Dead Wild Roses: Lundy Bancroft – On Abusive Men

“An abuser doesn’t change because he feels guilty or gets sober or finds God. He doesn’t change after seeing the fear in his children’s eyes or feeling them drift away from him. It doesn’t suddenly dawn on him that his partner deserves better treatment. Because of his self-focus, combined with the many rewards he gets ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Quote of the Day – Susan Rosenthal on Capitalism

“As children, we count each birthday, eager to become adults so we can do what we want and make our own decisions. Once arrived, we discover that adult freedom is an illusion. Our childhood dreams of an exciting life are replaced with never-ending work and little to show for it. We feel like failures. What ...

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

   I hate it when people say stuff that rings true and hits close to home.   “A word about my personal philosophy.  It is anchored in optimism.  It must be, for optimism brings with it hope, a future with purpose, and therefore, a will to fight for a better world.  Without this optimism, there ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Quote of the Day – Allan G. Johnson on Privilege

“The oppressive effect of privilege is often so insidious that dominant groups complain whenever it’s brought up for discussion. They feel impatient and imposed on. “Come on,” they say, “stop whining. Things aren’t that bad. Maybe they used to be, but not anymore. It’s time to move on. Get over it” But people who are ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Quote of the Day – Jasmine Curcio – On Modern Feminism

Scholar and feminist activist Jasmine Curcio addresses this polemic and the domination of men in leftist politics, especially around issues pertaining to feminism: “And so many years on, feminist discussions around the left continue to be subtly dominated by men and their perspective, with the aid of theoretical frameworks that marked disdain towards feminism in ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Quote of the Day – Margaret Atwood – The Panoptical Nature of the Female Experience

  “Even pretending you aren’t catering to male fantasies is a male fantasy: pretending you’re unseen, pretending you have a life of your own, that you can wash your feet and comb your hair unconscious of the ever-present watcher peering through the keyhole, peering through the keyhole in your own head, if nowhere else. You ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Quote of the Day – On Slavery – Stephen Jay Gould

“I am, somehow, less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein’s brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops”                                                                                                                                             — Stephen Jay Gould, The Panda’s Thumb: More Reflections in Natural History. Filed under: History Tagged: Gould, History, Racism, Slavery, The DWR ...

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

“Because women are everywhere, and because, as Shulamith Firestone said, a sex class is invisible because everyone takes it to be nature, and because many of the abuses that women systematically suffer are called sex, and because women are socialized in a way to make us indifferent to the plight of other women, and because ...