Dead Wild Roses: The Invisible Woman – Julian Vigo

Many thanks to RoughSeas for bringing this article to my attention, it is well written, chock full of facts, and enumerates many of the problematic aspects identity politics and how they are hurting women.     “Skimming over liberal media these past months, the assumption is that anyone who might have an issue with a transgender ...

Dead Wild Roses: When Identity Politics Trumps Reality; Women Lose – Females Kicked out of B.C. Okanagan Women’s Shelter.

   The politics of gender identity hurt women. And now sadly, I have to qualify what I mean when I write the word ‘woman’ because males, with subjective, indescribable feelings have decided that they are also women.  So, ‘women’ defined here and in reality refers to adult human females. Obvious female erasure aside, let’s move ...

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: Radical Feminist Quote of the Day – Humble Kitten – “Men Will Always Hurt Women”

Today’s Radical Feminist insight comes from Humble Kitten, reminding us that dudes will be dudes in whatever form they happen to come in. http://humblekitten.tumblr.com/post/141841110130/males-will-always-hurt-women-always-the-new-push Filed under: Gender Issues, Radical Feminism Tagged: Dudes, Gender Critical Feminism, Identity Politics, Patrarchy, Radical Feminism

Dead Wild Roses: A Critique of Post Modernism and Identity Politics

   This is a meaty read folks, and much better when put in context of the original article that you should read here.  It will need a second and third reading, IMHO.      “Identity politics flows logically from this broader censure of universalism. It is derived from the postmodern condition of fragmentation and decentring, ...

Paul S. Graham: Reclaiming socialism for this new millennium

L. B. Foote / Winnipeg Free Press Archives1919 StrikeCrowd gathers at Victoria Park Sometime in the 1990s, it became fashionable for many socialists to refer to themselves as “anti-capitalists.” I’m not sure why this was the case, but I suspect it involved a large measure of opportunism; socialism (at least that variant represented by recently ...

Dented Blue Mercedes: Pitting “identity politics” against class struggle is backwards, and the path to self-defeat

I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that one of the first things America’s political left would do during the 2016 election post-mortem is to attack minority groups like trans* people, and “identity politics.” That narrative says Americans decided a potential fascist (when you consider his policy proposals, unilateral rhetoric, media manipulation and stoking of hatred) ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Three for Thursday #nlpoli

Quebec opposes more federal cash for Muskrat Falls The Government of Quebec has always opposed federal loan guarantees for Muskrat Falls on the grounds that it skews the hydro playing field.  This week, they just renewed their objections as the provincial government tries to score a second $5.0 billion guarantee. Speaking of Ottawa and the ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Trap of Identity Politics

Smells like 1984… “Identity has become the axis of so much university activism because, for all the radical posturing associated with it, identity politics does not threaten the established order of society. It promotes a moralistic and self-indulgent anti-politics, where a person’s use of language and the purity of their thinking matters more than confronting ...

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: Welcome to the Shitfestival, brought to you by Po-Mo and Social Media.

“How We Reached the Point Where We Can’t Hear Each Other” is a article on Counterpunch by Joseph Natoli.  I’ve excerpted some of the beginning bits for context, but the best is when he focuses on what is happening in Education and how people are taught to think these days.  I’m also a fan of ...

Dead Wild Roses: John Pilger on Identity Politics

  “A generation ago, a post-modern cult now known as “identity politics” stopped many intelligent, liberal-minded people examining the causes and individuals they supported — such as the fakery of Obama and Clinton;  such as bogus progressive movements like Syriza in Greece, which betrayed the people of that country and allied with their enemies. Self ...

Dead Wild Roses: Rebecca Reilly-Cooper On Germaine Greer – Identity Politics Has Become a Cult.

I would suggest that you go read the full article by Rebecca Reilly-Cooper on politics.co.uk right now, as it describes the situation facing many feminists today.  Increasingly there is no debate, there is only complete acceptance of a set of views or you’re marginalized.  This is not a rational give or take situation, but rather ...

Death By Trolley: Dude, where’s my progressivism?! Why I no longer identify as progressive.

For many years I self identified as a proud progressive. I identified as such because I believed in such things as secularism, universal healthcare, affordable education, various other social safety net programs,  gay rights, gender and racial egalitarianism, I was pro-choice, etc. I didn’t always fall directly in line with mainstream progressive views, but I ...

Death By Trolley: Dude, where’s my progressivism?! Why I no longer identify as progressive.

For many years I self identified as a proud progressive. I identified as such because I believed in such things as secularism, universal healthcare, affordable education, various other social safety net programs,  gay rights, gender and racial egalitarianism, I was pro-choice, etc. I didn’t always fall directly in line with mainstream progressive views, but I ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Sheila Jeffreys on Gender

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Ethnic identity economics #nlpoli

Wade Locke and Don Mills are two of the faces most associated with the current Conservative administration in Newfoundland and Labrador, aside from the politicians, that is. Mills played a key role in Danny Williams administration.  Mills polling firm provided government with quarterly surveys.  Williams also tried to manipulate Mills’ survey results for questions on ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: How not to promote immigration #nlpoli

The provincial Conservatives currently running the place have finally discovered what pretty well everyone else in government knew 20 years ago. The population is getting older, on average.   That’s not good for a whole bunch of reasons. They decided to create something called a population growth strategy, which is supposed to do exactly what it ...