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Dead Wild Roses: Story Time: Affirming the Status-quo and the Utility of Identity Politics

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

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: Gender not Mysterious – Go Figure.

Watch as the mythology of gender is stripped away quickly and efficiently by AuntieWanda.

http://auntiewanda.tumblr.com/post/150945830601/gender-roles-and-gender-arent-the-same-thing

Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Gender, Gender Critical Feminism

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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

Things Are Good: Men Shouldn’t Worry About Being Breadwinners

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 […]

The post Men Shouldn’t Worry About Being Breadwinners appeared first on Things Are Good.

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Dead Wild Roses: The Bathroom Conundrum in Public School

“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

Dead Wild Roses: Rebecca Reilly-Cooper: What I believe about Sex and Gender (Part 2)

Rebecca Reilly-Cooper continues her examination of sex and gender in part 2. (Did you miss part 1?)   Gender 10. The oppression linked to sex begins at birth, operating through the social imposition of gender. Gender is the label that feminists use to describe the value system that prescribes and proscribes forms of behaviour and appearance for […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Rebecca Reilly-Cooper: What I believe about Sex and Gender (Part 2)

Dead Wild Roses: Rebecca Reilly-Cooper: What I believe about Sex and Gender (Part One).

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).

Dead Wild Roses: Talking About Gender – Debbie Cameron – Part 1

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

Dead Wild Roses: The Second Wave Saw it Coming – Post-Feminism

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

Dead Wild Roses: Gender and Family Farms – I love the Smell the Patriarchy in the Morning

JSTOR Daily – News with a scholarly slant. Damn Son, I’m going to be all over that site. 🙂 From the article on Gender and Family Farms: “Scott writes that all 23 women interviewed for the paper described doing both male and female chores. Men, on the other hand, talked mostly about male labor. […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Gender and Family Farms – I love the Smell the Patriarchy in the Morning

Dead Wild Roses: Feminist Quote of the Day – The Gender Binary – Lierre Keith

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

Dead Wild Roses: The Gendered Viewing of Dirt

Think you’re immune to social constructs? Think again.   “Let’s examine that a bit. “Men don’t see dirt the way women do.” That’s a pretty common assertion. And it’s bullshit. Vision problems aside, we’re all seeing the same dirty house; we’re just interpreting it differently. You and your boyfriend both walk in, see the pile […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Gendered Viewing of Dirt

Dead Wild Roses: “Why do you want to look like a man?” – Shamelessly Unladylike Speaks Truth about Gender and Being a Woman.

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.

Dead Wild Roses: Because words matter: Differences Between Sex and Gender

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

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

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A Puff of Absurdity: It’s Just a Joke

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

Dead Wild Roses: Michael Kimmel – On Gender and Privilege

I’m reading Kimmel’s book GuyLand and I shudder to think of what I would be if I had engaged in the sort of crap that constitutes the typical male maturation process.

 

Filed under: Social Science Tagged: Gender, Privilege, Sociology

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Dead Wild Roses: John vs. Jennifer – The Difference is about $4000 dollars.

From Yale Scientific Magazine:

“The researchers created a fictional student and sent out the student’s application to science professors at top, research-intensive universities in the United States. The professors were asked to evaluate how competent this student was, how likely they would be to hire the student, how much they would pay this student, and . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: John vs. Jennifer – The Difference is about $4000 dollars.

A Puff of Absurdity: The Newsroom: On Journalism, the Environment, and Sexism

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

A Puff of Absurdity: On Sex Ed, Double Standards, and the Red Herring of Consent

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

Song of the Watermelon: On the Benevolence of Slippery Slopes: Women Taking the Lead

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

A Puff of Absurdity: It’ll Be Fast: On Yes Means Yes

Globe and Mail.

I was struck by the report of an intimate exchange between a man and woman in today’s Globe & Mail; the woman later questioned how consensual the act really was.  She said, “Please stop,” and he responded, “It’ll be fast.”  Later she says “yes,” then later again “no.”

But that “fast” . . . → Read More: A Puff of Absurdity: It’ll Be Fast: On Yes Means Yes

Dead Wild Roses: Protecting the Public Trust? – Intersectional Analysis of Police Behaviour

Two very interesting articles about police conduct came out this week, particularly interesting if you juxtapose them.

Ferguson and the cult of compliance

In cases that seem very different, separated by factors such as age, race, gender, sexuality, geography, class and ability, police explain away their actions by citing noncompliance. They do it because it . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Protecting the Public Trust? – Intersectional Analysis of Police Behaviour

Progressive Proselytizing: Peter MacKay’s wife doesn’t help his – or our – cause

The latest flap over sexist comments from Justice Minister Peter Mackay came about when a Mother’s and Father’s Day emails from Peter Mackay to his staff were leaked to the media. The comparison isn’t pretty: put side to side it makes it seems like mothers should be applauded for doing housework like changing diapers . . . → Read More: Progressive Proselytizing: Peter MacKay’s wife doesn’t help his – or our – cause