Dead Wild Roses: Gay/Lesbian Conversion Therapy for Liberals – Magdalen Berns

Well let’s take a look at the issue of sexual orientation and sexual preferences when it meets with some of the gender ideology that is popular today.  It would seem, at least according to Ms.Berns, that it just homophobia dressed up to look and sound like its progressive and inclusive. Highlights gleaned from ‘never-obey‘. Riley: ...

Dead Wild Roses: Gender Critical – Some History and Context

Some background on the gender critical vs transactivist debate. http://mad-theory.tumblr.com/post/150653730357/rageclit-toxicdoxxie-antiprincess Filed under: Gender Issues Tagged: Context, Gender Critical, Transactivsim

Dead Wild Roses: A Conversation on ‘Gatekeeping’ and Gender

http://auntiewanda.tumblr.com/post/153664078226/you-should-learn-more-about-radical-feminism Interesting conclusion – if gender is completely subjective, personal quality, how can it be meaningful in a descriptive sense? It comes back down to the utility of meanings that are based in the material reality of the situation. Women = adult human female is an objective fact, and I haven’t seen an alternate definition ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Clash of World Views: Trans-ideology vs. Gender Critical Radical Feminism

The argument depicted below seems to sum up the problematic nature of the truth claims that trans-activists make. To analyze these claims precisely and coherently and refute them seems to get one labelled as a ‘transphobe’ (for disagreeing with worldview of someone else). Sorry, but that just doesn’t wash. If we are to maintain any ...

Dead Wild Roses: One Example of Female Erasure – Grab’em By The Pussy

http://tehbewilderness.tumblr.com/post/151847314494/randomstabbing-actually-a-lesbian Filed under: Gender Issues Tagged: Female Erasure, Gender Critical, Trans Ideology?

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.  :/ ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 or ...

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 ...

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 Feminst:  ...

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) ...

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 ...

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 that ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 8th ...

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 constructed ...

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 ...

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 ...