Dead Wild Roses: On Girlhood.

http://dont-eat-the-apple.tumblr.com/post/172021001671/why-is-girlhood-as-an-experience-such-an-object

Dead Wild Roses: White Feminism?

The pull quote – “Stop pretending like white women’s whiteness somehow erases the sexism they face.”

Dead Wild Roses: Hadley Freeman Goes To Town in the Guardian – Woo Raa!

Soooooooo nice to see actual feminist opinion in print.  Congratulations to Hadley Freeman for boldly speaking against the current misogynistic assault on women.  The trans-cult (see Patriarchy 2.0) has made sizable in-roads into feminism and at the core of its demands, centring the male experience in a female movement, has done grievous damage to the ...

Dead Wild Roses: When Tolerance Serves the Status Quo – Keeping Females Silent and Complicit in their Oppression

The status quo is a nasty piece of work.  It has a multiplicity of tools and avenues of attack and repression available to keep the current equilibrium and quell dissenting voices that threaten the norm.  Tolerance, is considered to be a ‘good’ liberal value.  Yet, in context of female struggle in society it is used ...

The Disaffected Lib: Who is Jordan Peterson and Why Should I Care?

I’ve heard the name. He’s some professor from Toronto. But apparently he’s a big deal, enough so that Foreign Policy thinks he’s some sort of latter day Pied Piper luring young men into the embrace of authoritarianism. The psychologist’s mass appeal hinges on his ability to speak to what one might call the spiritual crisis of ...

Dead Wild Roses: Female Socialization – The Tomboy Stage…

Dead Wild Roses: Your (RPOJ) WTF of the Day: Abortion Rights and Trans Rights are the Same Struggle

The piece is jam-packed with stupid, so we’ll just hit the highlights here and dissect the inanity RPOJ style.  🙂 “Let’s get the most obvious out of the way first: TERFs are about as feminist as Jim Davidson. They’re also very comfortable with forming political alliances with conservative men, and indeed prefer to date conservative ...

Dead Wild Roses: BDSM or, Rape Culture in a catchy Acronym.

  Wow, I found this piece languishing in my my drafts section.  A critical analysis of how BDSM and rape culture intersect and how unsurprisingly it is a bad deal for women and good one for men. “BDSM is NOTHING to do with rape culture though? It’s completely and utterly different…”  answered: There are detailed ...

Dead Wild Roses: Fascinating that…

Almost like there is something else going on.  Like a societal system that is completely indifferent to how one self-identifies and still codes people into dominant and oppressed roles. This is such a good question.  Why gender friends, are trans identified females not leading the vanguard they are after-all, (according to the trans-narrative) men and ...

Dead Wild Roses: Feminism? Why Not Humanism?

Here’s why:

wmtc: beyond #iwd: fight for women by opposing privatization

Visit We Own It for all the facts on privatization. When public services are privatized, everyone loses — except, of course, shareholders of a private company, who increase their wealth with our money. But did you know the pain of privatization hits women disproportionately harder? As this excellent article by Jane Stinson in Canadian Dimension says: ...

Canadian Dimension: International Women’s Day 2018 (#IWD2018)

Inspired by the struggles of working class women and led by the early socialist movement, a strategy formed to hold an annual day to demand equal rights, suffrage, an end to sexual discrimination and for a new social order – and given the anti-capitalist spirit, most often socialist. The first International Women’s Day was observed ...

Dead Wild Roses: Females Could You Please Just Get Out of Feminism?

   Wow.  You go to Banff for a choral workshop for one weekend and it seems like ‘all the news’ happens while you are away.  Meghan Murphy has been busy on the Feminist Current detailing the latest assault on Feminism led by – completely shocked here – Transactivists (read Male Rights Activists).    Munroe Bergdorf, ...

Montreal Simon: Justin Trudeau and the Women’s Budget

Of all the good things that Justin Trudeau has done since he liberated us from Stephen Harper's monstrous regime, the one thing I like the most is his support for women's rights.For there is no bigger or better or more pressing issue than finally assuring the equality of women.And I can never forget how the ...

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 ...