“Pornography has socialized a generation of men into watching sexual torture,” Dines said. “You are not born with that capacity. You have to be trained into it. Just like you train soldiers to kill. If you are going to carry out violence against a group you have to dehumanize them. It is an old method. . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Gail Dines on Porn Culture.
Just a handy reference slide for your perusal.
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. . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Feminist Thought of the Day – The Third Wave – Gail Dines
Well, another antidote to the ferocious level of managed-shortsightedness by the media on the Santa Barbara mass murders.
“I have been a radical feminist for as long as I can remember. As I witness the marginalisation of radical feminism in the cultural discourse, in publishing, and in women’s studies programs, I see the feminist movement . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Misogyny isn’t like a Cold, or something you catch – Gail Dines
Just a note to our porn friendly sex-positive types out there…
“How porn is implicated in rape is complex and multilayered. Clearly, not all men who use porn rape, but what porn does is create what some feminists call a “rape culture” by normalizing, legitimizing, and condoning violence against women. In image after image, violent . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Gail Dines – On Pornography
What would you suggest as a metric for determining the quality of governance? Gail Dines has a simple suggestion (taken from a counterpunch article on contrasting styles of governing):
” […] a government that has demonstrated a capacity to work for the people rather than just corporate interests, and a government that works for . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Quote of the Day – Gail Dines on Government.
Gail Dines knocks this talk out of the park – Neo-Liberalism is exposed, and all the ill-effects that come with that particular set of toxic ideals. Some quotes from the video:
“There is no such thing as cheap labour, there is only labour that has been made cheap”
“Women perform 66% of the worlds work, . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Defanging Feminism – Gail Dines