Dead Wild Roses: The Experiences of Females and Males in Society are Markedly Different

Posts like these are periodic reminder to my male readership that the way society treats you, and the way you expect to be treated isn’t the gold standard.  If you happen to be a double XX’er then, mysteriously (not so mysteriously if you happen to be a radical feminist) the rules and expectations that apply ...

Dead Wild Roses: DWR PSA – Tea Consent

Greetings and good day gentle readers.  Today’s PSA is a helpful video on consent that should help make clear what it is and how it works with regards to initiating sexy times with people. Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Consent, DWR PSA, Feminism, Tea Consent

Politics, Re-Spun: JRfm Promotes Rape Culture, Sigh

Is it only sexual assault if he rapes her? A male person didn’t run up to CBC-tv’s Megan Batchelor on air in Squamish and shout, “Fuck Her Right in the Pussy.” Maybe he knows people can get fired for that. Instead he was maybe trying to be “nice” by trying to kiss her. She complained ...

A. Picazo: Address This Code

This op-ed appeared in The Ottawa Citizen on May 25, 2015. In 2013, Kimberly Hall, Director of Women’s Ministry at All Saints Presbyterian Church, wrote an open letter to teen girls who, in her view, were tempting her sons into “impure thoughts” through social media. “If you are friends with a Hall boy on Facebook or Instagram or Twitter, then you ...

Politics, Re-Spun: Budweiser Stops Pandering to Rapists?

Budweiser, the perfect beer for rapists: Being up for whatever happens [even with its own hashtag: #UpForWhatever] + an evening environment that doesn’t include no in its vocabulary + all within our still vibrant rape culture = a recipe for Budweiser to demonstrate how pathetic they are at understanding how communication works. And they end ...

Dented Blue Mercedes: BDSM, Gender, Entitlement, and Jian Ghomeshi

Whether anybody wanted the conversation right now or not, it’s become time to have a conversation about BDSM, gender and entitlement. Over a week ago, Jian Ghomeshi, the then-popular then- CBC commentator, appeared to be coming out of the closet about engaging in what he referred to as “rough sex (forms of BDSM),” and claiming ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – Rapetastic Catholic Misogyny

Christianity and its various sects harm women.     In the early 1960′s, in response to the call of many millions of Catholic women, especially in the US, who wanted to limit the size of their families through the use of contraception, a papal commission was set up to look at Catholic teaching on birth control ...

Dented Blue Mercedes: “Sex by deception” and the shades of yes

A series of recent rulings (and the media circuses that have accompanied them) in the UK has raised questions about what is being termed “sex by deception” — that is, instances where people who are possibly trans are said to lie about their gender, in order to seduce another person.  In these cases, it’s often unclear ...

Five of Five: Amanda Marcotte: Reddit and Creepshots

Marcotte: If women have to be in your porn whether they like it or not, you can hardly complain if your real identity is outed To which a commenter replies: Candid pictures do not make pornography. Sitting on the bus is hardly like being on a porno set. Sure it is creepy but men taking ...

Five of Five: Amanda Marcotte: Reddit and Creepshots

Marcotte: If women have to be in your porn whether they like it or not, you can hardly complain if your real identity is outed To which a commenter replies: Candid pictures do not make pornography. Sitting on the bus is hardly like being on a porno set. Sure it is creepy but men taking ...