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To be furious?! Women's march?

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Goldmonday Mon 22-Jan-18 22:12:38

Have been seeing posts like this being thrown round on social media the past couple of days....am I the only one who thinks the whole world has gone bananas and we are now taking a huge step backwards???

AnneLovesGilbert Mon 22-Jan-18 22:14:19

YANBU.

StickThatInYourPipe Mon 22-Jan-18 22:15:32

I don’t even understand what it says

mumofmadams Mon 22-Jan-18 22:16:16

YANBU angry wtf is wrong with people?!

Heartoffire Mon 22-Jan-18 22:16:57

Don’t understand it.

MsVestibule Mon 22-Jan-18 22:18:20

I'm clearly missing something...

LaContessaDiPlump Mon 22-Jan-18 22:19:39

I think it's saying that cis white women are privileged and perhaps feel less need to take women's rights seriously compared with the other parties mentioned. I take its point for the first few lines but don't understand the trans one....

McTufty Mon 22-Jan-18 22:19:59

I think it’s a fair point. I’m white so what the fuck right do I have to object to having been raped? hmm

McTufty Mon 22-Jan-18 22:20:48

(I’m actually mixed race but you get the point. The implication white women’s concerns about bodily violation are trivial is disgusting).

Eltonjohnssyrup Mon 22-Jan-18 22:22:07

Did you see the picture by the cenotaph where a woman was holding up a 'no country for old white men'.

Do you notthink that is a bit moronic?

HunterHearstHelmsley Mon 22-Jan-18 22:22:12

Ugh how embarrassing

Idontdowindows Mon 22-Jan-18 22:22:48

They will do everything and anything to ensure that women lose everything they've fought for in the last century and a half.

Men will be the only ones that count as women. Women's protections will disappear. There will be nowhere women can go (including this place) that is not infested by men.

maxthemartian Mon 22-Jan-18 22:24:58

How utterly fucking patronising towards what they refer to as native women.
Why would a transwoman need access to family planning - for fucking condoms or something??

Putyourdamnshoeson Mon 22-Jan-18 22:29:03

YADNBU This shit has got to stop. I'm originally from Northern Ireland. Quite asude from all the other shot women of all skin colour and ethnicity still put up with, no woman can get an abortion there.
This nonsense allows straight, white, het, middle class men to call women 'disgusting bitch cuntwipes who need to be lined up and shot' in the name of being progressive. The woman's crime? Saying that a male bodied person, with a penis, was not a woman.

BigBaboonBum Mon 22-Jan-18 22:32:49

I gave up attending these things. Apparently my white privilege means I had to “be quiet and listen to those who’s ancestors have suffered” , my JOB apparently. I’ve been told what my “job” should be on grounds of race and sexual orientation and all sorts. All when I was trying to help other women... apparently white women don’t count as real women though or something

maxthemartian Mon 22-Jan-18 22:33:52

I'm actually completely done with this shit. How anyone, any woman, can still defend the narcissistic, misogynist trans movement is beyond me.

Heartoffire Mon 22-Jan-18 22:36:25

i am a women so fuck off with this cis bollocks

That is all

LaContessaDiPlump Mon 22-Jan-18 22:37:16

This does read like a deliberate attempt to sow discord between different groups of women and create one group who aren't 'valid', who don't have any basis for protesting. Note that the 'invalid' group is not TIMs, but white cis women. That is just bizarre confused 'We're real women, but you aren't because we experience more prejudice than you'?

Heartoffire Mon 22-Jan-18 22:39:04

LaContess

Please explain this cis crap please?

toconclude Mon 22-Jan-18 22:39:17

Oh look, another excuse to shoehorn in some transphobia. Mumsnet as per usual.

manicinsomniac Mon 22-Jan-18 22:39:33

What do they mean by 'native women' if it's not white British, biological women?? They've covered other ethnicities and trans. Is it vegan eco warrior types?

I don't really get it but it all sounds quite nasty and stereotyped.

Lime19 Mon 22-Jan-18 22:39:41

It seems that at the moment white people are very much hated by other groups (see the L'Oréal model saying white people are all racist, white privilege) and women are very much hated too (see Harvey Weinstein, #metoo, and the whole "Cis women" bullshit terminology)

So as a white woman I am pretty much the lowest of low in others eyes at the moment. People really don't like us much at the moment.

QuackPorridgeBacon Mon 22-Jan-18 22:42:47

I don’t even understand it. Why on earth would a trans woman need to attend a family planning clinic? They cannot get pregnant and nor would they need to prevent themselves from pregnancy. The world has gone mad.

I too am from (and live in) Northern Ireland. I love my home but this country disgusts me on its views of women. I didn’t grow up here and it kills me to see it happening. I know a woman who got pregnant for the fourth time, she loves her child but I imagine if she could of had an abortion she would have. Women die during childbirth who otherwise wouldn’t have, but yes, white women have nothing to complain about. It’s all bullshit.

ladyballs Mon 22-Jan-18 22:43:41

YANBU

InionEile Mon 22-Jan-18 22:44:12

How do they get to the conclusion that transgender people are scared to lose access to life-saving medical services with Planned Parenthood but white 'cis' women aren't? Surely 'cis' women with all the biology that entails are the ones most at risk of losing if PP funding is cut?

Other than that, it seems like the kind of hateful identity politics that will kill feminism if we're not vigilant.

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