Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

Assorted content to end your week. – The Oxford Martin School has published a new report on the spread of inequality. And Noah Smith discusses the role of offshoring along with automation in stacking the economic deck against workers. – Meanwhile, Mike Blanchfield reports on the U.S.’ refusal to allow workers to participate in any ...

Dead Wild Roses: Gender is Toxic

Filed under: Culture, Feminism, Gender Issues Tagged: Gender, Patriarchy, Shitty Transactivism

Dead Wild Roses: More on the Violence of Transactivists – Beating Up Grandma Because she’s a TERF.

Get the story reported here. https://aunt-mimi.tumblr.com/post/165397881498/shamelesslyunladylike-daisydeadhead   I’m quite done with the notion that feminism and transactivism can ever be reconciled.  They are mutually exclusive concepts. Feminism is about the liberation of females from patriarchy, and as evinced as of the September 13th – transactivism is about maintaining a respectable queer patina over the ugly ...

Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

Assorted content for your weekend reading. – Phillip Inman reports on a new UN study (PDF) showing that the inequality caused by austerity results in particular harm to women who are forced to take on more unpaid labour. – David Sloan Wilson interviews Sigrun Aasland about the mix and balance of public and private development ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Violence of Transactivists – Feminists Injured in Speakers Corner (Hyde Park UK)

This story courtesy of Meghan Murphy writing on The Feminist Current. This story highlights exactly the narrative of what the business end of transactivism is – male violence against women.  There is nothing ‘progressive’, ‘inclusive’, or any other lefty bullshit word appropriated by the transactivists that apply here. This is a story of violent men ...

Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

This and that for your Tuesday reading. – David Sirota talks to Naomi Klein about the push by right-wing politicians and corporate media outlets alike to stifle any discussion of how fossil fuels contribute to the climate change fuelling Hurricane Harvey. Matt Taibbi laments how the media contributed to the development of a public so ...

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

Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

Assorted content to end your week. – Noah Smith offers a reminder that market principles don’t work for everything. And Amelie Quesnel-Vallee and Miles Taylor note that in the health sector in particular, the use of private providers to supplement an underfunded public system is leading to inequitable disparities in accessibility. – Andrew Jackson challenges ...

Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

This and that for your Sunday reading. – The Center for Economic Performance finds (PDF) that increased inequality and concentration among firms in an industry exacerbates disparities in wealth while putting downward pressure on wages. And Frank Partnoy warns that we may be headed for another financial crisis as loan obligations are again being repackaged ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Bullshite Known as Gender Identity Politics – Raquel Rosario Sanchez

I’m sometimes asked why I give such serious side-eye to the term identity politics.  This isn’t some sort of dogwhistle like the freezepeach moniker that gets affixed to people who want to say racist or sexist things and then hide behind free speech.  Gender IDPOL is a systemic denial of the reality women face and ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Rights of Women

A quite comprehensive list. Female erasure is a serious problem in our society and we should move to ensure that the rights of Women are preserved. “Here is a list of the Human Rights of Women that so-called Transgender Rights are eliminating. No one is saying Trans folk should not have rights, but what IS ...

Dead Wild Roses: How Gender Performativity is Victim Blaming

This quote starkly lays out exactly what is at stake when it comes to the politics of gender and those who follow its dictates. So no, feminism is not about being mean to the poor menz, it is fighting against the oppressive shit that hurts women.  Focusing on how the conception of gender is problematic ...

Dead Wild Roses: Biological Determinism – What Feminism Argues

Hmm.  Time to give some side eye to queer theory as it seems to go against much of what feminism is about.  Let’s examine a part of an essay by Susan Cox writing on the Feminist Current.      “Feminists defied patriarchal ideology by declaring that we do not have “wandering uteruses” that make us prone ...

Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading. – Colin Gordon discusses how contempt for democracy is one of the uniting principles of the right around the globe while reviewing Nancy MacLean’s Democracy in Chains: At the intersection of Buchanan’s market fundamentalism and his embrace of Jim Crow lies a fundamental reservation — nakedly evident on today’s ...

