Dead Wild Roses: Transactivism and the Connection to Patriarchal Double Standards

  Did you ever want to see what a patriarchal double standard looks like in action?  Most women understand completely as it onerous crap like this that circumscribes their experiences in society and is a daily reminder of their second class standing (in 20-fracking-18).  Conversely, the class of men, who are often the beneficiaries of ...

Dead Wild Roses: Reclaiming Naming – Another Necessary Feminist Project

Patriarchy is the very air we are forced to breathe.  Dismantling this heinous construction takes time patience and dedication across a wide front. https://girl-unashamed.tumblr.com/post/173378396729/old-school-butch-parttimepup-so-i-was-back

Dead Wild Roses: Rachel Moran on ‘Choice Feminism’

Ah, the freedom of choice… https://blackswallowtailbutterfly.tumblr.com/post/173588985512/antiplondon-the-concept-of-choice-is-rooted-in

Dead Wild Roses: Sisterhood – Protection, Solidarity, and Survival

We all need a good circle of friends to be healthy in society.  For women, it goes so much further.  Living within a patriarchy, watching out for each other is a necessity. https://blackswallowtailbutterfly.tumblr.com/post/173398192207/inkskinned-a-secret-code-between-women-are-you

Dead Wild Roses: It is 2018 and Men Still Hate Women – A Showcase of Male Terrorism in Toronto

Did you want to see the effects of toxic masculinity?  Most women do, but men don’t.  The reason for this glaring difference cuts to the quick of issue.  Most men would want to see the evidence behind the claim – the statistics, the causal connections, et cetera.  Seems reasonable right?  So why wouldn’t (generally) a ...

Dead Wild Roses: Female Socialization – The Tomboy Stage…

Dead Wild Roses: Pithy Quotes on Gender

The great part is that you (genderists) really can’t. It’s like well women are like this and this in society (insert toxic gender role here) and men are like this in society (insert toxic gender role)… You see, if your touchstones for your ‘gender identity’ are the fucking patriarchal approved norms of society then what ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Normalization of Abuse Against Females in Our Society – Shanita Hubbard

    Oh my goodness, an actual intersectional analysis of oppression.  Thank you Shanita Hubbbard.  I would recommend reading the entire article as this pull quote merely sets the stage for a vivid example of multiple axis of oppression that black women face growing up in our white patriarchal society.   “There’s an intersection in almost ...

Dead Wild Roses: Patriarchy Runs Deep – The Air We Breath, The Miasmatic Soup We Breathe.

    Entrenched patriarchal attitudes and norms are the enemy.  Pervasive, ‘invisible’, and yet ubiquitous.  The battles that must be undertaken are fraught with notion of the permanence of patriarchy and how unassailable it seems. It isn’t.   Just reaching one person and showing them the way is a victory, savour it and use it to power ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Unpersonhood of Women to be Confirmed in Brazil – Full Abortion Ban Incoming

   I hate the rank smell of religious zealotry, so self-righteous, so sure, so confident that the grand ooga-booga has ordained that the status of women in Brazil needs to be taken down a score of notches. As reported by the CBC: “A congressional committee led by evangelical Christians has voted to ban abortion in ...

Dead Wild Roses: Illuminating Radical Feminist Conversations

Gender is a deliberate, carefully constructed edifice of patriarchy that is designed for one purpose. The oppression of females. Playing around with or in the more edgy nomenclature ‘subversion’ of gender roles – “I’m a non-binary, pansexual-genderqueer-demi-gurl” [wtf?] – is nothing more than a horizontal shuffle of the gender deck. The hierarchy is not disturbed ...

Dead Wild Roses: When A Voice Tells You You’ll Never Be Enough – Mattea Kramer

   Welcome to the particular mental hell that many women inhabit.  In an insightful article on Tom’s Dispatch by Mattea Kramer we see how the negativity toward women in society internalizes itself and become women’s own inner self-critical voice.   “Girls observe and absorb such double standards, as well as the criticism they receive for ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – What We Teach Girls…

The darker side of Liberal ‘feminism’. Filed under: Radical Feminism Tagged: Dudes, Liberal Feminism, Patriarchy

Dead Wild Roses: The Transformed Wife – Religion and Patriarchy Teamup!

