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Dead Wild Roses: An Open Letter to our American Friends

Dear US citizens who want to move to Canada because of the election,

Recently your country has elected Donald Trump to be your president for the next four years. This concerns a great deal of us up here in Canada (and conversely there are some up here that think it’s a great idea). I’m sure . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: An Open Letter to our American Friends

Dead Wild Roses: “Femme is radical,” says transwoman

I think I broke my mouse after clicking the reblog button so darn hard. Exhibit #347979234 of why dudes don’t get feminism, but love the toxic neo-liberal facsimile so much. :/

Purple Sage

A transwoman who calls himself a “lesbian” explains that “Femme is Radical, and Femme-Shaming Isn’t Feminist.”

The first . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: “Femme is radical,” says transwoman

Dead Wild Roses: Do you have pronoun privilege?

A look into the pronoun teapot tempest –

“A quick note about “privilege,” before I get to the article. Privilege is the flip side of oppression, and it occurs when one group of people has material power over another group of people. Men, as a group, have privilege over women, as a group, because . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Do you have pronoun privilege?

Dead Wild Roses: Election 2016: To Everyone Who Contributed to the Outcome

Feminist Post election throw down.

The Burning Times of Vesper Woolf

When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross. ~ Sinclair Lewis

Today, Wednesday November 9, 2016, America is a failure in democracy. A month after “pussy-gate,” Donald Trump, the misogynist currently scheduled . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Election 2016: To Everyone Who Contributed to the Outcome

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 . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: On Patriarchy

Dead Wild Roses: Like a Fiery Phoenix, the Red Pen of Justice Once Again Takes Flight – “Feminism is Sexism Against Women”

This post from the garrulous hodgepodge of turds known as ‘ihatesocialjusticewarrors’ manages to test the very boundaries of quantum physics – the stupid here is so super-dense that the Planck constant just may not apply. The original buffoonery can be found at ihatesocialjusticewarriors.com. The dumb is strong at this site, consider yourself warned. 🙂 “There […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Like a Fiery Phoenix, the Red Pen of Justice Once Again Takes Flight – “Feminism is Sexism Against Women”

Dead Wild Roses: No staff, no programs at UVic’s Third Space

Originally posted on UVic Womyn’s Centre:
The latest news from the Third Space collective (formerly the University of Victoria Women’s Centre) comes from a source who received a letter from the collective’s governing body, the UVic Students Society. According to the letter, the staff have left or quit, and no one is currently running… . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: No staff, no programs at UVic’s Third Space

Dead Wild Roses: QotD: “‘Sordid’ adverts offer homeless women free accommodation in exchange for sex”

Originally posted on Anti-Porn Feminists:
A man has posted an online ad calling on “stunning” homeless women to get in touch so he can give them shelter — in return for sex. The advertisement is one of hundreds listed on the notorious buy-and-sell site Craigslist that a charity has said aim to “exploit” vulnerable women.… . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: QotD: “‘Sordid’ adverts offer homeless women free accommodation in exchange for sex”

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Quote of the Day – Margaret Atwood – The Panoptical Nature of the Female Experience

“Even pretending you aren’t catering to male fantasies is a male fantasy: pretending you’re unseen, pretending you have a life of your own, that you can wash your feet and comb your hair unconscious of the ever-present watcher peering through the keyhole, peering through the keyhole in your own head, if nowhere else. You […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Quote of the Day – Margaret Atwood – The Panoptical Nature of the Female Experience

Dead Wild Roses: Blythe Baird – “When the Fat Girl Gets Skinny” (NPS 2015)

Originally posted on The Prime Directive:
Powerful stuff…thanks for finding it FT. The Prime Directive View original postFiled under: Housekeeping . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Blythe Baird – “When the Fat Girl Gets Skinny” (NPS 2015)

Dead Wild Roses: Two views on Brexit

Originally posted on OffGuardian:
We present here two widely divergent perspectives on the meaning and the prospects opened up by Brexit, both originally published by Defend Democracy. The starkness of the contrast – between the view of a former World Bank officer and that of a self-identified revolutionary socialist — is, we think, itself of… . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Two views on Brexit

Dead Wild Roses: Childhoods Are Hanging in the Balance – Ghostbusters causes flood of Man-tears.

The new Ghostbusters Movie looks like a lot of fun. What is not so much fun, the overwhelming negative reaction to the trailer mostly by man-babies who have to get their winge on because an all female cast of a rebooted franchise is ruining their lives. But hey, take a look at the trailer and […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Childhoods Are Hanging in the Balance – Ghostbusters causes flood of Man-tears.

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Family Matters

Kinda puts a damper on that whole family values and morals thing… :)Filed under: Housekeeping Tagged: family, Origin Stories, The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice, Uncomfortale Christian Facts . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Family Matters

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