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A feminist view on the hack

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PuntasticUsername Wed 19-Aug-15 13:14:40

I was just reading the fb comments (yes I know, someday I'll learn) below the ITV News article about the hack and the swatting shite, which was fronted by a photo of MNJustine.

There was precisely one sympathetic remark - from a woman. Otherwise, men are suggesting that getting hacked is our own fault for being a website that is all about slagging off men; women say we're all boring and up ourselves anyway ("airy fairy women with personality disorders"); and most-liked of all is a man's comment saying "Christ, [Justine] looks just like how I'd imagine the typical wet blanket mumsnet user to look".

People really do hate women for having the nerve to get together and have opinions about things, don't they?

tiyife Wed 19-Aug-15 13:26:54

Someone thought mumsnet was a site full of misandrist feminists who spend their time bashing men and "roffling into their keyboards" at male victims of domestic violence? Well fancy that.

tiyife Wed 19-Aug-15 13:30:19

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RhinestoneCowgirl Wed 19-Aug-15 13:31:50

Tiyife I could post a link to a long running The Archers discussion thread on MN, doesn't mean we are all fans of an everyday tale of country folk hmm

tiyife Wed 19-Aug-15 13:32:24

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Flipperons Wed 19-Aug-15 13:35:56

Some of the vitriolic language I've seen this morning from people commenting on the hack elsewhere reminds me how much some men hate women having a space and a voice.

tiyife Wed 19-Aug-15 13:37:22

"I was just reading the fb comments"


tiyife Wed 19-Aug-15 13:39:02

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ChunkyPickle Wed 19-Aug-15 13:40:02

Reactions from mumsnet feminists to the news a man has been badly injured after a woman used petrol to set his groin alight because he was sitting drunk asleep naked.


I can't see it on the feminist board? Do you mean the general boards? Because there's lots of people there, plenty aren't feminists (cos, you know, women are people with lots of different opinions - whodathunk it)

PosterEh Wed 19-Aug-15 13:40:34

tiyife that was two or three posters on a thread in 2007 (and by the look of it they got quite a lot of criticism from other members back then). Not really representative of the over a million members in 2015.

Flipperons Wed 19-Aug-15 13:42:04

tiyife Huh? I'm not using anything for misandry! I was just commenting that I'd seen a lot of very unpleasant comments from men about the hack and that it seemed more related to the fact MN is predominantly female. :confused:

tiyife Wed 19-Aug-15 13:46:51

Well where are these "unpleasant comments from men"?

abbieanders Wed 19-Aug-15 13:50:18

Here's the great Jem Bloomfield:

Nice to see a new man turn up to throw his weight around.

PuntasticUsername Wed 19-Aug-15 13:53:23

They're here.

And from women as well as men, just as I said in my OP.

TallylynLake Wed 19-Aug-15 13:57:13

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MrsJorahMormont Wed 19-Aug-15 13:58:27

Excellent blogpost from Jem Bloomfield, thanks for the link.

PuntasticUsername Wed 19-Aug-15 13:58:29

I know. It just makes me so sad. The article Abbie linked is great, though.

Flipperons Wed 19-Aug-15 14:00:19

I didn't realise I was expected to list all the websites where I'd seen such comments.

I'm also reminded of why I don't generally post in the Feminist section.

TallylynLake Wed 19-Aug-15 14:01:30

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Heckler Wed 19-Aug-15 14:09:02

Tiyife - that link is from 207 and is on AIBU not any of the feminism boards.

cailindana Wed 19-Aug-15 14:09:35

Tiyife, if a couple of posts on a thread from 2007 is still bothering you, maybe you need some counselling?

uglyswan Wed 19-Aug-15 15:51:20

Thanks for the link, Abbie. I completely agree. Apart from the Great Misandry Outbreak of 2007 (a single thread that was deleted by MNHQ btw) that gets trotted out here every so often by some angry little man with an exceedingly blunt axe to grind, most of the stuff I read on MN is just people talking about their lives, ideas, media, politics, just like in rl. It's no threat at all to men.

Except the Relationships board.

The Relationships board is full of people who've come out of abusive relationships and dedicate a lot of their time and energy to helping other posters survive and escape from abusive relationships. It's an incredibly valuable resource for women and their children who are affected by male violence. That's the threat. Of course, it isn't a threat to all men, because not all men are abusive (there, I said it). But it's a real threat to abusers and the abusers' lobby, all the MRA and affiliated groups out there. And that's a good thing, isn't it?

Treats Wed 19-Aug-15 15:55:48

Oooh - Tallylyn Lake - one of my favourite places......

SirVixofVixHall Wed 19-Aug-15 16:00:23

Actually it is Talyllyn lake.

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