Tags Archives: Femininity

Passions, Humour and the Vocabulary of Strife

How do we fight? All together. What is resistance? Organized. Passions, Humour and the Vocabulary of Strife by Trinity La Fey “Men understood what it is to be in a war and you gotta’ be armed.  Women don’t have that knowledge.”  – Phyllis Chesler. . . . “But humour, after all, in patriarchy, is just … Continue reading Passions, Humour and the Vocabulary of Strife

Don’t teach your kids to ‘explore gender’ — refuse to teach them ‘gender’ at all

Owen Lloyd, a parent of two young children, reflects on gender, raising children, and how to navigate the maze of gender stereotypes and gender oppression. By Owen Lloyd / Feminist Current Today, my son came inside to show me a caterpillar he had discovered in the yard. He was dressed in his typical fashion, which, … Continue reading Don’t teach your kids to ‘explore gender’ — refuse to teach them ‘gender’ at all

The Mignonnes Question

In this piece, Trinity La Fey breaks down Maïmouna Doucouré’s film Mignonnes, which has become extremely controversial. The Mignonnes Question by Trinity La Fey Frenchwoman Maïmouna Doucouré, who wrote and directed ‘Cuties’ (English translation), a film which has sparked an online petition calling for it’s removal from Netflix’s streaming platform, has defended her work against … Continue reading The Mignonnes Question

Entitlement and the Freedom to Destroy the Planet

By Aimee Wild I find articles describing freedom of speech irritating, because they come from a place of privilege that most people do not have. Freedom of speech means owning or possessing the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants. Having the ability to verbalise one’s thoughts is a key component … Continue reading Entitlement and the Freedom to Destroy the Planet

The Woman Who Hunts Poachers

Photo credit: Kinessa Johnson and True Activist Editor’s Note: DGR does not endorse Kinessa Johnson or VETPAW, and views significant parts of their work as problematic (e.g. pervasive use of nationalistic propaganda, an implicit white saviour narrative, and echoes of imperialism). However, this phenomenon is interesting and worth discussing. by Liam Campbell Kinessa Johnson is … Continue reading The Woman Who Hunts Poachers

The Creation of Patriarchy

Editors note: Gerda Lerner (1920-2013) was a historian, author and teacher. She was a professor emeritus of history at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and a visiting scholar at Duke University. Lerner was one of the founders of the field of women’s history, and was a former president of the Organization of American Historians. She taught … Continue reading The Creation of Patriarchy

DGR Eugene hosts Robert Jensen

Last week, a member of DGR Eugene brought author and radical activist Robert Jensen (no relation to Derrick Jensen) to town to give a talk titled “Patriarchy: Left, Right, and Center.” Video of the talk can be found here. The audio isn’t great, but improves partway through the talk. It is listenable throughout. In his … Continue reading DGR Eugene hosts Robert Jensen

The Gentrification of Womanhood

Featured image: Crosses marking the mass grave of femicide victims in Chihuahua (Wikipedia)      by Raquel Rosario Sanchez / Feminist Current These are hard times for women. The feminist movement of the 70s and 80s raised awareness about violence against women on a global scale. As a result, today, we are able to identify the … Continue reading The Gentrification of Womanhood

Sorry, Dudes: Exclusion from Femininity is Privilege, Not Oppression

by Jonah Mix, Deep Green Resistance Some days, queer theory feels like an elaborate practical joke. I’m writing this after a good four hours spent in a marathon Twitter exchange, so forgive me if I’m a little short. The man in question was your average trans dude, berating women for their refusal to accept his … Continue reading Sorry, Dudes: Exclusion from Femininity is Privilege, Not Oppression

Gender, Patriarchy, and All That Jazz

Like many Americans, I have been paying attention to the current marketing of gender, the unquestionable system that tells us what constitutes male vs. female in our capitalist patriarchy. With morbid fascination, I am witnessing our culture move away from the old women’s liberation values that told young people they could participate in any activity they enjoyed, wear any clothing they liked, play with whatever toys they wanted, and think any thoughts they thought without these behaviors and beliefs being labeled male or female by forces then known as sexism. Not only have the categories of “boy’s toys” and “girl’s toys” returned with a vengeful backlash, now children and the rest of us are being told that an affinity for “girl’s toys” and dresses and make-up actually defines the true essence of girlhood. ... Continue reading →