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Dead Wild Roses: The Se”X”ism Files – The Patriarchy at Work In Hollywood.

I’m not sure if talking about patriarchy while discussing a TV show based on conspiracy theories is the best plan, but what the hell. If this sort of shit is happening to Gillian Anderson, it can (and probably does) happen to you, if you happen to be female. “Anderson and Duchovny’s legendarily potent onscreen pairing—rife […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Se”X”ism Files – The Patriarchy at Work In Hollywood.

Scripturient: Loteria de Camacho

Ever since I first visited Mexico, more than 30 years ago, I’ve been fascinated by its culture. It’s beautiful, exotic, alien, yet also comfortable and attractive. One of the things that have intrigued me since the start is the lottery game… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Loteria de Camacho

Scripturient: The Wolf and the Dogs

Once upon a time, there was a pack of good-hearted dogs who were known for their good deeds, and indeed their good natures. They travelled around the town unmolested, loved by everyone they met, helping with the chores, keeping the town safe from wil… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: The Wolf and the Dogs

Dead Wild Roses: Gender Bias in Coding

My chorus of MRA hacks is always on about how great things are for women and often how the wimmenz have it better than dudes. Right. So here again, is an example of what existing while female is like. “A group of computer scientists, when studying the acceptance of contributions on the software […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Gender Bias in Coding

Scripturient: The Crafty Crow and the Doves

Once upon a time, an old crow lived by the seaside. He had grown fat over the years because he was too lazy to work for his food. He preferred to sit than fly. He followed the other animals to get their leftovers, taking what wasn’t his, and ann… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: The Crafty Crow and the Doves

Dead Wild Roses: Women on Wall Street – Maureen Shelly

Nope. No extra barriers, playing field even, no systemic problems to see here… ‘Of course she would have to avoid stereotypical female behavior, and so she could never cry. She would work long hours and hide her pregnancies and her preschooler’s art. One of my co-workers even hid being married. When confronted, she practically […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Women on Wall Street – Maureen Shelly

Dead Wild Roses: Cordelia Fine On Impression Management for Successful Women

Extra ‘bonus’ features of not being the default normal in society. So when you see women achieve you know that, most likely, they know their shit because they’ve had to work twice as hard as a dude to get similar results. ‘When women display the necessary confidence in their skills and comfort with power, they […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Cordelia Fine On Impression Management for Successful Women

Scripturient: 432 vs 440Hz: Science or Codswallop?

Canadian band Walk Off the Earth posted excitedly on Facebook that they had just recorded a new song. Great. I like WOTE and look forward to their new song. What was really different about that notice was that they also said they had changed their inst… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: 432 vs 440Hz: Science or Codswallop?

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice: Rank Christian Bullshit-o-Rama

Casting a wide net on the internet is fraught with peril. I’m going to leave the links in long form because really,the embedded info is introduction enough for this post. —– http://www.rawstory.com/2015/10/christian-website-dont-look-at-your-wifes-face-during-sex-to-enjoy-it-even-when-she-resists/#.Vi6_CMluvu8.facebook How a husband can enjoy sex that is grudgingly given by his wife —— This would be ROPJ material (see the RPOJ on […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice: Rank Christian Bullshit-o-Rama

Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links

This and that for your Thursday reading.- Sally Goemer writes that extreme inequality is a cause of economic instability for everybody. And Tom Powdrill discusses the importance of organized labour in ensuring the fair sharing of income, while Steven H… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links

Dead Wild Roses: The Gift of Fear – Discounting the Word “No” – The Experience for Woman and Men is Different.

Gavin de Becker in his book The Gift of Fear is about how we sometimes short circuit the information we receive from the environment. Here is an excerpt regarding a seeking help in a situation and concluding with how social dynamics really bollocks things up for women. “A woman alone who needs assistance […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Gift of Fear – Discounting the Word “No” – The Experience for Woman and Men is Different.

Dead Wild Roses: The Corporate Media – Eating Itself.

Our Canadian media is taking a beating as of late. Neil Macdonald opines: “Consider Postmedia, the biggest newspaper chain in the country. It is largely owned by an American hedge fund, which regularly drains the member newspapers’ dwindling profits at a handsome interest rate as their newsrooms are merged and hollowed out to cut […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Corporate Media – Eating Itself.

