Spotted this conversation illustrating the oft heard charge (and wonderful riposte) that radical feminists are all about the biological essentialism. As demonstrated below, being aware of scientific fact and material reality is quite reasonable. The nerve of these radical feminists not bowing and scraping to gender ideology that fundamentally ignores reality. 🙂
Radical . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Conversations with Genderists
We can file this under ‘words have meanings’ and meanings are important.
Sex: a binary that refers to which reproductive organs you have (males have sperm, females have eggs)
Race: a system that organizes people based on melanin levels in the skin and place of origin (labeling varies, but physical differences exist between races)
. . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Definitions for Indefinite Times – Transracial?
“Politics, Re-Spun” is now WePivot.net!
but why, you scream in horror!
next month is the 14th anniversary of Politics, Re-Spun…it’s time for a reframing/rebranding/pivot to something more…betterer, or more bigly, if you will.
14 years ago, in the twisted Orwellian months after 9/11 where words did not mean what words are, it was important to . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Goodbye, Politics, Re-Spun! Hello, WePivot.net!
This is an excerpt from Meghan Murphy’s manifesto posted on the Feminist Current titled : ‘We need to be braver’ — women challenge ‘gender identity’ and the silencing of feminist discourse.
““Cis” is another term that has been adopted by those who wish to see themselves or present themselves as progressive but . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Meghan Murphy – Why the conception of “cis” is wrong.
People, especially people who are white and male: we need to drastically up our game if we are going to move towards equity and away from the increasingly brutal white male backlash that’s been growing.
Last week a number of things happened that reinforce the supremacy of white men, but also the rise in those . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: A Glimpse of Last Week in White, Male Supremacy
Assorted content for your weekend reading.
– Joel Wood highlights the social cost of carbon as a crucial reason to work on reducing greenhouse gas emissions rather than insisting on doing the absolute least the rest of the world will tolerate. And needless to say, Brad Wall’s idea of an argument for the position that . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links
Filed under: Gender Issues Tagged: Gender, Gender Critical Feminism, Radical Feminism, Womanhood
. . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: On Womanhood – Toomanymurlocs
But it’s not JUST a war on women. It’s on everyone who isn’t overflowing with entitlements, and it’s largely being waged by white men, who seek to perpetuate male and white supremacy.
You are either actively on the side of the oppressed, or the oppressor. And if you’re silent, you’re with the oppressor.
Let’s up . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: The War on Women…Which Side Are You On?
How can you tell that America is suffering from a vast, intense, rageful male backlash against feminism?
How can you tell men are struggling brutally hard to hold onto their entitlements?
[And don’t be too complacent Canadian men; are we really different?]
Well, while this electoral analysis can’t actually manifest next month, when we look . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: How Far Will Men Go to Keep Their Entitlements?
The wise, inspiring folks at One Million Vaginas have done it again, helping reframe Trump’s attempt to disempower women into an empowerment meme.
Feel free to sprinkle these hashtags as well!
#GrabHimByTheBallot #NeverTrump #RapeCulture #SexualAssault
So please, all my American friends/readers, and all YOUR American friends, help the world out by grabbing November . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: One Million Vaginas Helps Us With Trump
Smells like 1984…
“Identity has become the axis of so much university activism because, for all the radical posturing associated with it, identity politics does not threaten the established order of society. It promotes a moralistic and self-indulgent anti-politics, where a person’s use of language and the purity of their thinking matters more than confronting . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Trap of Identity Politics
The following is an exchange on tumblr between littlepumkinprincess and auntiewanda. I have changed the formatting a bit for the sake of readability, but their words and ideas remain the same. Many of the arguments that occur between gender critical feminists and trans-advocates play out in this exchange. It is certainly not an exhaustive . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: A Civil Gender Critical Discussion?
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
Assorted content for your weekend reading.- Rachel West charts how higher wages and improved social supports can reduce crime rates and their resulting costs.- Lana Payne comments on the glass ceiling still limiting the wages and opportunities availabl… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Afternoon Links
Here, on the continuing obstacles to pay equity and other gender equality in the workplace.For further reading…- For background on the current state of the gender pay gap in Canada, see the Canada Women’s Foundation’s fact sheet, as well as Mary Corn… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: New column day
This and that for your Tuesday reading.- Yanis Varoufakis makes the case for an international progressive political system to ensure that social progress doesn’t stop at national borders:(T)raditional political parties are fading into irrelevance, supp… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links
“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
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
“I don’t want to see penis when I go to the washroom; he just stands there with the stall open and it makes me uncomfortable.“. That was the quotable bit from a conversation I had with a female student I happened to be teaching at an elementary school this week. We were walking in […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Bathroom Conundrum in Public School
Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading.- Andre Picard writes about the devastating effects of widespread social isolation, particularly given its connection to poverty: All told, it is estimated that about six million Canadians live an isola… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Afternoon Links
Miscellaneous material for your Sunday reading.- David Korten writes that despite the trend of the past few decades, there’s nothing inevitable about international agreements inevitably favouring capital over citizens rather than the other way around.-… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Afternoon Links
The debate over respecting the boundaries of females has spilled over the border and has galvanized protests at the Alberta legislature. “Both were there as participants in two similar, yet very different, rallies scheduled only an hour apart. The crux of both protests was the controversial Bill 10. The first one took place to support trans rights while the second was organized […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Alberta’s Bill 10 – The protest, the needed revision.
Assorted content for your weekend reading.- Ed Finn comments on the history of neoliberalism – but notes that while the public is rightly skeptical of corporate spin, that awareness hasn’t yet translated into a strong alternative:(S)cores of well-known… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links