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anyone want to sign in here in a no engagment pact?

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SatsukiKusukabe Wed 10-Apr-13 23:35:14

To not responsd to MRAs or the like? They really want us to engage while they don't listen and as said earlier (by runninginheels, us think ) we should probably not be giving them the attention they are craving

I find it difficult to stay out of threads with MRAs as others will be engaging so you feel as though you need to to keep up. If all if us just say at the time, I'm not going to give this person the time of day it might make it easier for all of us, to talk around the person and hopefully they'll get bored and go away.

(and yes, this is a silencing tactic)


scottishmummy Sat 01-Jun-13 13:44:53

like the special topic that was set up for radfem,as we'd heard it all before?
that proved unpopular and folks felt mn was ostracising them
mn is an open forum.if you want your fem discussions highly moderated then you'll find that elsewhere

Lioninthesun Sat 01-Jun-13 13:25:36

Could MN not set up a special topic for MRA's, then these post ca be moved there away from general chat and stand as testimony to new MRA posters that we have heard it all before?

scottishmummy Sat 01-Jun-13 13:25:09

I won't be told to fall in line,or whom to engage with.the point is to express an opinion
I'm bemused a feminist encouraging other women to not be vocal.feels intuitively wrong
and in past mn fem topics have had bullying culture of freezing posters out,or encouraging not to talk to those whose opinion unpopular.that was v wrong and caused a lot if issues

scottishmummy Sat 01-Jun-13 13:19:03

absolutely not.i refuse to be silenced or told whom to engage with
you can exercise your preference,and I will exercise mine to engage as i wish
it's a hard fought battle to be heard without purposefully withdrawing.just because

superarmysoldier Sat 01-Jun-13 07:58:53

If you don't think men's right are an issue, ask a divorced father.

And no, I'm not divorced, or a father. Or indeed an "MRA". And the existence of them does not detract from the vital work being done for Women's rights, they're not mutually exclusive.

Sunnywithshowers Wed 17-Apr-13 01:08:54

It makes my head hurt just reading it (yeah, I know I shouldn't).

Blistory Wed 17-Apr-13 00:39:49

Let's hope he doesn't pop up somewhere here. Will sit on my hands this time as that was completely pointless in the end.

runningforthebusinheels Wed 17-Apr-13 00:30:08

Maybe we should set Hully on him next time though.

SabrinaMulhollandJjones Wed 17-Apr-13 00:28:31

(Sorry for engaging) blush

SabrinaMulhollandJjones Wed 17-Apr-13 00:27:48

I wonder if he's paid his £20 subs to Mike yet?

runningforthebusinheels Wed 17-Apr-13 00:25:45

Thanks grin don't think I've ever had 1000th post before.

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Wed 17-Apr-13 00:19:07

Fab 1000th post running!

runningforthebusinheels Wed 17-Apr-13 00:18:05

Well, wouldn't you know it? It was all about him not wanting to pay maintenance in the end.

What a twat.

SabrinaMulhollandJjones Tue 16-Apr-13 21:27:58

I'd go for setting hully on them.

(Hugs to Nicholas.)

PlentyOfPubeGardens Tue 16-Apr-13 20:57:25

I thought from the title this was something to do with not getting engaged to be married. blush

I have mixed feelings about the one in Politics. I haven't posted on it because I've only had time for a quick lurk for a few weeks now but I think it comes under the 'give 'em enough rope' category. I think I feel differently because it's not on FWR as well. That's not to say there aren't some really offensive views on that thread though. flowers for Nicholas and anyone else who's been upset by them.

The annoying little shit who keeps re-registering and getting banned again in this section has been putting me off reading and posting here for a while though, he seems only to want to shut down debate and ruin as many threads as he can until the ban hammer inevitably falls. Pleased to see MNHQ have been very quick to delete this evening, they must be as mightily sick of him as the rest of us.

On balance, signed.

Chubfuddler Tue 16-Apr-13 20:35:53

If it quacks like a duck it's a duck. They don't have to self identify as a MRA to be completely blindingly obvious as one.

Hullygully Tue 16-Apr-13 20:34:16

Check for a manana

CognitiveOverload Tue 16-Apr-13 20:33:14

How do you definitively know a poster is an MRA and not just someone with a different perspective? What's the definition?

StickEmUpPunk Tue 16-Apr-13 20:29:57

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

TheCrackFox Tue 16-Apr-13 20:28:53

I'm in.

<FWIW I don't for a minute believe that any MRA posters are women.>

Chubfuddler Tue 16-Apr-13 20:16:24

I think there should be an early warning system, like the < klaxon> the pus weirdos have. Then hully can shoot them.

Sunnywithshowers Tue 16-Apr-13 20:12:13


Hullygully Tue 16-Apr-13 20:11:40

I had a looka t that thread earlier but immediately lost the will to live and left again

Blistory Tue 16-Apr-13 20:09:06

Can't shoot them - apparently women don't want the dirty or dangerous jobs. Was kind of hoping that that particular one we could bore to death but must admit to being intrigued to see if seeker wins the prize at the end of phase 3

UnChartered Tue 16-Apr-13 19:58:50

or dig a huge hole at the gate to this section?

then we can fill the hole with shit we've collected from AIBU?

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