Dead Wild Roses: Agency, choice, oppression, & victimization

Our helping of Radfem goodness for the day. Thank you for the incisive commentary Purplesage. 🙂 Purple Sage It’s time for another talk about the meaning of personal agency among oppressed people, because anti-feminists are still saying shit like: You’re denying women’s agency Take some personal responsibility for yourself You just have a victim mentality ...

Dead Wild Roses: The core ideas of postmodernism

The more you know… freer lives This is the second in a series of posts on postmodernism. Postmodernism arose from the intersection of two trends. One was the onset of hard times economically as the long post-world war 2 boom finally came to an end. Profits were increasingly being made not by expanding production but ...

Dead Wild Roses: How do you know if you’re “transphobic”, and what is to be done about it?

Wow. Insightful writing. 🙂 writing by renee There’s a new catchcry in town. It’s been flying around New Zealand media like a ball in a pinball machine since February 20, when Family First launched a campaign called Ask Me First. The campaign amplifies the voice of Laura, an 18 year-old student who has challenged policy ...

Dead Wild Roses: Sex, Gender, and the New Essentialism

Sister Outrider A brief foreword: This is the first in a series of essays on sex, gender, and sexuality. If you agree with what I have written, that is fine. If you disagree with any of the following content, that is also perfectly fine. Either way, your life will go on undisturbed after you close ...

Dead Wild Roses: “Pussy Power” Banned from UK Demo against Trump

“The vagina centric theme of the *woman’s marches* was entirely offensive…” Heaven fracking forbid that women are able to identify with the material reality of their oppression. No no, let’s not offend the men-folk…*that* should be the priority. GenderTrender UK demo against Trump bans “pussy hats”, “pussy power” signs, and “vagina centric” imagery as offensive ...

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: Liberation, or liberalism? Women, it’s time to choose!

“Women seem to be engaging in these events as activism because we somehow believe that normalising exposure of “the nipple” will help liberate “it” because men will become so accustomed to seeing female breasts in everyday settings, that they will no longer find them arousing, and then women will finally have the same privilege as ...

Dead Wild Roses: An Open Letter to our American Friends

Dear US citizens who want to move to Canada because of the election, Recently your country has elected Donald Trump to be your president for the next four years. This concerns a great deal of us up here in Canada (and conversely there are some up here that think it’s a great idea). I’m sure ...

Dead Wild Roses: “Femme is radical,” says transwoman

I think I broke my mouse after clicking the reblog button so darn hard. Exhibit #347979234 of why dudes don’t get feminism, but love the toxic neo-liberal facsimile so much. :/ Purple Sage A transwoman who calls himself a “lesbian” explains that “Femme is Radical, and Femme-Shaming Isn’t Feminist.” The first time I read this ...

Dead Wild Roses: Do you have pronoun privilege?

A look into the pronoun teapot tempest – “A quick note about “privilege,” before I get to the article. Privilege is the flip side of oppression, and it occurs when one group of people has material power over another group of people. Men, as a group, have privilege over women, as a group, because they ...

Dead Wild Roses: Election 2016: To Everyone Who Contributed to the Outcome

Feminist Post election throw down. The Burning Times of Vesper Woolf When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross. ~ Sinclair Lewis Today, Wednesday November 9, 2016, America is a failure in democracy. A month after “pussy-gate,” Donald Trump, the misogynist currently scheduled for two trial dates ...

Dead Wild Roses: On Patriarchy

  The game plan is the same, whether it be poverty of racism or the poverty of patriarchy.  Poor whites were given just a smidgen more social and economic power that the poor blacks in the USA – enough to make the us vs. them categorization viable.  The will of the oppressor is carried forth ...

Dead Wild Roses: Like a Fiery Phoenix, the Red Pen of Justice Once Again Takes Flight – “Feminism is Sexism Against Women”

Surprise, yet another Cesspool on the interwebs! This post from the garrulous hodgepodge of turds known as ‘ihatesocialjusticewarrors’ manages to test the very boundaries of quantum physics – the stupid here is so super-dense that the Planck constant just may not apply. The original buffoonery can be found at ihatesocialjusticewarriors.com. The dumb is strong at ...

