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 DWR Feminist Quote of the Day

Filed under: Feminism Tagged: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day

Dead Wild Roses: Canadian Bill C-16 Passed – The Rejection of Material Reality.

Canadian bill C-16 passed. “The bill updates the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code to include the terms “gender identity” and “gender expression.” The legislation also makes it illegal to discriminate on the basis of gender identity or expression. It would also extend hate speech laws to include the two terms, and make ...

Dead Wild Roses: J.K. Rowling Isn’t Taking any Liberal Male Crap Today.

If there has ever been a motif to this blog, it would be the sentiment that J.K. Rowling captures in her Twitter feed. The experience of society for females and males is distinctly different, and that difference is deleterious for the female half of the world. Men like to dance around the fact that they ...

Dead Wild Roses: Understanding Women – The Dummy’s Guide

Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Dudes, Feminims, Helpful Infographics, Kindness Coins, Nice Guys

Dead Wild Roses: Gail Dines – Defining Feminism

Gail Dines is an amazing feminist.  She lectures worldwide and has written many an article as well as few really good books.  She sums up the slide toward liberal feminism in three meagre slides.   Let’s move away from the neo-liberal/libertarian ‘I’ve got mine, fuck you’ trend that has dominated much of recent popular feminist ...

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: Dudes – Just Stop Dud’in

A few poignant thoughts to keep in mind. We can also file this under “how women and men experience society differently”.     Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Cat Calling, Dudes be dude’in., Society

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Clementine Ford

“Before I became radicalised as a man-hating, separatist feminzai hell-bent on installing a matriarchy and imprisoning men as its slaves, I possessed a nominal amount of internalised misogyny. Women were bitchy and mean. They cared about irrelevant rubbish and talked in loud, shrill voices. Their laughter was annoying and tinny, and they did it performatively ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Measure of a Woman.

It would be nice to believe that we are past the era of patriarchal stereotypes.  Unfortunately, this is not that case.  PSA’s like these three pictures exist because even in the most advanced Western societies many people believe that the length of skirt a woman happens to be wearing determines her sexual availability and moral ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Marginalization of Women within Childbirth Continues (If this seems like a contradiction, keep reading)

I could not hit reblog fast enough. Plus a wonderful quote from said article. Thank you giuliaalexis. “Recently, I got into a Facebook discussion about how gender is not neutral for women. At some point, I commented that patriarchy wouldn’t exist if men didn’t want to control the bodies of women for reproduction – and ...

Dead Wild Roses: Defining Radical Feminism – Inclusion, Patriarchy, Gender Identity

“I understand the desire to be inclusive. The feminist movement has historically not been super inclusive or intersectional, particularly for women of color and lesbian and bisexual women. I think the third wave has been doing a much better, albeit not perfect, job of being more intersectional.  However, radical feminism is about females. We acknowledge ...

We Pivot: Liberating Your Children?

Yes, let’s! You know you want to. And if you find some mental resistance to sliding to the right side of the image, question your assumptions.

Dead Wild Roses: Abortion Thoughts

Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Abortion, Blame, Republicans

We Pivot: Feminism and Intersectionality, LIVE!

Feminism, intersectionality, activism in a world spinning out of rationality? Need to some grounding, inspiration and joy? Want to see the woman who invented the word “intersectionality”? Here’s what should be on your plate tomorrow night at 730pm PST! Tony … [Read more]

Dead Wild Roses: Notes from the Video Game Community…

When you get what you ask for and realize it wasn’t what you were asking for.  In this case dudes wanting cultural legitimacy for their hobby, but of course, unwilling to but up with critical scrutiny of what their hobby actually entails.   I like the replication of toxic patriarchal in my video games and ...

Dead Wild Roses: Let’s Just Say It: Women Matter more than Fetuses Do.

     How did I mess Rebecca Traister’s powerful essay on Woman’s Rights?   (make sure you go read the whole piece on The New Republic)   “Public discussion of abortion has come to inexorably privilege fetal life over female life. The imaginary futures—the “personhoods”—of the unborn have taken moral precedence over the adult women in whose ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Rebecca Solnit

“Dilbert comic Scott Adams wrote last month that we live in a matriarchy because, ‘access to sex is strictly controlled by the woman.’ Meaning that you don’t get to have sex with someone unless they want to have sex with you, which if we say it without any gender pronouns sounds completely reasonable. You don’t ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Price for Female Disagreement is Male Violence – Sadly Unsurprising.

http://tehbewilderness.tumblr.com/post/156104781174/wow-christ-you-seem-like-the-kind-of-person-whod Filed under: Housekeeping, Radical Feminism Tagged: Feminism, Gender Critical, male violence

Dead Wild Roses: bell hooks on Benevolent Patriarchs.

“Bernie Sanders isn’t saying anything about feminist politics. He’s not integrating any kind of feminist politics into his vision. I think the important thing is that we see this as the continuum of patriarchal power reasserting itself, and not as though Trump invented it or makes it possible—because it has been there. It’s been there, ...

Dead Wild Roses: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Naming the Problem: Gender

Well said Ms.Adichie. Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Effective Feminism, Feminism, Gender

Dead Wild Roses: Pregnancy is not an Identity

Yet more evidence that identity politics is bad for women.    “Pregnant woman” is not an identity. It is a social reality. A pregnant woman’s ever-contracting rights – whether she can choose to end this pregnancy, whether she will risk imprisonment for drinking too much, whether she will lose her job, whether she will be ...

Dead Wild Roses: How Men Can Also Fight Patriarchy – One Anecdote

  Men not tolerating creepy behaviour on the behalf of other men is the least that can be done in the public sphere to combat the gauntlet of patriarchal foolishness women face every day of their lives.  Dudes, are you up to  it?   “Let me tell you what happened to me an hour ago: ...

Dead Wild Roses: What Intersectionality is.

http://tehbewilderness.tumblr.com/post/156740193719/cast-lit-flowerlygirls-candidlyautistic Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Crenshaw, Definitions, Feminism, Intersectionality

We Pivot: IWD + 7 Days: Saudi Arabia Edition

Maybe this is a first step at dismantling one of the harshest patriarchies on the planet? Or maybe that as we pivot to a society of gender equality, we can suggest to Saudi Arabia that if they oppose genders mixing, … [Read more]