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, ...

Dead Wild Roses: Reflections on the Woman’s March – Oh those Liberals.

I find it curious that when it comes to feminism as a movement it is often decreed that it must be “inclusive”.  Here is the thing though, feminism is the struggle for female liberation from the patriarchal structures and mandates of society.  The only requirement for membership in feminism is, hold on to your (pussy)-hats, ...

Dead Wild Roses: How Men Can Also Fight Patriarchy – One Anecdote

  Men not tolerating creepy behaviour on the behalf of other men is the least that can be done in the public sphere to combat the gauntlet of patriarchal foolishness women face every day of their lives.  Dudes, are you up to  it?   “Let me tell you what happened to me an hour ago: ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Quote of the Day – For Her Own Good — Barbara Ehrenreich & Deirdre English

   Patriarchy at its finest. “In the second half of the century, these fumbling experiments with the female interior gave way to the more decisive technique of surgery—aimed increasingly at the control of female personality disorders. There had been a brief fad of clitoridectomy (removal of the clitoris) in the eighteen sixties, following the introduction ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – On Feminism and Female Struggle

“Patriarchy is founded on the exploitation of the female body, followed by the control and restriction of the female’s life.Before tumblr, before gender identity, before feminism, men decided that the control of the female body and it’s reproductive capacity was profitable and that no empire is built with free women. Female human beings are women, ...

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: When Men See Patriarchy – SinFest

Throw in some zombie lies and blanket denials and there it is. Filed under: Radical Feminism Tagged: Patriarchy, Radical Feminism, Sinfest

Dead Wild Roses: Through the Looking Glass

If this isn’t okay, then why is the converse considered acceptable.   Contemplate that, especially if you have problems believing that patriarchy exists or you have a firm belief that feminism has ‘come far enough’. Filed under: Radical Feminism Tagged: Double Standards, Patriarchy, Radical Feminism

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – On Patriarchy

“There absolutely is a shared experience universal to all women under patriarchy. No matter what culture or religion or location, we all grow up with the pervasive message that we were made for men. This starts at our birth and ends when we die, and this is the experience every woman has in common.” –yourfaveisilluminati ...

Dead Wild Roses: Female Erasure – Vera Rubin – Astrophysicist Who Discovered Dark Matter.

Yep, still waiting for the chorus of enraged ‘egalitarian’ voices to protest this (continuing) oversight. http://tehbewilderness.tumblr.com/post/155051414744/the-future-now-vera-rubin-the-woman-who Filed under: Feminism, History, Science Tagged: Astrophysics, Female Erasure, History, Institutional Sexism, Nobel Prize Bullshittery, Patriarchy, Radical Feminism

Dead Wild Roses: Sexism Alive and Well in 2016 – as its always been.

I would like to thank a recent commenter here on DWR for the placement of a tidy swarm of bees squarely in my bonnet. The honour, of course, goes to Godless Cranium for this nugget of wisdom shared on a previous thread: “And I’m not saying sexism doesn’t exist or doesn’t play a factor sometimes, ...

Dead Wild Roses: Men’s Negative Projections of Women – “Women can’t drive…”

Have you considered your patriarchal stereotypes today? Let’s take a peek at a few. http://tehbewilderness.tumblr.com/post/152784450929/poly-x-jackorino-p0tbarbie-p0tbarbie http://tehbewilderness.tumblr.com/post/152784450929/poly-x-jackorino-p0tbarbie-p0tbarbie Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Patriarchy, Questioning Assumptioins, Radical Feminism

Dead Wild Roses: A Look into the Experience of Being Female – The Fascism that Has No Name – Abigail Bray

   An excerpt from “The fascism that has no name.“ “They made it clear from the start that the slightest deviation from the norm would be punished. They turned everything into prisons, even our own bodies. Wear pink. Play with dolls. Look in the mirror. Go to school. Learn to smile when they abuse you. ...

Dead Wild Roses: Lierre Keith on Patriarchy

“The real brilliance of patriarchy… it doesn’t just naturalize oppression. It sexualizes acts of oppression. It eroticizes domination and subordination. It institutionalizes them as masculinity and femininity. So it naturalizes, it eroticizes and it institutionalizes domination and subordination. The brilliance of feminism is that we figured that out. Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Lierre Keith, Patriarchy

Dead Wild Roses: The Female Experience in Society – One Woman’s Journey Through Patriarchy.

    Is it every females experience in society, no of course not.  But here is a glimpse of what growing up meant for one person and the challenges she faced in growing up female in our patriarchal society.   “I could talk about the PE teacher in my town who was asked to resign due ...

Dead Wild Roses: On Patriarchy

  The game plan is the same, whether it be poverty of racism or the poverty of patriarchy.  Poor whites were given just a smidgen more social and economic power that the poor blacks in the USA – enough to make the us vs. them categorization viable.  The will of the oppressor is carried forth ...

Dead Wild Roses: Canada’s RCMP and Systemic Sexism – What Patriarchy Looks Like

This is the same RCMP that just got its ass sued for $100 million dollars because of its misogynistic treatment of women.  A quick snip from that story – “We hurt you. For that, I am truly sorry.” Those were the words from RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson to every woman who was ever harassed, belittled, ...

Dead Wild Roses: Avengers Ass-emble – Spot the Sexism

We are on ‘easy-mode’ today as hollywood movie posters are not exactly puzzles wrapped in mystery shrouded in illusion – when it comes to illustrating the faint glow and hum of the patriarchal superstructure of the society we inhabit. Well here we have the standard Avengers movie poster.  Everyone in their heroic pose, but something ...

Dead Wild Roses: On Performing Femininity

Gleaned from [Stardate:Whenever]. (ed.  edited for format and spelling) The internal thoughts of one woman and her friend – their ‘joke’ about performing femininity.  A small portal of insight into what women living under patriarchy have to deal with. “I think I’m going to perform femininity today.” “Oh, you don’t have to but whatever makes ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Male Violence – Karen Ingala Smith

“Male violence against women does not simply take place in the cocoon of an individual relationship. It is structural, it is systemic. The pattern, the overwhelming consistency with which women are the victims and men the perpetrators should be a big clue. Male violence against women is not random, it has a function and that ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Post of the Day – How Could You Even Defend Prostitution and Porn? – Furious RadFem

The world’s oldest profession is easily the world’s worst ‘profession’. “We know working in prostitution causes higher rates of ptsd than participating in war, we know women are severely abused during sex, we know sex industry is heavily linked with child trafficking and human trafficking, we know most participants have to be severely drugged in ...

Dead Wild Roses: Next Gen Men? – Enter teh Wolf Pack?

An organization for men to deal with men’s problems?   How bad could it be?  Let’s take a look at their manifesto: “Wolf Pack aims to tackle the challenges of social isolation amongst adult men by helping foster social connection and new friendships through vulnerable and supportive conversations around topics of depth. Our Wolf Pack groups ...