Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

Assorted content for your weekend reading. – Lana Payne rightly criticizes the World Bank for trying to push discredited and inhumane trickle-down economics as a substitute for viable economic development. – Gary Younge calls for some much-needed recognition of the toxic masculinity behind so many mass killings. And Nora Loreto examines the combination of atomization, ...

A Puff of Absurdity: On Entitlement and Unfettered Rage

One of the benefits or downfalls of the internet is that it allows fringe groups to find each other online. When it comes to feeling like nobody in the world knows about climate change or the Myanmar genocide (or philosophy), because nobody in my immediate vicinity is too concerned or interested, then it’s invaluable to ...

Montreal Simon: Doug Ford And The Bigot Elephant In The Room

It's now a recurring nightmare. The hellish vision of Doug Ford swinging from the CN tower and bellowing like King Kong:"I'm da Premier of Ontario!!!!" Now that the polls show him apparently heading for a gorilla of a majority. And as if that wasn't bad enough, then there's this other poll suggesting that men are mostly responsible for what would ...

Montreal Simon: Hog Trump Goes After The #MeToo Movement

We always knew that Donald Trump was a sexist pig, even before he became president.A misogynist, a groper, a pervert.Even the media knew that. But his supporters didn't care, many of them being hogs themselves, and they voted for him anyway.And now he's doubling down and going after the #MeToo movement.Read more »

Montreal Simon: Is This Why The Con Media Hates Justin Trudeau So Much?

As you know, I've often wondered why the Con media is so biased against Justin Trudeau, and hates him so much.I've blamed that bias on shameless scribblers trying to please their corporate bosses, who are furious with Trudeau for raising their taxes. I've wondered whether our dilapidated media are being secretly propped up by uber right-wing ...

Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading. – Thomas Walkom discusses Canada’s likely NAFTA decision between an even worse deal than exists now, and no deal at all – though it’s worth recognizing that the latter choice shouldn’t be seen as a problem. And Alex Panetta points out the Libs’ total lack of transparency as to ...

Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material to start your week. – Ed Finn comments on the massive amounts of public money being funneled toward Canada’s wealthiest corporations: When it comes to listing countries on the basis of the social services they provide to citizens compared to the subsidies they heap on corporations, Canada doesn’t fare well. A study from ...

Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

Assorted content for your weekend reading. – David McGrane writes about Jack Layton’s five great fights – and how they continue to provide an essential framework for social democrats. – Rupert Neate reports on London’s “ghost towers”, which include tens of thousands of high-end homes sitting empty in a city facing a severe housing crisis. ...

cmkl: December 6th: post until it’s fixed

I wrestled with the idea of writing yet another December 6th post. When I worked for uniondom, the copy-paste platitudes we posted every year on this date and many others really frustrated  me. And yet here I was contemplating the same thing. And I think I decided that I would post something until the problem ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Meaning of Gender is changing – T.M Murray

  Catch the rest of the article here. “In the past several years ‘gender’ has been radically re-defined by a reactionary movement that has transformed it from a set of conventions and constraints on what men and women can be or do, to an interior mental state. Chrissie Daz is right in saying that something ...

Accidental Deliberations: Leadership 2017 Links

The latest from the federal NDP’s leadership campaign as we reach the last day of the first round of voting. – B.J. Siekierski reports on the latest Mainstreet poll showing Jagmeet Singh with a lead, but significant room for movement at each step in the campaign. And the Huffington Post hosted the last (unofficial) all-candidates’ ...

Montreal Simon: Andrew Scheer and the New Reform Party

Andrew Scheer likes to describe himself as a new generation leader, but like everything else about him that claim couldn't be more fraudulent.For instead of leading his Cons out of the darkness of the Harper years, he's taking them back to the cowboy days of the Reform Party.And he just can't seem to do anything ...

Dead Wild Roses: Folks, it F*cking Sucked – Sexism in Society

A nice example of the different way society treats women and men. And yes dudes, of course you don’t see it. http://vuvaliniterf.tumblr.com/post/163882741302/aki-anyway-when-someone-says-these-days-sexism Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Feminism, Norms, Sexism, Society

Dead Wild Roses: Hey Libfems – Teen Vogue Has Got your Back

http://tehbewilderness.tumblr.com/post/162769340129/appropriately-inappropriate Non-prostate owner, uterus bearer, non-male.  JFC.  Female is still a word despite the gender bullshit that has clouded the waters – please use it. Filed under: Feminism, Radical Feminism Tagged: Female, Femnism, Gender Stupidty, Sexism, Teen Vogue

Dead Wild Roses: Catering to Identity Politics – Blowback.

“Transgender is an anti-gay, anti-lesbian, homophobic and sexist movement. Their aims are to roll back the visibility and pride of homosexuals and undo the scant gains made for women in the female equality movement. The Kennebunk High School administration is perfectly clear: Gay Pride should go back in the closet.” Fascinating stuff.  I’m wondering how ...

The Canadian Progressive: International Women’s Day: yes, we still need to protest this shit

On International Women’s Day 2017, we still need to “protest this shit” because, for example, Donald Trump got elected president of the US and he “endorses positions of feminine passivity and masculine power that underpin sexual harassment.” The post International Women’s Day: yes, we still need to protest this shit appeared first on The Canadian ...

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, ...

The Canadian Progressive: Judge Robin Camp to rape complainant: “Why couldn’t you just keep your knees together?”

The Canadian Judicial Council will soon determine the fate of a judge who admonished a sex assault complainant with “sexist and disrespectful” remarks such as: “Why couldn’t you just keep your knees together?” The post Judge Robin Camp to rape complainant: “Why couldn’t you just keep your knees together?” appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Cowichan Conversations: ‘The world has turned,’ Stephen Lewis warns future leaders

  Stephen Lewis is still one of the top orators in the political arena decades after he left electoral politics. Take a few minutes to listen to some straight talk about the issues following Read more…

The Canadian Progressive: Trump win a call to arms for radical feminist men

Donald Trump’s election as the 45th President of the Unites States is a renewed call on radical feminist men to reject patriarchy, misogyny, sexism, white supremacy, and other men’s claim to control women’s reproductive power and sexuality. The post Trump win a call to arms for radical feminist men appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

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 ...

cmkl: Boy poses and girl poses

Lately it’s been bothering me and Irene that Mallory would come back from photo day with tales of how kids were being posed by gender. Read more

Cowichan Conversations: An Open Letter To Donald Trump From Some Angry Women.

This was posted from Alice Machado’s blog ‘Drifting Through My Open Mind ~ Random thoughts and musings‘ Dear Mr. Trump… can I call you Mr. Trump? Is that ok? I want you to be Read more…

Montreal Simon: Has Donald Trump Just Destroyed His Own Campaign?

We already knew that Donald Trump was a sexist hog and a grubby misogynist. We knew he called women pigs and dogs. We knew he was a dirty old man. But this should just about finish him off. Read more »