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Does it bother you that women use this site also?

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OnYerBikePan Fri 03-Jun-16 12:49:59

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

Casimir Fri 03-Jun-16 20:54:48

Because female perspective is consistently 'it is all the mans fault'

OnYerBikePan Sat 04-Jun-16 08:54:20

Hmmmm... I'd wonder what sort of women you are mixing with.

JacketPoTayTo Sat 04-Jun-16 09:00:28

Well this is just a reverse of a thread the other week here a woman complained about men using MN and the vast majority of responses were that it's unreasonable to be upset and that alternative viewpoints should be welcomed. What's the point you're trying to make?

Querty12345 Sat 04-Jun-16 09:02:47

Woman's perspective here: fuck off

VulcanWoman Sat 04-Jun-16 09:08:46

Touche, not.

IfTheCapFitsWearIt Sat 04-Jun-16 09:10:26

<bats cobwebs out the way>

<sneezes at the dust>

Oh hey there, you found dadsnet.

Well I can see your problem this place seems littered with wimen everywhere. Can see how your voices aren't getting heard.

Never mind I'll round them all up for you and take them back with me,

leave you blokes to clean up in here, then hopefully you'll feel better.

OnYerBikePan Sat 04-Jun-16 09:48:48

Suspect I'm being too subtle.grin

Querty12345 Sat 04-Jun-16 10:12:24

No not too subtle, just a prick

RudyMentary Sat 04-Jun-16 10:14:19

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

whatdoIget Sat 04-Jun-16 10:16:03

If you don't like it, you could always just fuck off? It's up to you really!

HoneyDragon Sat 04-Jun-16 10:19:16



How did they find us?

<places fingers over nipples and runs round screaming>

MrsSpecter Sat 04-Jun-16 10:19:34

grin I got it.

Playduh Sat 04-Jun-16 10:26:12


MrSlant Sat 04-Jun-16 10:26:56

Oh Pan is this a TAAT? <shakes head sadly> <pretends to have a deep gruff voice>

Go and make a nice new thread for the dauphine instead, that'll cheer you up.

PacificDogwod Sat 04-Jun-16 10:28:09


As DS2(12) would say "aw, diddums"!

But yes The Other Thread was a bit hmm...

OnYerBikePan Sat 04-Jun-16 10:35:52

Hi MrS! yes a rare wandering off parcour for me.

Just couldn't help noticing after 10 yrs on and off that there's quite a lot of women use this site also. An open parenting on-line forum. And some are mums! Whoda thunk it??

<still too subtle?>

OnYerBikePan Sat 04-Jun-16 10:36:40

Morning PD - hope all is well.

MrSlant Sat 04-Jun-16 10:43:19

I was a bit embarrassed by the other thread in parts.

May I self identify as a person not just a 'mum' please as well. Poor Carolyn and Justine, they probably thought Mumsnet was just a great catchy name all those years ago. Not a descriptor of the only people who could post on here.

Jbck Sat 04-Jun-16 10:43:39

Im off to MNHQ to campaign for a Like button for this very thread smile

crappymummy Sat 04-Jun-16 10:46:06

it must be difficult- the Internet is famously hostile to men, no doubt you've had to dodge abuse and harassment from misandrists, they have been known to doxx men for daring to be visibly male online. I have heard of SWAT teams being called to men's homes by women trolls

You think you've finally found a safe-ish space, only to find, yes, it's full of women. Again.

Hopefully some of them will recognise the privilege that allows them to dominate public (and private, tbh) spaces and use it to speak up for you


IfTheCapFitsWearIt Sat 04-Jun-16 10:50:57

Arhhh I haven't read that thread after the first few pages.

VoyageOfDad Sat 04-Jun-16 10:54:15

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

OnYerBikePan Sat 04-Jun-16 10:57:24

Ha! Uber-subtle there VoD

MrSlant Sat 04-Jun-16 11:08:28

I just had a quick trawl around the archives and you are posting in a similar fashion on similar threads back to the noughties Pan grin.

I never think about whether people are male or female when I read threads. The only thing that makes me take note of a posters name is when I think they make good points (or chat about cycling bike bike bike) or say something so sexist/racist/rude/idiotic and then they go on my 'list'. Should apologise that I didn't know you were a man for ages, nor most of the other male posters unless they have 'dad' as part of their nn.

<wafts generous amounts of Jo Malone around the area>

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