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does it bother you that men use this site also?

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SomethingLike Sat 28-May-16 19:20:03

Sometimes very female skewed things are discussed and I can't help feeling slightly uncomfortable when I read: "Male perspective here..."

I'm sure I am BU but does anyone else feel the same? I am struggling to put into words why it bothers me but it does.

wowfudge Sat 28-May-16 19:21:14

This crops up every now and then. None of us exists in a bubble. YABU.

PurpleDaisies Sat 28-May-16 19:21:47

No it doesn't bother me. But I'm a woman with no children so not a parent.

tangerino Sat 28-May-16 19:22:24

Not at all.

MoonDuke Sat 28-May-16 19:22:57


FeckinCrutches Sat 28-May-16 19:23:24

Lots of people here though. Men, grandparents, women without children, and never intend to have any. It's so much more than a parenting forum.

Artandco Sat 28-May-16 19:23:29


AddToBasket Sat 28-May-16 19:23:37


It absolutely bothers me when someone starts a post like this.

jamhot Sat 28-May-16 19:24:06

I would expect to be allowed on to a "men's site", so I don't see why men can't come here.

elQuintoConyo Sat 28-May-16 19:24:28

<male perpective here> yabu it's just another human being who happens to have a penis. As long as you aren't a spoonyfucker, i don't think it matters. Hth.

ilovesooty Sat 28-May-16 19:24:47

No. It isn't necessary always for posters to announce their gender either.

Arfarfanarf Sat 28-May-16 19:25:11

Nope. Dont give a shit.

Dont care if the women who post here are mothers either.

The only people i wish would fuck off are the trolls and the snippy spiteful snarky ones, male or female. Theyre the only ones that really dont contribute anything good.

hazeyjane Sat 28-May-16 19:25:13


EatShitDerek Sat 28-May-16 19:25:37

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

WellErrr Sat 28-May-16 19:25:45

Doesn't bother me.

Apart from the goady MRA fuckers from 4chan and Reddit. They bother me.

TheSolitaryBoojum Sat 28-May-16 19:25:49

It's a free site that anyone can join, so no, I'm happy for any reasonable person to post and comment regardless of gender.

Floggingmolly Sat 28-May-16 19:26:35

Why on earth would it bother you? You have no idea who or what anyone is on an anonymous forum anyway. Nor does it particularly matter.

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

pigsDOfly Sat 28-May-16 19:26:42

As long as they don't start mansplaining can't see what difference it makes.

BranTriLlygaid Sat 28-May-16 19:26:53

Last I saw, the tag for the site says 'for parents' (and even then, plenty here don't seem to have had children). It's not just for women, you are totally unreasonable. If it makes you feel so uncomfortable, I'm sure there is a 'for ladies only' site out there for you.

MrsTerryPratchett Sat 28-May-16 19:27:24

Stuff that doesn't annoy: Men being on here and commenting. There are some fab male posters here.

Stuff that does annoy me: Men writing, "I know I'll get destroyed on here..." --fuck off then--; men coming onto a thread behaving like their testicles mean their opinion is worth more; men who are MRAs or fuckwits trolling; women giving cookies when men behave in a decent way, "oh you are soooo wonderful looking after your own children sometimes". Oh and anyone saying, "Ladies...".

Sparklingbrook Sat 28-May-16 19:27:28

It depends what they are posting about, and if they announce they are a man.

TBF though if they don't have a NN that proclaims man/Dad or some such we wouldn't know anyway.

If you don't want to read the 'man here' perspective just skip over the post.

LittleBearPad Sat 28-May-16 19:27:34

No. Why would it.

DaveCamoron Sat 28-May-16 19:27:42

I'm a bloke, if you don't like the fact that men can post here then YABU.

John4703 Sat 28-May-16 19:28:54

I'm a man.
If Mumsnet tried to ban men I think some men, not me, would join pretending to be female. It is a good site and it is good to be inclusive.

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