Dead Wild Roses: The Truth Behind the Fantasy of Pornography – Shelly Lubben

None dare call it torture until the escape… –Shelly Lubben Filed under: Culture, Feminism Tagged: Pornography, Shelly Lubben, The Harms of Pornography

Dead Wild Roses: Pornography is Hate Speech Against Women

It’s almost like ‘free-speech’ has very different meanings for different classes of people… “Pornography is hate speech against women. If it was any other group that was made object to such depictions it would be rightly banned and decried. Again, I reiterate my point that when Bumfights was made, homeless and socio-economically disadvantaged boys and men ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump’s Creepy and Smutty Novel

In Los Angeles yesterday, a woman who claims that Donald Trump raped her when she was thirteen, was supposed to hold a news conference.But it was cancelled at the last minute after her lawyer said her life had been threatened and she was living in fear. A woman who accuses Donald Trump of raping her when ...

Dead Wild Roses: Feminist Quote of the Day – Andrea Dworkin on Pornography

“People say, “Oh, well, pornography—that’s for masturbation, nobody can get hurt that way.” But orgasm is a very serious reward, isn’t it? Think of Pavlov’s little dogs, right? They don’t just think about salivating; they salivate. They do it because they learned it. Period. Now think about pornography. The dehumanization is a basic part of ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Lie – Andrea Dworkin

-‘The Lie,’ Andrea Dworkin. 1979. Letters From A War Zone, 1993. Filed under: Culture, Feminism Tagged: Dworkin, Pornography, The Lie

Dead Wild Roses: If You Needed More Reasons to Be Against Pornography – Andrea Dworkin

-Andrea Dworkin “The Lie” 1979.  Letters from a War Zone 1993. Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Andrea Dworkin, Feminist Quote of the Day, Pornography

Dead Wild Roses: Refuse to Click – Your Preserving Humanity Public Service Announcement of the Day

Against human trafficking? Against slavery?  Necessarily, you must also be against pornography. Filed under: Education Tagged: Human Trafficking, Pornography, Slavery

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Dworkin on Pornography

In the United States, [pornography] is an $8-billion trade in sexual exploitation. It is women turned into subhumans, beaver, pussy, body parts, genitals exposed, buttocks, breasts, mouths open and throats penetrated, covered in semen, pissed on, shitted on, hung from light fixtures, tortured, maimed, bleeding, disemboweled, killed. It is some creature called female, used. It is ...

Dead Wild Roses: Noam Chomsky – On Pornography

“(Asked about his stance on pornography, in response to perceived endorsement of Hustler, who had tricked Chomsky into giving an interview for the magazine.) Pornography is humiliation and degradation of women. It’s a disgraceful activity. I don’t want to be associated with it. Just take a look at the pictures. I mean, women are degraded ...

Dead Wild Roses: Feminist Quote of the Day – Andrea Dworkin on Pornography

Let’s not have the porn = ‘freedom of speech’ argument this one time okay? I live in a country where if you film any act of humiliation or torture, and if the victim is a woman, the film is both entertainment and it is protected speech. Now that tells me something about what it means ...

Dead Wild Roses: DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Gail Dines on Porn Culture.

“Pornography has socialized a generation of men into watching sexual torture,” Dines said. “You are not born with that capacity. You have to be trained into it. Just like you train soldiers to kill. If you are going to carry out violence against a group you have to dehumanize them. It is an old method. ...

Dead Wild Roses: Can You Find the Empowerment?

Well colour me “sex-negative” I guess, but I’m having a lot of trouble finding *any* value associated with the debasement and objectification of women.   And that, fair readership, is the first and last argument you will ever need for discussing the “benefits” of pornography with misguided people. Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Empowerful Stuff, Pornography, ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Science of Pornography

Like any habit, consuming pornography can be a hard cycle to break and here is why. Filed under: Science Tagged: Behaviouralism, Pornography, Science, Stimulus Processing

Dead Wild Roses: Anti-Pornography? Absolutely.

