AIBU to be disappointed that not every ( active ) member of MN has not taken part in the Olympic committee's trans policy poll thread?

(542 Posts)
SurferJet Fri 29-Jan-16 18:27:04

It would take two minutes & you have 3 choices - support, protest. abstain.

What's stopping everyone taking part?

UndramaticPause Fri 29-Jan-16 18:27:49

Is there a link?

BeyondBootcampsAgain Fri 29-Jan-16 18:28:42

Yanbu
Well, you probably are bu, but i agree with you

<sits in the u corner>

poocatcherchampion Fri 29-Jan-16 18:29:35

I hide every thread that includes the word of the day trans.

BackforGood Fri 29-Jan-16 18:29:38

Up to you if you are disappointed or not - it's neither reasonable nor unreasonable.
However, this is hardly a major world issue for me. There are many, many, many unfair things happening in this world that we may consider wrong or an injustice, and this wouldn't feature amongst my top 100 concerns I shouldn't think.
Just because something may be a priority for you, it doesn't mean it is for the rest of the world (or MN)

EponasWildDaughter Fri 29-Jan-16 18:30:38

Link please?

WorraLiberty Fri 29-Jan-16 18:31:18

What's stopping everyone taking part?

As much as I eventually voted, I think what might be stopping people is that some of us are just sick to death of the whole subject of trans people.

It was done to death over Christmas so personally I avoid trans threads as much as possible.

tilliebob Fri 29-Jan-16 18:31:21

I'm with Poocatcher and Backforgood. Saved me typing the same answers

AnnieOnAMapleLeaf Fri 29-Jan-16 18:32:51

I do not take part in any thread discussing trans issues. They invariably descend into a bun fight and their are some truly small-minded posters who spoil an otherwise interesting discussion.

YANBU to wonder, but YABVU to post a thread chastising those who have chosen not to participate.

AnnieOnAMapleLeaf Fri 29-Jan-16 18:33:10

*there, not their hmm

user7755 Fri 29-Jan-16 18:33:34

What Annie said

MrsTerryPratchett Fri 29-Jan-16 18:33:47

U to not put a link...

StillStayingClassySanDiego Fri 29-Jan-16 18:36:21

I'm not interested and don't click on those threads and an OP like your's is worded makes me even less likely to.

SurferJet Fri 29-Jan-16 18:37:38

Annie - I really do understand what you're saying but it required just a one word answer.
Yes I know in the great scheme of things this is probably 100th on most people's 'things to worry about' list - but we can't keep ignoring this issue we really can't.

Mrsmorton Fri 29-Jan-16 18:38:37

Will it achieve anything?

WorraLiberty Fri 29-Jan-16 18:40:54

Why don't you start a proper petition?

wickedlazy Fri 29-Jan-16 18:41:50

Why not even bother linking to what you're referring to? Most of us who haven't voted didn't read thread to know there was a vote.

Yabu to be disappointed not all women care to discus trans issues online again

Claraoswald36 Fri 29-Jan-16 18:41:53

I've posted on the thread but like other pp I'm not interested in the trans threads on here. I use mn because it's mainly women's issues. I don't think it's the place for trans activism but I guess it's all about invading women's spaces sad

HookedOnHooking Fri 29-Jan-16 18:42:12

What's the point?

BoneyBackJefferson Fri 29-Jan-16 18:44:02

1/ MN is a big place

2/ Link?

BlueBlueBelles Fri 29-Jan-16 18:44:08

Yup, with the others. I am not interested in any of the trans threads, and tbh also feel like the pp that it's "word of the day" like. All the gender and trans stuff at the moment is way OTT in my opinion so I'm staying far away from it all.

abbieanders Fri 29-Jan-16 18:44:27

I didn't know there was one.

ToucheShay Fri 29-Jan-16 18:44:38

Not interested in trans or if you are disappointed.

Hihohoho1 Fri 29-Jan-16 18:44:56

No idea what you are on about.

AnnieOnAMapleLeaf Fri 29-Jan-16 18:45:15

I understand that this issue is important to you, SurferJet, but not everyone shares your opinion and your post to me is very patronizing and reads like you are once again chastising those who do not share your views.

I have never even noticed the thread you have mentioned so whether it required a one word answer or not is irrelevant.

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