To think Mumsnet has changed me?? (or Mumsnet vs The Real World)

(329 Posts)
Proudnscary Sun 07-Oct-12 07:59:56

Mumsnet has changed my thoughts and attitudes in the four years I've been prowling these 'ere boards.

I have a big group of friends in RL and a lively, jokey social life blah de blah but my hackles get raised so much more quickly now. My attitude and knowledge about feminism, porn, domestic abuse, is much more evolved than it was pre Mumsnet (I didn't really think about these things to be honest). Now I speak up and challenge dodgy views - (hopefully) in a good natured/bantery way.

BUT it's weird when you get a RL vs Mumsnet jolt! When a group of intelligent, fab real life women talk dismissively about things that people would go nuts about on here. It's like a parallel universe in some ways. So sometimes I think it's made me go slightly insania.

Anyone else remotely know what I mean?!

Shaky Sun 14-Oct-12 23:50:05

I told DH today when looking at toys in the Argos catalogue. Dh was saying "no those are girls toys, THESE are boys toys!" Steering him away from the dolls and prams and showing him the guns and pirate ships etc. when I challenged him he said he was just reinforcing he stereotypes about girls and boys stuff. He got in a huff when I asked (politely) for him not to be such a twat in future!

Shaky Sun 14-Oct-12 23:51:15

Nagoos MOOG was awesome!

theodorakis Mon 15-Oct-12 09:42:11

I swear a lot more. Am so desensitised sometimes have to remember that it is ok online but not at the supper table.

theodorakis Mon 15-Oct-12 09:43:22

Random swearing seems to make your kids respect you more though so MN obviously is good for parenting. (tongue in cheek please)

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