“It is important to make the distinction between men’s supposed loss of control and their use of violence for the purpose of control, because this goes right to a root cause of their violence against women. If the problem is that men simply cannot control their tempers, then the solution is to . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Male Violence and Control
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, . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Sexism Alive and Well in 2016 – as its always been.
At the Nov. 28 Council meeting (seen here on Rogers TV), Deputy Mayor Brian Saunderson blathered on in cliché-rich, lawerly manner (starting 1:14:05) about how much the Elvis Festival means to his “Community-Based Strategic Plan” (1:16:18) – that committee-based wishlist which was neither strategic nor a plan. What does he mean when he claims that . . . → Read More: Scripturient: No, Brian: Elvis isn’t in the CBSP
I completely need this book.
Filed under: Culture, Feminism Tagged: Female Erasure, Gender, Gender Roles, Radical Feminism, Society, The Scourage of Idenity Politics
. . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: On Female Erasure – Gender
There was a time when religion commissioned great and wondrous art. Awe-inspiring cathedrals were built by the most grand and innovative architects. Beautiful music for masses were composed by the greatest musical minds in history. Religious paintings were created with skills and passion that have yet to be matched, even hundreds of years later. Art . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Christian Pop Culture Beyond Salavation
Filed under: Culture, Feminism Tagged: Gail Dines, Porn, Radical Feminism, The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day
. . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Hypersexualization and Porn Culture – Gail Dines
Filed under: Culture, Feminism Tagged: Feminism, Institutional Sexism, Naomi Wolf
. . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Naomi Wolf – The Beauty Myth
Happy Lemmings Day! a.k.a Black Friday
Should we besmirch this plucky rodent’s escutcheon by associating Lemmings as the embodiment of greed and feral-consumerism known to a good chunk of the western world as ‘Black Friday’? It isn’t really fair (hey, just like capitalism) to play on the misunderstood ‘suicidal tendencies’ of the much . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: A New Title for Black Friday – Lemmings Day!
“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 . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Quote of the Day – Allan G. Johnson on Privilege
It is nice to see that the revived Star Wars franchise is moving in the right direction with regards to the portrayal of women in movies. Because most of the time we get this:
Titillating for the male gaze, but piss-poor at the actual function of armour.
Filed under: Culture Tagged: Baby Steps, . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Male Gaze and Female Armour – Star Wars and GoT
There is a controversy in Canada going on with with regards to the issue of free speech, Bill C-16, and the refusal of a Professor at the U of T to use the alternate pronouns people choose for themselves. This is the video that started it all (1h).
Three viewing options depending on your time . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Wriggly Can of Worms – Professor Jordan Peterson, Free Speech, and the Regressive Left
I have a healthy skepticism towards anything labelled a “self-help” book – especially those that aim at making your life happier or more fulfilled through some fad, superstition or pseudoscience. I am, as you know from this blog, cynical towards the unending volume of New Age woo hoo, fads and pseudoscience that pollutes bookstore shelves . . . → Read More: Scripturient: The subtle art of Mark Manson
We start our lives as the whole of the universe. Reality is completely comprised of our perceptions and any “outside” object that is blocked from our senses puffs out of existence. Eventually, we learn object permanence, and we recognized that things outside us actually do exist on their own, but we are still the centre . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Empathy Classes in School. The World Needs More of This
I came across an early version of this infographic on Facebook and it shook me to my core. You can see it here. The updated and corrected infographic is shown to the right. It is only marginally less distressing than the earlier one. Unfortunately, the early one, although inaccurate and misleading, is still being shared. . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Does anyone still read books?
When a friend first told me that members of Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy, and Cypress Hill were joining forces to “Make America Rage Again” with a musical “super group” called the Prophets of Rage, I was suspect. Of course, I love these bands and their politically-charged music, but I was worried . . . → Read More: Canadian Dimension: Clear the Way for the Prophets of Rage
It’s not like the halcyon days when I first started writing for newspapers, back in late 1969. Today, print media is struggling to survive in a world dominated by digital media and mega-corps owners (although not so hard it can’t pay its CEOs and executives several million dollars while they slash real jobs).* Print media . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Tough Times for Print Media
The story from the other side, to feel what others feel and appreciate and understand what their experience is like is the first step in resolving the injustices that mar our history and continue to sicken our experiences as we move forward.
“I remember well when the shadow crept across me.
I was . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Spiritual Strivings – W.E.B. Du Bois
News that songwriter Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for literature shook the literati worldwide. Here was a pop icon sitting in the august company of Alice Munro, Mario Vargas Llosa, Doris Lessing, Harold Pinter, V.S. Naipaul, Gabriel García Márquez, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Yasunari Kawabata, Ernest Hemingway, T.S. Eliot, Bernard Shaw, W. B. Yeats, Rudyard Kipling . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Leonard Cohen deserves the Nobel Prize, too
Well, time for a different sort of cringe-worthy news item. The United Nations has made an Onion worthy press release. Unfortunately, this isn’t satire.
“The United Nations just rejected seven female candidates vying to lead the global organization.
Now, to promote women and girls, it is picking a cartoon character . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: U.N. Picks Powerful Feminist (Wonder Woman) for Visible Job (Mascot)
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, . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Canada’s RCMP and Systemic Sexism – What Patriarchy Looks Like
An article in the September, 2016, issue of Doctor’s Review looks at the curious, compelling affliction called hypergraphia: the obsessive need to write. I never knew before this that there was an actual illness of this sort. As someone who is often driven by a deep compulsion to write, I am both curious and a . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Hypergraphia
Sometimes there are things you shouldn’t get used too…
Filed under: Culture Tagged: Get used to it!, Learning, Matriarchy
. . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Get Used to It!