Dead Wild Roses: BDSM is abuse and rape culture, The Sixth Siren joined Fetlife to prove it

Oh, hey there kinksters. Your progressive nature is showing… Anti-Porn Feminists TRIGGER WARNING for explicit and disturbing content My first hour on Fetlife and I was already finding predatory behavior. I went on to start and contribute in discussions and some of the things I heard people saying made my stomach turn. There are things ...

Dead Wild Roses: Trans activist defence mechanisms (evolving list of examples)

Contextual analysis of the problematic behaviours of men who try to appropriate womanhood. An excellent read. la scapigliata It is anyone’s guess what proportion of trans activism involves deliberate gaslighting and what proportion involves vulnerable people with certain personality profiles employing immature defence mechanisms. Nonetheless, there’s a flavour to their illogical and abusive behaviour that ...

Dead Wild Roses: “Surly Shirley” and the assault on women’s sport–then and now

4thWaveNow by Worriedmom The year is 1976, and the place is the Montreal Olympics. And it’s clear that something is wrong. The East German women’s swim team is unstoppable. Inhuman, almost. Smashing every record, every competitor, sweeping every race – then jumping out of the pool like it wasn’t even challenging. Race after race, the ...

Dead Wild Roses: The new “study” on medical abortion reversal is total b.s. Here’s why.

Latest “science” from the anti-female forces… Dr. Jen Gunter There is a new study on “abortion pill reversal” and it is bullshit. It’s a terrible study, but as it advances a forced-birth agenda we can expect forced-birth politicians to salivate and cackle and use it to brew more laws that amount to experimenting on women. I ...

Dead Wild Roses: Yes, we get to vote. Super. Big Deal…

We have a long way to go to fix the democratic systems in the US and Canada.  Paul Street, writing for Counterpunch gives a little insight into the ‘electoral process’. “Yes, we get to vote.  Super. Big deal. Mammon reigns nonetheless in the United States, where, as the leading liberal political scientists Benjamin Page and Martin ...

Dead Wild Roses: Why has queer theory replaced feminism? Because it’s just so much more personal and fun….

How comfortable indeed… ANTHRO FEMINISM You know, I never was bothered by queer theory/ identity until the last few years because I thought that it was just that: an identity that was just used as a descriptor of self. I didn’t realize how seriously queer theory was being taken as a means of addressing oppression. ...

Dead Wild Roses: Susan Cox on Queer Theory

Queer theory, bad for women and bad for maintaining a reasonable grasp of reality. There Are So Many Things Wrong With This Excerpts from a January 2017 interview with Susan Cox and Derrick Jensen about queer theory. All quotes from Susan Cox except when noted otherwise. “For example, Judith Butler; in her seminal text Gender ...

Dead Wild Roses: QotD: “Feminists join men-only swim in protest of proposed law to enable people to self-identify as male or female”

Man for a Day, Woot! Anti-Porn Feminists Female activists took a group of male swimmers by surprise on Friday evening when they attended a men-only swim session wearing just trunks and pink swimming caps. Amy Desir, 30, was one of the two women to gain access to the south London pool session, as part of ...

Dead Wild Roses: Sartorial Concerns – The Need for a Third Option in Men’s Bottom Wear

So no history, political analysis, or radical feminism today.  Today is for highlighting my semi-annual consternation with the limitations of ‘acceptable’ men’s bottom wear. Spring is tentatively arriving in Canada’s northern-most provincial capital.  We are slowly emerging from the long dark of winter (no thanks to daylight savings time, as it is dark as of ...

Dead Wild Roses: The people who wrote to support feminist action at Auckland Pride: Thank you.

Reblogging in Solidarity – This quote from the post: “Feminists like Lise Meitner responded to continued insistence that gender is a matter of subjective identity (an idea that justifies medical experimentation on children and the bullying of lesbians), by insisting on evidence-based debate. Meitner wrote: “Words mean things and if someone uses a word improperly ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Postmodernism – Catharine A. Mackinnon

“I do know this: we cannot have this postmodernism and still have a meaningful practice of women’s human rights, far less a women’s movement. Ironically, and how postmodernism loves an irony, just as women have begun to become human, even as we have begun to transform the human so it is something more worth having ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classical Interlude – Saint-Saëns “Danse macabre” for two pianos, op.40

According to legend, “Death” appears at midnight every year on Halloween. Death calls forth the dead from their graves to dance for him while he plays his fiddle (here represented by a solo violin). His skeletons dance for him until the rooster crows at dawn, when they must return to their graves until the next ...

