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Dead Wild Roses: Transactivist Rhetoric – Radical Feminists are Biological Essentialists?

Let’s examine the claim that is often seen during gender-critical debates. The idea that radical feminists want to reduce women to their mere body parts is given a thorough response. The tl;dr is that females, under patriarchy, are oppressed because they possess female anatomy, yes folks, sex based oppression is where the action is. :/

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Dead Wild Roses: Why Defining Your Terms is Important – Sex and Gender

How weird is it that such basic concepts can cause so much furor? It is almost like a certain category of men have decided they strongly dislike a particular objective fact, and expect the rest of the world to fall in line with their new orthodoxy (because they say so). Conveniently, when it come to . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Why Defining Your Terms is Important – Sex and Gender

Dead Wild Roses: Genderist and Feminist conceptions of Sex and Gender

Notes from the gender debate that is ongoing in society. I think that the sooner we recognize that gender is a harmful social construct and move toward removing it from society, the better off we’ll be.

http://auntiewanda.tumblr.com/post/151164241261/sassysublimetastemaker-girlsmoonsandstars

Filed under: Feminism, Gender Issues Tagged: Feminists, Gender, Genderists, sex

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Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Afternoon Links

Assorted content for your weekend reading.

– Arancha González Laya distinguishes between international trade and corporatism – arguing that we should be looking to ensure people benefit from the former by reining in the latter: Making trade more inclusive requires action on three broad policy fronts: trade rules, domestic social protection, and international cooperation to . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Afternoon Links

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – On Gender – Sheila Jeffreys

“Gender functions as an ideological system that justifies and organizes women’s subordination and for this reason it must be dismantled. Women and girls cannot access full humanity and the rights and opportunities of full human status while the idea that there are personality traits and appearance norms that are naturally and essentially associated with girls . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – On Gender – Sheila Jeffreys

Dead Wild Roses: Regressing With Bill C-16 – Meghan Murphy

Well, nearly quoted the whole damn article, but so very important. Go to the national observer for the rest.

 

“In Wednesday’s House of Commons debate on Bill C-16, also known as the Transgender Rights Bill, Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, who introduced the legislation back in May, explained:

“Gender identity is a person’s internal . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Regressing With Bill C-16 – Meghan Murphy

Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

This and that for your Sunday reading.

– Larry Beinhart argues that aside from the gross unfairness and economic harm from growing inequality, there’s a basic problem trusting the uber-rich to make reasonable decisions with massive amounts of wealth. And George Monbiot makes the case that even as he pretends to be an outsider, Donald . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

Dead Wild Roses: Conversations with Genderists

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

Dead Wild Roses: Definitions for Indefinite Times – Transracial?

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)

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Politics, Re-Spun: Goodbye, Politics, Re-Spun! Hello, WePivot.net!

“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!

Dead Wild Roses: Meghan Murphy – Why the conception of “cis” is wrong.

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.

Politics, Re-Spun: A Glimpse of Last Week in White, Male Supremacy

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

Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

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

Dead Wild Roses: On Womanhood – Toomanymurlocs

https://toomanymurlocs.tumblr.com/post/151123235220/on-womanhood

Filed under: Gender Issues Tagged: Gender, Gender Critical Feminism, Radical Feminism, Womanhood

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Politics, Re-Spun: The War on Women…Which Side Are You On?

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?

Politics, Re-Spun: How Far Will Men Go to Keep Their Entitlements?

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?

Politics, Re-Spun: One Million Vaginas Helps Us With Trump

 

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

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – On Gender – Auntie Wanda

“No one has a gender. It’s a social construct, you said that yourself, anon.

And it is a social construct: it’s arbitrary rules of behavior assigned to people based on their sex and reinforced by social systems. People are socially punished for not conforming to it.

All “trans” is is when people mistake these socially . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – On Gender – Auntie Wanda

Dead Wild Roses: The Trap of Identity Politics

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

Dead Wild Roses: A Civil Gender Critical Discussion?

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?

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Auntie Wanda on Gender

It is evident that Auntie Wanda has thought a fair amount on gender and how it is constructed in society.

It’s [sex and gender] really not that esoteric:

A girl is a prepubescent to adolescent human female. A woman is a post-adolescent human female. A boy is a prepubescent to adolescent human male. A . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Auntie Wanda on Gender

Dead Wild Roses: Rise Again RPOJ – The Marvellous Pow-ah of Straw Argumentation – an Illustrated Guide

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

Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Afternoon Links

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

Accidental Deliberations: New column day

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

Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

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