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Dead Wild Roses: Story Time: Affirming the Status-quo and the Utility of Identity Politics

A conversation gleaned from Stardate Whenever –

“I was chatting with one of my managers and he told me he does drag performance and identifies as genderqueer. Which, you know, obviously I disagree with that terminology.

He had just been reprimanded at work for wearing makeup. In the same day that I was . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Story Time: Affirming the Status-quo and the Utility of Identity Politics

Scripturient: Wrinkles: a review

Abandon all hope, ye who enter here. It’s the phrase that highlights the entrance to Hell in Dante’s Inferno. It could just as easily by carved above the entrances to many nursing and retirement homes. I recalled that phrase as we watched the 2011 animated film, Wrinkles, last night. Susan thought it the most depressing … Continue reading “Wrinkles: a review” . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Wrinkles: a review

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Meghan Murphy on Leftists.

     “One cannot simultaneously call oneself a leftist while defending a multi billion dollar industry that profits from the exploitation and degradation of women. One cannot call oneself “progressive” while refusing to stand up against the commodification of women and while refusing to challenge an industry that depends upon the absolute selfishness of men who […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Meghan Murphy on Leftists.

Scripturient: Neanderthals: a love story

Squat, hairy, broad shoulders, a big nose, beetle-browed with a low forehead. As Blind Willie McTell wrote in his classic song, Statesboro Blues, “I know ain’t good lookin’, but I swear I’m some sweet woman’s angel child.” That line might have been written for early Neanderthal cousins. First described as dim-witted and brutish, our more … Continue reading “Neanderthals: a love story” . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Neanderthals: a love story

PostArctica: Roadsworth Mural in Little Burgundy.

Stumbled on to this large mural that was apparently completed yesterday in Little Burgundy. The guys you see in the picture are applying anti graffiti coatings to the work and […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Roadsworth Mural in Little Burgundy.

Dead Wild Roses: How You Deal with Sexism – The Neil DeGrasse Tyson Edition

It must be said, we are fans of Neil Degrasse Tyson here at DWR. 🙂 Sure, this is a twitter conversation, but I’m confident that NDT would react similarly outside of the digital world. What are men supposed to do if they cannot be feminists? You do what NDT has done right here, you identify […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: How You Deal with Sexism – The Neil DeGrasse Tyson Edition

Dead Wild Roses: Next Gen Men? – Enter teh Wolf Pack?

An organization for men to deal with men’s problems? How bad could it be? Let’s take a look at their manifesto: “Wolf Pack aims to tackle the challenges of social isolation amongst adult men by helping foster social connection and new friendships through vulnerable and supportive conversations around topics of depth. Our Wolf Pack groups […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Next Gen Men? – Enter teh Wolf Pack?

Scripturient: Wolf Hall reviewed

I have just finished watching the six-part BBC series, Wolf Hall, based on the two novels by Hilary Mantel. I am also about halfway through my reading of the first of the two, Wolf Hall (with Bring up the Bodies waiting in the bedside pile). The serie… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Wolf Hall reviewed

Dead Wild Roses: Rio 2016 – Sexism Alive and Well with Elizabeth Plank

One of the frustrations that women experience is that people don’t believe them when they point out sexism in society. So, now thanks to Elizabeth Plank and Vox we can get a newscast rundown of the sexism that pervades our society and of course, the Olympic games. Enjoy? As always, if you’re wondering if we […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Rio 2016 – Sexism Alive and Well with Elizabeth Plank

Dead Wild Roses: CBC Radio: The Current – Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape – Peggy Orenstein

Further dispelling the myth that we don’t need feminism and equality is the lay of the land. This interview describes the situations and pressures young women face as they make there way through our patriarchal society. Read or listen to the whole interview on CBC, it is well worth your time. AMT: We spoke […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: CBC Radio: The Current – Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape – Peggy Orenstein

Canadian Dimension: Pope Francis: Capitalism is ‘Terrorism Against All of Humanity’

Photo by Thierry Ehrmann Pope Francis surprised reporters on a flight from Krakow to the Vatican late Sunday when he blamed the “god of money” for extremist violence in Europe and the Middle East, sa… . . . → Read More: Canadian Dimension: Pope Francis: Capitalism is ‘Terrorism Against All of Humanity’

