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We Pivot: This Week in American Fascism

Whew, what a week! As we pivot to a new world dismantling entitlements and confronting much more overt fascism, let’s reflect on what we need to call out: Fascist, white supremacists love to ban books, including To Kill A Mockingbird, … [Read more]

Dead Wild Roses: Male Violence and Control

“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

Dead Wild Roses: UN Women – Zap Tharwat ft. Amina Khalil – Nour

Nice to see more people who get it.

“Nour-The latest songs for the famous Egyptian rapper Zap Tharwat featuring for the first time the renowned Actress Amina Khlail. The song was developed under the leadership of the National Council for Women in collaboration with UN Women Egypt Country Office with the generous support . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: UN Women – Zap Tharwat ft. Amina Khalil – Nour

cmkl: December 6th: Constant progress, constant retreat

We take consolation in disasters from the idea that society might learn something and that the horror might never recur. The war to end all wars, the massacre to end all massacres. We want to see progress to encourage ourselves to keep pushing for change. And yet we don’t want to magnify a tiny . . . → Read More: cmkl: December 6th: Constant progress, constant retreat

Dead Wild Roses: A Conversation About Some of the Goals of Gender Critical Radical Feminism

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Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Gender Critical, Goals, Radical Feminism, Unreasonable

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Dead Wild Roses: Sexism Alive and Well in 2016 – as its always been.

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.

Dead Wild Roses: On Female Erasure – Gender

I completely need this book.

Filed under: Culture, Feminism Tagged: Female Erasure, Gender, Gender Roles, Radical Feminism, Society, The Scourage of Idenity Politics

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Dead Wild Roses: The Second Sex and Simon de Beuvoir – One is not born, but rather becomes a Woman – Explained!

I am so beyond tired of English speakers misinterpreting this quote and making it mean the exact opposite of what Beauvoir meant by it. Here is the explanation that immediately follows it in The Second Sex:

“One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman. No biological, psychological, or economic fate determines the figure . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Second Sex and Simon de Beuvoir – One is not born, but rather becomes a Woman – Explained!

Dead Wild Roses: Men’s Negative Projections of Women – “Women can’t drive…”

Have you considered your patriarchal stereotypes today? Let’s take a peek at a few.

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Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Patriarchy, Questioning Assumptioins, Radical Feminism

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Dead Wild Roses: The No Win Patriarchal Game for Females

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For even more fun try the Virgin/Whore game, or the “what was she wearing…’ game – guaranteed to bring the yuks back to the party.

Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Feminism, Gender Roles, Growing Up Female, Patriarchal Double Binds

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We Pivot: White- and Male-Dominated History Perpetuates White, Male Supremacy

If, like me, you don’t recognize these women as household names, you are likely a victim of history education that focuses on males and white people. And while you are likely not a racist misogynist, we all have to do … [Read more]

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Hypersexualization and Porn Culture – Gail Dines

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Filed under: Culture, Feminism Tagged: Gail Dines, Porn, Radical Feminism, The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day

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We Pivot: Self-Care Tips As Trump’s Inauguration Approaches

It’s all about self care. Care for yourself with more sleep, more time walking in nature, less time in elevators and more time on stairs. Eat healthier, simpler foods. Spend more time with your people: less texting and more phone … [Read more]

Dead Wild Roses: Gender Equality – Keep up the good work…

Whelp, looks like we just need another dose of equality and we’ll get there…

 

Or, perhaps, working to dismantle the systems that oppress women in society might be a more effective way to advance the cause of women. Some thirty years after the Second Wave, women are still remorselessly objectified, not in control . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Gender Equality – Keep up the good work…

Dead Wild Roses: Do you have pronoun privilege?

A look into the pronoun teapot tempest –

“A quick note about “privilege,” before I get to the article. Privilege is the flip side of oppression, and it occurs when one group of people has material power over another group of people. Men, as a group, have privilege over women, as a group, because . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Do you have pronoun privilege?

Dead Wild Roses: Naomi Wolf – The Beauty Myth

Filed under: Culture, Feminism Tagged: Feminism, Institutional Sexism, Naomi Wolf

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We Pivot: 2wice More Justin Trudeau Goes Anti-Feminist

It’s great that Trudeau wants to give Liberia $12 million to improve the condition of women, but in Canada he’s undermining the economic security of Canadian women and others, including a specific betrayal of a campaign promise. But as we … [Read more]

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – The Family – Germaine Greer

“More and more women now refuse to put up with being lied to, beaten and betrayed by the fathers of their children. The truth behind the so-called decline in family values is that the illusion of stable family life was built on the silence of suffering women, who lived on whatever their husbands thought fit . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – The Family – Germaine Greer

Dead Wild Roses: A Look into the Experience of Being Female – The Fascism that Has No Name – Abigail Bray

An excerpt from “The fascism that has no name.“ “They made it clear from the start that the slightest deviation from the norm would be punished. They turned everything into prisons, even our own bodies. Wear pink. Play with dolls. Look in the mirror. Go to school. Learn to smile when they abuse you. . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: A Look into the Experience of Being Female – The Fascism that Has No Name – Abigail Bray

Dead Wild Roses: Transactivist Rhetoric – Radical Feminists are Biological Essentialists?

Let’s examine the claim that is often seen during gender-critical debates. The idea that radical feminists want to reduce women to their mere body parts is given a thorough response. The tl;dr is that females, under patriarchy, are oppressed because they possess female anatomy, yes folks, sex based oppression is where the action is. :/

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Dead Wild Roses: Why Defining Your Terms is Important – Sex and Gender

How weird is it that such basic concepts can cause so much furor? It is almost like a certain category of men have decided they strongly dislike a particular objective fact, and expect the rest of the world to fall in line with their new orthodoxy (because they say so). Conveniently, when it come to . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Why Defining Your Terms is Important – Sex and Gender

Dead Wild Roses: Genderist and Feminist conceptions of Sex and Gender

Notes from the gender debate that is ongoing in society. I think that the sooner we recognize that gender is a harmful social construct and move toward removing it from society, the better off we’ll be.

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Filed under: Feminism, Gender Issues Tagged: Feminists, Gender, Genderists, sex

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The Canadian Progressive: Trump win a call to arms for radical feminist men

Donald Trump’s election as the 45th President of the Unites States is a renewed call on radical feminist men to reject patriarchy, misogyny, sexism, white supremacy, and other men’s claim to control women’s reproductive power and sexuality.

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Dead Wild Roses: Why Time is a Feminist Issue – Brigid Schulte

“I came to learn that women have never had a history or culture of leisure. (Unless you were a nun, one researcher later told me.) That from the dawn of humanity, high status men, removed from the drudge work of life, have enjoyed long, uninterrupted hours of leisure. And in that time, they created art, . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Why Time is a Feminist Issue – Brigid Schulte

Dead Wild Roses: Refocusing Feminism after the Trumpocalypse – Kathleen Geier

“White working-class women appear to be more open than men are to progressive appeals (62 percent of them voted for Trump, as opposed to 72 percent of their male counterparts). That suggests that the most promising path forward would be to agitate for a robust economic agenda focused on women’s needs: a $15 minimum . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Refocusing Feminism after the Trumpocalypse – Kathleen Geier