Dead Wild Roses: QotD: “Glad to see Young Labour reserving half of the spaces for a self-defining woman in the National Youth Elections”

Watch female erasure in action. :/ Anti-Porn Feminists Found via the Bewilderness, see here as well. View original post

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Choral Interlude – Rheinberger’s Stabat Mater

Just saw the upcoming repertoire for next semester. Can’t wait to sing this one. 🙂 Josef Gabriel Rheinberger, whose father was the treasurer for Aloys II, Prince of Liechtenstein, showed exceptional musical talent at an early age. When only seven years old, he was already serving as organist of the Vaduz parish church, and his ...

Dead Wild Roses: 2017 – Closes – Tom Engelhardt

Folks, 2017 has been a rough year.  There is no getting around it.  If you ever need help in making sense of the amazing swirl of bs that baffles brains please go to Tom’s Dispatch for well written cogent essays on the issues that are of most concern to us. This snippet is written by ...

Dead Wild Roses: White Wine in the Sun – Tim Minchin

To all of our kind readership – Happy Holidays –  to you and may you find comfort with your friends and family this time of year.   Filed under: Housekeeping Tagged: Happy Holidays from DWR

Dead Wild Roses: The Four Wise Men?

Never put your trust in fruitcake. 🙂 Happy Holidays folks. Filed under: Housekeeping Tagged: Happy Holidays from DWR

Dead Wild Roses: Oh What a Ride – The Close of Anti-Natalist Week on DWR

Hey folks, that you for showing up and engaging with Mystro and his series on anti-natalism.  A mini-vacation from the regular duties around here for me was a nice little gift as the holiday season (read choral season) begins in earnest leaving little spare time or thought-cycles for the blogosphere. Of course, a big thanks ...

Dead Wild Roses: Trans Activists Will Destroy Homosexual Rights – Taylor Fogarty

The argument that transactivism is homophobic as well as misogynistic. http://auntiewanda.tumblr.com/post/166817783046/gender-critical-appspot Filed under: Housekeeping Tagged: Homophobia, Transactivism

Dead Wild Roses: Why Age?

I’m pretty happy right now firmly in my middle age. Extending this period if I could…I think I would. Filed under: Housekeeping Tagged: Age, Death, LIfe

Dead Wild Roses: reading Judith Butler

Gender Troubled… tastethespring Reader, I did it.  I sat down and read ‘Gender Trouble.’  NB, trigger warning.  It helps to read Sheila Jeffreys’ Unpacking Queer Politics first to ground yourself in love for lesbians, especially if you are one. Butler’s avowed aim from beginning to end and throughout the book, is to destroy feminism as a ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Enya – “Only Time”

I like this song so much that you get to sample the original and a choral arrangement of the work. Go go Enya. 🙂 Filed under: Housekeeping Tagged: Only Time, The DWR Friday Musical Interlude

Dead Wild Roses: “Cis” Gender

Critical Blogging Cisgender: of, relating to, or being a person whose gender identity corresponds with the sex the person had or was identified as having at birth. — Merriam-Webster Gender Identity: the totality of physical and behavioral traits that are designated by a culture as masculine or feminine  a person’s internal sense of being male, female, some combination ...

Dead Wild Roses: These Are The Four Companies Chosen To Build Concrete Prototypes Of Trump’s ‘Big, Beautiful’ Border Wall

That feeling you get when you have a bad dream start to play out in real life… Angry White Men On August 31, 2017, the Trump administration announced its selection of four construction companies to build concrete prototypes of the President’s “big, beautiful” wall along the southern border. View original post 597 more words Filed ...

Dead Wild Roses: You should’ve asked

Amazing and so relevant. Emma Here is the english version of my now famous “Fallait demander” ! Thanks Una from unadtranslation.com for the translation 🙂 View original post Filed under: Housekeeping