Politics, Re-Spun: The War on Women…Which Side Are You On?

But it’s not JUST a war on women. It’s on everyone who isn’t overflowing with entitlements, and it’s largely being waged by white men, who seek to perpetuate male and white supremacy. You are either actively on the side of the oppressed, or the oppressor. And if you’re silent, you’re with the oppressor. Let’s up ...

The Canadian Progressive: #NotOkay: Canadian woman’s Twitter sexual assault story call fuels rebellion against Donald Trump

A Canadian woman’s #NotOkay call on women to share their sexual assault stories on Twitter has partly fueled U.S. Republican leaders’ unfolding rebellion against their party’s nominee for president. The post #NotOkay: Canadian woman’s Twitter sexual assault story call fuels rebellion against Donald Trump appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Dead Wild Roses: Date Preparation for Females and Males

The Female Version: And then there is male date preparation: Wearing pants? Don’t smell? Check! Good to go!   Men worry that their date won’t measure up to their aesthetic preferences. Women worry that they’re going wind up dead. The disparity is RIDICULOUS, and the fact that dudes get offended when women try to protect ...

Politics, Re-Spun: Ghomeshi and Canada’s New Criminal Code

Clearly, we need an overhaul of Canada’s criminal code, with a feminist lens. Men sure get off easy, right Mr. Ghomeshi. Ghomeshi, Bill Cosby, rape culture should be helping guide us to what kind of criminal code can produce justice. 2016 and no statistic in the world will convince our justice system that the priority ...

Dead Wild Roses: Dress Codes – Rape Culture

We’ll just file this under ‘pages that I need to photocopy and widely distribute’. Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Feminism, Rape Culture, Socialization

Dead Wild Roses: The Rape/Revenge Genre’s Gender Revelations

“Rape/revenge is replete in tension and bloody cathartic release; there is terrifying violation, and then there is revenge you can feel good about. The films use women’s trauma to justify stereotypically male pleasures of hyperbolic violence. So Thelma and Louise get to pick up guns and shoot people like they’re in a Western, while Furiosa ...

Dead Wild Roses: Name the Problem: Male Predation of Women

Disclaimer – This isn’t specifically about *you* white dude whose ‘sensibilities’ are in a tizzy (you’re welcome for the longer version of #NotAllMen). “Rape was a political crime committed by men against women in order to assert their power. It was an act of terrorism by which, as Susan Brownmiller expressed it, ‘all men keep ...

Dead Wild Roses: Name the Problem: Male Predation of Women

Disclaimer – This isn’t specifically about *you* white dude whose ‘sensibilities’ are in a tizzy (you’re welcome for the longer version of #NotAllMen). “Rape was a political crime committed by men against women in order to assert their power. It was an act of terrorism by which, as Susan Brownmiller expressed it, ‘all men keep ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: About Race, Misogyny, Music and Fathers. Where Do I Start?

Recently, during an Up the Debate leaders forum on women’s issues, Justin Trudeau was asked  about what causes misogyny in young men.  He answered “I don’t know where exactly to point my finger.  I think there’s probably an awful lot of factors that come together to shape societal behaviour — whether it’s certain types of music? ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: About Race, Misogyny, Music and Fathers. Where Do I Start?

Recently, during an Up the Debate leaders forum on women’s issues, Justin Trudeau was asked  about what causes misogyny in young men.  He answered “I don’t know where exactly to point my finger.  I think there’s probably an awful lot of factors that come together to shape societal behaviour — whether it’s certain types of music? ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: About Race, Misogyny, Music and Fathers. Where Do I Start?

Recently, during an Up the Debate leaders forum on women’s issues, Justin Trudeau was asked  about what causes misogyny in young men.  He answered “I don’t know where exactly to point my finger.  I think there’s probably an awful lot of factors that come together to shape societal behaviour — whether it’s certain types of music? ...

Politics, Re-Spun: JRfm Promotes Rape Culture, Sigh

Is it only sexual assault if he rapes her? A male person didn’t run up to CBC-tv’s Megan Batchelor on air in Squamish and shout, “Fuck Her Right in the Pussy.” Maybe he knows people can get fired for that. Instead he was maybe trying to be “nice” by trying to kiss her. She complained ...

A. Picazo: Address This Code

This op-ed appeared in The Ottawa Citizen on May 25, 2015. In 2013, Kimberly Hall, Director of Women’s Ministry at All Saints Presbyterian Church, wrote an open letter to teen girls who, in her view, were tempting her sons into “impure thoughts” through social media. “If you are friends with a Hall boy on Facebook or Instagram or Twitter, then you ...