Dead Wild Roses: Canadian Bill C-16 – Radical Feminist Analysis by Megan Murphy

Bill C-16 is problematic for women.  Go read the entirety of Megan Murphy’s article on the Feminist Current, I’ve excerpted a key bit here though. 🙂 Bill C-16 passed at the Senate on Thursday. Under this new Canadian legislation, which follows similar laws in a number of Western countries, a person can determine their gender ...

Dead Wild Roses: Transactivism at it Finest – My Rules Only Apply to Others, Not Me!

Consider this conversation and then juxtaposition it with all the chatter one hears about ‘gender identity’ and ‘gender expression’.  Add to your lens the notion of male privilege and how it often plays out when it comes to respecting the boundaries of females. (not) Funny how that works. http://auntiewanda.tumblr.com/post/160517895825/cecaeliawitch-this-was-a-pretty-grand-moment-and   Filed under: Gender Issues, Radical ...

Dead Wild Roses: Radical Feminism – Defining Sex and Gender.

  One of the problems while debating misguided 3rd wavers, or gender/qu**r activists is that lack of definitional rigour when it comes to the terms ‘sex’ and ‘gender’.  What is chilling is that these activists often refuse to define their terms, yet as demonstrated here in Canada want these same terms enshrined into Canadian law.  ...

Dead Wild Roses: Those Damn Lesbians Appropriating Everything – On a Website: “Her”, that is ostensibly for Lesbians.

It would be nice if dudes could just stay in their own lane. https://grumpyoldnurse.tumblr.com/post/160324241612/rad-bad-and-dangerous-to-know-sapphoicqueen Filed under: Gender Issues Tagged: Funny how that works, Her, Lesbians

Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

This and that for your Sunday reading. – Nick Saul reminds us of the need for strong and consistent public pressure to end poverty. And the Economist points out how punitive criminal justice policies coupled with a lack of rehabilitation strand people in poverty rather than allowing for a path toward contributing to society. – ...

Dead Wild Roses: Spot the Dude – Challenge Level: Shooting Fish in Barrel (with a nuke).

https://grumpyoldnurse.tumblr.com/post/160325127172/appropriately-inappropriate Filed under: Gender Issues Tagged: Educational Conversations, Roast, Spot the Dude, The Trans/MRA connection

Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your Monday reading. – Paul Krugman criticizes the use of non-compete agreements to trap workers at low wage levels with no opportunity to pursue comparable employment – as well as the Republicans’ insistence on pushing employer-based health care which further limits workers’ options: At this point, in other words, noncompete clauses are ...

Dead Wild Roses: A Short Essay On the Term “Cis-Privilege” – From the Female Perspective.

“Every single time I hear a transactivist or MTT person call us ‘cis’ or ‘cis privileged’ as a woman I am going to assume that they think the following experiences of being a woman privilege us: The number one greatest industry in the world is the buying, selling and trafficking of women and girls for ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Marginalization of Women within Childbirth Continues (If this seems like a contradiction, keep reading)

I could not hit reblog fast enough. Plus a wonderful quote from said article. Thank you giuliaalexis. “Recently, I got into a Facebook discussion about how gender is not neutral for women. At some point, I commented that patriarchy wouldn’t exist if men didn’t want to control the bodies of women for reproduction – and ...

Dead Wild Roses: You are not a Feminist! And other demands men make of women.

Yeppers, many radical feminists have been right here, right at this point.  Girlsmoonsandstarts and a rad-fem chorus goes above and beyond with their response, it is made of pure gold. http://auntiewanda.tumblr.com/post/159003056741/youre-not-a-feminist-if-your-brand-of-activism   Filed under: Gender Issues, Radical Feminism Tagged: Auntie Wanda, Female Liberation from Patriachy, Identity Politics, Radical Feminist, You are not a feminist!

Dead Wild Roses: Your Radical Feminist Lol/sob of the Day

:/ Filed under: Radical Feminism Tagged: Gender Issues, Lolsob, Loopy Logic, Radical Feminism, Transinaction