Dead Wild Roses: On White Oppression in the United States – Large Adult Goat

http://cecaeliawitch.tumblr.com/post/164116384094 Filed under: Culture Tagged: Heart of Whiteness, No Actually…, White Oppression

Scripturient: The Dude, the Tao and the Dharma

I suppose it all began with Benjamin Hoff. Hoff was one of the first contemporary writers to attempt to distill Taoism in a lighthearted form for Westerners when he wrote The Tao of Pooh in 1981, a very successful book still in print. It was on the New York Times bestseller list for 49 weeks. ...

A Puff of Absurdity: The Plight of the Millennials

Further explanation here.  First, a bit about statistical norms and the normal distribution. In social sciences, for something to be considered a statistically significant characteristic of a group, it just needs to be present in about 68% of the population, or one standard deviation from the norm. There’s tons of variation in the other 32%, ...

Canadian Dimension: ‘Detroit’ Is The Most Irresponsible and Dangerous Movie Of The Year

Image courtesy of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer The church was packed. “Watch accurate justice administered by citizens of the community,” a flier announced. “Review and watch the evidence for yourself.” Nearly two thousand black people and a smattering of whites crammed into Reverend Albert Cleage’s Central United Church of Christ on the evening of August 30, 1967. They ...

Dead Wild Roses: You Can Draw Female Superheros Without a Boob Window? Unpossible.

I guess it is possible. Pandering to the male-gaze has been the industry standard for all too long. Time to shake things up in my honest opinion. Filed under: Culture Tagged: Boob Window, Female Objectification, Heroes, Male Gaze

Dead Wild Roses: Combating the Regressive Left – Tildeb Steps Up.

Post Modernism keeps coming up at the root of many debates on contentious issues.  Gender identity politics one of the area where the influence of post-modernism can be seen.   This quote from Tildeb on Violetwisp’s blog is part of his critique of a segment of the left side of the political spectrum what Tildeb calls ...

Dead Wild Roses: Who Cares What Women Want? Well, Decent Human Beings Actually – The RPOJ

   Greetings nature lovers, today we get to observe in the wild an all to common animal – the delusional oppressed male.  Deep in the basement man-cave, writing furious man-words about how terrible men have it, and why women bitches have it so darn good.  I think dissertations like the one about to follow are ...

Dead Wild Roses: A Few Problems with The Third Wave – Is Teenage Plastic Surgery a Feminist Act? – Kathleen Hale

Read the full article at Harper’s Bazaar.   “According to Nancy Jo Sales, an author and journalist who spent years interviewing girls ages 13-18 about their relationships with social media, one of the barriers to having a productive discussion about the unhealthy nature of such relationships is the relatively modern notion that selfies, nude pictures, ...

Canadian Dimension: Mayweather vs McGregor: a Roman Spectacle of Greed and Vulgarity

We knew it was going to be vulgar. What we did not anticipate was that it would be ‘this’ vulgar. The opening press conference of a scheduled four city tour to sell Mayweather vs McGregor on August 26 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas kicked off at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Quote of the Day – On Language – John Le Carré

“Clear language – lucid, rational language – to a man at war with both truth and reason, is an existential threat. Clear language to such a man is a direct assault on his obfuscations, contradictions and lies. To him, it is the voice of the enemy. To him, it is fake news. Because he knows, ...

Dead Wild Roses: How Gender Performativity is Victim Blaming

This quote starkly lays out exactly what is at stake when it comes to the politics of gender and those who follow its dictates. So no, feminism is not about being mean to the poor menz, it is fighting against the oppressive shit that hurts women.  Focusing on how the conception of gender is problematic ...

Dead Wild Roses: Untranslatable German Words

   I do like the Germans and their language specific words, here is a list of some of them. 🙂 Engelsgeduld: (lit.: angel’s patience) great amount of patience Feierabend: (lit.: party-evening) the rest of the day that remains after work Fernweh: the desire/longing to travel to faraway places/ foreign countries Fingerspitzengefühl: (lit.: fingertips-feeling) good skill ...

