Dead Wild Roses: star wars

Author dudes, screen write dudes… Hell! Dudes of the creative class – watch and learn an important lesson that you’ve been missing well, since forever. Females beautifully ‘ruining’ Star Wars one movie at a time. 🙂   H/T to Rey Walker for the animated gifs. Filed under: Culture, Feminism, Media Tagged: Dudes, Patriarchal Tropes in ...

Scripturient: The vulgar crowd

Profanum vulgus. The vulgar crowd. Not, however, as you might suspect, an apt description of the remaining few supporters of The Block that rules Collingwood Council. While perhaps appropriately described, to me that small handful are better described as naïve, gullible and even intellectually vulnerable, moreso than merely vulgar. But that’s not what this post ...

Dead Wild Roses: Inverted Totalitarianism – Sheldon Wolin

Take a look at what’s going on, look at the article.   Should we be worried?  You tell me.   “Resisting the monopolies on left theory by Marxism and on democratic theory by liberalism, Wolin developed a distinctive—even distinctively American—analysis of the political present and of radical democratic possibilities. He was especially prescient in theorizing the ...

Dead Wild Roses: Post Modernism – A Tailored Virus Meant to Preserve the Status Quo

Two views on post modernism and commentary on how it is quite detrimental to society, especially groups that need to band together to affect change in said society. Filed under: Culture Tagged: Postmodernism

Canadian Dimension: The Popular Front: An “Alternative Year in Review” of 2016 Pop Culture

Photo by Geoffrey Gallaway 2016 was quite the year. As the calendar winds down, some people are talking about 2016 as one of the worst years in human history, or at least in recent memory. Indeed, Last Week Tonight host John Oliver captured this popular opinion in the show’s year-end segment, “Fuck 2016.” 2016 produced ...

Dead Wild Roses: Rogue One – Emasculating Males Globally – The Whinging Awakens…

One Star Wars movie with a female lead?  Unacceptable – but two?  The male tears are flowing strong and fast on the comment section of the Rogue One trailer.  Of course, someone had to make it official, so here a few updated movie posters featuring the sentiments of dudes who feel keenly unrepresented in Star ...

Dead Wild Roses: Against Tyranny – Timothy Snyder

Americans are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism or communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience. Now is a good time to do so. Here are 20 lessons from across the fearful 20th century, adapted to the circumstances of today. 1. Do not obey ...

Scripturient: Eheu fugaces, Postume…

Alas, Postumus, the swift years slip away. Those words are one translation of the opening line of the 14th Ode in the second book of Horace’s carminas, or songs: Eheu fugaces, Postume, Postume/labuntur anni… * For me, it’s his most moving piece, a bittersweet acceptance of mortality; the inevitability of age and death. Something no ...

Dead Wild Roses: Male Violence and Control

     “It is important to make the distinction between men’s supposed loss of control and their use of violence for the purpose of control, because this goes right to a root cause of their violence against women. If the problem is that men simply cannot control their tempers, then the solution is to start building ...

Dead Wild Roses: Sexism Alive and Well in 2016 – as its always been.

I would like to thank a recent commenter here on DWR for the placement of a tidy swarm of bees squarely in my bonnet. The honour, of course, goes to Godless Cranium for this nugget of wisdom shared on a previous thread: “And I’m not saying sexism doesn’t exist or doesn’t play a factor sometimes, ...

Scripturient: No, Brian: Elvis isn’t in the CBSP

At the Nov. 28 Council meeting (seen here on Rogers TV), Deputy Mayor Brian Saunderson blathered on in cliché-rich, lawerly manner (starting 1:14:05) about how much the Elvis Festival means to his “Community-Based Strategic Plan” (1:16:18) – that committee-based wishlist which was neither strategic nor a plan. What does he mean when he claims that ...

