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: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Naming the Problem: Gender

Well said Ms.Adichie. Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Effective Feminism, Feminism, Gender

Dead Wild Roses: Why Sex Segregated Bathrooms are Important

    So many conversations start like this: “If you think trans people are all rapists or degenerates, celebrate when trans people lose rights and get attacked, and deny the sexuality of people who accept trans people, you’re an oppressor and a bigot and nobody should take you seriously.” radicurious answered: I disagree with transgender ideology, ...

Dead Wild Roses: Even the Onion is getting in Gender

Filed under: Gender Issues Tagged: Gender, Socialization

Dead Wild Roses: Gender Clarifications – A System Imposed on Us.

Sometimes terms get fuzzy or lose a bit when translated into arguments. Let’s take a look at the term ‘gender’. I have seen so many people argue that “gender is a social construct, that means you can label yourself as anything you want” and like that is not how social constructs work. In fact, social constructs ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Radical Feminist Quote of the Day – On Being Inclusive.

Women speaking out against the politics of individual identity and exposing the hypocrisy that lies at the base of much of the liberal objection to radical feminist class based politics. “i’m so tired of this liberal viewpoint that you have to include everyone at all times when talking about politics or else you’re excluding and ...

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: Gender and Coffee – Socialization in Action

We can change society in the (sociological) blink of an eye.  Unfortunately, it is usually in service of making a buck.  Highlights from JSTOR’s public section.   “For caffeine addicts, a morning without a pot of coffee is a no-go. But it hasn’t always been as convenient to make coffee as it is today—and as ...

A Puff of Absurdity: On Gender Pronouns and Peterson’s Case

This is a difficult thing for me to figure out, and I’m not sure I’m quite firm on anything yet, but I’ve been completely fascinated by the discussions around Jordan Peterson, the University of Toronto prof who refuses to use individually-determined gender pronouns, so I’ll try to narrow down what I actually think based on ...

A Puff of Absurdity: On Gender Pronouns and Peterson’s Case

This is a difficult thing for me to figure out, and I’m not sure I’m quite firm on anything yet, but I’ve been completely fascinated by the discussions around Jordan Peterson, the University of Toronto prof who refuses to use individually-determined gender pronouns, so I’ll try to narrow down what I actually think based on ...

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: 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: 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: Genderist and Feminist conceptions of Sex and Gender

Notes from the gender debate that is ongoing in society. I think that the sooner we recognize that gender is a harmful social construct and move toward removing it from society, the better off we’ll be. http://auntiewanda.tumblr.com/post/151164241261/sassysublimetastemaker-girlsmoonsandstars Filed under: Feminism, Gender Issues Tagged: Feminists, Gender, Genderists, sex

A Puff of Absurdity: On Missing the Girls

“Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There’s a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” – Leonard Cohen  (Everyone’s using that bit today, but they always skip the first part of the verse.) As I started down the road towards mastectomy-ville, I wondered how weird it would feel ...

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 ...

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: 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 ...

Dead Wild Roses: Story Time: Affirming the Status-quo and the Utility of Identity Politics

   A conversation gleaned from Stardate Whenever – “I was chatting with one of my managers and he told me he does drag performance and identifies as genderqueer. Which, you know, obviously I disagree with that terminology. He had just been reprimanded at work for wearing makeup. In the same day that I was reprimanded ...

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

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

   It is evident that Auntie Wanda has thought a fair amount on gender and how it is constructed in society. It’s [sex and gender] really not that esoteric: A girl is a prepubescent to adolescent human female. A woman is a post-adolescent human female. A boy is a prepubescent to adolescent human male. A ...