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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

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