Dead Wild Roses: On Female Erasure – Gender

I completely need this book. Filed under: Culture, Feminism Tagged: Female Erasure, Gender, Gender Roles, Radical Feminism, Society, The Scourage of Idenity Politics

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Christian Pop Culture Beyond Salavation

There was a time when religion commissioned great and wondrous art. Awe-inspiring cathedrals were built by the most grand and innovative architects. Beautiful music for masses were composed by the greatest musical minds in history. Religious paintings were created with skills and passion that have yet to be matched, even hundreds of years later. Art ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Hypersexualization and Porn Culture – Gail Dines

http://appropriately-inappropriate.tumblr.com/post/152749317685/nevertrustamanwho-hypersexualization-and-female Filed under: Culture, Feminism Tagged: Gail Dines, Porn, Radical Feminism, The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day

Dead Wild Roses: Naomi Wolf – The Beauty Myth

Filed under: Culture, Feminism Tagged: Feminism, Institutional Sexism, Naomi Wolf

Dead Wild Roses: A New Title for Black Friday – Lemmings Day!

Happy Lemmings Day! a.k.a Black Friday Should we besmirch this plucky rodent’s escutcheon by associating Lemmings as the embodiment of greed and feral-consumerism known to a good chunk of the western world as ‘Black Friday’?  It isn’t really fair (hey, just like capitalism) to play on the misunderstood ‘suicidal tendencies’ of the much maligned lemming.  ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Quote of the Day – Allan G. Johnson on Privilege

“The oppressive effect of privilege is often so insidious that dominant groups complain whenever it’s brought up for discussion. They feel impatient and imposed on. “Come on,” they say, “stop whining. Things aren’t that bad. Maybe they used to be, but not anymore. It’s time to move on. Get over it” But people who are ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Male Gaze and Female Armour – Star Wars and GoT

   It is nice to see that the revived Star Wars franchise is moving in the right direction with regards to the portrayal of women in movies.  Because most of the time we get this:    Titillating for the male gaze, but piss-poor at the actual function of armour. Filed under: Culture Tagged: Baby Steps, ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Wriggly Can of Worms – Professor Jordan Peterson, Free Speech, and the Regressive Left

There is a controversy in Canada going on with with regards to the issue of free speech, Bill C-16, and the refusal of a Professor at the U of T to use the alternate pronouns people choose for themselves.  This is the video that started it all (1h). Three viewing options depending on your time ...

centre of the universe: The Drama …Club

Did I ever tell you about my short-lived career as an actual “ad-man”? *wavy remembery lines* Way back in the once-upon-a-time, there was a drama club. And that drama club was trying to recruit new members. I went to a high school where there was a pretty clear divide between the band-drama kids and the…

Scripturient: The subtle art of Mark Manson

I have a healthy skepticism towards anything labelled a “self-help” book – especially those that aim at making your life happier or more fulfilled through some fad, superstition or pseudoscience. I am, as you know from this blog, cynical towards the unending volume of New Age woo hoo, fads and pseudoscience that pollutes bookstore shelves ...

Scripturient: Politically correct pronoun madness

Susan on the Soapbox: The Calgary Police Service: Allegations of Harassment and Intimidation

If you’ve ever wondered why women are reluctant to bring forward allegations of sexual harassment, look no further than the furor unleashed when 15 female police officers contacted city councillor and police commissioner Diane Colley-Urquhart to discuss sexual harassment and the culture of intimidation and retaliation they’d experienced at the Calgary Police Service. Ms Colley-Urquhart ...

Dead Wild Roses: Empathy Classes in School. The World Needs More of This

We start our lives as the whole of the universe. Reality is completely comprised of our perceptions and any “outside” object that is blocked from our senses puffs out of existence. Eventually, we learn object permanence, and we recognized that things outside us actually do exist on their own, but we are still the centre ...

Scripturient: Does anyone still read books?

I came across an early version of this infographic on Facebook and it shook me to my core. You can see it here. The updated and corrected infographic is shown to the right. It is only marginally less distressing than the earlier one. Unfortunately, the early one, although inaccurate and misleading, is still being shared. ...