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Aibu to think Mumsnet has issues with black women

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Ghanagirl Sat 14-Apr-18 11:51:07

Just that really, I’ve read really horrible comments about Meghan Markle, Alexandra Burke, Serena Williams talented and hardworking individuals who seem to offend some Mumsnetters simply by being beautiful and successful.
I’m not surprised as happens in RL but I guess it’s disappointing as Mumsnet touts itself as a more educated network than netmums

BigSandyBalls2015 Sat 14-Apr-18 11:52:25

Yabu. Happens with plenty of other women who aren't black, Kate Middleton for example?!

FourFriedChickensDryWhiteToast Sat 14-Apr-18 11:52:49

is Meghan Markle black? Cant say as i have noticed tbh.
Anyway 'Mumset' isnt a hive mind . Does being black mean that nobody should anything negative about you?

Nicknacky Sat 14-Apr-18 11:53:49

Eh? I’ve seen plenty of critical comments about white women, Theresa May, Kerry Katona, Katy price are the names that spring to mimed.

But does it suit you to ignore that?

TERFragetteCity Sat 14-Apr-18 11:54:49

Mumsnet has a problem with women end of.

Ghanagirl Sat 14-Apr-18 11:54:56

Okay but with black women it seems relentless and personal

Bejazzled Sat 14-Apr-18 11:55:31

🙄 Some people actively search for reasons to be offended don't they?

Nicknacky Sat 14-Apr-18 11:55:44

If you are looking for comments that will support your thinking, then you will find them.

dinosaursandtea Sat 14-Apr-18 11:56:52

I agree. It’s insidious and horrible.

MeanTangerine Sat 14-Apr-18 11:57:16

I haven't conducted a careful study of comments made about famous women and then checked to see if there are a disproportionate amount of negative comments made about black women. However, there is still racism in, well, every society afaik and Mumsnet is an enormous community : it would astonishing if there were no prejudiced people on here at all.

I don't know how much education has to do with it, it's perfectly possible to be educated and racist unfortunately.

HeadingForSunshine Sat 14-Apr-18 11:57:31

Yes of course. Like glancing at a woman and smiling is deemed racist by some black women. Like a work meeting to discuss a cock up is potentially racist. Like a complaint against an HCP who has been rude is racism.

Sick and tired to dancing around because any constructive criticism or even compliment is taken the wrong way.

People come in all colours and sizes. Sick of isms being blamed for everything to be honest.

Samcro Sat 14-Apr-18 11:57:33

yabu and daft
do we have to like someone cos of their colour?
I like MM don't like AB, no feelings about SW
i like people cos of who they are

Ghanagirl Sat 14-Apr-18 11:57:48

Katy Price and Kerry Katona lead tabloid lifestyles, they sell their stories for money so hardly comparable to the talented black women ive mentioned.

LemonSqueezy0 Sat 14-Apr-18 11:58:02

I have seen some absolutely terrible comments about Serena Williams, referring to her as an ape, overloud, manly etc. Think it was one or two posters and mumsnet sorted it.

AnyFucker Sat 14-Apr-18 11:58:15

Oh, give over

RunMummyRun68 Sat 14-Apr-18 11:58:52

You are being ridiculously unreasonable and looking for offence

TheOnlyLivingBoyInNewCross Sat 14-Apr-18 11:59:08

Wow - talk about making the text fit your argument hmm

Are you just conveniently editing out all the white women that have been criticised on here? Because quite frankly if you claim never to have read a negative comment about Katie Hopkins, that’s bullshit. Likewise Katie Price, Kate Middleton...In fact, you could make a more convincing case for MN having issues with women called Kate than you could for your claim.

But please, do provide one quotation to support your argument that the women you cite offend some MNetters “simply by being beautiful and successful” and not for any other reason.

insancerre Sat 14-Apr-18 11:59:18

Can't say I've noticed
But you do sound a little like you are looking for things to offend

Nicknacky Sat 14-Apr-18 11:59:29

Regardless of “talent” then the two females I mentioned are fair game? Would you still think that if they were black?

Ghanagirl Sat 14-Apr-18 11:59:34

HeadingForSunshine
Okay not sure what you’re going on about

QuentinSummers Sat 14-Apr-18 11:59:57

YANBU but that's because society as a whole is racist.

I agree with the poster saying mumsnet has a problem with women too. Some people really can't stand women being visible and have to put them in their place. This is magnified for black women.

lolaflores Sat 14-Apr-18 12:01:19

I don't know how you can really say that in all honesty when the population of MN must reflect the population of women in UK and other places. Do you know what the black female presence is on MN?
I don't know how you can make such a generalisation, I honestly don't and i feel a bit insulted by that. Are you sweeping me into that category of racist MNer's even though you don't know the first thing about me and my experience as a white, working class, second generation Irish woman with Mental Health and physical challenges?
Get out of it

RunMummyRun68 Sat 14-Apr-18 12:03:59

Think someone is just a bit bored today.... this thread is intentionally goady I feel?

ShakeVigorously Sat 14-Apr-18 12:04:08

Katy Price and Kerry Katona lead tabloid lifestyles, they sell their stories for money so hardly comparable to the talented black women ive mentioned.

Now make that statement with the word white instead of black and read back how it sounds.
I think it's you who has a problem op.

pictish Sat 14-Apr-18 12:05:01

Not something I’ve ever noted on here I have to say. To my mind, mumsnet is indiscriminately bitchy.

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