Dead Wild Roses: Opting out of Child/House Work – The Male Avoidance Tango

The neat things you find on tumblr. Ways men opt out of housework and childcare by “helping out” take on weekly or monthly tasks, and think it’s equal to their wives daily tasks (even when wives also have weekly and monthly tasks) take on tasks that require very little time or hard labor, like mowing the […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Opting out of Child/House Work – The Male Avoidance Tango

Dead Wild Roses: Prostitution and Society – Sinfest

Sad but true. [Source:Sinfest.net]Filed under: Culture Tagged: Prostitution, Sinfest, Society . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Prostitution and Society – Sinfest

Dead Wild Roses: #Women are not Objects – The Experience is Different for Women and Men

Insight time folks. Many thanks to Alicen Gray for this. “I often catch men in public checking me out with eyes full of lust, until they see the hair on my legs – at which point, they resort to a theatrical display of disgust. I’ve eavesdropped on groups of college-age guys talking about how […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: #Women are not Objects – The Experience is Different for Women and Men

Dead Wild Roses: The Science in Sci-Fi Explained. :)

A concise guide to the levels of Science in popular science fiction:   Star Trek: This is science-fiction, but we want our science to at least sound plausible. Therefore, most of the time, our scientific explanations will be rooted in scientific fact or at the very least solid, generally accepted theory. Stargate: We’re about half […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Science in Sci-Fi Explained. :)

Susan on the Soapbox: Bishop Henry Pontificates on Gay Straight Alliances

On January 13, 2016 The Most Reverend Frederick Bernard Henry, the seventh Catholic Bishop of the diocese of Calgary well and truly lost it. Henry wrote a pastoral letter denouncing Education Minister David Eggen’s “edict” that public, Catholic, French and … Continue reading . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: Bishop Henry Pontificates on Gay Straight Alliances

Scripturient: Kanile’a Islander GL6

What a difference two strings make. Late last week, I traded my Jupiter Creek steel-stringed baritone, solid-body uke for one of these Kanile’a nylon-stringed GL6 “guitar-leles” which the company calls a “guilele.” It&#82… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Kanile’a Islander GL6

Scripturient: Where Have all the Readers Gone?

No, it’s not a remake of Pete Seeger’s famous 1955 anti-war song. That’s the title of an article that appeared in the Globe and Mail this week, by Peter Denton, lamenting our overall slide into image-based information with the “… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Where Have all the Readers Gone?

Dead Wild Roses: Unravelling Our Patriarchal Legacy – Allan G. Johnston

Cultural analysis at its finest. “Cultural mythology is often used in this way to distort what goes on between subordinate and dominant groups. It enables dominant groups to avoid seeing how much they depend on others to perform disagreeable labor in return for the low wages that help make privilege possible. Members of the […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Unravelling Our Patriarchal Legacy – Allan G. Johnston

Dead Wild Roses: #BeAngry – The experience is different for Women and Men

Here is a just a snapshot of what it’s like… “What’s on my mind, Facebook? Glad you asked. I am angry. I’m angry because before I moved to the UK, I worked at a bar where the manager proposed a new uniform where the men wore waistcoats and button up shirts, while the women […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: #BeAngry – The experience is different for Women and Men

Dead Wild Roses: Things I find Grotesque.

I didn’t realize that I needed a new tag for posts, but indeed I do. Observe. Yah. Wow. Hard to cram more wrong into a picture.Filed under: Culture Tagged: Things I find grotesque. . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Things I find Grotesque.

Dead Wild Roses: The Rape/Revenge Genre’s Gender Revelations

“Rape/revenge is replete in tension and bloody cathartic release; there is terrifying violation, and then there is revenge you can feel good about. The films use women’s trauma to justify stereotypically male pleasures of hyperbolic violence. So Thelma and Louise get to pick up guns and shoot people like they’re in a Western, while Furiosa […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Rape/Revenge Genre’s Gender Revelations

Scripturient: Who By Fire

I’ve been reading a biography of Leonard Cohen, recently: the 2012 I’m Your Man, by Sylvie Simmons. It’s an interesting journey through the life and thoughts of an exquisite artist who is, by nature, somewhat reclusive and stays out… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Who By Fire

Scripturient: Updated Ukulele Songbook

Even though our local uke group, CPLUG, is not currently meeting, the songbook has not died. I have updated it with new arrangements and made a few editorial changes to the older content this past fall and winter. I, of course, continue to play the uku… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Updated Ukulele Songbook