Dead Wild Roses: Questioning the Trans Narrative – About Damn Time.

Finally, a little mainstream coverage of female concerns with the male-centric trans narrative. Filed under: Culture Tagged: Feminism, Gender

Dead Wild Roses: Gender is Toxic

Filed under: Culture, Feminism, Gender Issues Tagged: Gender, Patriarchy, Shitty Transactivism

Dead Wild Roses: More on the Violence of Transactivists – Beating Up Grandma Because she’s a TERF.

Get the story reported here. https://aunt-mimi.tumblr.com/post/165397881498/shamelesslyunladylike-daisydeadhead   I’m quite done with the notion that feminism and transactivism can ever be reconciled.  They are mutually exclusive concepts. Feminism is about the liberation of females from patriarchy, and as evinced as of the September 13th – transactivism is about maintaining a respectable queer patina over the ugly ...

Scripturient: Legends of Horror

Legends of Horror is the title of one multi-DVD collections of films I own. Fifty films in this package. They’re B-films for the most part (and a few of lesser quality), dating from 1927 (silent) to 1980, mostly in B&W, but those dating from the mid-1960s on are usually colour. The collection title is misleading: ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Violence of Transactivists – Feminists Injured in Speakers Corner (Hyde Park UK)

This story courtesy of Meghan Murphy writing on The Feminist Current. This story highlights exactly the narrative of what the business end of transactivism is – male violence against women.  There is nothing ‘progressive’, ‘inclusive’, or any other lefty bullshit word appropriated by the transactivists that apply here. This is a story of violent men ...

Dead Wild Roses: It is Deplorable That The Term ‘dubious consent’ Exists

Filing this under patriarchal shit that makes me mad. :/  Quote from “The Problem with How Men Perceive Rape” by Lux Alptraum. “One of the reasons it took me so long to open up about my negative experiences with men was that, for years, I assumed I was alone. I’d grown up hearing that “no ...

Dead Wild Roses: Is Corporate Meritocracy Fair?

The fascinating bit here is how easy it is for us to fool ourselves into thinking we’re doing “x”, when in reality we are doing “y”. In this study, all that was required to mirror the bias in our society against women was for a company to have a policy of meritocracy in place. Under ...

Dead Wild Roses: Labour Day – What We Fought For

Filed under: Culture, Economy Tagged: Labour Day, Workers’ Rights

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Quote of the Day – Caitlin Moran on Abortion

Sanctity of life indeed… Filed under: Culture Tagged: Abortion. Caitlin Moran

Things Are Good: Germany’s Transition Away From Coal Helped Jobs and Culture

For years Germany’s transition from coal to sustainable energy has impacted communities. Many feared that jobs would be lost during this transition so plans were put in place to help workers and communities transition too. Throughout the Rhine valley coal plants have been closed down and their place new sustainable energy jobs have popped up ...

Dead Wild Roses: Latent Racism in the United States – Divide and Conquer

   The election of the Republican candidate Donald Trump has really screwed the American society up.   The 45th POTUS whose actions and policies that can only be described as ignorant inept has brought the United States to the brink of a major societal schism between an substantial group of alienated, antediluvian, racist white nationalists ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Focus Group – What I learned about my fellow Canadians

    The first rule of focus groups or research groups is quite simply this.  If you say yes to one, then you shall forever be on the call list of every research company that has ever existed.  And they do call quite often.  Extrapolating from the frequency that I receive offers, people who are ...

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 ...