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Dead Wild Roses: A Think Tank Found Out How Often Twitter Users Call Women a ‘Slut’ or ‘Whore’ — TIME

Women on Twitter are called either a “whore” or a “slut” by users on the social media platform almost 10,000 times a day, according to a new study. Twitter users, both male and female, sent 200,000 aggressive tweets using those specific insults to 80,000 people during a three-week period in late April and early May,… via […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: A Think Tank Found Out How Often Twitter Users Call Women a ‘Slut’ or ‘Whore’ — TIME

Dead Wild Roses: Feminist antinatalist arguments.

Originally posted on The Prime Directive:
Although the connection between feminism and antinatalism has already been made (more notably in L’Art de Guillotiner les Procréateurs), it hasn’t really been explored in much depth. I wanted to expand on it somewhat and discuss more concrete arguments for what we can call feminist antinatalism, because I think… . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Feminist antinatalist arguments.

Dead Wild Roses: Announcement

Originally posted on glosswatch:
<deep breath> Hi! Most of you know me as a woman but today I’m coming out – as a human being. I know this might be confusing to some folks but I’ve felt this way for a long time. It’s something I’ve found myself suppressing due to fear of violence, isolation, being… . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Announcement

Dead Wild Roses: No party for non-men

Originally posted on glosswatch:
In 1980’s The Sceptical Feminist Janet Radcliffe Richards makes the simple but important point that “it is quite misleading to think of masculinity and femininity as similar sorts of things; equal degrees of adaptation to different situations”: In fact masculinity has traditionally been no different from general success in whatever is… . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: No party for non-men

Dead Wild Roses: QotD: ” We live in a world where calling out sexism makes you more vulnerable than perpetuating it”

Originally posted on Anti-Porn Feminists:
As Anne Thériault suggests in Vice, Ghomeshi will most likely recover from this scandal. “Men in his position very rarely suffer any real and lasting consequences for these types of allegations — look at Roman Polanski, or Woody Allen, or Chris Brown,” she writes. “Even when there is plenty of… . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: QotD: ” We live in a world where calling out sexism makes you more vulnerable than perpetuating it”

Dead Wild Roses: “Why France Is Adopting A New Law That Criminalizes The Clients, Not Prostitutes”

Originally posted on Anti-Porn Feminists:
On April 6, 2016, France adopted a new law in the country’s fight against prostitution, inspired by the so-called “Nordic Model” — a model which seems to be frequently condemned, little understood and often mocked. We would, therefore, like to help clarify the ins and outs of this new law… . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: “Why France Is Adopting A New Law That Criminalizes The Clients, Not Prostitutes”

Dead Wild Roses: #Infographic: Keeping your indoor cat happy! — Katzenworld

Hi everyone, This is another great infographic produced by the team at terrys fabrics: Many cats love to stay indoors and are never happier than when padding around the house. Yet sometimes your cat may become less content, which can be distressing both for you and your pet. When a cat isn’t 100% happy they […] […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: #Infographic: Keeping your indoor cat happy! — Katzenworld

Dead Wild Roses: The Ghomeshi Verdict: We Deserve Better — Susan on the Soapbox

“Violence against women is not about the behavior of the women.”–Gillian Hnatiw, lawyer for Lucy DeCoutere By his own admission Jian Ghomeshi likes rough sex. The legal question is whether the three women who met Ghomeshi in 2002 and 2003 like it too. Jian Ghomeshi was charged with four counts of sexual assault and […] via […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Ghomeshi Verdict: We Deserve Better — Susan on the Soapbox

Dead Wild Roses: Fools and Liars: In Which I Tell the Truth

Originally posted on Our Rape Blog:
There’s a question people keep asking about the Ghomeshi trial, and I was up most of last night trying to think of how to answer it. I finally shut my brain off by picturing, in as much detail as possible, a solid wall of packed dirt in the dark… . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Fools and Liars: In Which I Tell the Truth

Dead Wild Roses: Former porn actress tells young women “Don’t do porn”

Originally posted on Purple Sage:
From the Independent, former porn actress Bree Olson has a message for young women, which is “Don’t do porn.” She entered the porn industry voluntarily, but no longer wants to be a part of it. She no longer wants her pictures on the Internet and doesn’t want to be treated… . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Former porn actress tells young women “Don’t do porn”

Dead Wild Roses: QotD: “Patriarchy is a caste system”

Originally posted on Anti-Porn Feminists:
Patriarchy is a caste system which takes humans who are born biologically male or female and turns them into the social classes called men and women. Male people are made into men by socialization into masculinity, which is defined by a psychology based on emotional numbness and a dichotomy of… . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: QotD: “Patriarchy is a caste system”

Dead Wild Roses: I Love The Smell of Equality in the Morning – Dress Codes for Women

Ahh, you can hear the faint hum of the patriarchal machinery gently whirr in the background as it gently churns out non-provocative titles such as this: “Sexy outfits for female staff may be discriminatory.” The unabashed use of the qualifier quickly raised this commentators eyebrow and raised the feminist lobes to a strong yellow alert. […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: I Love The Smell of Equality in the Morning – Dress Codes for Women

