Alberta Politics: Appalled maybe, but no one should be surprised by the ugly threats against Rachel Notley

PHOTOS: Alberta Premier Rachel Notley. She has been threatened more than any other Alberta premier, and she reacts with aplomb. Below: British politician Jo Cox, murdered last year by a right-wing extremist for her beliefs; federal Conservative leadership candidate Chris Alexander while a right-wing crowd chanted “lock her up” about Ms. Notley; U.S. President Donald ...

Dead Wild Roses: Vancouver Women’s Library Vandalized – The Violent Trans/Queer Lobby in Action

I’m not sure when the definition of  progressive queer activism changed to mean defiling and destroying women’s spaces, but unsurprisingly, the violent men of Queer activism (terrorism) are at it again.   And quite honestly, they (GAG) can fuck the hell right off – violent patriarchal repression of women with a shiny coat of queer ...

Dead Wild Roses: Petition: Protect Feminist Books at Vancouver Women’s Library

A book-banning campaign by Gays Against Gentrification (GAG) is demanding the Vancouver Woman’s Library (VWL) remove and ban over twenty feminist books from their collection. These works — written by renowned women authors who have a long history of engaging in critical analysis against the oppression of women as class — focus on female exploitation, ...

Montreal Simon: The Women’s Marches and the I Can’t Keep Quiet Song

I can't remember a more inspiring sight than the sight of all those millions of women and their supporters marching in Washington and all over the world.Or one that cheered me up more. I was worried that the ghastly predator Donald Trump would get away with all his crimes against women.But the women made it clear he won't.Read ...

Trashy's World: Goodbye yellow brick road. Hello Mordor.

Very soon, a racist, classless and misogynist piece of trash moves into to the White House. Be above this swamp rat, American friends. You are better than him and his sputtering jackals. Most of you are fine people. Fight and obstruct everything he and the GOP for the full four years, just like the GOP and their ...

Dead Wild Roses: Sexism Alive and Well in 2016 – as its always been.

I would like to thank a recent commenter here on DWR for the placement of a tidy swarm of bees squarely in my bonnet. The honour, of course, goes to Godless Cranium for this nugget of wisdom shared on a previous thread: “And I’m not saying sexism doesn’t exist or doesn’t play a factor sometimes, ...

The Disaffected Lib: Steve Bannon – Every Demagogue Has One

Think of him as the guy who will toss the red meat to the Gullibillies. Steve Bannon, Trump’s lead strategist designate and former Breitbart chief, has a lot of people very, very nervous. Vice News calls Bannon a right-wing Rottweiler. The Bannon/Breitbart juggernaut has inroads to the radical right across Europe and Israel, pretty much any ...

The Disaffected Lib: Will Trump Embolden Bigots in Canada?

Yesterday we read Kinsella’s post about a white power, Alt.Right handbill posted in his neighbourhood. Today we have an account from CBC Ottawa of a woman, Anna Maranta, a rabbi no less, who awakened in the early hours of Tuesday morning to find a swastika and the word “kike” spray painted across the front door ...

Against the Grain: What happens in the US doesn’t stay in the US

The question of what America’s progressives are going to do next is a complex one. There are many US analysts attempting to dissect the bloated carcass of the 2016 election and for my part I’m probably going to take a while to really take stock in terms of action in the United States. I’ve started ...

Dead Wild Roses: The LoLgasm that is #Gamergate – Misogyny in the Gaming Community

Impotent dude rage… Fun fact: Morgan Ramsay, founder of the Entertainment Media Counsel, did an objective study of how much of gaming journalism talks about sexism or social justice. To do this, he downloaded 130,524 articles from 37 RSS feeds of 23 outlets, including The Escapist, Rock Paper Shotgun, CVG, Edge Online, Eurogamer, Gamasutra, Game ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Women Who Brought Him Down

With only fifteen days to go before the U.S. election, if we were on a plane this would be about the time when the pilot announces "we're now on final approach."Or if you're on the Trump plane the pilot screams "Mayday!! Mayday!! Only God can save us!!!! Hillary Clinton has vaulted to a double-digit advantage in the inaugural ...