Organized religion and patriarchy, like BFF’s forever.  (*puke*)   Filed under: Feminism, Religion Tagged: Female Submission, Patriarchy, Radical Feminism, Religion

Dead Wild Roses: A Thought Experiment – Find the Violence

I saw this posted on social media and decided after reading that it was too good not to share.  It demonstrates what the actual Radical Feminist position on the trans-narrative is, as opposed to the hyperbolic stew of lies that we’re usually exposed to .  Also, highlighted is the radical feminist notion that one must ...

Dead Wild Roses: Gender is Toxic

Filed under: Culture, Feminism, Gender Issues Tagged: Gender, Patriarchy, Shitty Transactivism

Dead Wild Roses: Return of the Red Pen of Justice (RPOJ) – Why Men Reject Career Women – Or How Stereotypical Gender Roles are Fucking Awesome!!1!

  The RPOJ comes for thee. It has been way to long since the last RPOJ post.  My apologies faithful readers. Today’s lovely winner is Anthony writing on his blog ‘How to be Happy’ – with the catchy tagline ‘Personal philosophy driven by experience and reason’.  My suggestion is to clarify his tagline a bit, ...

Dead Wild Roses: A Small Step – Feminist Icon Wonder Woman

A series of screen caps of the cast replying to the notion that Wonder Woman *isn’t* a feminist icon.   The scene from the movie being referenced is when Wonder Woman walks into a political/military meeting, of course its filled with dudes who immediately get their feathers ruffled about have a mere woman in their ...

Dead Wild Roses: Watch – The Normalization of Male Violence in ‘Civilized’ Society

http://tehbewilderness.tumblr.com/post/162144889809/mypowerourpower-yayfeminism-screencaps-from Articles like this highlight the systemic, societal based normative attitudes that we are bathed in.  Male violence is looked on in a sympathetic light and the narratives spun around them serve as a justification for their actions. Lying in wait with a shotgun under your family’s car and then dispatching your wife and daughter ...

Dead Wild Roses: Radical Feminism – Female Liberation

   This is what radical feminists mean when we say that feminism isn’t about equality, but is about the liberation of female people from male people. We don’t want to be as violent as men are. Such a simple concept, yet so many seem not able to grasp the idea.  Equality in itself isn’t a ...

Dead Wild Roses: Responses to Street Harassment – Informal, yet still Infuriating Poll

I know which minor superpower I’d like to have, I’d like the ability to switch minds of other people, or increase the amount of empathy others feel toward each other.  So much of the problem (other than the dudely shit-stains that actually harass women) is that people just can’t relate or believe women when they ...

Dead Wild Roses: J.K. Rowling Isn’t Taking any Liberal Male Crap Today.

If there has ever been a motif to this blog, it would be the sentiment that J.K. Rowling captures in her Twitter feed. The experience of society for females and males is distinctly different, and that difference is deleterious for the female half of the world. Men like to dance around the fact that they ...

Dead Wild Roses: Transactivism at it Finest – My Rules Only Apply to Others, Not Me!

Consider this conversation and then juxtaposition it with all the chatter one hears about ‘gender identity’ and ‘gender expression’.  Add to your lens the notion of male privilege and how it often plays out when it comes to respecting the boundaries of females. (not) Funny how that works. http://auntiewanda.tumblr.com/post/160517895825/cecaeliawitch-this-was-a-pretty-grand-moment-and   Filed under: Gender Issues, Radical ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Basis of Patriarchal Discrimination – Biological Sex

The term ‘essentialist’ gets thrown out quite a bit as the tenets of radical feminism rub up against the new gender zeitgeist.  Let’s look at a common argument that genderists make while interacting with Radical Feminists.  – Genderist: For not wanting women reduced to their genitals, you seem to care a lot about what kinda ...

Dead Wild Roses: bell hooks on Benevolent Patriarchs.

“Bernie Sanders isn’t saying anything about feminist politics. He’s not integrating any kind of feminist politics into his vision. I think the important thing is that we see this as the continuum of patriarchal power reasserting itself, and not as though Trump invented it or makes it possible—because it has been there. It’s been there, ...