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Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Quote of the Day – On Prostitution – Chelsea Geddes

Powerful piece. Filed under: Feminism Tagged: DWR Feminist Quote of the Day, Expoliation of Women, Feminsm, Prostitution . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Quote of the Day – On Prostitution – Chelsea Geddes

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.

Dead Wild Roses: Encroaching on Transgender Territory? – Jaden Smith

My eyebrow arched with considerable alacrity while reading the title of this opinion piece from The Independent (‘Jaden Smith as a new face of womenswear might seem progressive – but he’s on transgender territory.’) While reading and fighting the loss of my irony meter (boundaries not being respected…) said brow remained frozen in place at […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Encroaching on Transgender Territory? – Jaden Smith

Dead Wild Roses: Virginia Woolf – On Literature

“Suppose, for instance, that men were only represented in literature as the lovers of women, and were never the friends of men, soldiers, thinkers, dreamers; how few parts in the plays of Shakespeare could be allotted to them; how literature would suffer! We might perhaps have most of Othello; and a good deal of Antony; […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Virginia Woolf – On Literature

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day: Guilt Poisons Women – Germaine Greer

“Women feel more guilt than men, not because of some weird chromosomal issue but because they have a history of being blamed for other people’s behaviour. You get hit, you must have annoyed someone; you get raped, you must have excited someone; your kid is a junkie, you must have brought him up wrong” — […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day: Guilt Poisons Women – Germaine Greer

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

Dead Wild Roses: Radical Analysis – Not Out to Get *You*

“When someone says “this social phenomenon is not always empowering and in fact is coerced” they are not robbing you of agency or victimizing you. Radical analysis of the functions of power is just analysis. The analyst or theorist does not harm you, power does.” The liberal feminist response to critical and radical inquiry into […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Radical Analysis – Not Out to Get *You*

Dead Wild Roses: Conversations with the Po-Mo Crowd – An Interesting Dialogue on Why Words Have Meanings.

You can find the original conversation here. As this appeared on tumblr I’ve taken some editorial liberties with correcting spelling and grammar and adding titles to the speakers. I’ve had versions of this conversation before and of course, I was not nearly as eloquent as the final response was.   POMO: Terfs are always demanding […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Conversations with the Po-Mo Crowd – An Interesting Dialogue on Why Words Have Meanings.

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: On Misogyny and Sex Based Oppression

If misogyny was only just “hatred of the feminine” a supposedly mystic state of being rather than oppressive norms, women could opt out at any time by simply not conforming. This is so clearly and painfully untrue almost as if… Sex-based oppression exists ^^^ . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: On Misogyny and Sex Based Oppression

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

The Canadian Progressive: This “new” feminism is the same feminism started by our grandmothers

Our grandmothers showed us a bigger, better feminism with women’s rights, racial equity, and gender justice at its heart, writes award-winning journalist Dani McClain. The post This “new” feminism is the same feminism started by our grandmothers… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: This “new” feminism is the same feminism started by our grandmothers

Dead Wild Roses: Wing-Women and the “Cockblock”

Another super-peachy-keen aspect of being female in our society – saying “no” to men can get you killed. Thank you wing-women of the world. :) On a much more sombre note, to stop the clueless dudes from cluttering my comment section a small sample of what can happen when women say no… A woman says […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Wing-Women and the “Cockblock”

Dead Wild Roses: Legalized Prostitution – Welcome to Paradise…

This excerpt from the article in The Telegraph – Welcome to Paradise. “You can’t give orders to your employees. It’s not allowed,” he says. Actually, says Knop, managing prostitutes is completely legal. The problem is making sure you don’t cross the line between “managing” them and “exploiting” them. Helmut Sporer, Detective Chief Superintendent […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Legalized Prostitution – Welcome to Paradise…

Dead Wild Roses: Radical Feminism Versus Conservative Ideology

It is a comparison that is floating around more and more as the po-mo authoritarian left is stifling debate and silencing criticisms of people who happen to be against their unique vision of reality. We have here a helpful chart to compare and contrast the positions of the two parties in question. Glad we could […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Radical Feminism Versus Conservative Ideology

Dead Wild Roses: On Being Socialized Female – The Gender Knot

-Allan Johnson on compulsory femininity (the systematic expectations and goals of female socialization) The Gender Knot  Filed under: Education Tagged: Being Female, Feminism, Patriachy, Radical Feminism, Socialization . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: On Being Socialized Female – The Gender Knot

Dead Wild Roses: Women’s Agency – Let’s Look in the Right Places – Janice G. Raymond

The choice of which battles to fight reflects on how one views society and how it is constructed. Here is what going to the root of problem and starting one’s analysis looks like. “Radical feminists have never denied the agency of women under conditions of oppression. But radical feminists have located women’s agency, women’s making […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Women’s Agency – Let’s Look in the Right Places – Janice G. Raymond

Dead Wild Roses: Historical Perspective on the Advancement of Women – Gerda Lerner

Seventy two years (+) of struggle just to get right to vote, and an uphill battle *all* of the way. Now who exactly was creating such resistance to positive social change? Hmm… now that is quite the puzzle now isn’t it. Those in power will never willingly concede their power. Not ever. What it takes […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Historical Perspective on the Advancement of Women – Gerda Lerner

Dead Wild Roses: A Look into the Double Bind of Patriarchy, and the Way Out

Women under patriarchy often are told that the choices they make will differentiate themselves from those “other” women. That the choices they make as an individual will empower them to overcome the obstacles they face. Granted, in some individual cases this can happen, but for the vast majority of women the choices they make individually […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: A Look into the Double Bind of Patriarchy, and the Way Out

Politics, Re-Spun: Spring: the Season of Sexism and Dress Codes

Over the years we have written about sexist school and sports dress codes. But since it’s spring, we should expect a great deal of attention in the non-progressive media to what is either inappropriately dressed teen girls, or the increasingly less subtle slutshaming and sexism that we heap on women. This year’s keynote is from … Continue reading Spring: the Season of Sexism and Dress Codes

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

“People say, “Oh, well, pornography—that’s for masturbation, nobody can get hurt that way.” But orgasm is a very serious reward, isn’t it? Think of Pavlov’s little dogs, right? They don’t just think about salivating; they salivate. They do it because they learned it. Period. Now think about pornography. The dehumanization is a basic part of […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Feminist Quote of the Day – Andrea Dworkin on Pornography

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)

wmtc: rtod: we only want the earth

On the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising, these Revolutionary Thoughts of the Day are brought to you by the great Irish socialist, James Connolly.The day has passed for patching up the capitalist system; it must go. (1910)This speech, from 1897, i… . . . → Read More: wmtc: rtod: we only want the earth

Dead Wild Roses: Second Wave Smackdown – On Prostitution

It takes dedicated effort to remove these sorts of fiery speeches from the history of women. Oratory like this somehow doesn’t make it into the classrooms, or history lectures. So the lessons need to be discovered, theorized, and fought for in each generation of women making progress glacially slow. Yet we have helpful mnemonics for […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Second Wave Smackdown – On Prostitution

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