The Canadian Progressive: Trump win a call to arms for radical feminist men

Donald Trump’s election as the 45th President of the Unites States is a renewed call on radical feminist men to reject patriarchy, misogyny, sexism, white supremacy, and other men’s claim to control women’s reproductive power and sexuality. The post Trump win a call to arms for radical feminist men appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Dead Wild Roses: Why Time is a Feminist Issue – Brigid Schulte

“I came to learn that women have never had a history or culture of leisure. (Unless you were a nun, one researcher later told me.) That from the dawn of humanity, high status men, removed from the drudge work of life, have enjoyed long, uninterrupted hours of leisure. And in that time, they created art, ...

Dead Wild Roses: Refocusing Feminism after the Trumpocalypse – Kathleen Geier

     “White working-class women appear to be more open than men are to progressive appeals (62 percent of them voted for Trump, as opposed to 72 percent of their male counterparts). That suggests that the most promising path forward would be to agitate for a robust economic agenda focused on women’s needs: a $15 minimum ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – On Why Womanhood Should Be Important to Feminists- Daisybeam

“womanhood should be important to feminists. why are we not allowed to find strength in speaking about the oppression we have endured since birth? why must we pause conversations about overcoming the shame we feel surrounding our bodies, the trauma and pain of our biology, the socialized submission and inferiority we had to unlearn, and whimper ...

We Pivot: What Political Scientists and Pollsters Don’t Know

Clearly a great deal. Polling is broken. Random sampling is gone. People lie. People self-select. People self-deselect. Pollsters try to adjust for demographics, but they fail. Political scientists? Most of us do not have enough of a sense of the breadth of the populace to have been able to expect a massive Trump win like ...

We Pivot: Healing America Begins Now; Let’s Join Them!

It’s not Trump. It’s a country that makes Trump possible. It’s not Clinton vs. Sanders. It’s about building the world we want and making our leaders follow us. You know how much they love the polls. It’s about hope, optimism and pivoting: finding our pivot foot in the areas of life WE are improving. It’s ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Stevie Nicks

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Dead Wild Roses: The Female Experience – It is Not About That I Know How to do Laundry…

The experience of society is different depending on whether you are female or male – one woman’s story.   “it’s not about that i know how to do laundry. it’s that when i was four i knew how to fold clothes; small hands working alongside my mother, while my older brother sat and played with ...

Dead Wild Roses: Lierre Keith on Patriarchy

“The real brilliance of patriarchy… it doesn’t just naturalize oppression. It sexualizes acts of oppression. It eroticizes domination and subordination. It institutionalizes them as masculinity and femininity. So it naturalizes, it eroticizes and it institutionalizes domination and subordination. The brilliance of feminism is that we figured that out. Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Lierre Keith, Patriarchy

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – On Gender – Sheila Jeffreys

“Gender functions as an ideological system that justifies and organizes women’s subordination and for this reason it must be dismantled. Women and girls cannot access full humanity and the rights and opportunities of full human status while the idea that there are personality traits and appearance norms that are naturally and essentially associated with girls ...

Montreal Simon: Hillary Clinton and the Republican War on Women

When I watched Hillary Clinton campaigning yesterday, I was impressed by the angry defiant look on her face. And by the fact that she's still standing. For it has been a brutal week.She has been stabbed not once but twice in the back by the FBI.  A rise in Obamacare premiums has given Donald Trump another weapon ...

Dead Wild Roses: Regressing With Bill C-16 – Meghan Murphy

Well, nearly quoted the whole damn article, but so very important.  Go to the national observer for the rest.   “In Wednesday’s House of Commons debate on Bill C-16, also known as the Transgender Rights Bill, Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, who introduced the legislation back in May, explained: “Gender identity is a person’s internal or ...

Dead Wild Roses: The LoLgasm that is #Gamergate – Misogyny in the Gaming Community

Impotent dude rage… Fun fact: Morgan Ramsay, founder of the Entertainment Media Counsel, did an objective study of how much of gaming journalism talks about sexism or social justice. To do this, he downloaded 130,524 articles from 37 RSS feeds of 23 outlets, including The Escapist, Rock Paper Shotgun, CVG, Edge Online, Eurogamer, Gamasutra, Game ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Female Experience in Society – One Woman’s Journey Through Patriarchy.

