Dead Wild Roses: Why I’m Speaking Out – The Silent Majority of Women

“Why did I speak out? Why can I not stop speaking out? I cannot stay silent whilst Lesbians are being given the ultimatum of ‘sleep with someone who says they’re a woman even though they have a penis or be labelled Transphobic?’ (I will not apologise for saying this sounds like harassment at best and ...

Dead Wild Roses: An Open Letter to the BC NDP – The Feminist Current

Hey folks, go sign the letter at the Feminist Current to the BC NDP calling for a response to questionable actions of its VP.   This letter was sent to all addressees, via email, on February 2nd. A response was requested within seven days. To date, we have not received a response. ATTN: The New ...

Dead Wild Roses: Are you a woman?

There are lots of problems with how most of society treats transgendered people. Trying to sort out how best to rectify this has lead to many unproductive clashes. A major disagreement centres around whether biologically male transgendered people are actually women. My question to the BioMaleTrans is this: Why do you think you’re a woman? ...

Dead Wild Roses: Truth is Not Hate – How Accusations of Transphobia Silence Female Voices

If there is anything that will enrage men more is women speaking out against their view of the world. The first class citizens get mighty mad when the second class start challenging their assertions and interpretations of the world. This post delves into the war of words that is currently raging between transactivists and radical ...

Susan on the Soapbox: #Metoo?

Can we talk? Many men (and some women) worry that the #metoo movement has morphed into a man-hating witch hunt where innocent men will be publicly humiliated and deprived of their livelihoods by vindictive women spreading unfounded accusations. They point to the fate of three Canadian politicians, Ont PC leader, Patrick Brown and NS PC ...

Dead Wild Roses: Emmeline Pankhurst – A Very Simple Fact.

Women have been fighting for full human status in society for a very long time.  You’d think a rational society could do more in a hundred years plus, but we’re still not there yet.   ” And yet I find in American newspapers there is a great deal of misunderstanding of the fact that one ...

Dead Wild Roses: Kittehs Showing the Solidarity – Pink Pussy Hat Cat

Thanks to those who showed up and rallied. Bring that spirit with you and continue to raise consciousness wherever you go. 🙂

Susan on the Soapbox: Why Do We March?

Of the 120,000 people who attended the Women’s March in Canada, 10,000 marched in Alberta and 3,500 marched in Calgary. They were repeatedly asked, “Why do you march?” They replied they were concerned about equal pay, violence against women, protecting human rights, and ensuring the ugliness of Trumpism doesn’t seep into Canadian politics. Ashley Bristowe, ...

We Pivot: White Men Need Intersectionality Expertise, Oluo 6/18

Intersectionality needs to become the most understood word as we wind down this decade. I’ve been thinking that for a few years now, but chapter 5 of Ijeoma Oluo’s So You Want to Talk About Race deeply reinforces that. My … [Read more]

Dead Wild Roses: The Normalization of Abuse Against Females in Our Society – Shanita Hubbard

    Oh my goodness, an actual intersectional analysis of oppression.  Thank you Shanita Hubbbard.  I would recommend reading the entire article as this pull quote merely sets the stage for a vivid example of multiple axis of oppression that black women face growing up in our white patriarchal society.   “There’s an intersection in almost ...

Dead Wild Roses: How I Teach Men Not To Talk Over Me – Asserting Your Humanity as Female

How I Teach Men Not To Talk Over Me: from one feminist to another, when basic respect is lagging and conversations are impossible I’ve done this to several men, and they catch on rather quickly. You’ll be able to have a conversation right then and there, and it works long term too – they might’ve ...

Dead Wild Roses: Patriarchy Runs Deep – The Air We Breath, The Miasmatic Soup We Breathe.

    Entrenched patriarchal attitudes and norms are the enemy.  Pervasive, ‘invisible’, and yet ubiquitous.  The battles that must be undertaken are fraught with notion of the permanence of patriarchy and how unassailable it seems. It isn’t.   Just reaching one person and showing them the way is a victory, savour it and use it to power ...

