to be sick of the misogynist 'ding dong the witch is dead' stuff?

(154 Posts)
sieglinde Wed 10-Apr-13 11:27:11

Look, I didn't like her either, but the misogyny of some of the retweetings and facebookings of 'ding dong the witch is dead' are really annoying me.

FFS. She wasn't a witch, and if you lot are simpleminded enough to cast yourselves as a. munchkins or b. witchhunters, then you are bringing the left into disrepute.

Stop it. Stop it now.

everlong Wed 10-Apr-13 11:29:27

Agree.

Rainbowinthesky Wed 10-Apr-13 11:29:34

Hear, hear.

DeepRedBetty Wed 10-Apr-13 11:30:22

Oh god yes... I've actually defriended a couple of people on FB over this - so bloody puerile!

TheYamiOfYawn Wed 10-Apr-13 11:32:56

Yes. I hated her politics, and I thought that she was a pretty despicable human being. But I'm not liking the witch stuff at all.

HollyBerryBush Wed 10-Apr-13 11:37:05

Apparently it's been released as a single and will probably be No 1 this week.

shock

WheresMyCow Wed 10-Apr-13 11:37:21

Haven't actually been on fb since Monday as was fed up of reading this type of thing every few posts.

Completely agree.

Maggie111 Wed 10-Apr-13 11:39:14

It's would disagree it's misogynistic but it is in very poor taste.

Fargo86 Wed 10-Apr-13 11:39:29

What could be more anti-Thatcherite than spending money on an MP3 single?

I'm from the NE and despised her politics, but on Monday a frail old lady died, a family lost a Mum/Grandma. Her hideous legacy still lives on - nothing to celebrate on either count. Disrespectful and childish.

BlueFishWonder Wed 10-Apr-13 11:45:51

I just don't get it. If you didn't like her politics then the time to celebrate was when she lost political power, not now. What those people are crowing over now is the death of a frail, old lady who was a wife, a friend, a mother and a grandmother.

the last few days I have been shocked by a number of social mob like demonstrations of callousness and destructiveness!! I have not been proud to be British recently, I am ashamed of the mob mentality we seem quick and happy to demonstrate!

BrandiBroke Wed 10-Apr-13 11:55:06

One of the managers in my office keeps singing that. If I wasn't temporary through an agency I would complain as I think it's very disrespectful.

Latara Wed 10-Apr-13 12:14:55

It is all very misogynistic so YANBU.

I'm left wing so no fan of her politics but she died a frail old woman with dementia - the time for celebrating was when she left office and that is all.

I'm shocked that a Barnado's shop was smashed up after she died as part of the 'celebrations' - wtf?
It's worrying that there are people just using her death as an excuse to riot.

sieglinde Wed 10-Apr-13 12:16:05

Just to be clear, I find the 'witch' appellation especially ludicrous and offensive.

LessMissAbs Wed 10-Apr-13 12:16:50

Its quite symptomatic of the abusive behaviour in general life that now passes as the norm. I really try not to do it myself.

WildlingPrincess Wed 10-Apr-13 12:18:36

It sickens me. At least it's helped get rid of some facebook trash.

Bartlebee Wed 10-Apr-13 12:19:20

I agree.

It's totally pathetic.

specialsubject Wed 10-Apr-13 12:20:50

the rent-a-mob will be out in force on the 17th -any excuse for a piss up and some destruction. I doubt that any of them could name Thatcher's policies or form a logical argument as to why they were good/bad. They are just sheep following the latest fad.

she left parliament 21 years ago and had no effect on the country after that. Any 'celebration' should have been done then.

not happy about this expensive funeral though!

SelfRighteousPrissyPants Wed 10-Apr-13 12:21:36

I don't think it's meant to be misogynistic by most people saying it, if there was a corresponding male reference in a film I'm sure people would use it about Tony Blair if he died.

I'm sure Thatcher would rather see vitriol than be described as a frail old lady! I'm wishing I'd posted that instead of the ding dong thing as she would have been far more offended.

Gingerodgers Wed 10-Apr-13 12:24:50

She ruined a lot of people's lives. They are allowed to express themselves however they see fit. I think the fact that this single is expected to be number one reflects that.

Fargo86 Wed 10-Apr-13 12:27:25

A lot of people ruined their own lives and blamed Thatcher for it instead of blaming themselves.

WMittens Wed 10-Apr-13 12:28:07

Please can someone explain why 'witch' is misogynistic?

Rainbowinthesky Wed 10-Apr-13 12:29:26

Sadly there is a certain section of our society that use any excuse for a riot without actually understanding what they are rioting about.

sashh Wed 10-Apr-13 12:29:33

I pointed out to someone yesterday that it wasn't fair to witches.

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