Dead Wild Roses: Objections to Trans-Activist Rhetoric, not the People

This exchange typifies many a conversation I’ve had during debates on gender and transactivism.  Critiquing and debating a position is not hate.  Many thanks to the radfemchronicals on tumblr for so eloquently stating her position and highlighting the difference between ‘hate’ and ‘criticism’.   grumpypiano asked: I keep seeing anti-trans posts on this blog. Do ...

Dead Wild Roses: Gender Critical Article in the New Your Times – My Daughter is Not Transgender. She is a Tomboy.

Another common charge against Gender Critical Feminists or really, Radical Feminists in general is that they are just a small outspoken subset of Feminism, soon to be forgotten with the passage time..bla bla bla. Apparently, as demonstrated by publication in the US newspaper of record, gender critical thought isn’t going away soon, and if anything ...

Dead Wild Roses: Totally Excellent Radical Female – The New Statesman

   Acknowledging reality, is what this about.  Prioritizing women’s struggle against gender or glorifying the concept that enslaves women in patriarchy.  Women who dare to speak out against patriarchy, as always, are singled out and laid bare for threats and abuse.  Thank you to the brave tenacious women who dare to soldier on with their ...

Dead Wild Roses: Magdalen Berns -Taking on the Transactivist Rhetoric

Well it is most comforting to watch someone take a stand against the doublespeak that seems to permeate most of transactivst rhetoric. Filed under: Gender Issues, Radical Feminism Tagged: Gender Critical Feminism, Magdalen Burns, Video Time

Dead Wild Roses: Sadly, no. – Conversations between Radical Feminists and Transactivists.

Transactivist: Aint nothing radical about your “movement”…. you’re reactionary. You’re all bigoted and transmisogynistic. Step ya pussy game up. RF: ok RF: do u even know what “radical” means lol, it means “getting to the root”, as in getting to the root of women’s oppression which is male desire to control women’s reproductive capacity TA: ...

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: Radical Feminist Quote of the Day – Humble Kitten – “Men Will Always Hurt Women”

Today’s Radical Feminist insight comes from Humble Kitten, reminding us that dudes will be dudes in whatever form they happen to come in. http://humblekitten.tumblr.com/post/141841110130/males-will-always-hurt-women-always-the-new-push Filed under: Gender Issues, Radical Feminism Tagged: Dudes, Gender Critical Feminism, Identity Politics, Patrarchy, Radical Feminism

Dead Wild Roses: Auntie Wanda – A Simplified Overview of Gender

http://auntiewanda.tumblr.com/post/154100186446/simplified-overview-of-gender “[…]  Sex isn’t assigned. Socially constructed gender is assigned to sex. Here, let me offer you a visual aide I made a little while ago. (See above). So we’re born female or male. This is because we’re an allogamous sexually reproducing species. This is easily observed and tested and well understood. Our word for ...

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: Transactivist Rhetoric – Radical Feminists are Biological Essentialists?

Let’s examine the claim that is often seen during gender-critical debates. The idea that radical feminists want to reduce women to their mere body parts is given a thorough response.  The tl;dr is that females, under patriarchy, are oppressed because they possess female anatomy, yes folks,  sex based oppression is where the action is.  :/ ...

Dead Wild Roses: Why Defining Your Terms is Important – Sex and Gender

How weird is it that such basic concepts can cause so much furor? It is almost like a certain category of men have decided they strongly dislike a particular objective fact, and expect the rest of the world to fall in line with their new orthodoxy (because they say so).  Conveniently, when it come to ...

Dead Wild Roses: Conversations with Genderists

Spotted this conversation illustrating the oft heard charge (and wonderful riposte) that radical feminists are all about the biological essentialism.  As demonstrated below, being aware of scientific fact and material reality is quite reasonable.  The nerve of these radical feminists not bowing and scraping to gender ideology that fundamentally ignores reality.  🙂    Radical Feminst:  ...

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: On Womanhood – Toomanymurlocs

https://toomanymurlocs.tumblr.com/post/151123235220/on-womanhood Filed under: Gender Issues Tagged: Gender, Gender Critical Feminism, Radical Feminism, Womanhood

Dead Wild Roses: A Civil Gender Critical Discussion?

    The following is an exchange on tumblr between littlepumkinprincess and auntiewanda.  I have changed the formatting a bit for the sake of readability, but their words and ideas remain the same.  Many of the arguments that occur between gender critical feminists and trans-advocates play out in this exchange.  It is certainly not an exhaustive ...

Dead Wild Roses: Gender not Mysterious – Go Figure.

Watch as the mythology of gender is stripped away quickly and efficiently by AuntieWanda. http://auntiewanda.tumblr.com/post/150945830601/gender-roles-and-gender-arent-the-same-thing Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Gender, Gender Critical Feminism