Dead Wild Roses: No staff, no programs at UVic’s Third Space

A Womyn’s Centre that focuses on feminism and females? Radical stuff. UVic Womyn's Centre The latest news from the Third Space collective (formerly the University of Victoria Women’s Centre) comes from a source who received a letter from the collective’s governing body, the UVic Students Society. According to the letter, the staff have left or ...

Dead Wild Roses: QotD: “‘Sordid’ adverts offer homeless women free accommodation in exchange for sex”

Empowerful Liberal Feminist Cheer of the day… *You*, yes you can make the choice to be a sex-slave for basic human necessities. :/ Anti-Porn Feminists A man has posted an online ad calling on “stunning” homeless women to get in touch so he can give them shelter — in return for sex. The advertisement is ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Quote of the Day – Margaret Atwood – The Panoptical Nature of the Female Experience

  “Even pretending you aren’t catering to male fantasies is a male fantasy: pretending you’re unseen, pretending you have a life of your own, that you can wash your feet and comb your hair unconscious of the ever-present watcher peering through the keyhole, peering through the keyhole in your own head, if nowhere else. You ...

Dead Wild Roses: Blythe Baird – “When the Fat Girl Gets Skinny” (NPS 2015)

Powerful stuff…thanks for finding it FT. The Prime Directive View original post Filed under: Housekeeping

Dead Wild Roses: Two views on Brexit

Some valuable perspective on the Brexit. OffGuardian We present here two widely divergent perspectives on the meaning and the prospects opened up by Brexit, both originally published by Defend Democracy. The starkness of the contrast – between the view of a former World Bank officer and that of a self-identified  revolutionary socialist — is, we ...

Dead Wild Roses: Childhoods Are Hanging in the Balance – Ghostbusters causes flood of Man-tears.

The new Ghostbusters Movie looks like a lot of fun. What is not so much fun, the overwhelming negative reaction to the trailer mostly by man-babies who have to get their winge on because an all female cast of a rebooted franchise is ruining their lives. But hey, take a look at the trailer and ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Family Matters

Kinda puts a damper on that whole family values and morals thing… 🙂 Filed under: Housekeeping Tagged: family, Origin Stories, The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice, Uncomfortale Christian Facts

Dead Wild Roses: A Think Tank Found Out How Often Twitter Users Call Women a ‘Slut’ or ‘Whore’ — TIME

Women on Twitter are called either a “whore” or a “slut” by users on the social media platform almost 10,000 times a day, according to a new study. Twitter users, both male and female, sent 200,000 aggressive tweets using those specific insults to 80,000 people during a three-week period in late April and early May,… via ...

Dead Wild Roses: Feminist antinatalist arguments.

Compelling, informative and radical. The Prime Directive Although the connection between feminism and antinatalism has already been made (more notably in L’Art de Guillotiner les Procréateurs), it hasn’t really been explored in much depth. I wanted to expand on it somewhat and discuss more concrete arguments for what we can call feminist antinatalism, because I ...

Dead Wild Roses: Announcement

Glosswitch is on a roll as of late. glosswatch <deep breath> Hi! Most of you know me as a woman but today I’m coming out – as a human being. I know this might be confusing to some folks but I’ve felt this way for a long time. It’s something I’ve found myself suppressing due to ...

Dead Wild Roses: No party for non-men

glosswatch In 1980’s The Sceptical Feminist Janet Radcliffe Richards makes the simple but important point that “it is quite misleading to think of masculinity and femininity as similar sorts of things; equal degrees of adaptation to different situations”: In fact masculinity has traditionally been no different from general success in whatever is valued by society, ...

Dead Wild Roses: QotD: ” We live in a world where calling out sexism makes you more vulnerable than perpetuating it”

Anti-Porn Feminists As Anne Thériault suggests in Vice, Ghomeshi will most likely recover from this scandal. “Men in his position very rarely suffer any real and lasting consequences for these types of allegations — look at Roman Polanski, or Woody Allen, or Chris Brown,” she writes. “Even when there is plenty of solid evidence and ...