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So now Mumsnet deletes posts on the grounds that they're offensive to people with religious beliefs and MRA's

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FastidiaBlueberry Sun 17-Feb-13 12:55:49

On the circumcision thread a post of mine was deleted and when I asked mumsnet why, this was the response:

"While it is true that posts we don't tend to delete posts on the grounds of being in poor taste because it would be really hard to draw the line; we do as in this case remove posts that, in our judgement, are simply beyond the pale.

Your post was reported to us and tbh we felt that * (an offensive acronym for MRA's) was beyond the pale tbh, especially when added to the rest of your post which was also incredibly offensive to anyone with religious beliefs."

So basically, we are not allowed to post things which offend people's religious beliefs in conjunction with offending MRA's.

Just thought I'd let you all know. I'm not even annoyed about this, after last week's targeting I think it's obvious that MN really don't want radical feminism represented here.

SigmundFraude Sun 17-Feb-13 23:02:53

'Rubbish. I have never heard of 'men's human rights activists'


Bubbles, I am currently restricted by the rules of MN. Hopefully telepathy will convey my heartfelt words to you.

LRDtheFeministDragon Sun 17-Feb-13 23:04:37

No, not 'quite'.

You say 'they prefer' to be called that. Any single evidence to the contrary proves you're talking bollocks. It is quite simple to disprove a fictional claim, you know.

SigmundFraude Sun 17-Feb-13 23:06:31

LRD, you are woefully ignorant at the best of times. Why do you keep reinforcing this fact?

LRDtheFeministDragon Sun 17-Feb-13 23:07:24

I don't know. sad

It's terribly unfortunate. sad sad

Every time I talk to you I seem to reinforce my ignorance.

But then, you do insist on spouting nonsense where I can read it, so what am I to do?

BubblesOfBliss Sun 17-Feb-13 23:10:48

Bubbles, I am currently restricted by the rules of MN. Hopefully telepathy will convey my heartfelt words to you.

NOPE. I am quite impervious to it.

SigmundFraude Sun 17-Feb-13 23:11:32

It is truly unfortunate, but I don't expect you to stop anytime soon. So now, why don't you go do some googling of the term eh?

SigmundFraude Sun 17-Feb-13 23:12:13

'NOPE. I am quite impervious to it.'

Well THAT figures.

mathanxiety Sun 17-Feb-13 23:12:55

But I'm not sure people would always self-identify as such. You might get someone who just feels strongly about one view posting and getting called a "MRA" and then having that extended out to mean they are rapey.

Lie down with a dog, get up with its fleas...

FloraFox Sun 17-Feb-13 23:12:58

Or, Sigmund maybe you could explain why it makes any sense whatsoever.

catgirl1976 Sun 17-Feb-13 23:13:08

I googled it

It didn't bring anything up

That's called a "googlewhack" isn't it?

Or is that when you just get one result?

LRDtheFeministDragon Sun 17-Feb-13 23:13:21

Why should we google a term when it's clear that it's inaccurate?


BubblesOfBliss Sun 17-Feb-13 23:13:32

So SigmundFraude are you outing yourself as an MRA (or whatever bollocks acronym you think makes 'woman-hatred' pack a bit more pathos)?

mathanxiety Sun 17-Feb-13 23:13:49

If people are worried about what exactly they are going to be identified as they should be picky about the organisations they join.

FloraFox Sun 17-Feb-13 23:13:52

Bubbles I will no longer take any notice of what you say as you are clearly not telepathic and therefore your views are meaningless. hmm

BubblesOfBliss Sun 17-Feb-13 23:18:46

"I will no longer take any notice of what you say as you are clearly not telepathic and therefore your views are meaningless."


SigmundFraude Sun 17-Feb-13 23:20:46

'So SigmundFraude are you outing yourself as an MRA'

Whatever you want to call me really. You seem to call all the shots on here, which isn't bad considering the oppression that you experience.

'Woman-hatred' - such drama.

runningforthebusinheels Sun 17-Feb-13 23:22:29

MHRA - googled it.

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency. Is that who we're discussing?


FloraFox Sun 17-Feb-13 23:25:57

Bubbles is the queen of the board, we all exist to follow the shots she calls.

LRDtheFeministDragon Sun 17-Feb-13 23:27:17

This is true, math.

BubblesOfBliss Sun 17-Feb-13 23:27:29

'So SigmundFraude are you outing yourself as an MRA' "Whatever you want to call me really."

Okay, hang on - if you are an MRA - WTF are you on FWR for? Unless of course to follow an antifeminist agenda?

"You seem to call all the shots on here"
I would hope that feminists call the shots in FWR rather than MRAs who have wandered out of their depth when distractedly pursuing their antifeminist agenda.

"which isn't bad considering the oppression that you experience."

Erm the fact that you are exposed to be talking shite does not have anything to do with any sex-based oppression I might face.

Mitchy1nge Sun 17-Feb-13 23:28:28

I found a reference to 'men's human rights' here, although quite a few of the sites listed seem to be anti something rather than pro anything, surprise is expressed that they should be classified as hate sites.

BubblesOfBliss Sun 17-Feb-13 23:28:35

This is true, math.

I liked the dog fleas analogy - very apt

LRDtheFeministDragon Sun 17-Feb-13 23:30:24

Not totally related to the recent turn of the thread (sob, sob, I'm not discussing MRA to death again), but I am still curious how anything was offensive to people's religious beliefs?

Mitchy1nge Sun 17-Feb-13 23:32:49

there was something recently about the church historically being a force for evil and oppression which was both offensive and indisputable?

runningforthebusinheels Sun 17-Feb-13 23:37:26

I've had massive rows about religion on here - and we were told categorically that you can speak out against religion as a 'group'. No posts of mine were deleted - a PA against me was though.

Was sent a little email by HQ asking that I respect other's opinions though. oops

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