Dead Wild Roses: On Patriarchy

  The game plan is the same, whether it be poverty of racism or the poverty of patriarchy.  Poor whites were given just a smidgen more social and economic power that the poor blacks in the USA – enough to make the us vs. them categorization viable.  The will of the oppressor is carried forth ...

Dead Wild Roses: Historical Perspective on the Advancement of Women – Gerda Lerner

Seventy two years (+) of struggle just to get right to vote, and an uphill battle *all* of the way.  Now who exactly was creating such resistance to positive social change?  Hmm… now that is quite the puzzle now isn’t it. Those in power will never willingly concede their power.  Not ever.  What it takes ...

Dead Wild Roses: Feminist Quote of the Day – Gerda Lerner

When asked about the wage gap and why we don’t see women equally represented in society how often is one bombarded with comments like: “Women prefer lower paying jobs”, or even better, ‘there is no such thing as the wage gap”.  Steaming monkey muffins to that bollocks is my usual reply.  Before we go on, ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: Making Peace with Aging and Infirmity

On holiday in Cat Island, Bahamas recently, something happened.  Regular readers of my blog might recall that I’ve blogged about Cat Island before – it’s a remarkable place in its beauty, its simplicity and its authentic (but few) inhabitants.  Last year, I visited an 87 year old firecracker called Miss Ella Sweeting.  Back then, Miss ...