Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Meghan Murphy – On Feminism for Females

“Suzannah Weiss writes, “A large part of feminism is obtaining equal treatment for women, so understandably, a lot of feminist efforts and rhetoric focus on women.” Crazy, right! And, apparently, a really big problem. It seems the biggest problem with feminism today, according to third wave feminists, is women! Damn, ladies — haven’t we learned ...

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: A Conversation on ‘Gatekeeping’ and Gender

http://auntiewanda.tumblr.com/post/153664078226/you-should-learn-more-about-radical-feminism Interesting conclusion – if gender is completely subjective, personal quality, how can it be meaningful in a descriptive sense? It comes back down to the utility of meanings that are based in the material reality of the situation. Women = adult human female is an objective fact, and I haven’t seen an alternate definition ...

Dead Wild Roses: Radical Feminist Conversations: Terminology, Bathrooms, and Gender

The claims of trans-ideology, when examined, often fall short of being persuasive. The confusion between sex and gender and the terminology involved almost always plays a large role in making their arguments functionally opaque to the lay person. In this conversation Auntie Wanda, a gender critical feminist, wades through the confusion and gets to the ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Clash of World Views: Trans-ideology vs. Gender Critical Radical Feminism

The argument depicted below seems to sum up the problematic nature of the truth claims that trans-activists make. To analyze these claims precisely and coherently and refute them seems to get one labelled as a ‘transphobe’ (for disagreeing with worldview of someone else). Sorry, but that just doesn’t wash. If we are to maintain any ...

Dead Wild Roses: ARadical Feminist Gingerbread Person – Rancom

I’m sure you’ve all seen the other types of gingerbread people floating around there mixing and mingling sex and gender, and generally making a hot mess of things.  Check the link for analysis of the evolution of the gingerbread person and the information included/excluded along the way.   Here is the version of that gingerbread ...

We Pivot: This Week in American Fascism

Whew, what a week! As we pivot to a new world dismantling entitlements and confronting much more overt fascism, let’s reflect on what we need to call out: Fascist, white supremacists love to ban books, including To Kill A Mockingbird, … [Read more]

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: UN Women – Zap Tharwat ft. Amina Khalil – Nour

Nice to see more people who get it. “Nour-The latest songs for the famous Egyptian rapper Zap Tharwat featuring for the first time the renowned Actress Amina Khlail. The song was developed under the leadership of the National Council for Women in collaboration with UN Women Egypt Country Office with the generous support of the ...

cmkl: December 6th: Constant progress, constant retreat

We take consolation in disasters from the idea that society might learn something and that the horror might never recur. The war to end all wars, the massacre to end all massacres. We want to see progress to encourage ourselves to keep pushing for change. And yet we don’t want to magnify a tiny step ...

Dead Wild Roses: A Conversation About Some of the Goals of Gender Critical Radical Feminism

http://tehbewilderness.tumblr.com/post/153367480484/randomstabbing-appropriately-inappropriate Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Gender Critical, Goals, Radical Feminism, Unreasonable

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, ...

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 Second Sex and Simon de Beuvoir – One is not born, but rather becomes a Woman – Explained!

I am so beyond tired of English speakers misinterpreting this quote and making it mean the exact opposite of what Beauvoir meant by it. Here is the explanation that immediately follows it in The Second Sex:   “One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman. No biological, psychological, or economic fate determines the figure ...

Dead Wild Roses: Men’s Negative Projections of Women – “Women can’t drive…”

Have you considered your patriarchal stereotypes today? Let’s take a peek at a few. http://tehbewilderness.tumblr.com/post/152784450929/poly-x-jackorino-p0tbarbie-p0tbarbie http://tehbewilderness.tumblr.com/post/152784450929/poly-x-jackorino-p0tbarbie-p0tbarbie Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Patriarchy, Questioning Assumptioins, Radical Feminism

Dead Wild Roses: The No Win Patriarchal Game for Females

http://amodollface.tumblr.com/post/100763927266/girls-born-society-girls-should-care-about For even more fun try the Virgin/Whore game, or the “what was she wearing…’ game – guaranteed to bring the yuks back to the party. Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Feminism, Gender Roles, Growing Up Female, Patriarchal Double Binds

We Pivot: White- and Male-Dominated History Perpetuates White, Male Supremacy

If, like me, you don’t recognize these women as household names, you are likely a victim of history education that focuses on males and white people. And while you are likely not a racist misogynist, we all have to do … [Read more]

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

We Pivot: Self-Care Tips As Trump’s Inauguration Approaches

It’s all about self care. Care for yourself with more sleep, more time walking in nature, less time in elevators and more time on stairs. Eat healthier, simpler foods. Spend more time with your people: less texting and more phone … [Read more]

Dead Wild Roses: Gender Equality – Keep up the good work…

Whelp, looks like we just need another dose of equality and we’ll get there…   Or, perhaps, working to dismantle the systems that oppress women in society might be a more effective way to advance the cause of women. Some thirty years after the Second Wave, women are still remorselessly objectified, not in control of ...

Dead Wild Roses: Do you have pronoun privilege?

A look into the pronoun teapot tempest – “A quick note about “privilege,” before I get to the article. Privilege is the flip side of oppression, and it occurs when one group of people has material power over another group of people. Men, as a group, have privilege over women, as a group, because they ...

Dead Wild Roses: Naomi Wolf – The Beauty Myth

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

We Pivot: 2wice More Justin Trudeau Goes Anti-Feminist

It’s great that Trudeau wants to give Liberia $12 million to improve the condition of women, but in Canada he’s undermining the economic security of Canadian women and others, including a specific betrayal of a campaign promise. But as we … [Read more]

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – The Family – Germaine Greer

“More and more women now refuse to put up with being lied to, beaten and betrayed by the fathers of their children. The truth behind the so-called decline in family values is that the illusion of stable family life was built on the silence of suffering women, who lived on whatever their husbands thought fit ...

Dead Wild Roses: A Look into the Experience of Being Female – The Fascism that Has No Name – Abigail Bray

   An excerpt from “The fascism that has no name.“ “They made it clear from the start that the slightest deviation from the norm would be punished. They turned everything into prisons, even our own bodies. Wear pink. Play with dolls. Look in the mirror. Go to school. Learn to smile when they abuse you. ...