Dead Wild Roses: “Why Rape Culture is a Dangerous Myth” – *groan* – Yet Another Mansplination of Hysterical Female Behaviour

I’m not sure what the author of the review was thinking… Actually, on second thought I might have an idea – this is the liberal left dude deciding to be ‘edgy’ and take on an issue that feminists, especially radical feminists, like to rattle on about. One would hope that with a title […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: “Why Rape Culture is a Dangerous Myth” – *groan* – Yet Another Mansplination of Hysterical Female Behaviour

Dead Wild Roses: Your Brain Makes You A Sucker – Cognitive Biases We All Share

Don’t feel bad about this, we are all in the same boat when it comes to making bad decisions or being unduly influenced. The science behind advertising and persuasion has come a long ways, and knowing how they manipulate you and the rest of the public is valuable knowledge. James Garvey lists three of the […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Your Brain Makes You A Sucker – Cognitive Biases We All Share

Scripturient: Everything Flows

Tonight’s book-with-wine discussion is about Vasily Grossman‘s novel, Everything Flows (New York Review Book, USA, 2009). It was his final work, and left unfinished at the time of his death, in 1964. It’s not a difficult read, but it … . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Everything Flows

Scripturient: Why Fonts Matter

The first problem I have when receiving a new book on typography is that I spend far too much time looking up the typefaces described or sampled therein, and searching for them online, instead of reading. Then I start looking at (and critiquing) the ty… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Why Fonts Matter

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

“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 with something. we are conditioned to do this because women are supposed to take up as little space […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Femininity is the Socialization of the Oppressed Class

Susan on the Soapbox: Stampede!

“Sometimes you need a little break”—Ms Soapbox’s Mom The fun started when Ms Soapbox’s sister Roz and her husband Jay came to town. They flew in from Vancouver where it rains 168 days a year–to spend a week in Calgary … Continue reading . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: Stampede!

Scripturient: Transcendance

It’s not surprising that AI replaced the biological form in the popular Frankenstein monster trope. In fact the smart-evil-machine scenario has been done so often this past decade or so that I’m more surprised any film writer or director c… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Transcendance

Dead Wild Roses: Gun Violence – Who You Shoot Matters

Some peoples lives are worth more than others. In the context of American society one of the deciding factors of how much your life is worth is determined by the colour of your skin. Here in Canada a similar skin tone gradient applies as being First Nations in Canada gets you the special police […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Gun Violence – Who You Shoot Matters

Dead Wild Roses: The Selectively Ultimate Conspiracy Debunker

It is a good test. Filed under: Culture Tagged: Consipiracy, Debunk . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Selectively Ultimate Conspiracy Debunker

Scripturient: Type amen, click like and share…

I created what proved an interesting discussion on Facebook recently when I threatened to ‘unfriend’ anyone who continued to out those obnoxious ‘type amen and share’ posts on their timelines. Now if you’re a FB user, you… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Type amen, click like and share…

Scripturient: Power, ambition, backstabbing

Power grabs. Backstabbing. Lust. Ambition. Conniving. Hypocrisy. A weak but well-meaning ruler. A grasping second in command who viciously usurps power. A bureaucrat jealous of the nobles, jockeying for power and trading favours to get his way. Sleaz… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Power, ambition, backstabbing

Dead Wild Roses: Welcome to the Shitfestival, brought to you by Po-Mo and Social Media.

“How We Reached the Point Where We Can’t Hear Each Other” is a article on Counterpunch by Joseph Natoli. I’ve excerpted some of the beginning bits for context, but the best is when he focuses on what is happening in Education and how people are taught to think these days. I’m also a fan of […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Welcome to the Shitfestival, brought to you by Po-Mo and Social Media.

Susan on the Soapbox: Brexit and Trump: It’s All Your Fault

Ms Soapbox was just getting her head around the fact that Donald Trump was her fault when they blamed her for Brexit. Wait, what? Political philosophers and journalists on both sides of the Atlantic point out that not everyone who … Continue reading . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: Brexit and Trump: It’s All Your Fault

Scripturient: Mildly Angry Max

The latest Mad Max movie isn’t so much about Max as it is about the political-feminist message of the film. Max himself seems somewhat perturbed, sometimes cross, but not really mad in the sense of going berserk. Mildly angry most of the time. Gr… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Mildly Angry Max