I mean if a poster has a dissenting opinion 10 posters jump on everything they say. That puts people off replying and getting a wide range of opinions. I love this place regardless but there's definitely some topics I won't touch with a barge pole here.
There is no excuse for male violence or for men using their power to take advantage of women.
Yes teachers have power over children and to an extent with parents. I think that it's my job as a parent to work with teachers in the best interests of my child. I suppose that some teachers may abuse their power over children and their families but I would hope that those teachers are in the minority. I do not believe that it is systemic like the abuse of male power has been over the years.
Your question is set up as if you think that teachers are the enemy?
When multiple people jump on one poster and pick apart everything they say that is shutting it down, realistically, and not many people are going to want to jump in the fray. You must have seen that happen on threads. It's often said that the first few posters set the tone on the thread and I do believe that's true.
That's not really the behaviour I'm talking about Penggwn I mean more that if somebody agrees with the OP people who disagree might start ganging up on them. I'm seeing it a lot these days whereas I think there used to be wider variety of opinions shared.
podge i totally agree with you. Some asks a question 10 people shout them down telling them are the most ridiculous person to have graced the earth and then anyone who might have agreed doesnt because they will receive the same response and lets face it, no one wants to set themselves up for a fall.