    Is it every females experience in society, no of course not.  But here is a glimpse of what growing up meant for one person and the challenges she faced in growing up female in our patriarchal society.   “I could talk about the PE teacher in my town who was asked to resign due ...

Dead Wild Roses: Definitions for Indefinite Times – Transracial?

We can file this under ‘words have meanings’ and meanings are important.   Sex: a binary that refers to which reproductive organs you have (males have sperm, females have eggs) Race: a system that organizes people based on melanin levels in the skin and place of origin (labeling varies, but physical differences exist between races) ...

Dead Wild Roses: Meghan Murphy – Why the conception of “cis” is wrong.

  This is an excerpt from Meghan Murphy’s manifesto posted on the Feminist Current titled : ‘We need to be braver’ — women challenge ‘gender identity’ and the silencing of feminist discourse.      ““Cis” is another term that has been adopted by those who wish to see themselves or present themselves as progressive but that ...

Dead Wild Roses: U.N. Picks Powerful Feminist (Wonder Woman) for Visible Job (Mascot)

    Well, time for a different sort of cringe-worthy news item. The United Nations has made an Onion worthy press release. Unfortunately, this isn’t satire. “The United Nations just rejected seven female candidates vying to lead the global organization. Now, to promote women and girls, it is picking a cartoon character as its mascot: Wonder ...

Politics, Re-Spun: What the BC Premier’s Reconciliation Smells Like

Quite simply, if a politician dangles child welfare money to anyone, but makes it contingent on embracing a sick LNG plant, what does that smell like to you? I think it smells the same as when she tells a school board to close schools or else they don’t get seismic upgrading money. I think you ...

Politics, Re-Spun: A Glimpse of Last Week in White, Male Supremacy

People, especially people who are white and male: we need to drastically up our game if we are going to move towards equity and away from the increasingly brutal white male backlash that’s been growing. Last week a number of things happened that reinforce the supremacy of white men, but also the rise in those ...

Dead Wild Roses: Canada’s RCMP and Systemic Sexism – What Patriarchy Looks Like

This is the same RCMP that just got its ass sued for $100 million dollars because of its misogynistic treatment of women.  A quick snip from that story – “We hurt you. For that, I am truly sorry.” Those were the words from RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson to every woman who was ever harassed, belittled, ...

Politics, Re-Spun: The War on Women…Which Side Are You On?

But it’s not JUST a war on women. It’s on everyone who isn’t overflowing with entitlements, and it’s largely being waged by white men, who seek to perpetuate male and white supremacy. You are either actively on the side of the oppressed, or the oppressor. And if you’re silent, you’re with the oppressor. Let’s up ...

Dead Wild Roses: Avengers Ass-emble – Spot the Sexism

We are on ‘easy-mode’ today as hollywood movie posters are not exactly puzzles wrapped in mystery shrouded in illusion – when it comes to illustrating the faint glow and hum of the patriarchal superstructure of the society we inhabit. Well here we have the standard Avengers movie poster.  Everyone in their heroic pose, but something ...

Dead Wild Roses: On Performing Femininity

Gleaned from [Stardate:Whenever]. (ed.  edited for format and spelling) The internal thoughts of one woman and her friend – their ‘joke’ about performing femininity.  A small portal of insight into what women living under patriarchy have to deal with. “I think I’m going to perform femininity today.” “Oh, you don’t have to but whatever makes ...

Politics, Re-Spun: One Million Vaginas Helps Us With Trump

  The wise, inspiring folks at One Million Vaginas have done it again, helping reframe Trump’s attempt to disempower women into an empowerment meme. Feel free to sprinkle these hashtags as well! #GrabHimByTheBallot #NeverTrump #RapeCulture #SexualAssault So please, all my American friends/readers, and all YOUR American friends, help the world out by grabbing November 8th ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – On Gender – Auntie Wanda

“No one has a gender. It’s a social construct, you said that yourself, anon. And it is a social construct: it’s arbitrary rules of behavior assigned to people based on their sex and reinforced by social systems. People are socially punished for not conforming to it. All “trans” is is when people mistake these socially constructed ...