Politics, Re-Spun: Budweiser Stops Pandering to Rapists?

Budweiser, the perfect beer for rapists: Being up for whatever happens [even with its own hashtag: #UpForWhatever] + an evening environment that doesn’t include no in its vocabulary + all within our still vibrant rape culture = a recipe for Budweiser to demonstrate how pathetic they are at understanding how communication works. And they end ...

Politics, Re-Spun: Yes Means Yes: A Reading to Start Your Week

If you read anything about Yes Means Yes, this week, read this paragraph, then click the link to read it all. We all need to be talking about this around the water cooler this week. We’ve come a long way in our acceptance of all manner of sexual relationships and habits, but the one I ...

Dead Wild Roses: Do You Know What it Feels Like To Be A Target?

Sometimes while surfing the web you find passages that are so brutally eloquent that the only acceptable action is to replicate them.   This from the Notes Against Humanity Blog.   “I am targeted for rape and other types of sexual violence because I’m perceived as female. The only effective way to protect myself from rape ...

Dead Wild Roses: The CBC Fires Jian Ghomeshi – Good Riddance Mr. Creeper.

***Let me preface this post with a handy disclaimer for clarification – When women say that have been abused – I believe them.***   Okay this story broke over the weekend and the major print media involved so far has been the Toronto Star.  In the TS’s words here is what happened – “CBC star ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Rapist Checklist – Courtesy of the Biting Beaver Archives

A post that deserves to be amplified.  Thank you BB for your words and your insight.   “However, you all would be amazed if you saw the sheer number of men who get ragingly pissed off by this post. For that reason alone I thought that it was worth reposting so today I’m copying it ...

Dead Wild Roses: Trying to Be the Debby Downer – Social Contexts of Gamer Rape Culture

   This is a post based on a personal experience.  The general topic of the sexist nature of video game culture can be found here. As of late, I’ve been on a bit of League of Legends binge; a fact the Intransignet One can well attest.  The problem with League of Legends (LoL) is that ...

Politics, Re-Spun: When Shaming Survivors is Not Enough: Police-State Motives Behind Sexual Assault Transit Ads

Photo credit Instagram: @the_noush. Permission to use granted. By Emily Griffiths The Transit Police got burned in the media recently, when rad feminist transit riders called them out publicly for their summer-line of sexual assault ads. These ads use language that shames the survivors of sexual assault, stating, “the real shame of sexual assault is ...

Dead Wild Roses: Pity the poor man-feelings

Anti-rape education is making poor frat-boys’ penises sad, according to this article at Bloomberg. …making out with a girl at a party. Things were going fine, the student said, when suddenly a vision of his school’s disciplinary board flew into his head. “‘I want to go to law school or medical school after this,’” Pollack ...

Dead Wild Roses: RPOJ – Neil Macdonald Fails at Understanding what Rape Culture is.

Today’s Red Pen of Justice edition is brought to you by the clueless parvanimity of Neil Macdonald.  Mr. Macdonald  has many important opinions on Rape Culture and, shockingly enough, they are completely out-to-fucking-lunch-brain-gone-fishing, wrong. “For people my age, the freedom to get drunk or high and then have sex with someone was a right guaranteed ...

Politics, Re-Spun: Slut Shaming, And Other Idiocy

Welcome to the cusp of spring-summer. Now that the weather is turning, the slut shaming and attacks on women’s clothing choices will ramp up. In Labrador, 28 girls were sent home from school because their clothing contravened the dress code. They also sent home two boys whose shirts bared their shoulders. 47% of those voting ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Feminist Battle against Male Entitlement and Rape Culture

An excerpt from The Feminist Battle After the Isla Vista Massacre by Rebecca Solnit: “Six years ago, when I sat down and wrote the essay “Men Explain Things to Me,” here’s what surprised me: though I began with a ridiculous example of being patronized by a man, I ended with rapes and murders. We tend ...

Dead Wild Roses: Girls View Sexual Violence as Normal – AKA Rape Culture.

   The really bestest-awesomest part of discussing rape culture with dudes (and select handmaidens of the patriarchy) is their abject denial of rape culture.   Yet, objectively, the culture we live in is a rape culture and  this study adds even more support to what many feminists have been saying for so many years.   ...