Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Clementine Ford

“Before I became radicalised as a man-hating, separatist feminzai hell-bent on installing a matriarchy and imprisoning men as its slaves, I possessed a nominal amount of internalised misogyny. Women were bitchy and mean. They cared about irrelevant rubbish and talked in loud, shrill voices. Their laughter was annoying and tinny, and they did it performatively ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Rebecca Solnit

“Dilbert comic Scott Adams wrote last month that we live in a matriarchy because, ‘access to sex is strictly controlled by the woman.’ Meaning that you don’t get to have sex with someone unless they want to have sex with you, which if we say it without any gender pronouns sounds completely reasonable. You don’t ...

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: Equality Still Bunk After All These Years – Andrea Dworkin

“A commitment to sexual equality with men is a commitment to becoming the rich instead of the poor, the rapist instead of the raped, the murderer instead of the murdered.” –Andrea Dworkin Feminism is not for equality. Feminism is for female liberation.   “men don’t realize that they understand the point of women’s liberation, but ...

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: The Dangers of Prostitution – Rachel Moran

“There was only one group of people who were ever responsible for endangering my life when I was in prostitution and they most certainly were not abolitionists; they were sex buying men. The same sex buying men whose dicks will never be sucked by the liberal feminists who defend and uphold the right of those ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Simone de Beauvoir – On Prostitution

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Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Quote of the Day – Chris Hedges on Pornography and Feminism.

A new wave of feminists, who have betrayed the iconic work of radicals such as Andrea Dworkin, defends porn as a form of sexual liberation and self-empowerment. These “feminists,” grounded in Michel Foucault and Judith Butler, are stunted products of neoliberalism and postmodernism. Feminism, for them, is no longer about the liberation of women who ...

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: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Rachel Ivy – On Gender and Identity

“The idea that gender is natural is conservative, and the idea that gender is voluntarily chosen is insulting. Tell a victim of corrective rape that gender is voluntary. Tell any survivor of rape, the overwhelming majority of which are female, that being a woman is a fun set of clothing and behavior choices that she ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Elizabeth Hungerford – On Neo Liberalism

Ms. Hungerford clearly has no time for all the silliness po-mo brings to the table. “Post-modern neoliberalism seeks to dismiss the experience of womanhood by claiming that anyone can choose to be a woman. And, in any case, it claims that we are too diverse to be generalized about. An interesting position to take: the ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Meghan Murphy – On Feminism for Females

“Suzannah Weiss writes, “A large part of feminism is obtaining equal treatment for women, so understandably, a lot of feminist efforts and rhetoric focus on women.” Crazy, right! And, apparently, a really big problem. It seems the biggest problem with feminism today, according to third wave feminists, is women! Damn, ladies — haven’t we learned ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Hypersexualization and Porn Culture – Gail Dines

http://appropriately-inappropriate.tumblr.com/post/152749317685/nevertrustamanwho-hypersexualization-and-female Filed under: Culture, Feminism Tagged: Gail Dines, Porn, Radical Feminism, The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – The Family – Germaine Greer

“More and more women now refuse to put up with being lied to, beaten and betrayed by the fathers of their children. The truth behind the so-called decline in family values is that the illusion of stable family life was built on the silence of suffering women, who lived on whatever their husbands thought fit ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – On Why Womanhood Should Be Important to Feminists- Daisybeam

“womanhood should be important to feminists. why are we not allowed to find strength in speaking about the oppression we have endured since birth? why must we pause conversations about overcoming the shame we feel surrounding our bodies, the trauma and pain of our biology, the socialized submission and inferiority we had to unlearn, and whimper ...

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: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Andrea Dworkin

“Men who want to support women in our struggle for freedom and justice should understand that it is not terrifically important to us that they learn to cry; it is important to us that they stop the crimes of violence against us.” — Andrea Dworkin Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Andrea Dworkin, male violence, The DWR ...

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

“there’s no such thing as “taking control” of being objectified. the women who say that through stripping or other forms of performative sexuality they are regaining control of their own objectification aren’t understanding the concept of control. control is gained through power, power is systematic and industrialized, power is not a feeling. you can feel good ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Sarah Ahmed – On Racism and Sexism

“No matter how much evidence you have of racism and sexism, no matter how many documents, communications, encounters, no matter how much research you can refer to, or words you can defer to, words that might carry a history as an insult, what you have is deemed as insufficient. The more you have to show ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Loving To Survive – Dee Graham

“To the extent that femininity is a psychology of the oppressed, or an indication of Societal Stockholm Syndrome, we are forced to ask whether women should support our culture’s glorification of “feminine qualities.” It is one thing to be feminine in order to survive when you know why you are doing what you are doing; ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Andrea Dworkin on ‘The Left’.

  “Capitalism is not wicked or cruel when the commodity is the whore; profit is not wicked or cruel when the alienated worker is a female piece of meat; corporate bloodsucking is not wicked or cruel when the corporations in question, sell cunt; racism is not wicked or cruel when the black cunt or yellow ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Femininity is the Socialization of the Oppressed Class

Headless, mouth slightly open, long hair, white, frilly uncomfortable dress and flowers – A Weak object for consumption/desire. “Women aren’t hated for being feminine, femininity is forced on us because we are hated. we don’t naturally apply make up, wear constricting clothing, shave our natural body hair and stay quiet even when we are upset ...

Dead Wild Roses: Virginia Woolf – On Literature

“Suppose, for instance, that men were only represented in literature as the lovers of women, and were never the friends of men, soldiers, thinkers, dreamers; how few parts in the plays of Shakespeare could be allotted to them; how literature would suffer! We might perhaps have most of Othello; and a good deal of Antony; ...