This is an excerpt from Meghan Murphy’s manifesto posted on the Feminist Current titled : ‘We need to be braver’ — women challenge ‘gender identity’ and the silencing of feminist discourse.
““Cis” is another term that has been adopted by those who wish to see themselves or present themselves as progressive but . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Meghan Murphy – Why the conception of “cis” is wrong.
Well, time for a different sort of cringe-worthy news item. The United Nations has made an Onion worthy press release. Unfortunately, this isn’t satire.
“The United Nations just rejected seven female candidates vying to lead the global organization.
Now, to promote women and girls, it is picking a cartoon character . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: U.N. Picks Powerful Feminist (Wonder Woman) for Visible Job (Mascot)
Quite simply, if a politician dangles child welfare money to anyone, but makes it contingent on embracing a sick LNG plant, what does that smell like to you?
I think it smells the same as when she tells a school board to close schools or else they don’t get seismic upgrading money.
I think . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: What the BC Premier’s Reconciliation Smells Like
People, especially people who are white and male: we need to drastically up our game if we are going to move towards equity and away from the increasingly brutal white male backlash that’s been growing.
Last week a number of things happened that reinforce the supremacy of white men, but also the rise in those . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: A Glimpse of Last Week in White, Male Supremacy
This is the same RCMP that just got its ass sued for $100 million dollars because of its misogynistic treatment of women. A quick snip from that story –
“We hurt you. For that, I am truly sorry.”
Those were the words from RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson to every woman who was ever harassed, . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Canada’s RCMP and Systemic Sexism – What Patriarchy Looks Like
But it’s not JUST a war on women. It’s on everyone who isn’t overflowing with entitlements, and it’s largely being waged by white men, who seek to perpetuate male and white supremacy.
You are either actively on the side of the oppressed, or the oppressor. And if you’re silent, you’re with the oppressor.
Let’s up . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: The War on Women…Which Side Are You On?
We are on ‘easy-mode’ today as hollywood movie posters are not exactly puzzles wrapped in mystery shrouded in illusion – when it comes to illustrating the faint glow and hum of the patriarchal superstructure of the society we inhabit.
Well here we have the standard Avengers movie poster. Everyone in their heroic pose, but something . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Avengers Ass-emble – Spot the Sexism
Gleaned from [Stardate:Whenever]. (ed. edited for format and spelling)
The internal thoughts of one woman and her friend – their ‘joke’ about performing femininity. A small portal of insight into what women living under patriarchy have to deal with.
“I think I’m going to perform femininity today.”
“Oh, you don’t have to but whatever makes . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: On Performing Femininity
The wise, inspiring folks at One Million Vaginas have done it again, helping reframe Trump’s attempt to disempower women into an empowerment meme.
Feel free to sprinkle these hashtags as well!
#GrabHimByTheBallot #NeverTrump #RapeCulture #SexualAssault
So please, all my American friends/readers, and all YOUR American friends, help the world out by grabbing November . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: One Million Vaginas Helps Us With Trump
“Male violence against women does not simply take place in the cocoon of an individual relationship. It is structural, it is systemic. The pattern, the overwhelming consistency with which women are the victims and men the perpetrators should be a big clue. Male violence against women is not random, it has a function and that . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Male Violence – Karen Ingala Smith
Smells like 1984…
“Identity has become the axis of so much university activism because, for all the radical posturing associated with it, identity politics does not threaten the established order of society. It promotes a moralistic and self-indulgent anti-politics, where a person’s use of language and the purity of their thinking matters more than confronting . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Trap of Identity Politics
“[T]he goal of feminism is not to validate every feeling that every person has ever felt. the goal of feminism is to liberate women from patriarchy, and feminism will accomplish this by being critically analytical in order to reveal the truth about sex and gender, in order to build a world that accommodates female . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Definitions of Feminism
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
Not seeing or feeling the empowerment of sexwork prostitution? Me either.
Tatsuya Ishida has been fearless as of late critically examining the ill effects of prostitution and human trafficking in our society. Go to sinfest.net to see the whole series.
Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Feminism, Prostitution, Sinfest
. . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Sinfest Keeps Rolln’ – On Prostitution
The Feminist Current is a bastion of “not the fun kind” of feminist discourse – Meghan Murphy steps up with this bold article and describes the challenges that women face when fighting for the radical notion that feminism should centre women in its practice.
“Women who challenge discourse around “gender identity” have been . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: ‘We need to be braver’ — women challenge ‘gender identity’ and the silencing of feminist discourse – Meghan Murphy
Watch as the mythology of gender is stripped away quickly and efficiently by AuntieWanda.
Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Gender, Gender Critical Feminism
. . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Gender not Mysterious – Go Figure.
“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.
The world’s oldest profession is easily the world’s worst ‘profession’. “We know working in prostitution causes higher rates of ptsd than participating in war, we know women are severely abused during sex, we know sex industry is heavily linked with child trafficking and human trafficking, we know most participants have to be severely drugged in […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Post of the Day – How Could You Even Defend Prostitution and Porn? – Furious RadFem
Brilliant strip from Tatsuya Ishida illustrating that ironic moment when the notion of ‘victim-less crime’ goes up in smoke and shit proceeds to get real. Go to sinfest.net to read the rest of the story.Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Feminism, Prostitution, Sinfest . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: On Men & Prostitution
Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Gendered Violence, Women Owning Space . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Gender Based Aggression
“Men who want to support women in our struggle for freedom and justice should understand that it is not terrifically important to us that they learn to cry; it is important to us that they stop the crimes of violence against us.” — Andrea DworkinFiled under: Feminism Tagged: Andrea Dworkin, male violence, The DWR Feminist […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Andrea Dworkin
“The more psychotherapy an abusive man has participated in, the more impossible I usually find it is to work with him. The highly “therapized” abuser tends to be slick, condescending, and manipulative. He uses the psychological concepts he has learned to dissect his partner’s flaws and dismiss her perceptions of abuse. He takes responsibility […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: On Abusive Men and Therapy – Lundy Bancroft