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NOW CLOSED UK MNer with a school aged child? Please take a survey for MN - you could win a £50 voucher...

(27 Posts)
AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 10-Nov-13 12:32:03

This survey is open to all UK Mumsnet users who have at least one child of school age.

Please answer thinking about ONE child only. If you have more than one child of school age please answer thinking about your eldest school aged child.

As a thank you all respondents (who leave their details at the end) will be entered into a prize draw for a £50 Amazon voucher.

Here's the link again: survey link

Thanks and good luck

MNHQ smile

ScienceRocks Wed 13-Nov-13 09:58:06

Bizarre survey. What is the link between how parents and schools tackle homophobic remarks from children and celebrity chefs?

MrsCakesPremonition Wed 13-Nov-13 10:02:06

Very odd.

Ragwort Wed 13-Nov-13 10:02:40

Science - I was going to use exactly the same word - totally bizarre survey confused

Ragwort Wed 13-Nov-13 10:03:17

Do Mumsnet review these surveys before they are used?

FTRscreamingInTerror Wed 13-Nov-13 10:11:11

I'm not quite sure what that was all about confused

Dogonabeanbag Wed 13-Nov-13 10:49:24

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Pachacuti Wed 13-Nov-13 10:50:00

It could be two completely separate areas that MNHQ has combined into one survey so they only need to give out one lot of vouchers -- or maybe someone is looking for a celebrity figurehead for a campaign on this subject? My guess would be the unrelated option, though.

Theimpossiblegirl Wed 13-Nov-13 10:55:12

I started to wonder if either of the celebrity chefs was gay or had a child being bullied and so spearheading a campaign? (I think that I am overthinking it a bit, it's probably to save vouchers).

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 13-Nov-13 10:56:04

Sorry - yes totally unrelated!

We just needed to get some quick opinions on the chefs stuff....grin

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 13-Nov-13 10:59:17

Theimpossiblegirl - crossed posts....totally unrelated just us being sneaky

flowery Wed 13-Nov-13 12:01:48

No idea who either of those chefs are....

[ancient and out-of-touch emoticon]

Libra Wed 13-Nov-13 12:34:38

Oh I am glad that I was not the only one who had never heard of either of those chefs!

LaundryLegoLunch Wed 13-Nov-13 12:40:55

Bizarre! I've heard of both chefs but have no view on them as parents. I was about to google them to see if one was gay or something confused

NumptyNameChange Wed 13-Nov-13 13:08:07

i hadn't heard of either of those chefs.

sassolino Wed 13-Nov-13 18:20:38

I did the survey before there was any additional bit on the chefs. I don't want to redo the first part, but it looks like you cannot just submit the chefs' survey. Couldn't you split it into two?

WrenNatsworthy Wed 13-Nov-13 18:26:41

I'm really interested in the example you used to illustrate homophobic language. The young people I work with used to use the word 'gay' as an insult (haven't heard it for ages), but when I explored it with them, not all of them knew the link with homosexuality, language being the fluid organic thing that it is. I'd say that there are different words being used currently as homophobic insult words. Or am I wrong?

DameDeepRedBetty Wed 13-Nov-13 18:36:31

I've heard the words used, but not in an insulting context. It's hard to describe, but it seems to have transferred meanings somehow to mean something like 'funny' or 'slightly silly'. Every time my lot have used it, it seems to be affectionate.

And I haven't heard of either of the two chefs!

NumptyNameChange Wed 13-Nov-13 20:32:07

that's so gay is using the word gay as an insulting term. it doesn't matter whether they meant it as in 'i think gay people are bad and therefore i'm consciously ascribing the word gay to things i find negative' or if they're just parroting what the other kids say - it's still using homosexuality as an insult and contributing to an atmosphere in which it is difficult for young people to come out and feel safe.

years ago it might have been 'don't be such a poof' with 'poof' not necessarily meaning homosexual but meaning feminine, not manly, wet, etc and associating those things as negative and negativity with homosexuality.

people do get how this works don't they?

it's like my father, to my shame, will still use racist words not because he's a paid up member of the ku klux klan who would like to see harm come to anyone of a different ethnicity but none the less they are racist words and need challenging.

WrenNatsworthy Thu 14-Nov-13 00:51:35

My point is that for some of the young people I work with, they don't associate that word with homosexuality. I do, because of my generation.

I wasn't defending the use of the word, I was merely wondering whether another word might have been a better example, as if young people no longer associate the word with homosexuality then it can't be said that they are being homophobic.

MrsCakesPremonition Thu 14-Nov-13 01:15:43

If young people don't associate "gay" with "homosexual", what do they call gay people? confused.

Do they know what the G in LGBT stands for?

LauraChant Thu 14-Nov-13 08:57:45

Am I the only one who had no idea what "resonates with you as a parent" means?

I only know of one of them and only vaguely.

trockodile Thu 14-Nov-13 10:49:22

I have done the survey and left details as am happy to discuss topic. Had no opinion on chefs I'm afraid!

WrenNatsworthy Thu 14-Nov-13 11:13:55

If it ever comes up again I'll ask mrscakes .

I don't think it will though, like I said, if they want to mean to each other they'd be unlikely to use that word anyway these days.

NumptyNameChange Thu 14-Nov-13 11:54:55

which you most identify with i guess laura. but i hadn't heard of any of them.

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