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Scripturient: The Postmortal

Mortality. We all get it. It’s the one one incurable ailment all humans succumb to without a chance of succor. Mortality is always 100% fatal. No medicine, no therapy, no diet cure or magic pill. But as you read this, scientists are researching,… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: The Postmortal

Dead Wild Roses: Societal Priorities – Gun Control

Something might be slightly askew with the American political process.Filed under: Culture Tagged: funny-sad, gun control . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Societal Priorities – Gun Control

Dead Wild Roses: Childhoods Are Hanging in the Balance – Ghostbusters causes flood of Man-tears.

The new Ghostbusters Movie looks like a lot of fun. What is not so much fun, the overwhelming negative reaction to the trailer mostly by man-babies who have to get their winge on because an all female cast of a rebooted franchise is ruining their lives. But hey, take a look at the trailer and […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Childhoods Are Hanging in the Balance – Ghostbusters causes flood of Man-tears.

Susan on the Soapbox: Responding to Orlando

Can we talk about that which cannot be named? On June 12 forty-nine people were massacred at a nightclub in Orlando. Alberta’s political leaders expressed their horror at the senseless slaughter. All but one of the politicians recognized that the … Continue reading . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: Responding to Orlando

Dead Wild Roses: Socialization & Patriarchy

Tatsuya Ishida creates the internet comic Sinfest. Sometimes his insight hits the proverbial nail on the head.   Filed under: Culture, Social Science Tagged: Gender Roles, Patriarchy, Sinfest, Socialization . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Socialization & Patriarchy

Dead Wild Roses: Why We Need to Stay Connected to Reality – Nick Turse

Our society is being influenced negatively by the consumerist culture that we, collectively, have taken our hands off the tiller and have let the market decide what is best for us and our cultures. The idea that we can consume our way to happiness, well-being, or even a more just society would not compute […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Why We Need to Stay Connected to Reality – Nick Turse

Dead Wild Roses: Pornography is Cultural Violence – Julia Long

How profitable an industry is seems to be related to how regulated said industry is. Consider the length of time necessary to regulate tobacco and disseminate the information that, yes indeed, smoking is bad for your health. Pornography, also bad for your health and your relationships, is in the same category and for the […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Pornography is Cultural Violence – Julia Long

Scripturient: Boris Godunov

I’m not sure why Boris Godunov, moves me like it does, but it has a curious, emotional effect on me. It’s a sprawling tragedy mixed with politics and betrayal, weighted down by brooding and scheming characters, a fickle mob, a holy fool, a … . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Boris Godunov

Dead Wild Roses: Hollywood Misogyny – The Headless Women

Did you need your daily LoLsob, well check out the headless women of hollywood tumblr and bathe in the cool waters of women decapitated, anatomized and passively portrayed for the male gaze. Misogyny, fresh from the pop cultural centre of the universe, to you, faithful readership. Whoo-haa….:/ And dudes, do note the link regarding the […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Hollywood Misogyny – The Headless Women

Dead Wild Roses: DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Role Reversal in Street Harassment – Mary Anne Franks

Filed under: Culture, Feminism Tagged: Mary Anne Franks, Street Harassment . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Role Reversal in Street Harassment – Mary Anne Franks

Dead Wild Roses: A Word for Everything – German Envy – “Politikverdrossenheit”

I spent my years learning French in Highschool(and now forgotten). Now with double the disappointment as I realize how word-awesome German is. Consider this small list: Weltschmerz – world weariness. Schadenfreude – a feeling of enjoyment that comes from seeing or hearing about the troubles of other people Backpfeifengesicht – It describes someone who you […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: A Word for Everything – German Envy – “Politikverdrossenheit”

Things Are Good: Architecture Should Be A Story

For architect Ole Scheeren, the people who live and work inside a building are as much a part of that building as concrete, steel and glass. He asks: Can architecture be about collaboration and storytelling instead of the isolation and hierarchy of a typical skyscraper? Visit five of Scheeren’s buildings — from a twisted tower […]

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Canadian Dimension: Separate but equal: False equality and the political exclusion of children