Dead Wild Roses: It’s Females who Have Gender Dysphoria!

This is a next level comment on a thread from a post on The Feminist Current titled “If trans activists truly cared about feminism, they would respect women’s spaces”.  Simple no?  It’s hard to argue with the tagline, although in the comment section the TRA (trans rights activists) are certainly giving it a go, and ...

Dead Wild Roses: A View Of What It is Like To Be Female in Society – Hellish, No?

https://blackswallowtailbutterfly.tumblr.com/post/168843611032/e4ch-thanks-jenny-schecter Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Education for Dudes, The Female Experience

Dead Wild Roses: How Psychology [could] Undermines Feminist Activism – TOVE HAPPONEN

   I like the pull quote from the article, but the much of what Happonen asserts is quite contentious.  Read the full article on The Feminist Current.   This is sort of my hope for the New Year – not the abandoment of psychology persay – but women coming together and organizing against the structures in ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Importance of Women’s Libraries – Teaching Feminism and Raising Consciousness

The Vancouver Women’s Library has withstood the siege of entitled males. The need for female only spaces in our society cannot be understated. Women need a place to share their stories and communicate with each other away from male expectations and the male gaze. When I speak with younger women, I despair because they often ...

Dead Wild Roses: Julie Bindel on Prostitution – RT Interview

Oh, look, female sexual slavery is a bad thing.  Go figure. 🙁  P   Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Female Sexual Slavery, Julie Bindel, Prostituion

Dead Wild Roses: Happy Holidays – Have some Inspiration – Quotes from Powerful Women

http://vuvaliniterf.tumblr.com/post/168790985964/rosiadiaz-empowering-quotes-by-powerful-women Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Happy Holidays from DWR

Dead Wild Roses: When Boys are Yelling “suck my dick bitch” at me…

The experience of being female in society, and thus second class always seems like such a mysterious and vague concept to the menfolk. Time to witness the otherside of the coin, dudes and perhaps start to understand that the experience you’re having is *not* the same for the half the world’s population. http://neuralwave.tumblr.com/post/168556428955/fifthwave-sideblog-hyggehaven-i-think-the Filed under: ...

Dead Wild Roses: Prostitution Stories from the Frontline

Naming and deconstructing a problem on the societal level is not “shaming”.  It isn’t about your personal ’empowerment’ or any of the other neo-liberal drek that passes for so much of mainstream feminism these days.  So the example here is prostitution and no – I won’t call it ‘sex work’ or any other patriarchally approved ...

Dead Wild Roses: Way to Go Legolas

We try to replicate what we see in our society and media. We as a society need to stop portraying women in media as mere eye candy for the male-gaze. Of course, if you happen to be Legolas, the rules do not apply. 🙂 http://neuralwave.tumblr.com/post/168278775794/sleepyysalamiri-lotrlockedwhovian Filed under: Culture, Feminism Tagged: F*cking Legolas, Male Gaze, Media

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – War between the Sexes – Sonia Johnson

“Men speak humorously, or so they say, of ‘the war between the sexes’—a transparent and guileful attempt to mislead us into thinking that there is a natural enmity between men and women, and that the ‘sides’ are evenly matched. Nothing could be further from the truth on both counts. The ‘war between the sexes’ is ...

Dead Wild Roses: Mad Max – Knows His Limitations.

Nice to see a man, even if just in the movies, defer to competence. Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Feminism, Mad Max

We Pivot: Louis C.K.’s “Victims” Didn’t Put Vancouver Animators Out of Work

We need more from the CBC. And the Canadian Press. “Sexual Misconduct Claims Against Louis C.K. put Vancouver Animators Out of Work” was the initial headline of a Canadian Press wire piece that the CBC ran, which has since been … [Read more]

Montreal Simon: Remembering the Murdered Women of the École Polytechnique.

In Montreal this evening, fourteen rays of light will rise into the sky, one after the other, from the summit of Mount Royal.So all Montrealers can see them, and remember the fourteen young women who were murdered twenty eight years ago today at the École Polytechnique. Murdered by a man who hated women.Read more »