Dead Wild Roses: Tropes Vs Women – The Straw Feminist

       More than any of the tropes discussed in the last month the Straw Feminist is the one that I run into the most.  Making up an version of the issues that you’re trying to hate-on makes for easy, but dishonest arguments from those who oppose feminism (racism, socialism, equality rights in general) and its goals.  ...

Dead Wild Roses: Tropes vs Women – The Evil Demon Seductress

Women getting squished into yet another trope that reflects poorly on our society.  This time with help of the feminist frequency we observe how women are held up as objects of objectification and ridicule at the same time.  Patriarchy is good at that giving women two choices both equally bad the Madonna/whore trap coming to ...

Dead Wild Roses: Miss Representation – The Documentary

I found the whole movie on youtube, lucky us.    It is one hour and twenty six minutes long, so find some popcorn and a comfy chair.  Learn and enjoy.   Filed under: Education, Feminism Tagged: Feminism, Feminist Critique, Miss Representation

Dead Wild Roses: Jadehawk on Anti-Feminism – The Deconstruction of Paula Kirby

Just some highlights from Paula Kirby’s essay on Feminism.  I’ve read it and concluded that she really has missed the point of what feminism is all about.  The original document is here, and of course the deconstruction is at Jadehawk’s blog from which this excerpt originates. [PK:}Let’s consider 1930s Germany for a moment. How did ...

Dead Wild Roses: Tropes vs Women – The Smurfette Principle

Ah yes, tokenism at its best.  Just imagine the dudely outrage when called out on this particular trope.  See!  See!  We have a female character… oh wait. Filed under: Education, Feminism Tagged: DWR Feminist Wednesday Feature, Feminist Critique, Feminsim, Tropes vs Women, Understanding Feminism

Dead Wild Roses: Tropes vs Women #2 – Women in Refrigerators

Popular culture certainly has it in for women, they wind up dead surprisingly often. Oh and a link to the actual site of the WiR trope. Filed under: Feminism Tagged: DWR Feminist Wednesday Feature, Feminist Critique, Tropes vs Women

Dead Wild Roses: Tropes vs. Women – The Manic Pixie Dream Girl

Patriarchy hurts both women and men.  This the first of in a series of examinations of popular culture presented with a feminist critique. Filed under: Education, Feminism Tagged: Feminism, Feminist Critique, Tropes vs Women