We Pivot: Trudeau’s Empty “Yes We Can” Moment

Obama’s “Yes We Can” mantra made many question, yes we can do what exactly? That was its brilliance. He became whatever to whoever. Trudeau’s commitment to a national inquiry on murdered and missing indigenous women has become the same emptiness, … [Read more]

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: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – bell hooks

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

Dead Wild Roses: Words Have Meanings and Facts Don’t Respect your Feelings.

“i really don’t understand how you preach that women should all love each other but not accept transwomen. i do see some of your points about men claiming to be trans lesbian and not actually be either but.. i still think transwomen are women.. i had a lot of respect for you until now..”   ...

Dead Wild Roses: ‘Kill All Normies’ – Excerpt

This from a review on the Feminist Current by Jen Izaakson: “What unites these men’s rights groups with the alt-right is that they believe white, straight, males have been left behind and now exist at the bottom of the social and sexual hierarchy. They believe that while the world once belonged (rightfully) to them, now ...

Dead Wild Roses: Female Defence In Patriarchal Society – Taylor Swift Goes to Town

    “Taylor Swift’s firm testimony in a civil trial this week involving a former radio host who allegedly groped her is sending a strong message to women who might experience similar forms of sexual harassment and assault: Don’t diminish the act. “It provides a useful template for her fans, for younger girls who might experience ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Radical Feminist Quote of the Day: Queer Theory vs Feminism

So many discussion centre around this notion.  It would be nice if we could agree on a basic set of facts rather than arguing from completely different frameworks.   [Source] Filed under: Feminism, Gender Issues Tagged: Definitions, Feminism, Gender, Queer Theory

A Puff of Absurdity: On Slippery Arguments and Women at Google

You can read most of the infamous Google memo here, and for the record, I don’t think opening up this discussion should be a fireable offence, but I’m just concerned with this one piece of the puzzle right now: “the distribution of preferences and abilities of men and women differ in part due to biological ...

Dead Wild Roses: Malala Yousafzai – Demanding Your Rights While Female is Dangerous

https://sapphicvioletgarland.tumblr.com/post/163799898028 Filed under: Feminism, International Affairs Tagged: Female Heroine, Hero of the Day, Malala Yousafzai, Rights of Women

Dead Wild Roses: Folks, it F*cking Sucked – Sexism in Society

A nice example of the different way society treats women and men. And yes dudes, of course you don’t see it. http://vuvaliniterf.tumblr.com/post/163882741302/aki-anyway-when-someone-says-these-days-sexism Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Feminism, Norms, Sexism, Society

wmtc: in which old photos make me think things

I’ve been scanning some old photos — some of Allan and me through the years, others with my siblings at various ages — and have been posting them on Facebook. This experience has led to two insights. The thoughts themselves aren’t new, but this walk on memory lane has recalled and reinforced them. Insight number ...

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: Women in Sports – One step forward…

When women make progress in arenas typically identified as exclusively male, sexual representations are used to establish cultural boundaries that reproduce male supremacy (Birrell & McDonald, 2000; Robinson, 2002). It is no accident that Danica Patrick’s success in Formula One racing was coupled with a semi nude photo shoot in Sports Illustrated’s hallowed (soft porn) ...

Dead Wild Roses: Sarah Ditum – Quote: ‘What I got wrong.”

Getting in trouble for naming vectors of oppression; it is what Feminists do. Good Show Ms.Ditum.   Filed under: Feminism, Radical Feminism Tagged: Feminism, Sarah Ditum, What I go Wrong

Dead Wild Roses: On Intersectionality — Carly Thomsen

Intersectionality a useful concept in describing oppression along multiple axis.  Let’s cue up Kimberle Crenshaw who coined the term for a little more background. “The term intersectionality theory was first coined by legal scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw in 1989.[3] In her work, Crenshaw discussed Black feminism, which argues that the experience of being a black woman ...

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, ...

Dead Wild Roses: GlossWitch Goes to Town On Liberal Male ‘Feminists’

“There has been little acknowledgement of the way in which trans politics demands far more of women than it does of men, perhaps because this would require an acknowledgement of the fact that male/female remains as much, if not more, of a dominant axis of oppression as trans/cis. Why aren’t we claiming that “men” needs ...

Dead Wild Roses: Spot The Male Rights Activist – A Long Tumblr Conversation

This is a long post that starts with a woman discovering that the third wave liberal feminism (male pleasing) we have today is shit, and moving toward the tenets of radical feminism (female liberation from patriarchy).   Cue the dudes that react in horror to the truth ignis-divine-eleison is telling.  The grist of the post happens ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Conceptual Penis as a Social Construct – Oh Gender Studies, you so silly…

Amazing what goes on and more importantly get accepted and published in the field of gender studies these days.  Let’s take a peek at the abstract. The text reads: Abstract: Anatomical penises may exist, but as pre-operative transgendered women also have anatomical penises, the penisvis-à-vismaleness is an incoherent construct. We argue that the conceptual penis ...

Dead Wild Roses: Hey Libfems – Teen Vogue Has Got your Back

http://tehbewilderness.tumblr.com/post/162769340129/appropriately-inappropriate Non-prostate owner, uterus bearer, non-male.  JFC.  Female is still a word despite the gender bullshit that has clouded the waters – please use it. Filed under: Feminism, Radical Feminism Tagged: Female, Femnism, Gender Stupidty, Sexism, Teen Vogue

Dead Wild Roses: Return of the Red Pen of Justice (RPOJ) – Why Men Reject Career Women – Or How Stereotypical Gender Roles are Fucking Awesome!!1!

  The RPOJ comes for thee. It has been way to long since the last RPOJ post.  My apologies faithful readers. Today’s lovely winner is Anthony writing on his blog ‘How to be Happy’ – with the catchy tagline ‘Personal philosophy driven by experience and reason’.  My suggestion is to clarify his tagline a bit, ...

Dead Wild Roses: A Peek at What Rape Culture Looks Like

Link to the article here. Hi ho blog friends.   Just another quick look into our patriarchal rape culture, yes our culture, the one we inflict on the female folk. “Sam Smethers says that the minority of people who hold these views have “a drag effect on our society, [and] are holding us all back with ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Mostly Male Whinge of “Anti-Free Speech”

The New York Times has featured Lindy West writing on the free speech conundrum on how entitled white dudes are getting their knickers in a knot because minorities and non white dudes dare to criticize features of society that make dudes happy. See the flaming mound of poo that is “Gamer Gate” or any forum ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Truth Behind the Fantasy of Pornography – Shelly Lubben

None dare call it torture until the escape… –Shelly Lubben Filed under: Culture, Feminism Tagged: Pornography, Shelly Lubben, The Harms of Pornography

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Andrea Dworkin

“I don’t believe rape is inevitable or natural. If I did, I would have no reason to be here. If I did, my political practice would be different than it is. Have you ever wondered why we [women] are not just in armed combat against you? It’s not because there’s a shortage of kitchen knives ...