to think men seem to have taken to MN in their droves recently......and I don't like it

(815 Posts)
LadyBlaBlah Fri 14-Jan-11 13:33:11

Every thread I go on, there are men putting forward their opinion

I have enough of men in RL. AIBU thinking they should bog off to DN or go play the X Box or something?

<disclaimer: UQD, Beta, Pan are exceptions to the rules cos they know the MN rules>

NigellaPleasePollockWithMe Fri 14-Jan-11 13:34:48

YABU - it's a parenting forum By Parents For Parents

AbsofCroissant Fri 14-Jan-11 13:34:53

Really? Those are the only ones I've seen, apart from a brief appearance by Darren from MNHQ, but he ran away in FEAR after Hully started lusting after him. In fact, I bet he's probably resigned and sworn off women.

GetOrfMoiLand Fri 14-Jan-11 13:36:04

I don't know any who are blokes, apart from UQD and Beta - and they are both lovely.

I don't really notice an influx of regular male posters tbh.

OTheHugeManatee Fri 14-Jan-11 13:36:22

YABU. That's called sexism. I don't like sexism whichever gender is at the sharp end.

mutznutz Fri 14-Jan-11 13:36:27

Yes you are being unreasonable.

Without Men's input here I think things are far too one sided in general.

LadyBlaBlah Fri 14-Jan-11 13:36:42

Yes, parenting bla bla bla

It's called Mumsnet

LadyBlaBlah Fri 14-Jan-11 13:37:25

Are you a man mutznutz?

BeerTricksPotter Fri 14-Jan-11 13:39:10

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

AbsofCroissant Fri 14-Jan-11 13:39:11

Yes, it is called Mumsnet but - there are tons of people who post on here (myself included) who are not mums.

There are nannies, aunts (I fall under that category), hairy truckers, childminders, fathers, step fathers, step mothers ... all sorts.

Yes, there is an argument to have it just for "mums" but:
a) that would make me miserable as I'd have to leave or start TTCing, and
b) it would be much less interesting.

missmehalia Fri 14-Jan-11 13:40:56

Yes, I have no issue with men being on here. However, I think the overall name of this website hardly applies these days. I got slated once for pointing out something similar. There are all kinds of people on here that aren't even parents.

It is a public forum, and as such anyone who wants to can come on here (if they're weird enough to want to, iyswim. Personally, I'd have no interest in being on here unless I was a parent or at the very least worked with under 18s..)

NigellaPleasePollockWithMe Fri 14-Jan-11 13:41:38

never been on Feminism - thanks for the tip grin

missmehalia Fri 14-Jan-11 13:42:01

Love your comment, Beer... grin

TrillianAstra Fri 14-Jan-11 13:42:32

I'm not a mum, shall I fuck off too?

AbsofCroissant Fri 14-Jan-11 13:43:07

<<links arms with Trillian>>

I wouldn't say they are here in droves, I am here reading quite a lot and am aware of UQD and Beta (not Pan tho) and I know my DH is floating around somewhere but we don't tend to be on the same threads. I like their input, it gives a different perspective however sometimes you wouldn't even know they were men from their replies, not all conversations have to be dicated by gender.

CatIsSleepy Fri 14-Jan-11 13:43:39

i think your point about knowing the MN rules is the nub

i don't really care what sex a poster is (although I would like to know, for some reason).

mayorquimby Fri 14-Jan-11 13:44:05

deal with it.
The Common Man [worship emoticon]

AbsofCroissant Fri 14-Jan-11 13:44:46


we shall not be mooooooooved, we shall not be moooooooooooooved (to the tune of "we shall overcome")

MadamDeathstare Fri 14-Jan-11 13:44:51

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LadyBlaBlah Fri 14-Jan-11 13:45:08

OK, I adhere, it's not the mum thing, it's the woman thing. I like a place where men don't change the tone. I like it when men come to the feminism section and repeat their misogynistic arguments. They only last a thread.

I just like it being women talking.

TrillianAstra Fri 14-Jan-11 13:46:46

I like it being people talking.

NigellaPleasePollockWithMe Fri 14-Jan-11 13:47:07

Pretty narrow view of the world - so you don't want to talk to 50% of the population?

CatIsSleepy Fri 14-Jan-11 13:48:32

i don't think men change the tone here do they? or have they and I haven't noticed?

thumbdabwitch Fri 14-Jan-11 13:49:23

Most of the men here are fine (until you get them started on Religion or Politics, but that goes for many of the women as well). wink

I haven't noticed a mass influx of new men - the only ones that have been Extremely Annoying have been mostly dealt with, I believe, as trollish types. And I hope they stay away because we definitely don't need their kind of input on sensitive topics.

However - I haven't in general noticed the men tramping on the female tone; if anything, you hardly know that some of them are men.

So - YABU.

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