We Pivot: March on Washington, Live in Vancouver!

It’s an hour until Vancouver’s March on Washington begins. This is what solidarity and dignity look like! Watch for updates all morning at http://twitter.com/wepivot  

We Pivot: And Now, It Begins!

It’s time to begin. The inauguration has occurred. And tomorrow we march. And if you’re in Vancouver, we’ll see you there! And as we pivot to an unexpected remainder of the decade, we will see mobilizing for women’s rights and … [Read more]

Dead Wild Roses: The Female Perspective -“One of the Guys…”

“It was a game that everyone but me seemed to love. I was a girl who mostly hung around boys because I hadn’t yet learned that female friendships, though infinitely more confusing, were also infinitely more rewarding. I was the self-professed type who loudly preferred spending time with men over spending time with women because ...

Dead Wild Roses: Regressive Left Update – Destroy the ‘transphobic’ Pussy-hats.

http://filthyvulvachurch.tumblr.com/post/155765843984/teenageradfem-for-fucks-sake-not-everything Well, this brings about one of my favourite twitter quotes when dealing with MRA’s in whatever shape they happen to present themselves in:   Filed under: Feminism, Politics Tagged: Grab them by the Pussy, MRA tomfoolery, Pussy Hats, Radical Feminism, Regressive Left

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Radical Feminist Quote of the Day – On “Equality”

“much of the animosity towards radical feminism is explained by examining the fact that feminism is popularly misunderstood to simply be about “equal rights.” when radical feminists are accused of not including trans women in “our feminism,” the underlying implication is that we maliciously exclude them because we think they don’t deserve equal rights. however, ...

Dead Wild Roses: Excerpt – How feminists can challenge liberal bathroom politics – Robert Jensen

“Feminism recognizes that institutionalized male dominance is rooted in men’s control of women’s reproductive power (a source of other political struggles in Texas and beyond) and sexuality. In patriarchy, an enduring feature of the lives of girls and women is sexual violence — men’s unwanted intrusions into their lives. Women’s experiences vary, but none escapes ...

Dead Wild Roses: Pithy Quotes from Radical Feminists

When a dude helpfully tries to explain what feminism should be: Hard to get around that what she postulates – if you are not agitating against and combating patriarchy, what exactly are you doing?  Also, gender identity in a nutshell. Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Gender Idnentity, Radial Feminists

Dead Wild Roses: Female Erasure – Vera Rubin – Astrophysicist Who Discovered Dark Matter.

Yep, still waiting for the chorus of enraged ‘egalitarian’ voices to protest this (continuing) oversight. http://tehbewilderness.tumblr.com/post/155051414744/the-future-now-vera-rubin-the-woman-who Filed under: Feminism, History, Science Tagged: Astrophysics, Female Erasure, History, Institutional Sexism, Nobel Prize Bullshittery, Patriarchy, Radical Feminism

We Pivot: T***p, the Inauguration and Our Kids’ Mental Health

Now that T***p’s inauguration is 2 weeks away I’d revisited a great piece from 2 months ago that explored how to help our children deal with what America is becoming. Beyond all these great ideas to address kids’ anxiety and … [Read more]

Dead Wild Roses: star wars

Author dudes, screen write dudes… Hell! Dudes of the creative class – watch and learn an important lesson that you’ve been missing well, since forever. Females beautifully ‘ruining’ Star Wars one movie at a time. 🙂   H/T to Rey Walker for the animated gifs. Filed under: Culture, Feminism, Media Tagged: Dudes, Patriarchal Tropes in ...

Dead Wild Roses: Pornography is Hate Speech Against Women

It’s almost like ‘free-speech’ has very different meanings for different classes of people… “Pornography is hate speech against women. If it was any other group that was made object to such depictions it would be rightly banned and decried. Again, I reiterate my point that when Bumfights was made, homeless and socio-economically disadvantaged boys and men ...

We Pivot: Christy Clark is the Anti-Carrie Fisher

Don’t be fooled. As we pivot into a challenging 2017 with a provincial election on May 9, a tale of two tweets: Be Princess Leia in 2017. Fight on the front lines. Strangle fascists with the chains they would have you wear. Be a motherfuckin' general. — K O'Shea (@osheamobile) December 27, 2016 Let’s honour ...

