AIBU in the news. AIBU to ask whether you mind that the London Evening Standard is outing this safe space for gripes, awkward questions & advice

(8 Posts)
Littlecaf Thu 26-May-16 16:50:39

The Evening Standard has a full double page spread this evening on AIBU. AIBU to want them to bugger off and leave us alone?

http://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/london-life/aibu-mumsnet-debate-on-babysitters-pay-shines-light-on-questions-all-londoners-are-asking-a3257336.html

StepAwayFromTheThesaurus Thu 26-May-16 16:52:34

AIBU is not a 'safe space' by any definition of the phrase.

It's a bit of a publicly accessible forum on a high profile website.

Littlecaf Thu 26-May-16 16:56:33

Do I really have to put 'lighthearted' in front of this thread title step? wink

EatsShitAndLeaves Thu 26-May-16 16:57:19

It's a public forum.

I don't particularly like the papers using stories from here - but they are not doing anything wrong per se.

Its a way for them to fill the paper with copy very cheaply - it just smacks of lazy journalism and/or a slow news day.

So YABU - and especially so (or naïve) about the "safe space" comment but I understand why you don't like it.

EatsShitAndLeaves Thu 26-May-16 16:58:14

seemingly - yes on the light hearted comment....

Littlecaf Thu 26-May-16 17:02:00

I think it's the stench of lazy journalism which I don't like.

StepAwayFromTheThesaurus Thu 26-May-16 17:16:01

You might be better off just wording it to make it clear that it's not serious.

People post exactly this sort of shit in all seriousness.

namechangeparents Thu 26-May-16 17:33:59

On the subject of stench, maybe they could look at the new thread on pongy sanitary towels and start a campaign! do something useful

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