Canadian Dimension: When feminism’s wonders aren’t for all women

Image distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures The new Wonder Woman film has evoked fulsome acclamations from many American and British women writers: “Wonder Woman is a masterpiece of subversive feminism,” “Wonder Woman is the feminist hero we’ve been waiting for,” “This is revolutionary,” “I cried through the fight scenes in Wonder Woman.” In this flurry ...

Susan on the Soapbox: Hallelujah

This was going to be a Ms-Soapbox-is-stampeding-see-you-next-week-blog…then she remembered something. Ms Soapbox’s sister and brother-in-law popped into town just in time for the Calgary Stampede.  We did the fair grounds, the Dog Bowl, the Clydesdales and the llamas, we ate raindrop cake and teriyaki perogies and ducked into the casino to escape the heat. The highlight ...

Scripturient: Cultural appropriation is the new gluten free

Like food fads, political fads wax and wane as the gnat-like attention span of their followers gets diverted by the Next Big Thing. Political Correctness has of late given birth to Cultural Appropriation just like the gluten-free food fad gave rise to lectin-free food fad. All such fads are fuelled by the earnest desire of ...

Dead Wild Roses: A Peek at What Rape Culture Looks Like

Link to the article here. Hi ho blog friends.   Just another quick look into our patriarchal rape culture, yes our culture, the one we inflict on the female folk. “Sam Smethers says that the minority of people who hold these views have “a drag effect on our society, [and] are holding us all back with ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Mostly Male Whinge of “Anti-Free Speech”

The New York Times has featured Lindy West writing on the free speech conundrum on how entitled white dudes are getting their knickers in a knot because minorities and non white dudes dare to criticize features of society that make dudes happy. See the flaming mound of poo that is “Gamer Gate” or any forum ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Truth Behind the Fantasy of Pornography – Shelly Lubben

None dare call it torture until the escape… –Shelly Lubben Filed under: Culture, Feminism Tagged: Pornography, Shelly Lubben, The Harms of Pornography

Dead Wild Roses: Biological Determinism – What Feminism Argues

Hmm.  Time to give some side eye to queer theory as it seems to go against much of what feminism is about.  Let’s examine a part of an essay by Susan Cox writing on the Feminist Current.      “Feminists defied patriarchal ideology by declaring that we do not have “wandering uteruses” that make us prone ...

Dead Wild Roses: Watch – The Normalization of Male Violence in ‘Civilized’ Society

http://tehbewilderness.tumblr.com/post/162144889809/mypowerourpower-yayfeminism-screencaps-from Articles like this highlight the systemic, societal based normative attitudes that we are bathed in.  Male violence is looked on in a sympathetic light and the narratives spun around them serve as a justification for their actions. Lying in wait with a shotgun under your family’s car and then dispatching your wife and daughter ...

Dead Wild Roses: Responses to Street Harassment – Informal, yet still Infuriating Poll

I know which minor superpower I’d like to have, I’d like the ability to switch minds of other people, or increase the amount of empathy others feel toward each other.  So much of the problem (other than the dudely shit-stains that actually harass women) is that people just can’t relate or believe women when they ...

Dead Wild Roses: The REAL Victims of Inequality

The sports term for idiocy like this is ‘own goal’. Well done dudes. Filed under: Culture Tagged: Feminism, Society, Whiny Dudes

Dead Wild Roses: On Whitewashing

https://grumpyoldnurse.tumblr.com/post/160319315527/butterflyinthewell-winneganfake Filed under: Culture Tagged: metaphor, Racism, whitewashing

centre of the universe: Acting Your Age

Here’s the thing. We live in a society that values youth over experience, wisdom, ability and knowledge. I’m not sure why we do that, but children are more valuable to us than non-children, which also translates into vilifying people who opt not to breed. There’s a whole bunch going on in this statement, and I…

Canadian Dimension: Walking Dead abandons progressive potential of horror

Image by AMC Networks Inc. The Walking Dead, the surprise hit for AMC when it premiered, has just concluded its seventh season. As a long-time horror fan, I was excited at the initial promise of TWD. A weekly national stage for a genre that has a tradition of progressive politics was an exciting prospect. Unfortunately ...