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Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – On Gender – Sheila Jeffreys

“Gender functions as an ideological system that justifies and organizes women’s subordination and for this reason it must be dismantled. Women and girls cannot access full humanity and the rights and opportunities of full human status while the idea that there are personality traits and appearance norms that are naturally and essentially associated with girls . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – On Gender – Sheila Jeffreys

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – The Abolition of Gender – Sheila Jeffreys

“Radical feminist theorists do not seek to make gender a bit more flexible, but to eliminate it. They are gender abolitionists, and understand gender to provide the framework and rationale for male dominance. In the radical feminist approach, masculinity is the behaviour of the male ruling class and femininity is the behaviour of the subordinate […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – The Abolition of Gender – Sheila Jeffreys

Dead Wild Roses: Beauty and Misogyny: Shelia Jeffreys on Make Up

Hmm. Different expectations for women and men? How odd. Funny how women are expected to differentiate themselves from the the societal norm (men) to get recognition.Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Feminism 101, Make Up, Sheila Jeffreys . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Beauty and Misogyny: Shelia Jeffreys on Make Up

Dead Wild Roses: Feminist Quote of The Day – The Separation of Sex and Politics – Sheila Jeffreys

“By some mysterious process all that pertains to sex in this society has been separated off from politics, even by those who would consider themselves socialist and radicals. In order to make sexual practice a private enclave of individual delight, sexuality has been seen as somehow removed from the effects of sexism, racism, any oppression […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Feminist Quote of The Day – The Separation of Sex and Politics – Sheila Jeffreys

Dead Wild Roses: Name the Problem: Male Predation of Women

Disclaimer – This isn’t specifically about *you* white dude whose ‘sensibilities’ are in a tizzy (you’re welcome for the longer version of #NotAllMen).

“Rape was a political crime committed by men against women in order to assert their power. It was an act of terrorism by which, as Susan Brownmiller expressed it, ‘all men keep . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Name the Problem: Male Predation of Women

Dead Wild Roses: Name the Problem: Male Predation of Women

Disclaimer – This isn’t specifically about *you* white dude whose ‘sensibilities’ are in a tizzy (you’re welcome for the longer version of #NotAllMen).

“Rape was a political crime committed by men against women in order to assert their power. It was an act of terrorism by which, as Susan Brownmiller expressed it, ‘all men keep . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Name the Problem: Male Predation of Women

The Cracked Crystal Ball II: Radical Feminism Versus Reality

The New Yorker decided to publish an exposé about the ongoing war of words between Transsexual Exclusionary Radical Feminists (TERFs) and transsexuals. Sadly, the author spent most of their time talking about what TERFs have written about transsexuals and failed entirely to present the transsexual side of the discussion in any depth.  In fact, the . . . → Read More: The Cracked Crystal Ball II: Radical Feminism Versus Reality

Dead Wild Roses: Quote (paragraph?) of the Day – Dee Graham on “Societal Stockhome Syndrome”

” In Loving to Survive she makes an analogy between femininity and the behaviour of hostages om situations of captivity and threat that has been named Stockholm syndrome. She explains that the idea of Stockholm syndrome comes from a hostage situation in Stockholm in which it because clear that hostages, instead of reacting with […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Quote (paragraph?) of the Day – Dee Graham on “Societal Stockhome Syndrome”