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?!

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)

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.

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

Nagoos MOOG was awesome!

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!

MrsAceRimmer Sun 14-Oct-12 22:16:16

MN has enabled me to understand what dragon butter is. hmm
MN has also let me see how people from different walks of life can help each other. I have laughed, cried and been amazed on here. I was part of Nagoos MOOG smile
Ive been here 4 years now, under a few different names, and I have had support here too.
I luffs you all!

Mayisout Sun 14-Oct-12 18:22:33

Hmmm -is that MNHQ, I bluddy hope not. Unless anyone over 30 is pushed out to gransnet to grass.

As an older mumsnetter am not amused.

CheerfulYank Sat 13-Oct-12 19:09:56

Yay, the New York Times! smile it's true though, there's nothing like it in America, which is why I am here and not there.

ProphetOfDoom Sat 13-Oct-12 17:08:24

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

scottishmummy Sat 13-Oct-12 12:32:37

I'm thinking Justine and carrie doing the Alex ferguson pep talk
that would mess yer hair up and one would need a sleek bouncy recovery blowdry
but all the exposed brick,bright prints.hq looks v funky

garlicbutty Sat 13-Oct-12 12:15:05

is there a blowdry bar for after team meetings

Loving the mental picture invoked by team meetings that mess up their hair grin

scottishmummy Sat 13-Oct-12 12:00:21

god mnhq looks so funky,exposed brick,bright posters
gorgeous women too. really looks like a film set
hell beats constant ringing phone and gazillion emails a day at my place

JugglingWithPossibilities Sat 13-Oct-12 11:56:53

Ooh, that article in the New York Times about us is good isn't it ?
- I love running the world from my kitchen table grin

Another thing that is great about Mumsnet is all the links and quotes people post ... though I guess that's an internet thing generally isn't it ?
I'm a big fan of YouTube as well - always something to cheer you up and make you smile smile

scottishmummy Sat 13-Oct-12 11:55:44

go find were I've said that.the naff all bit you made up
as I do think you're inventing posts to suit yourself
dont let fact interrupt your posts though

Boomerwang Sat 13-Oct-12 11:53:42

fucking hell scottishmummy I GET IT! Your last twenty posts or whatever bang on about how MN means naff all to you, why are you so determined to drive it home???

scottishmummy Sat 13-Oct-12 11:53:28

I wouldn't split hair about spelling om mn,there be tears if you Do
wolefs,quiche,nobdies I think are all folk in regular threads

Proudnscary Sat 13-Oct-12 11:49:55

I thought it was 'wolefs' and 'bjitches' not biatches

Proudnscary Sat 13-Oct-12 11:49:20

Nah they must've hired a few models for the day <cowers from MNHQ>

scottishmummy Sat 13-Oct-12 11:48:18

I mnhq are all your workers really so gawjus
or is there a back room of competent but too ugly for press picture
is there a blowdry bar for after team meetings

scottishmummy Sat 13-Oct-12 11:44:05

omfg how Glam do they look at hq.the blonde with the pink dress is stunning
it looks like set of madmen.you'd not want a frumpy or lumpy day at mnhq
is there a gok makeover for all workers

garlicbutty Sat 13-Oct-12 11:38:50

Did y'all see this? "In Britain, Web Forum for Mothers Makes Politicians Sit Up", New York Times smile

We're world famous!

scottishmummy Sat 13-Oct-12 11:03:11

yes that sounds familiar youse is all biatches
yes
and you're point is what?

IAmSheWhoMustBeObeyed Sat 13-Oct-12 11:01:05

Wasn't "nest of vipers" a comment made by an invader from NetMums along with "beatches" or "biatches" or some such.

scottishmummy Sat 13-Oct-12 10:53:09

I read article praising mn supporting vulnerable folk
it was complimentary of support given
yes mn general reputation is bit out there,but then so are mn folk too

Proudnscary Sat 13-Oct-12 10:49:50

Yes some rep is deserved thus the parallel universe comment in OP, but what is not generally known is what a brilliant resource/support network/very very funny and entertaining/knowledgable place it can be.

scottishmummy Sat 13-Oct-12 10:47:33

someone asked me you ever heard of mn?I was nah mumswhat
was after Kate Hopkins on tv with mn
and to extent the mn rabid reputation is kinda true.mn isnt reflective of rl imo

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