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

Dead Wild Roses: Another Bang- Bang and Kiss of Bullshit

Head over to my blog-pal Syrbal-labrys place for a generous heaping of common sense and fiery political commentary. herlander-walking Another man who decided if his property (i.e. wife) was not performing to his desires, it deserved death by gunshot. So he walked into the grade school where she worked and shot her to death.  Alas, ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Price for Female Disagreement is Male Violence – Sadly Unsurprising.

http://tehbewilderness.tumblr.com/post/156104781174/wow-christ-you-seem-like-the-kind-of-person-whod Filed under: Housekeeping, Radical Feminism Tagged: Feminism, Gender Critical, male violence

Dead Wild Roses: Defunding Planned Parenthood Isn’t Just About Abortions – It’s About Upholding the Bedrock of the Patriarchy

The lowdown on female struggle for reproductive freedom. ANTHRO FEMINISM Donald Trump has just given states the power to completely defund Planned Parenthood. Not just related to abortion services (which weren’t federally funded in the first place), but also family planning, STI, pre-natal, and gynecological services. Planned Parenthood has been under attack since the moment ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Male Oppressor Doesn’t Give a Shit About Your Gender Identity

A great conversation between a Radical Feminist and Trans Person; with commentary. Revive the Second Wave Neither does anyone else, to be honest. I am so tired of males telling me to shut up and listen to trans males. I’m tired of them acting like women don’t have things so bad and that horrible things ...

Dead Wild Roses: If Prostitution is Legalized…A Personal and Political View

Powerful writing on the ills of prostitution, please go view the entire post. ANTHRO FEMINISM Everyday at lunch when it is nice out, I walk across the street to a little café and buy a bag of chips as a snack. And invariably I end up getting catcalled. For me, the gauntlet of sexual harassment ...

Dead Wild Roses: “Cis women. Miright?” – Thoughts on Periods and the Transpatriarchy

Trans-patriarchy/patriarchy. Not much difference if one observes material reality. A well written post articulating the appropriation of the term women and the sex specific issues that come with being female. ANTHRO FEMINISM “Cis Women. Miright?” This is an actual quote from the Geek Girl Puit’s article entitled, “Trans Girl Periods. Yes, that’s right. No, I’m ...

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 ...