Do you go into the FWR ? And what's your general impression as a man ?

(124 Posts)
MrGin Thu 12-Jul-12 14:11:24

Just that really. I have a young daughter so I'm interested in some women's issues, I find you can't generally post in there without getting accused of one thing of the other.

< prepares for glacial responses possibly followed by mass invasion >

NicholasTeakozy Thu 12-Jul-12 14:40:17

Yes. I post in there occasionally. I do lurk more though.

I have two daughters, and find FWR a great place to get information to help me to help them as they grow up. In the main their ideals coincide with my own.

I realise this is probably not what you expected, but you did ask.

MrGin Thu 12-Jul-12 14:47:44

No really Nicholas I'm just interested in experiences either way. I agree it's a great place to get info.

peoplesrepublicofmeow Fri 13-Jul-12 13:18:21

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UnimaginitiveDadThemedUsername Thu 26-Jul-12 23:44:46

Of course, the radfem sub folder (as well as the suffixing of -chat onto the primary sub-board) was set up as a result of some spectacular infighting that appeared one weekend.

Changlingz Thu 02-Aug-12 07:26:34

I thought it was much better when Dittany was posting. It seems a bit bland now.

And I don't quite understand why a handful of men get upset about a handful of women posting on a tiny part of he Internet.

If you're worried about men's rights or whatever actively campaign, I don't think posting your objections on an anonymous forum is going to change the world.

BoneyBackJefferson Sat 04-Aug-12 23:39:54

Changlingz

I found that when the "RadFems" where about there was almost no point in posting.

It is now still fairly hardcore but you don't get chased out of the section.

"If you're worried about men's rights or whatever actively campaign"
what and become one of those nasty MRA/F4J people, I think not. (sarcasm)

What I think we should talk about is more the fact that Saudi women can't go driving cars on their own. Isn't that much more awful?

I think you're playing the victim card, to be honest, I find internet posters always do this and don't think of the real victims of oppression.

Starting a thread like this and not acknowledging the great and manifest discrimination against women who can't go where they want to go, when your issue is so niche, dare I say, so extreme ... well, I find it hard to sympathize. And you know I want to sympathize, so you're making it very hard for me.

(I figured you'd enjoy the spoof, fellas. Hope it raised a little awareness along with the smiles.)

Changlingz Sun 05-Aug-12 05:41:42

'I think you're playing the victim card, to be honest, I find internet posters always do this and don't think of the real victims of oppression.'

Is that what you're doing?

Middle-class woman complaining about how oppressed they are?

HesterBurnitall Sun 05-Aug-12 05:47:05

Nah, LRD is just paraphrasing and parodying many of the posts that appear in FWR threads. She's being lighthearted.

LurkingAndLearningLovesCats Sun 05-Aug-12 05:58:35

LOL at LRD. wink

I know think I love you.

By the way I'm a radfem, I still post (not in the radfem section though) and I'm not middle class. I lived in poverty for a good chunk of my life, now I'm considered 'poor' according to statistics.

I think feminist topics are heated for many women as well as men, usually feminist issues are based around fairly sensitive topics (eg infantcide, rape, abortion etc)

changelingz - no, sorry, it was a silly joke. There are various posters who used to go into the feminism section and demand everyone should talk about other things instead, that they were interested in. I was just making a serious point in a silly way.

I'll shut up now and let you get on with the thread.

Changlingz Sun 05-Aug-12 11:16:36

Post where you want.

Feminists are famously known for not having a sense of humour, so I didn't spot your joke.

Thanks. smile

You take care now.

tethersphotofinish Sun 05-Aug-12 11:25:36

Good point, changlingz.

Perhaps any joke made by a feminist should have a mandatory BoomTish at the end, to avoid unnecessary confusion.

Can we get a BoomTish smiley?

amybelle1990 Sun 05-Aug-12 13:11:45

I wish rather then just 'feminist' threads they had a gender equality section, because it's incredibly clear that 'feminist issues' can only be resolved/ fully explored with male and female input and vice versa. Feminists that don't allow male discussion clearly don't understand the issues that they are discussing enough.

Just ignore the haters and post where you like. If your opinion is intelligently put forward, they should have nothing to complain about :D

tethersphotofinish Sun 05-Aug-12 14:51:55

BoomTish!

Lexagon Sun 05-Aug-12 14:57:29

I find it's usually men who barge into feminist discussions with cries of "BUT WHAT ABOUT THE WOMEN IN SAUDI ARABIA???!!!!!! YOU CAN VOTE THEREFORE YOU ARE EQUAL THEREFORE SHUT UP".
Sometimes it seems men just can't handle the fact that their opinions are not needed in a discussion.

ThePan Sun 05-Aug-12 15:14:42

oh this is really unfair laydeez!

You invade our sacred space with your highly developed sense of irony and acerbic wit, mock us with biting satire, charicature, and pastiche that you know we have no chance of every comprehending - it all floats over like a weather balloon.

We'll just have to employ tethers' Boom Tish emocion every time a woman posts something. I mean. We wouldn't want to look silly or anything would we?

Changlingz Sun 05-Aug-12 15:18:24

But if a feminist tells a joke, they can't be a feminist?

They must be a man pretending to be a feminist.

ThePan Sun 05-Aug-12 15:19:24

S'true.

ThePan Sun 05-Aug-12 15:19:38

BoomTish!

ThePan Sun 05-Aug-12 15:22:44

<for any feminists reading, I'll clarify that I was mocking posters mocking others. In case you were wondering. thank you.>

tethersphotofinish Sun 05-Aug-12 15:44:33

There were layers of meaning in your post, Pan. Layers.

I counted at least three.

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