Photo: Gordon Parks/ The Gordon Parks Foundation, from Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, exhibit. Earl Collins and his daughter, Doris Jean, in St. Louis. Posted on the newyorktimes.com, Dec. 24, 2015. Contemporary d… . . . → Read More: Canadian Dimension: Separate but equal: False equality and the political exclusion of children

Scripturient: Marketing Wow

Advertising and marketing, design and public relations, influence and persuasion – they all fascinate me. I love to listen to Terry O’Reilly’s show on CBC (both Age of Persuasion and Under the Influence). I’m actually reading on… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Marketing Wow

Canadian Dimension: On Childhood: Introduction

Henry Darger, “At Jennie Richee. Hard pressed and harassed by the storm” (details). The original work is in the collection of the American Folk Art Museum, New York. “Children are beautiful because they po… . . . → Read More: Canadian Dimension: On Childhood: Introduction

Dead Wild Roses: Rebecca Reilly-Cooper: What I believe about Sex and Gender (Part 2)

Rebecca Reilly-Cooper continues her examination of sex and gender in part 2. (Did you miss part 1?)   Gender 10. The oppression linked to sex begins at birth, operating through the social imposition of gender. Gender is the label that feminists use to describe the value system that prescribes and proscribes forms of behaviour and appearance for […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Rebecca Reilly-Cooper: What I believe about Sex and Gender (Part 2)

Scripturient: O tempora, o mores!

Nihil est incertius vulgo, nihil obscurius voluntate hominum, nihil fallacius ratione tota comitiorum. Marcus Tullius Cicero wrote those words in the short book about a Roman court case, Pro Lucio Murena (For Lucius Murena). They mean, in English, Not… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: O tempora, o mores!

Scripturient: On the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death

“Is There Such a Thing as a ‘Bad’ Shakespeare Play?” asks a recent article on the Smithsonian website. It adds, “Shakespeare, despite the efforts of notable dissenting critics and writers to forcibly eject him, has occupie… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: On the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death

Dead Wild Roses: -Newsflash!- The Commercial Rape Trade Harms Women

Prostitution hurts women. It doesn’t matter whether the trade in commercial rape is legal or not – reducing women to the role of fuckable object corrodes their body, mind, and soul. But it can’t be all that bad for everyone, right? Let’s see what Rae Story, one of the ‘lucky’ high class escorts has […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: -Newsflash!- The Commercial Rape Trade Harms Women

Dead Wild Roses: The Lie – Andrea Dworkin

-‘The Lie,’ Andrea Dworkin. 1979. Letters From A War Zone, 1993.Filed under: Culture, Feminism Tagged: Dworkin, Pornography, The Lie . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Lie – Andrea Dworkin

Scripturient: The Bard’s Best? Nope…

To help celebrate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birthday (April 23), the website Mashable has put together a “battle” for the “Best Shakespeare Play Ever.” It’s done up as a sort of sports playoff gr… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: The Bard’s Best? Nope…

Dead Wild Roses: The Threat of Sexual Violence – Being Female in Society.

“I think the weirdest thing about having teenaged boys yell: “suck my dick bitch.” at me is that there’s nothing I can say to them that will make them feel the way that makes me feel. I have lived my entire life with this threat of sexual violence hanging over my head: I’ve experienced it […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Threat of Sexual Violence – Being Female in Society.

Dead Wild Roses: “Eloquence” is, essentially, Code for Values Associated with Masculinity.

-“We harbor an ideological bias against the feminine voice, rooted in positive primal associations with masculinity.” Some highlights from the JSTOR article On Men and Women’s Public Speech. “Gunn uses speeches delivered by Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in their 2008 contest for the Democratic nomination to illustrate how gendered norms about speech create a […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: “Eloquence” is, essentially, Code for Values Associated with Masculinity.

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Writing & Reflection Post – Adolescence and Socialization

Greetings fair readership, it is time for a new foray here at DWR. A recent comment by JZ and gentle prod by RoughSeas are the inspirations for this post. The idea that JZ had was that a comparative essay looking at the differences and similarities between adolescent experiences would be an interesting read. I […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Writing & Reflection Post – Adolescence and Socialization

Dead Wild Roses: Date Preparation for Females and Males

The Female Version: And then there is male date preparation:   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 themselves is hard proof that way too many […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Date Preparation for Females and Males