Dead Wild Roses: Breaking News: The Commodification of Women’s Bodies aka Liberal Feminist Promotion of “Sex Work” (Prostitution) is Bad for Women

This folks, is a critique of the dominant strain of (neo) liberal thought in our society when it comes to the class of women selling themselves to men for sex.  This is not a individual critique, but rather an indictment of the <em>system</em> that allows the horror of prostitution to exist in the first place.  ...

Dead Wild Roses: When Tolerance Serves the Status Quo – Keeping Females Silent and Complicit in their Oppression

The status quo is a nasty piece of work.  It has a multiplicity of tools and avenues of attack and repression available to keep the current equilibrium and quell dissenting voices that threaten the norm.  Tolerance, is considered to be a ‘good’ liberal value.  Yet, in context of female struggle in society it is used ...

Dead Wild Roses: Females Could You Please Just Get Out of Feminism?

   Wow.  You go to Banff for a choral workshop for one weekend and it seems like ‘all the news’ happens while you are away.  Meghan Murphy has been busy on the Feminist Current detailing the latest assault on Feminism led by – completely shocked here – Transactivists (read Male Rights Activists).    Munroe Bergdorf, ...

Dead Wild Roses: Truth is Not Hate – How Accusations of Transphobia Silence Female Voices

If there is anything that will enrage men more is women speaking out against their view of the world. The first class citizens get mighty mad when the second class start challenging their assertions and interpretations of the world. This post delves into the war of words that is currently raging between transactivists and radical ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Trans Madness in Canada and the Feminist Opposition – Meghan Murphy

Oh, just shaking my head at this one.  Watch the trans identified male dig a nice hole for himself as he debates with Meghan Murphy and other gender critical feminists. I have laws enshrined in society now that protects my male delusions of gender, fear me female!  Of course, cue the defence against the world ...

Dead Wild Roses: Funny How that Works – Meghan Murphy on Female Spaces

Men really need to stop trying to make feminism about them.

Dead Wild Roses: The Notion of “Gender Identity” is Antithetical to Feminist Analysis – Megan Murphy

   Meghan Murphy is one of Canada’s leading Feminists.  This quote is from her article – “Thanks to trans activism, 2017 saw a return to old-school, sexist dismissals of women and women’s rights.”  Definitely worth your time to go and peruse the entire article.  What I would like to focus on is how well this ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Upcoming Vancouver (wo)Men’s March – The Failure of Inclusive Third Wave Feminism

How can one tell when men have well and truly infiltrated 3rd wave feminism?  When you invite a dude to speak at your Woman’s March who is advocate for the sex industry while concomitantly blocking feminists who are fighting for female liberation.  I can fucking smell the inclusivity a mile away, can’t you?  Funny how ...

Dead Wild Roses: ‘TERF’ is Hate Speech

The last two paragraphs from Meghan Murphy writing on the Feminist Current.   “The fact that the vast majority of those connecting the word “TERF” to threats of violence, death, and genocide are men is notable. The word has been offered up to those who identify as leftists, who have been, on some level, prevented ...

Dead Wild Roses: Canadian Bill C-16 – Radical Feminist Analysis by Megan Murphy

Bill C-16 is problematic for women.  Go read the entirety of Megan Murphy’s article on the Feminist Current, I’ve excerpted a key bit here though. 🙂 Bill C-16 passed at the Senate on Thursday. Under this new Canadian legislation, which follows similar laws in a number of Western countries, a person can determine their gender ...

Dead Wild Roses: Vancouver Women’s Library Vandalized – The Violent Trans/Queer Lobby in Action

I’m not sure when the definition of  progressive queer activism changed to mean defiling and destroying women’s spaces, but unsurprisingly, the violent men of Queer activism (terrorism) are at it again.   And quite honestly, they (GAG) can fuck the hell right off – violent patriarchal repression of women with a shiny coat of queer ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Meghan Murphy – On Feminism for Females

“Suzannah Weiss writes, “A large part of feminism is obtaining equal treatment for women, so understandably, a lot of feminist efforts and rhetoric focus on women.” Crazy, right! And, apparently, a really big problem. It seems the biggest problem with feminism today, according to third wave feminists, is women! Damn, ladies — haven’t we learned ...

Dead Wild Roses: Regressing With Bill C-16 – Meghan Murphy

Well, nearly quoted the whole damn article, but so very important.  Go to the national observer for the rest.   “In Wednesday’s House of Commons debate on Bill C-16, also known as the Transgender Rights Bill, Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, who introduced the legislation back in May, explained: “Gender identity is a person’s internal or ...

Dead Wild Roses: Meghan Murphy – Why the conception of “cis” is wrong.

  This is an excerpt from Meghan Murphy’s manifesto posted on the Feminist Current titled : ‘We need to be braver’ — women challenge ‘gender identity’ and the silencing of feminist discourse.      ““Cis” is another term that has been adopted by those who wish to see themselves or present themselves as progressive but that ...

Dead Wild Roses: ‘We need to be braver’ — women challenge ‘gender identity’ and the silencing of feminist discourse – Meghan Murphy

The Feminist Current is a bastion of “not the fun kind” of feminist discourse – Meghan Murphy steps up with this bold article and describes the challenges that women face when fighting for the radical notion that feminism should centre women in its practice.      “Women who challenge discourse around “gender identity” have been ...

Dead Wild Roses: Meghan Murphy on Ghomeshi and the Canadian Justice System

    Ms.Murphy describes the radical treatment necessary in order to make our society a livable place for women: “Without the things women are expected to provide in order to “prove” abuse — pictures of injuries, hospital records, DNA — we are already not believed. In fact, “believed” is the wrong word — we are not ...

Dead Wild Roses: Meghan Murphy – Defining the “F” word.

    Wow.  Meghan Murphy simply and clearly posits what Feminism is about.  Check out her blog here. “There are various ways the divide between “feminisms” is articulated: liberal vs radical, third wave vs second wave, sex-positive vs sex-negative, but none of those have ever seemed wholly accurate to me. (In particular, challenging male-centred or coercive ...

Melissa Fong: Dear Meghan Murphy, I respectfully disagree with your assessment of Ricochet and Bill C-36

Dear Meghan Murphy, I understand your concerns about the Editorial Collective- let me assure you that there have been discussions from the start of Ricochet to be representative of equity-politics […]