“What would I be …”

“What would I be if I didn’t live in a world that hated women?”  Jessica Valenti, Sex Object


about trans’women’ competing in women’s sports

“One TIM actually tried to explain that as someone truly dysphoric, he’d NEVER want to be on a girl’s team. Beating them all and crushing them with ease would only underline his male body, not validate his feminine identity. Mr. Be Kind didn’t understand this and asked why he wouldn’t want to be on a team with girls who shared his “gender identity” and the TIM added that he’d feel ashamed for cheating girls, especially with his male body. And that’s a very good point- I don’t believe that men who enter women’s sports are dysphoric in the least. They’re very happy with their male bodies.”

from https://www.ovarit.com/o/GenderCritical/18221/how-come-it-s-never-on-trans-people-to-be-kind



Language Matters

Compare ‘So he fucked her and now she’s knocked up’ with ‘So he made her pregnant and now they’re saying it’s his fault’.


from Rebecca Solnit’s Recollections

From Rebecca Solnit’s Recollections of my Non Existence “To be a young woman is to face your annihilation in innumerable ways ….” (p4) “I was often unaware of what and why I was resisting ….” (p4) Yes.  Let’s not understate the value of having words for what we experience.  The words ‘sexism’ and ‘misogyny’ didn’t always exist, so it was hard to identify, let alone talk about, what it was … “The fight wasn’t just to survive bodily … but to survive as a person possessed of rights, including the right to participation and dignity and a voice.” (p4) “… back when I was trying not to be that despised thing, a girl, and ….” (p6) “sometimes at the birth and death of a day, the opal sky is no color we have words for, the gold shading into blue without the intervening green that is halfway between those colors, the fiery warm colors that are not apricot or crimson or god, the light morphing second by second so that the sky is more shades of blue than you can count as it fades from where the sun is to the far side where others color are happening.” (p7) Best description of a sunset (in San Francisco) I’ve ever read! “What is rape but an insistence that the spatial rights of a man, and by implication men, extend to the interior of a woman’s body …,” (p77-8) So well-put. “Most urban women, you know, live as though in a war zone….” (p98) Yes.  I’ve often said living as a woman in our society is like living in an occupied country.  And men have no idea.  Most men. “There are three key things that matter in having a voice: audibility, credibility, and consequence. … Gender violence is made possible by this lack of audibility, credibility, and consequence.”  p229, 231 Share

things we — women — wouldn’t have without feminism

https://medium.com/the-matriarchy/things-you-wouldnt-have-without-feminism-e743e694801e Sad to say, I’ll bet some will surprise you. Share

Rape: a men’s issue

Men are the ones who rape, so why is rape a women’s issue?  Because men see nothing wrong with rape. Men: the sooner you recognize this, the sooner you’ll see rape as a men’s issue. Share

Comedian Leo Kearse on Finnish Trans Figure Skater

I especially liked the newborn giraffe comment.

(And of course the astute ‘equality’ argument and the point about who was ousted when he was chosen for inclusion, which to my mind, fully justifies the mockery.)


To the transwomen who insist they’re women …

If you believe sex isn’t binary, is a spectrum, why are you so insistent that you belong at the pole?  Why not just be a transwoman, someone between the poles of male and female, somewhere along the spectrum? Wouldn’t that make more sense?

At the female end, we have people who are XX, who (still) have a functioning reproductive system, who (still) have functioning breasts, who have a certain amount of estrogen coursing through their bodies, etc. Maybe a bit away from the pole, we have XX people who have had mastectomies, and a bit further, we have menopausal women who are no longer reproductive (good bye to all that!), and a bit further still, at least at the halfway mark, perhaps closer to the XY pole, we have people who are XY, who have a cosmetic vagina (it doesn’t lead to and from a uterus), cosmetic breasts (they don’t produce milk), and a certain amount of estrogen, and closer still to the other end, people who are XY, who haven’t had any cosmetic surgery, but who have estrogen …



from https://deadwildroses.com/2023/03/05/the-dwr-sunday-religious-disservice-eggs/


God’s To-Do List

from https://deadwildroses.com/2023/03/19/the-dwr-sunday-religious-disservice-gods-to-do-list/