How does it feel tone in here?

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kickassangel Mon 13-Aug-12 22:43:23

I'm just pooling around on my iPad, wasting time, when I realized that Dadsnet is in the club section of mn and wondered how people felt about that?

Would it be more relevant to be in the parenting section, or does there even need to be a separate section?

Just curious, really, but it sort of feels like being a Dad is some kind of hobby group you might sign up to on a Thursday evening, when I suspect that really it's part of everyday life.

kickassangel Mon 13-Aug-12 22:44:20

Pootling, not pooling.

And any other auto-corrects I haven't spotted.

Snorbs Tue 14-Aug-12 11:02:12

Honestly? Couldn't care less.

Arguably there is no real need for a separate section for dads but you could say that about at least half of the topics in the list.

MrGin Tue 14-Aug-12 11:07:09

Can't say it really bothers me as such.

But..................but.................. I do feel that something more could be done to encourage dad's to join up to MN.

Clearly the name is a bit of a barrier for most and I don't think the majority would be happy if more dads started turning up.

kickassangel Tue 14-Aug-12 15:03:51

Sorry about typo in the title, should have read 'to be' not tone.

I just wondered how much thought and discussion went into where this section was.

And how do dads feel when women post here? I have seen some comments which imply that women are less welcome in this section. Personally, I prefer to think anyone can post anywhere. I mean, there are loads of posters who aren't even parents, so why have the implied barrier of dads v mums, although I see this as an attempt to make this more male friendly.

At least you don't have sub sections on car maintenance, football and mowing the lawn.

I agree about the name, but it's mainly historical, and parents net just doesn't sound the same.

MrGin Tue 14-Aug-12 15:50:30

I haven't seen any comments about women not being welcome in here, plenty do post, and to be honest it's so quiet in here I think we're all chuffed when a woman ventures in as long as it's not to tell us we're all entitled misogynistic bastards grin

Changlingz Tue 14-Aug-12 16:12:19

I've never seen a comment about women not being welcome in here either.

MrGin Tue 14-Aug-12 16:18:08

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UnimaginitiveDadThemedUsername Wed 15-Aug-12 11:34:15

Oh I wish I'd seen that!

UnimaginitiveDadThemedUsername Wed 15-Aug-12 11:36:16

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MrGin Wed 15-Aug-12 12:00:12

It was EPIC UDTU

UnimaginitiveDadThemedUsername Wed 15-Aug-12 12:15:17

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MrGin Wed 15-Aug-12 12:25:09

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UnimaginitiveDadThemedUsername Wed 15-Aug-12 12:42:21

Not just the threads - MNHQ pointedly renamed the FWR sub-folder

"Feminism/Women's Rights CHAT"

and made a RadFem sub-folder for the my-way-or-the-highway clique.

Talk about shooting yourself in the foot with both barrels!

madas Wed 15-Aug-12 13:00:18

Cant we have a rad dad section lol

MrGin Wed 15-Aug-12 13:27:24

grin

I like the sound of that. I quite like the idea of a lawn moving section too.

dranksinatra Wed 15-Aug-12 13:34:01

Rad dads for the win!

kickassangel Wed 15-Aug-12 15:22:40

Gin, I would love to see you moving a lawn.

I don't want to name people, but I have seen quite a few 'oh here come the women' or 'why are women on Dadsnet' type things.

But it seems strange to me that you are in chat. I mean, the only time you really need a separate section is to discuss what it's like to parent as a father rather than a mother, so it seems sensible to have you in the parenting section.

I'm quite sure that a lot of 'manly' topics would be popular with women as well, though we'll happily skip mowing the lawn and taking out the trash.

MrGin Wed 15-Aug-12 16:10:12

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madas Wed 15-Aug-12 16:36:54

I had curry btw a very tasty koh e avad mmmmmmmmmmmmm.

I answer threads as a mum, not dad, hope that's ok grin

madas Wed 15-Aug-12 16:45:43

I have no problem with who posts here tbh and as MrG said there is a difference in the male and female psyche.

AnyFucker Wed 15-Aug-12 16:48:00

This place 'ere Dadsnet

Can't you think up some original stuff to talk about ?

8, count 'em 8 posts in to this thread, and it's another opportunity to slag off the "RadFems" taken up with some relish and gusto

The OP wasn't even about feminism. It certainly wasn't about pitting Dadsnet against RadFems.

So why do you keep making it so ?

I always look at the Dadsnet posts. I sometimes join in (and under other names wink ). I sometimes contribute to the bunfights. I would welcome more male posters on MN. But this "we daren't post because the horrid RadFem posters might come and get us" is getting a bit old.

Your continued delight at FB-gate does you no favours, and in actual fact, most of the "RadFems" to which I know you refer had absolutely no involvement in it.

Now you will think I am "stirring up trouble" of course. But you know what, you keep bringing it up. For no reason.

Changlingz Wed 15-Aug-12 16:55:13

From what I've read of radical-feminism I think there are very, very few Radfems on Mumsnet.

They mainly seem to be liberal-feminists.

Dittany was the main radfem but she doesn't appear to post anymore.

I think radical-feminism is anti-father and should be challenged at every opportunity.

madas Wed 15-Aug-12 16:57:33

But if people want to discuss radfems whats the problem ?

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