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
This is the same RCMP that just got its ass sued for $100 million dollars because of its misogynistic treatment of women. A quick snip from that story –
“We hurt you. For that, I am truly sorry.”
Those were the words from RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson to every woman who was ever harassed, . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Canada’s RCMP and Systemic Sexism – What Patriarchy Looks Like
We are on ‘easy-mode’ today as hollywood movie posters are not exactly puzzles wrapped in mystery shrouded in illusion – when it comes to illustrating the faint glow and hum of the patriarchal superstructure of the society we inhabit.
Well here we have the standard Avengers movie poster. Everyone in their heroic pose, but something . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Avengers Ass-emble – Spot the Sexism
Gleaned from [Stardate:Whenever]. (ed. edited for format and spelling)
The internal thoughts of one woman and her friend – their ‘joke’ about performing femininity. A small portal of insight into what women living under patriarchy have to deal with.
“I think I’m going to perform femininity today.”
“Oh, you don’t have to but whatever makes . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: On Performing Femininity
“Male violence against women does not simply take place in the cocoon of an individual relationship. It is structural, it is systemic. The pattern, the overwhelming consistency with which women are the victims and men the perpetrators should be a big clue. Male violence against women is not random, it has a function and that . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – Male Violence – Karen Ingala Smith
The world’s oldest profession is easily the world’s worst ‘profession’. “We know working in prostitution causes higher rates of ptsd than participating in war, we know women are severely abused during sex, we know sex industry is heavily linked with child trafficking and human trafficking, we know most participants have to be severely drugged in […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Post of the Day – How Could You Even Defend Prostitution and Porn? – Furious RadFem
The working title for this post was accurate, but a bit wordy: Dude Superciliously Imagines What Females Think then Blames Females for His Imagining of their Problems. We tightened things up a bit and figured we’d add more verbosity in the introduction. The Dude over at Talonrest is a master of erecting stupid assertions (go […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Rise Again RPOJ – The Marvellous Pow-ah of Straw Argumentation – an Illustrated Guide
Patriarchy is alive and well in 2016. Let’s head over to the Olympics – Exhibit 1: Ooookay. Maybe this is just a fluke this isn’t a implicit patriarchal norm – we just need to find all the stories that mention a man’s status as “husband” first then his achievement… (good luck with that). Surely […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Today in Patriarchy – Women, Unpeople Owned by Men
That awkward moment for dudes when they realize that they are indeed living in a patriarchy… Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Ah-ha moments, Feminism, Patriarchy . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Male Entitlement – The Acceptable Use of Female Bodies
Another reversal post just to illustrate the keen difference between what men experience and what women experience in society. Stopping the replication of patriarchy begins when people can actually see it in action. So now you see it. Will you act to stop it the next time? Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Feminism, Patriarchy, role reversal . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Rising Tide of Misandry (?)
Well the grinding millstone of female misery that is Patriarchy claimed another victim as the CBC reports: “Qandeel Baloch, a social media star whose exploits divided opinion in conservative Pakistan, was strangled, allegedly by her brother, in what appears to be a so-called “honour killing,” police and her family said on Saturday. Baloch’s racy social media photos challenged social […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Patriarchy in Action – The Honour Killing of Qandeel Baloch
:(Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Patriarchy, Radical Feminism . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Meanwhile in the Land of Patriarchy
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.
“Suppose, for instance, that men were only represented in literature as the lovers of women, and were never the friends of men, soldiers, thinkers, dreamers; how few parts in the plays of Shakespeare could be allotted to them; how literature would suffer! We might perhaps have most of Othello; and a good deal of Antony; […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Virginia Woolf – On Literature
Women under patriarchy often are told that the choices they make will differentiate themselves from those “other” women. That the choices they make as an individual will empower them to overcome the obstacles they face. Granted, in some individual cases this can happen, but for the vast majority of women the choices they make individually […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: A Look into the Double Bind of Patriarchy, and the Way Out
It takes dedicated effort to remove these sorts of fiery speeches from the history of women. Oratory like this somehow doesn’t make it into the classrooms, or history lectures. So the lessons need to be discovered, theorized, and fought for in each generation of women making progress glacially slow. Yet we have helpful mnemonics for […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Second Wave Smackdown – On Prostitution
The Female Version: And then there is male date preparation: Men worry that their date won’t measure up to their aesthetic preferences. Women worry that they’re going wind up dead. The disparity is RIDICULOUS, and the fact that dudes get offended when women try to protect themselves is hard proof that way too many […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Date Preparation for Females and Males
This speech, by Sojourner Truth, was delivered at the Akron convention was not officially recorded; it survives because it was written down by Frances Gage – “A’int I a woman? Look at me! Look at my arm! I have ploughed and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain’t I […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Sojourner Truth
I’m not sure if talking about patriarchy while discussing a TV show based on conspiracy theories is the best plan, but what the hell. If this sort of shit is happening to Gillian Anderson, it can (and probably does) happen to you, if you happen to be female. “Anderson and Duchovny’s legendarily potent onscreen pairing—rife […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Se”X”ism Files – The Patriarchy at Work In Hollywood.
All slides are from the presentation by Dr. Cathy Higgins. Given that power works best from the shadows (insert creepy *mou-ah-ah-ah, here), it is always beneficial to bring the artifice of power into plain sight so can be properly evaluated and critiqued. If one doesn’t know what Patriarchy is, then how can it ever be […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Radical Feminism 101 – What is Patriarchy? – A 14 Slide Primer
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