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]

Susan on the Soapbox: Another Day, Another Bozo Eruption

On the eve of International Women’s Day, Wildrose on Campus (WROC) issued an invitation to the screening of The Red Pill.  The invitation stated “You and I both know that feminism is cancer.  To create a dialogue on campus, we have decided to take action”.   (Apparently WROC doesn’t know the difference between a diatribe and ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Quote of the Day – For Her Own Good — Barbara Ehrenreich & Deirdre English

   Patriarchy at its finest. “In the second half of the century, these fumbling experiments with the female interior gave way to the more decisive technique of surgery—aimed increasingly at the control of female personality disorders. There had been a brief fad of clitoridectomy (removal of the clitoris) in the eighteen sixties, following the introduction ...

We Pivot: The Day After IWD, Maybe?

My fourth grade teacher friend found this under one of her students' desks. <3 <3 <3 pic.twitter.com/7NSxIa6ujn — Elly (@SMLXist) March 6, 2017   On International Women’s Day, the prime minister’s wife decided to honour the men who are feminists … [Read more]

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – On Feminism and Female Struggle

“Patriarchy is founded on the exploitation of the female body, followed by the control and restriction of the female’s life.Before tumblr, before gender identity, before feminism, men decided that the control of the female body and it’s reproductive capacity was profitable and that no empire is built with free women. Female human beings are women, ...

We Pivot: Systemic Misogyny Even in Literature? Of Course.

As we pivot to a world of post-patriarchy, let’s look at literature. Are most published books written by men? Are most characters in children’s books introducing and reinforcing patriarchy? Yes, of course. Awareness is the first step to a solution. … [Read more]

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: Happy Intl. Women’s Day All You Caregivers Out There!

Caregiving isn’t only women’s work, but it’s largely women’s work. So today, March 8th 2017, I wish you all a very happy Intl. Women’s Day. My message to you is: I SEE YOU. I FEEL YOUR WORRY AND YOUR FATIGUE. TOGETHER WE ARE STRONGER, SO LET’S SPEAK UP ABOUT OUR WORK. IT IS WORK.

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: Happy Intl. Women’s Day All You Caregivers Out There!

Caregiving isn’t only women’s work, but it’s largely women’s work. So today, March 8th 2017, I wish you all a very happy Intl. Women’s Day. My message to you is: I SEE YOU. I FEEL YOUR WORRY AND YOUR FATIGUE. TOGETHER WE ARE STRONGER, SO LET’S SPEAK UP ABOUT OUR WORK. IT IS WORK.

A Puff of Absurdity: On Becoming a Woman – Mid-Life Edition

When I was around ten to fourteen, we were all inundated with information about our bodies – all the ins and outs of the magical, wondrous things that were just around the corner for us. It happened at school, but it was also the purview of some of the After School Specials that everyone watched, intrigued, ...

A Puff of Absurdity: On Becoming a Woman – Mid-Life Edition

When I was around ten to fourteen, we were all inundated with information about our bodies – all the ins and outs of the magical, wondrous things that were just around the corner for us. It happened at school, but it was also the purview of some of the After School Specials that everyone watched, intrigued, ...

Dead Wild Roses: Effective Feminism = Liberation of Females from Patriarchy.

http://auntiewanda.tumblr.com/post/153880602961/poly-x-aawb-appropriately-inappropriate Filed under: Feminism, Gender Issues Tagged: Effective Feminism, Gender, Identity Politics, Patriarchy, The ‘women have it soooo good here’ argument

Dead Wild Roses: You Won’t Understand, Unless You’re Female – History and Struggle.

Secondary school, history class. You cover a small amount of information on the suffragettes, and your teacher shows you a video of Emily Wilding Davison getting struck down by Anmer, the King’s horse. Your teacher asks the class, “we’ll never know why she did this” But you know All the girls in your class know, ...

We Pivot: My Speech to the HUMA Commons Committee on Poverty Reduction

I was honoured to receive an invitation to speak to HUMA later this morning, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities. They are studying poverty reduction strategies, … [Read more]

We Pivot: What are White Supremacists and Misogynists Afraid Of?

So, let’s dig into the fear that motivates white supremacists and misogynists. Are they in backlash/whitelash mode, afraid of losing centuries of entitlement? Because their hate doesn’t start AS hate, but as fear. And if we can understand what they’re … [Read more]

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Simone de Beauvoir – On Prostitution

Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Feminism, Simone de Beauvoir, The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day

Dead Wild Roses: I Keep Looking and Not Finding the Egalitarian Society We’re Supposed to Inhabit

   On the list of items that anti-feminists and their allies think are done deals in society.  Funny how often they are wrong.   A majority of millennial men failed to see women as equals, according to the study, which looked at how college biology students viewed their classmates’ intelligence and achievements, the Harvard Business ...

Dead Wild Roses: Vancouver Women’s Library Vandalized – The Violent Trans/Queer Lobby in Action

I’m not sure when the definition of  progressive queer activism changed to mean defiling and destroying women’s spaces, but unsurprisingly, the violent men of Queer activism (terrorism) are at it again.   And quite honestly, they (GAG) can fuck the hell right off – violent patriarchal repression of women with a shiny coat of queer ...

Dead Wild Roses: On Prostitution

http://tehbewilderness.tumblr.com/post/154869636754/are-you-against-sex-work Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Prostitution, Radical Feminism

Dead Wild Roses: Feminism Defined – Thanks Sinfest.

Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Effective Feminism, Feminism, Sinfest

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Quote of the Day – Chris Hedges on Pornography and Feminism.

A new wave of feminists, who have betrayed the iconic work of radicals such as Andrea Dworkin, defends porn as a form of sexual liberation and self-empowerment. These “feminists,” grounded in Michel Foucault and Judith Butler, are stunted products of neoliberalism and postmodernism. Feminism, for them, is no longer about the liberation of women who ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Andrea Dworkin on Female Socialization – Our Blood

“Yes, I’d say female socialisation (since this whole thing mostly targets and hurts women anyway) that has taught us fear and what we can do to reduce that fear (apologise, silence ourselves and other women, submit, placate men at all costs).” Fear cements this system together. Fear is the adhesive that holds each part in ...

Dead Wild Roses: Petition: Protect Feminist Books at Vancouver Women’s Library

A book-banning campaign by Gays Against Gentrification (GAG) is demanding the Vancouver Woman’s Library (VWL) remove and ban over twenty feminist books from their collection. These works — written by renowned women authors who have a long history of engaging in critical analysis against the oppression of women as class — focus on female exploitation, ...

We Pivot: What’s Wrong with White Feminism?

In the aftermath of the 2016 election, a number of writers have pointed to white feminism as an answer to the question of how Trump became president. White feminism, as an ideology and movement, has historically centered middle-class white women … [Read more]

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – On Patriarchy

“There absolutely is a shared experience universal to all women under patriarchy. No matter what culture or religion or location, we all grow up with the pervasive message that we were made for men. This starts at our birth and ends when we die, and this is the experience every woman has in common.” –yourfaveisilluminati ...