The idea that somehow pornography is good for society, or that it serves some sort of preventative function for males, or (insert rationalization here), make me ill.  Pornography, like religion, has no place in a civilized society.  I found this awesome quote while browsing the interwebs and I agree with much of what it has ...

Dead Wild Roses: 2014 is not a good year to be a teenage girl – Clara Bennathan

I saw this quote on the Anti-Porn Feminists blog. Too good not to share. I have seen a sixteen-year-old boy weeping in distress after getting a girl’s pube stuck in his teeth, I hear he was unshaven. I have seen boys showing each other porn on their iPhones on the train home from school, in ...

The Cracked Crystal Ball II: Of "Porn Filters" and Agendas

Remember July this year, when Joy Smith stood up in Canada’s Parliament and suggested we should follow the UK’s example and implement a “porn filter”? Well, Cameron’s filter is about to go live, and as one might have expected, it’s blocking a heck of a lot more than just “adult content” websites: Included in O2’s ...

Canadian Political Viewpoints: With Freedom and Liberty for Some, Sometimes.

I know, I know, the senate scandal had some interesting things happen this afternoon. But, as I started this post prior to those revelations, we’ll talk about this first and senate tomorrow or so.  Somehow, I have ended up on the mailing list for Conservative MP Joy Smith; I would assume this blog has something ...

Canadian Political Viewpoints: With Freedom and Liberty for Some, Sometimes.

I know, I know, the senate scandal had some interesting things happen this afternoon. But, as I started this post prior to those revelations, we’ll talk about this first and senate tomorrow or so.  Somehow, I have ended up on the mailing list for Conservative MP Joy Smith; I would assume this blog has something ...

Canadian Political Viewpoints: With Freedom and Liberty for Some, Sometimes.

I know, I know, the senate scandal had some interesting things happen this afternoon. But, as I started this post prior to those revelations, we’ll talk about this first and senate tomorrow or so.  Somehow, I have ended up on the mailing list for Conservative MP Joy Smith; I would assume this blog has something ...

Dead Wild Roses: Gail Dines – On Pornography

Just a note to our porn friendly sex-positive types out there… “How porn is implicated in rape is complex and multilayered. Clearly, not all men who use porn rape, but what porn does is create what some feminists call a “rape culture” by normalizing, legitimizing, and condoning violence against women.      In image after image, ...

Dead Wild Roses: Pornography – Men Posessing Women

The word whore is incomprehensible unless one is immersed in the lexicon of male domination.  Men have created the group, the type, the concept, the epithet, the insult, the industry, the trade, the commodity, the reality of woman as whore. Another quote of the day?  You betcha.  Our culture is toxically pornsick and Andrea Dworkin ...

Dead Wild Roses: Feminist Quote of the Day – Chyng Sun

     “When I asked male interview subjects what they would like to do in bed, “ejaculation on a woman’s face” was most often at the top of their lists. But when I asked them what the attraction of this act was and whether it meant anything, their initial response was puzzlement. They had never given ...

Dead Wild Roses: Feminist Quote of the Day:Dworkin On Pornography

“The most terrible thing about pornography is that it tells male truth. The most insidious thing about pornography is that it tells male truth as if it were universal truth. Those depictions of women in chains being tortured are supposed to represent our deepest erotic aspirations. And some of us believe it, don’t we? The ...

Dead Wild Roses: Pimp my Facepalm

Pro-tip: Parenting magazines should not be using the language of Pornography to sell shoes to kids.  Just sayn.  Thanks to the Bewilderness for the post. Filed under: Education, Feminism Tagged: Parenting Fail, Pornography

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Kinky Attack on Justin Trudeau

We knew that he is the most grotesque political pervert this country has ever seen.The ringleader of the RepubliCon raincoat brigade who brought American-style attack ads to Canada.We knew he couldn't wait to screw Justin Trudeau. Because he's so jealous of him, so frightened of him, so DESPERATE. But did Great Kinky Leader really have to whip out ...