Dead Wild Roses: Pornography is Cultural Violence – Julia Long

   How profitable an industry is seems to be related to how regulated said industry is.  Consider the length of time necessary to regulate tobacco and disseminate the information that, yes indeed, smoking is bad for your health. Pornography, also bad for your health and your relationships, is in the same category and for the ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Obligatory Sexy Halloween Costume Post – No Objectification Here!

I do love the heroic proclamations of anti-feminists and others boldly stating there is no need for feminism, or that we’re now in a post-feminists society, or worse they are an “egalitarian” *eye roll*.   Yeah…  soo… anyhow lets look at the evolution of costumes for women.  See if you can spot the any troublesome trends ...

Dead Wild Roses: But MEN get objectified just as much as Women do…

Ah, the familiar strains of the equalist argument blithly denying the power gradients and class structure present in society.  It warms my heart when this old chestnut get brought out displaying the deep level of ignorance and self-importance of the dude that is usually mansplaining it to me. But hey-hey, hyperskeptics lets look at some ...

Dead Wild Roses: But MEN get objectified just as much as Women do…

Ah, the familiar strains of the equalist argument blithly denying the power gradients and class structure present in society.  It warms my heart when this old chestnut get brought out displaying the deep level of ignorance and self-importance of the dude that is usually mansplaining it to me. But hey, hey hyperskeptics lets look at ...

Melissa Fong: Fraternity Pro-Rape Culture at it again: Sigma Chi- Shame on you

The email subject line: ”Life, love, and pussy” … Subject: Life, love, and pussy Guys, I just want to put out an early semester reminder that life is good. You’re here, you’re […]

Dead Wild Roses: Today in Rape Culture: DC Comics

Easy pickings today as the comic book genre is not exactly a bastion of feminism.  That being said, it just behooves me not to share the head slapping stupidity of the people who designed an open contest to see if they have “the chops” to join the DC team.   Let’s just let the vile bags ...

Dead Wild Roses: Feminist Quote of the Day – Objectification, More than Just Pictures

  “It is because society tells us that women are objects, not subjects, that when society is presented with a case of male violence or sexual abuse, everyone looks at it from his point of view: “Oh, he must have been provoked to have done that,” “He was a nice man who just snapped,” “He ...

Dead Wild Roses: Have a Happy Patriarchal Halloween

That whole male-gaze/female objectification thing is soooooo out to lunch.   Go to the Tumblr to see the rest. Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Feminism, Halloween, Male Gaze, Objectification of women, Sexist Costumes