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to think that this site should be called Parentsnet?

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robotlollypopman Fri 19-Aug-11 20:20:04

If it's a site 'By parents for parents', isn't Mumsnet a little sexist? We've all seen how members here react to any sort of anti women agenda so is this seen as acceptable because it's anti dads?

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bruxeur Fri 19-Aug-11 20:22:55

That's just whiny bullshit, and I say that as a male human type thing.

robotlollypopman Fri 19-Aug-11 20:25:13

It's not whiny. I'm not on Netmums. I have nothing against this site in particular, but when you see the ricockulousness of some of the feminist threads, this seemed a valid point, one I stand by.

MumblingRagDoll Fri 19-Aug-11 20:25:52

YANBU. People on here are always saying "Oh MN is or EVERYONE...Mums, Dads...random truckers..." and then they all call it fecking MUMS net.

Whose net IS it then? YADNBU

HopeEternal Fri 19-Aug-11 20:26:29

I don't think the not insignificant number of regular male posters on here feel that the site is anti-dads.

bruxeur Fri 19-Aug-11 20:26:39

It's really quite whiny.

MumblingRagDoll Fri 19-Aug-11 20:26:43

Now I'm annoyed. Don't knock the feminists or I'll go over there and have them all come here and bollok you.

Andrewofgg Fri 19-Aug-11 20:26:49

Another male saying ffs, I don't feel that I am the victim of discrimination here. Mumsnet rolls off the tongue, Parentsnet doesn't.

usualsuspect Fri 19-Aug-11 20:26:53

oh stop moaning

robotlollypopman Fri 19-Aug-11 20:27:49

I believe the title is. Thank you Mumbling. If it was Dadsnet, and it was this very same site, there would be uproar.

amicissima Fri 19-Aug-11 20:27:54

Quite a lot of people who aren't parents use this site. Perhaps it should be called 'peoplesnet'.

Andrewofgg Fri 19-Aug-11 20:28:34

I also don't think it's anti-dad - most of the members are women and they are not likely to post new threads saying how wonderful DH or DP is generally or has been today. Nor should they unless they want to.

robotlollypopman Fri 19-Aug-11 20:28:50

The site doesn't claim to include non parents. It goes out of its way to tell you it's for parents.

echt Fri 19-Aug-11 20:29:50

So the basis of your whine is you don't like some of the feminist threads. Don't read them, then.
Go and set up your own site for dads. See how far that gets you.

hocuspontas Fri 19-Aug-11 20:30:46

Parentsnet conjures up images of couples sitting together on the settee agreeing what to say before posting. Not for me. grin

robotlollypopman Fri 19-Aug-11 20:32:15

I don't mind the feminist threads. But sexism works both ways.

CatIsSleepy Fri 19-Aug-11 20:32:30

it's not anti dads

it's mostly mums. and a few blokes. so it's Mumsnet...for parents

feel free to set up Parentsnet.

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saladsandwich Fri 19-Aug-11 20:33:05

the site is aimed at mums, if someone wants to set a site up for dads then thats ok but there is nothing wrong in something being aimed at mums but welcoming everyone in surely?

robotlollypopman Fri 19-Aug-11 20:34:51

I like to think I helped make Dadsnet happen. My work was not in vain.

SuePurblybilt Fri 19-Aug-11 20:35:32

Lets go the whole hog and call it Parents/GuardiansorSignificantAdultsNet.

Honeydragon Fri 19-Aug-11 20:37:08

We have a dadsnet here why not post in there and ask them. Ignore the tumbleweed though as a quite a few of chaps are of engaging elsewhere.

I think your feminist bashing was a bit unnecessary and adds nothing to your question though.

Andrewofgg Fri 19-Aug-11 20:37:31

Oh no, Sue, some people on it have no child (on the ramp or in the hangar) and are not sig. adults either. They just read it for fun.

OP, be a good chap and find something more important to worry about.

HopeEternal Fri 19-Aug-11 20:37:38

Or Of the people, By the people, For the people.

Oh, no. That's already been taken.

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