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 […]