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Dead Wild Roses: Female Roles – Andrea Dworkin

What we are exposed to in childhood helps set the tone of our expectations later in life. Consider the female role models little girls and boys are exposed to while they are making up their minds on what and how they want to be. -Woman Hating. Andrea Dworkin Contrast this passage with male role […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Female Roles – Andrea Dworkin

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

Dead Wild Roses: Rise Again RPOJ – The Marvellous Pow-ah of Straw Argumentation – an Illustrated Guide

The working title for this post was accurate, but a bit wordy: Dude Superciliously Imagines What Females Think then Blames Females for His Imagining of their Problems. We tightened things up a bit and figured we’d add more verbosity in the introduction. The Dude over at Talonrest is a master of erecting stupid assertions (go […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Rise Again RPOJ – The Marvellous Pow-ah of Straw Argumentation – an Illustrated Guide

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Sarah Ahmed – On Racism and Sexism

“No matter how much evidence you have of racism and sexism, no matter how many documents, communications, encounters, no matter how much research you can refer to, or words you can defer to, words that might carry a history as an insult, what you have is deemed as insufficient. The more you have to show […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Sarah Ahmed – On Racism and Sexism

Dead Wild Roses: Today in Patriarchy – Women, Unpeople Owned by Men

Patriarchy is alive and well in 2016. Let’s head over to the Olympics – Exhibit 1:   Ooookay. Maybe this is just a fluke this isn’t a implicit patriarchal norm – we just need to find all the stories that mention a man’s status as “husband” first then his achievement… (good luck with that). Surely […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Today in Patriarchy – Women, Unpeople Owned by Men

Dead Wild Roses: The Birth Of The “Manosphere” and “Neomasculinity” – I can’t even… But the RPOJ Can.

The feminist tag in the wordpress reader keeps sending me these reality defying, stomach churning, polishing of turding, decidedly bad-will gifts. Aggrieved man children are now, during this very second, writing inspirational insipid posts about how terrible it is to be a man and how getting back to patriarchal standards is the *only* thing […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Birth Of The “Manosphere” and “Neomasculinity” – I can’t even… But the RPOJ Can.

Dead Wild Roses: Another Patriarchal Double Bind? Hurrah! :/

Why need feminism so darned much.Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Abuse, compliments, Feminism . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Another Patriarchal Double Bind? Hurrah! :/

Dead Wild Roses: Male Entitlement – The Acceptable Use of Female Bodies

That awkward moment for dudes when they realize that they are indeed living in a patriarchy… Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Ah-ha moments, Feminism, Patriarchy . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Male Entitlement – The Acceptable Use of Female Bodies

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: The Rising Tide of Misandry (?)

Another reversal post just to illustrate the keen difference between what men experience and what women experience in society. Stopping the replication of patriarchy begins when people can actually see it in action. So now you see it. Will you act to stop it the next time?  Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Feminism, Patriarchy, role reversal . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Rising Tide of Misandry (?)

Dead Wild Roses: He Was Just Asking to Be Robbed – Matriarchal Double Standards

Let the crime spree begin… This is a funny/not funny example of what women are faced with when it comes to the circumstances surrounding rape and sexual assault. Kinda sounds like a crummy deal doesn’t it? So, if it is improper when it comes to robbery, why is it ‘a-okay’ with rape?Filed under: Feminism Tagged: […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: He Was Just Asking to Be Robbed – Matriarchal Double Standards

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Loving To Survive – Dee Graham

“To the extent that femininity is a psychology of the oppressed, or an indication of Societal Stockholm Syndrome, we are forced to ask whether women should support our culture’s glorification of “feminine qualities.” It is one thing to be feminine in order to survive when you know why you are doing what you are doing; […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Loving To Survive – Dee Graham

Dead Wild Roses: Brute Reason – On Feminine Wiles…

Deconstructing patriarchal bullcookery, one idea at a time. Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Brute Reason, Feminine Wiles, Feminism . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Brute Reason – On Feminine Wiles…

A Puff of Absurdity: On Ghostbusters

It’s got an amazing cast, each of whom I absolutely adore. The director directed some of them in Bridesmaids, which is absolutely hilarious. The editors were responsible for 40-Year-Old Virgin and Anchorman, two favourites. But don’t slam me as anti-f… . . . → Read More: A Puff of Absurdity: On Ghostbusters

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Andrea Dworkin on ‘The Left’.

“Capitalism is not wicked or cruel when the commodity is the whore; profit is not wicked or cruel when the alienated worker is a female piece of meat; corporate bloodsucking is not wicked or cruel when the corporations in question, sell cunt; racism is not wicked or cruel when the black cunt or yellow […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Andrea Dworkin on ‘The Left’.

Dead Wild Roses: Discovering DNA – The Woman You Don’t Hear About

Here is the new ‘joke’ – What did Watson & Crick discover? Rosalind Franklin’s notes.   Rosalind Franklin’s Legacy When it comes to her place in the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA, Rosalind Franklin has not received fair treatment. Or so maintains Lynne Osman Elkin, a professor of biological sciences at California […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Discovering DNA – The Woman You Don’t Hear About

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

Dead Wild Roses: Patriarchy in Action – The Honour Killing of Qandeel Baloch

Well the grinding millstone of female misery that is Patriarchy claimed another victim as the CBC reports: “Qandeel Baloch, a social media star whose exploits divided opinion in conservative Pakistan, was strangled, allegedly by her brother, in what appears to be a so-called “honour killing,” police and her family said on Saturday. Baloch’s racy social media photos challenged social […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Patriarchy in Action – The Honour Killing of Qandeel Baloch

Dead Wild Roses: Meanwhile in the Land of Patriarchy

:( Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Patriarchy, Radical Feminism . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Meanwhile in the Land of Patriarchy

Dead Wild Roses: Stirring Thoughts from a Great Mind on Terrible Things

I’m at a loss as to what I can add to this. The least I can do is share this important video from my longtime hero, Vihart. Filed under: Feminism, Gender Issues Tagged: Orlando Shootings, Tragedy, Vihart . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Stirring Thoughts from a Great Mind on Terrible Things

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