Dead Wild Roses: Meet the Texas Abortion Provider Who Refuses to Lie Back and Take It

Originally posted on ValerieTarico.com:
Amy Hagstrom Miller has defended her group of Texas clinics, Whole Woman’s Health, all the way to the Supreme Court despite tremendous personal cost. Here’s why. Amy Hagstrom Miller will face the Supreme Court tomorrow in defense of her group of abortion clinics, Whole Woman’s Health. Hagstrom Miller is a… . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Meet the Texas Abortion Provider Who Refuses to Lie Back and Take It

Dead Wild Roses: Cheryl Tiegs is ok with Sports Illustrated glamorizing women who are too thin

Originally posted on Dr. Jen Gunter:
Ashley Graham, a gorgeous woman and plus-sized model, is on one of the three Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition covers. Sports Illustrated ? This is what Cheryl Tiegs, a former swimsuit model herself, had to say: “I don’t like that we’re talking about full-figured women, because it’s glamorizing them, because… . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Cheryl Tiegs is ok with Sports Illustrated glamorizing women who are too thin

Dead Wild Roses: Some Great Feminist Links!

Some are mine. ***** Source: Some Great Feminist Links!Filed under: Housekeeping . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Some Great Feminist Links!

Dead Wild Roses: The Opposite of Rape Culture is Nurturance Culture

Originally posted on Dating Tips for the Feminist Man:
The opposite of masculine rape culture is masculine nurturance culture: men* increasing their capacity to nurture, and becoming whole. The Ghomeshi trial is back in the news, and it brings violent sexual assault back into people’s minds and daily conversations. Of course violence is wrong, even when the court system… . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Opposite of Rape Culture is Nurturance Culture

Dead Wild Roses: A fetus can’t “hold hands” with its twin

Originally posted on Dr. Jen Gunter:
The story is a sad one, a set of twins where one is not expected to survive due to complex anomalies. As the mother of a set of triplets where one did not survive I understand this kind of pain. A couple in such a situation spoke with their… . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: A fetus can’t “hold hands” with its twin

Dead Wild Roses: #StoptheTrolls

Originally posted on The Melodramatic Confessions of Carla Louise:
As many of you know, I’ve not been on the internet (that is, WordPress) for very long. In fact, I’ve just gone past three months, yet I’ve encountered SO many trolls. One, in particular, was rather aggressive and persistent. I originally saw this video on the… . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: #StoptheTrolls

Dead Wild Roses: A Downside to Urban Living – Not Seeing Stuff Like This…

“The vertical panoramic view follows our magnificent Milky Way galaxy stretching above horizon, its rich central starfields cut by obscuring dust clouds. A glance along the galactic plane also reveals Alpha and Beta Centauri and the stars of the Southern Cross. Captured in the region’s spectacular, dark skies, the Small Magellanic Cloud, satellite of the […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: A Downside to Urban Living – Not Seeing Stuff Like This…

Dead Wild Roses: QotD: “The legacy of identity politics has produced a problematic language idealism where we focus more on correct words and phrases rather than the material basis of oppression”

Source: QotD: “The legacy of identity politics has produced a problematic language idealism where we focus more on correct words and phrases rather than the material basis of oppression”Filed under: Housekeeping . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: QotD: “The legacy of identity politics has produced a problematic language idealism where we focus more on correct words and phrases rather than the material basis of oppression”

Dead Wild Roses: A Fine Blogging Community – A Note of Thanks.

Hey folks, I thought I would write this here to recognize the support shown as of late. I appreciate the kind words and thoughtful arguments, as well the buttkicking applied when I’m wrong. :) Filed under: Housekeeping Tagged: Blogging Community,… . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: A Fine Blogging Community – A Note of Thanks.

Dead Wild Roses: Why I’m Pro-Choice, by AJ

Originally posted on Everysaturdaymorning's Blog:
When my husband and I had children we always agreed to be open and honest with our kids. When we ended up having two daughters, my husband informed me that “those talks” were all mine. I’ve always been pretty open about women’s rights and at an early age they… . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Why I’m Pro-Choice, by AJ

Dead Wild Roses: An interview with Meghan Murphy.

Originally posted on The Prime Directive:
Meghan Murphy is the most prominent radical feminist in Canada today. This interview is an excellent exposition of radical feminist theory and Murphy’s views. 5) Advocates of prostitution and porn call these Nordic reforms “anti-sex” and “moralistic” but it’s interesting to note that these laws are passed in countries… . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: An interview with Meghan Murphy.

Dead Wild Roses: #WomenNotObjects

Reblogged on WordPress.com Source: #WomenNotObjects   I’ll start the countdown for the WATM crew to arrive, but till then…Filed under: Housekeeping . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: #WomenNotObjects

Dead Wild Roses: How not to start a conversation with a feminist

Originally posted on Lavender Blume:
As a feminist who is very active on Twitter, I receive daily unsolicited replies from people I don’t know, many of whom happen to be men. This post may not serve much of a purpose beyond providing catharsis for feminists who go through the same thing but in the optimistic hope that there are men… . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: How not to start a conversation with a feminist