Susan on the Soapbox: The UCP Runs Away from the Bubble Zone

Last week the NDP government introduced Bill 9 which will create a 50-metre bubble zone of safety and privacy for women accessing healthcare, including abortions and other reproductive health services,* in Calgary and Edmonton. Jason Kenney and the UCP caucus bailed on the debate, sending their colleague MLA Angela Pitt to deliver a message on ...

Dead Wild Roses: Mansplaining – Watching Others Have My Problems.

I knew as soon as I saw this on my facebook feed, that a great tide was coming. The tide of ignorant entitled men who would disparage the very notion of mansplaining and try to make the conversation about them and their very important needs and problems. The great tide of mansplination has crashed and ...

Dead Wild Roses: When Men Mansplain Mansplaining to Men.

Like Inception only way less interesting. Filed under: Humour Tagged: Humour, Mansplaining

Dead Wild Roses: 10 Hours of Walking in NYC – Street Harassement! Misogyny! Lewis’ Law!

Why hello there gentle readers (and a big thanks to John Zande for bringing this video to my attention).  Today were going to look at one of the fundamental differences between the lived experiences of men and women in public.   We’re also going to look at some of the horrible things misogynistic, entitled men say ...

Dead Wild Roses: RPOJ – Neil Macdonald Fails at Understanding what Rape Culture is.

Today’s Red Pen of Justice edition is brought to you by the clueless parvanimity of Neil Macdonald.  Mr. Macdonald  has many important opinions on Rape Culture and, shockingly enough, they are completely out-to-fucking-lunch-brain-gone-fishing, wrong. “For people my age, the freedom to get drunk or high and then have sex with someone was a right guaranteed ...

Dead Wild Roses: Quotes of the Day – Clues for Liberal White Dudes – On Experiences

On the experience of women in society: “Like most women, I currently live in a society where violence, harassment and scary shit can break out at any moment, just because I told some random asshole “no” without bothering to be nice about it. Doing that is so dangerous that most women don’t dare; after a ...

Dead Wild Roses: Mansplaining, who knew there was a tumblr?

Thank goodness those of us with fluffy pink ladybrainz have access to the cogent Manly-Man opinions of men.  Go to the tumblr: Laugh, grimace, get angry, and repeat. Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Feminism, Mansplaining

Dead Wild Roses: Mansplaining – The Guide.

   Every once and awhile I feel the need to put information that is important into a blog post for easy reference.  Today’s post is an amalgamation of the concept of Mansplaining, what it involves and how and why it happens. Let’s start of with a definition: Mansplaining isn’t just the act of explaining while ...