie Penny highlights the futility of trying to badger young adults into service jobs which offer no opportunity for personal, professional or financial progress: The British ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – The Ideology, or Cult of Happiness

   Today, let’s look at one of the prime methods of baffling the masses.  The power of positive thinking and the credulous ‘Positive Psychology’ that buttresses the fatuous assertions made by the followers of the cult of happiness.  While not a exclusively in the domain in religious, the deluded (religious and otherwise) use ‘positive thinking’ ...