We Pivot: The Importance of General Organa

The Importance of General Organa Princess Leia was great, but General Organa is the one I’ll be looking to in dark times Source: The Importance of General Organa (with image, tweets) · anne_theriault · Storify This is an amazing piece sharing the truth of greatness and how easy it is for all of us to ...

Dead Wild Roses: Gay/Lesbian Conversion Therapy for Liberals – Magdalen Berns

Well let’s take a look at the issue of sexual orientation and sexual preferences when it meets with some of the gender ideology that is popular today.  It would seem, at least according to Ms.Berns, that it just homophobia dressed up to look and sound like its progressive and inclusive. Highlights gleaned from ‘never-obey‘. Riley: ...

A Puff of Absurdity: On Social Control in Universities

Chris Hedges has concerns with Trump’s impact on intellectuals: Trump and his Christian fascist minions, sooner than most of us expect, will seek to shut down the small spaces left for free expression. Dissent will become difficult and sometimes dangerous. … The Trump administration will hand our Christian jihadists a platform to champion a repugnant ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Rachel Ivy – On Gender and Identity

“The idea that gender is natural is conservative, and the idea that gender is voluntarily chosen is insulting. Tell a victim of corrective rape that gender is voluntary. Tell any survivor of rape, the overwhelming majority of which are female, that being a woman is a fun set of clothing and behavior choices that she ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Elizabeth Hungerford – On Neo Liberalism

Ms. Hungerford clearly has no time for all the silliness po-mo brings to the table. “Post-modern neoliberalism seeks to dismiss the experience of womanhood by claiming that anyone can choose to be a woman. And, in any case, it claims that we are too diverse to be generalized about. An interesting position to take: the ...

We Pivot: Embrace Climate and Gender Optimism!

Welcome to the cusp of 2017. I can’t wait for 2016 to end: rough year. But as we pivot to a fresh new year with new challenges, let’s embrace climate and gender optimism when we can! Great climate news regarding … [Read more]

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Meghan Murphy – On Feminism for Females

“Suzannah Weiss writes, “A large part of feminism is obtaining equal treatment for women, so understandably, a lot of feminist efforts and rhetoric focus on women.” Crazy, right! And, apparently, a really big problem. It seems the biggest problem with feminism today, according to third wave feminists, is women! Damn, ladies — haven’t we learned ...

Dead Wild Roses: Rogue One – Emasculating Males Globally – The Whinging Awakens…

One Star Wars movie with a female lead?  Unacceptable – but two?  The male tears are flowing strong and fast on the comment section of the Rogue One trailer.  Of course, someone had to make it official, so here a few updated movie posters featuring the sentiments of dudes who feel keenly unrepresented in Star ...

Dead Wild Roses: A Conversation on ‘Gatekeeping’ and Gender

http://auntiewanda.tumblr.com/post/153664078226/you-should-learn-more-about-radical-feminism Interesting conclusion – if gender is completely subjective, personal quality, how can it be meaningful in a descriptive sense? It comes back down to the utility of meanings that are based in the material reality of the situation. Women = adult human female is an objective fact, and I haven’t seen an alternate definition ...

Dead Wild Roses: Radical Feminist Conversations: Terminology, Bathrooms, and Gender

The claims of trans-ideology, when examined, often fall short of being persuasive. The confusion between sex and gender and the terminology involved almost always plays a large role in making their arguments functionally opaque to the lay person. In this conversation Auntie Wanda, a gender critical feminist, wades through the confusion and gets to the ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Clash of World Views: Trans-ideology vs. Gender Critical Radical Feminism

The argument depicted below seems to sum up the problematic nature of the truth claims that trans-activists make. To analyze these claims precisely and coherently and refute them seems to get one labelled as a ‘transphobe’ (for disagreeing with worldview of someone else). Sorry, but that just doesn’t wash. If we are to maintain any ...

Dead Wild Roses: ARadical Feminist Gingerbread Person – Rancom

I’m sure you’ve all seen the other types of gingerbread people floating around there mixing and mingling sex and gender, and generally making a hot mess of things.  Check the link for analysis of the evolution of the gingerbread person and the information included/excluded along the way.   Here is the version of that gingerbread ...

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]