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

Dead Wild Roses: Let them eat text: The real politics of postmodernism

On why the PoMo is bad for you. sisterhoodispowerful FROM: off our backs, August/September 1999, V.29; N.8 p. 7, Word Count: 2852 by Karla Mantilla “After doing some reading in postmodern theoretical texts, several things about the theory suddenly struck me as incongruous. I have been trying to see not just what postmodern theorists say ...

Dead Wild Roses: Men Cannot Be Women

Some simple Friday thoughts. Thanks Miep. There Are So Many Things Wrong With This Angry men are not women. Sad men are not women. Medically altered men are not women, and men who suffer birth defects are not women. Feminine men are not women. Confused men are not women. You are all men. And that’s ...

Dead Wild Roses: Where are the women fighting for reproductive rights?

ANTHRO FEMINISM If you haven’t listened to the Feminist Current podcast interviewing Civia Tamarkin about her documentary “Birthright: A War Story,” you should – especially if you live in the United States. The damage to reproductive rights that the Trump administration and their state government minions are inflicting on US women – and global women ...

Dead Wild Roses: Video: Chris Hedges interviews Maya Dillard Smith and Mary Lou Singleton

Capitalism thrives on the hyper individualism and the extinguishing of class consciousness. Well worth your time to watch Mary Lou Singleton and Maya Dillard discuss gender, identity politics, and feminism. Purple Sage This is an excellent video on the transgender issue. Chris Hedges is a real leftist (read: not a neoliberal) who understands radical feminism. ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Arbourist’s Anecdata – When Do Standards Get in the Way?

   I’m not buying into the idea that there is some sort of perfect way of living one’s life – some ways are better than others, and those various ways appeal to different people…and so on and so forth.  We’re not here talking about *your* choices and and preferences, but rather mine. I’m getting old.  ...

Dead Wild Roses: Male art that dehumanises women vs. female art that illuminates the reality of sexual violence and female objectification

Nordic Model Now! Rae Story reflects on how when male artists create works that dehumanise women it is taken to be a comment on society as a whole, while women’s resulting brutalisation, isolation and objectification is seen as little more than a sideshow. She compares this with the powerful art of Suzzan Blac who mines ...

Dead Wild Roses: Radical Feminist testimony on Bill C-16

So nice to see an actual feminist message getting out into the public sphere. Megan Murphy goes to town in a Canadian Senate hearing. Purple Sage Today there was a hearing on Canada’s Bill C-16, which amends the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code to add gender identity and gender expression to the ...

Dead Wild Roses: Misgendering lesbians

Edifying work, a must read. Purple Sage I mentioned in a response to Skepto that lesbians get called by neutral or male pronouns sometimes by people who take a look at their appearance and assume they don’t identify as women. He responded: “My first reaction to this was abject horror, because misgendering people is extremely ...

Dead Wild Roses: Gender Critical Greens

The radical feminist position on the topic of ‘Gender Identity’. A great read to get a notion of the principles involved. 🙂 There Are So Many Things Wrong With This https://gendercriticalgreens.wordpress.com GENDER IS NOT AN IDENTITY, IT IS A TOOL OF PATRIARCHY: A FEMINIST VIEW OF GENDER-IDENTITY POLITICS AUGUST 15, 2016 HUMAN BEINGS ARE ALL ...

Dead Wild Roses: Defining ‘Violence’; or, why liberal feminism is full of shit

Source: Defining ‘Violence’; or, why liberal feminism is full of shit Filed under: Housekeeping