Montreal Simon: The Scary Meltdown of Donald Trump

I want to look away, I want to escape the insanity, I want to live in our peaceful kingdom, not in some American nightmare.But I can't take my eyes off the horrifying sight of Donald Trump sounding crazier by the moment, and revealing his inner monster.For it is a horror show. It is a total meltdown.Read more »

Montreal Simon: The Final Meltdown of the Monster Donald Trump

As we all know Donald Trump is now unshackled, going after the Democrats and the Republicans.And of course trying to smear Bill Clinton, even though he's not running for anything.But Trump's desperate attempts to deflect attention off his reputation as a sexual predator seems seem to be backfiring spectacularly.Because now he's been hit by another sordid ...

The Canadian Progressive: #NotOkay: Canadian woman’s Twitter sexual assault story call fuels rebellion against Donald Trump

A Canadian woman’s #NotOkay call on women to share their sexual assault stories on Twitter has partly fueled U.S. Republican leaders’ unfolding rebellion against their party’s nominee for president. The post #NotOkay: Canadian woman’s Twitter sexual assault story call fuels rebellion against Donald Trump appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Cowichan Conversations: An Open Letter To Donald Trump From Some Angry Women.

This was posted from Alice Machado’s blog ‘Drifting Through My Open Mind ~ Random thoughts and musings‘ Dear Mr. Trump… can I call you Mr. Trump? Is that ok? I want you to be Read more…

Montreal Simon: Robert De Niro On The Hoggy Bozo Donald Trump

A lot has been said or written about Donald Trump's disgusting remarks about women.And I've made my position clear.But while I like what Hillary Clinton has to say about that sexual predator.Read more »

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump’s Disgraceful and Disgusting Non Apology

I can only imagine what the atmosphere must have been like at the Trump Tower last night.But it couldn't have been pretty.The panic, the wailing, the sheer desperation. And the old hog bellowing "I'm better than Bill Clinton, and I will make America Great Again #!!@#!!!But when shortly after midnight, Donald Trump and his Trumplings ...

Montreal Simon: Has Donald Trump Just Destroyed His Own Campaign?

We already knew that Donald Trump was a sexist hog and a grubby misogynist. We knew he called women pigs and dogs. We knew he was a dirty old man. But this should just about finish him off. Read more »

Montreal Simon: Will Donald Trump’s Misogyny Be The Issue That Destroys Him?

It was the final exchange in a 90-minute debate, but it may be the one that will destroy Donald Trump's chances of getting anywhere near the White House.For when Hillary Clinton brought up the story of the one-time Miss Universe Alicia Machado, and how Trump had treated her.And all he could say was "where did you ...

Montreal Simon: Ted Cruz’s Hilarious Endorsement of Donald Trump

Let it never be said that Ted Cruz holds a grudge for long. Or that he will let anything get in the way of his feverish desire to be President.Not even what's left of his dignity, his father's good name, or his wife's honour.For after having called Donald Trump every dirty word in the book, and ...

The Canadian Progressive: Why is the advertising industry still promoting violence against women?

Not only are advertisements that feature sex and violence bad for business, but more importantly they are causing damage by normalising violence against women. The post Why is the advertising industry still promoting violence against women? appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Alberta Politics: Brian Jean’s crack about beating Rachel Notley may have ended his hopes to lead Alberta’s right

PHOTOS: Opposition Leader Brian Jean, haunted by the radicalism of his own rural-dominated party, now looks like he’s stumbled into the same snake pit of anger and misogyny. (Photo from Wildrose.ca.) Below: Premier Rachel Notley, the subject of Mr. Jean’s controversial remark; Wildrose Finance Critic Derek Fildebrandt, whom he tried to discipline last spring for ...

Politics, Re-Spun: When Misogynists Are So Bold, They Skip Anonymity

The state of backlash against feminism has become newly bold. Likely because feminists are gaining traction in society, so men are doubling down on their fight to keep their sick entitlements. The fact that most of the guys hurling the abuse used their real names, showing a passion and conviction in their argument that’s not ...

Dead Wild Roses: “Why Rape Culture is a Dangerous Myth” – *groan* – Yet Another Mansplination of Hysterical Female Behaviour

  I’m not sure what the author of the review was thinking…   Actually, on second thought I might have an idea – this is the liberal left dude deciding to be ‘edgy’ and take on an issue that feminists, especially radical feminists, like to rattle on about.  One would hope that with a title ...

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 ...