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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Filed under: Gender Issues Tagged: Gender, Gender Critical Feminism, Radical Feminism, Womanhood
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A conversation gleaned from Stardate Whenever –
“I was chatting with one of my managers and he told me he does drag performance and identifies as genderqueer. Which, you know, obviously I disagree with that terminology.
He had just been reprimanded at work for wearing makeup. In the same day that I was . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Story Time: Affirming the Status-quo and the Utility 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?
Watch as the mythology of gender is stripped away quickly and efficiently by AuntieWanda.
Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Gender, Gender Critical Feminism
. . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Gender not Mysterious – Go Figure.
Gender stereotypes and expectations aren’t good for anybody, and there’s more and more evidence that men who worry about having to be the primary income earners hurts their health. The old way of thinking that a man had to earn more than his partner in a heterosexual relationship no longer makes sense. Thanks to the […]
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“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
Ms. Reilly-Cooper has done some fantastic foundational work describing what sex and gender is and, more importantly, how many radical feminists approach the topic. This will be a long post and a feature here at DWR as it is a resource too good not to replicate. “Sex 1. Humans, like the vast majority of species, reproduce sexually. […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Rebecca Reilly-Cooper: What I believe about Sex and Gender (Part One).
There certainly seems to be a great deal of confusion about basic terminology. Let’s see if we can un-muddy the waters a bit. This is taken from Trouble and Strife. “Debbie Cameron: The purpose of today’s discussion is to try to cut through some of the theoretical and political confusion which now surrounds the […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Talking About Gender – Debbie Cameron – Part 1
If your Feminism doesn’t center females at its core, you may have a problem… Stevi Jackson. Trouble & Strife Winter 1992/93.Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Essentialism, Feminsm, Gender . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Second Wave Saw it Coming – Post-Feminism
What is gender and how does if affect our society? Lierre Keith provides some insight and clarity regarding the topic while casting some shade on the po-mo obfuscation of said topic. Filed under: Feminism Tagged: DWR Feminist Quote of the Day, Femini… . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Feminist Quote of the Day – The Gender Binary – Lierre Keith
The stuff you can find on tumblr these days. I applaud the trenchant analysis of gender and what being a woman (performing femininity) is like in much of western society.
“Why do you want to look like a man?”
I wear clothing from the men’s section of the clothing store. My leg hairs are longer . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: “Why do you want to look like a man?” – Shamelessly Unladylike Speaks Truth about Gender and Being a Woman.
Every once and awhile something good bubbles up from the seething mass known as tumblr. This is a good summary of what sex and gender are and how they interact in our society.
“It seems like on here at tumblr there’s a lot of misinformation going around. people are using sex . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Because words matter: Differences Between Sex and Gender
This week wasn’t the first time I talked to my class about the FHRITP phenomenon. But the fact that one guy lost his job and another was fined $400 has changed the conversation. A discussion about the sexual aggressive street harassment typically elicits a “but it’s just a joke” response in some of my . . . → Read More: A Puff of Absurdity: It’s Just a Joke
I just finished watching the final season of The Newsroom as it appears catching up on shows is becoming a personal tradition on the first day of any holiday. It was a cringe-worthy six hours with a few redeeming story-lines. Here be ton o’ SPOILERS including the fact that it ends with a wedding, a . . . → Read More: A Puff of Absurdity: The Newsroom: On Journalism, the Environment, and Sexism
We discussed Erin Anderson’s article from Friday’s Globe and Mail in my philosophy class on Friday, and it provoked a whole gamut of topics. I’ll try to encapsulate some of them here. The article starts with an important question:
“The question left is whether we’ll waste this moment, leaving the teenagers today to have the . . . → Read More: A Puff of Absurdity: On Sex Ed, Double Standards, and the Red Herring of Consent
I had the pleasure last week of attending a public talk called “Women’s Voices: What Difference Do They Make?” featuring Canada’s first and only female prime minister, Kim Campbell.
Appearing at Vancouver’s Harbour Centre campus of Simon Fraser University, the former PM sat down with Shari Graydon of Informed Opinions to discuss women’s participation in . . . → Read More: Song of the Watermelon: On the Benevolence of Slippery Slopes: Women Taking the Lead