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Magdalen Berns

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itsbetterthanabox Wed 24-Aug-16 19:40:23

Anyone seen Magdalen Berns? She's an Edinburgh student who does some fantastic feminist videos and activism. She is a lesbian and has gone up against Ada J Wells and been banned from the Edinburgh LGBT society. I think she needs our support!

LineyReborn Wed 24-Aug-16 19:44:47

She is very deserving of support.

I hope her University supports her properly now, too.

PinkyOfPie Wed 24-Aug-16 22:53:36

I've subscribed to her YouTube channel and follow her on FB. She's inspirational and brave and very intelligent, would highly recommend to any radfem!

NotTodaySatan Wed 24-Aug-16 22:56:17

Hehe I posted a thread about her just a few weeks ago.

She's bloody fantastic.

Mrsmorton Wed 24-Aug-16 22:57:10

I've just followed her on Twitter. Incredibly brave given the way we pussy foot around this topic.

AskBasil Wed 24-Aug-16 22:58:33

She's been harassed by the Nate/ Ada phenomenon, for months.

But Edinburgh Uni have chosen to ignore it and instead investigate her.

If you look at their arguments, she's speaking rationally, explaining what she understands to be gender, while he's calling her TERF, scum, cuntscum etc.

It's unbelievable.

AskBasil Wed 24-Aug-16 22:59:39

I think this may be my favourite :D

paddypants13 Wed 24-Aug-16 23:03:54

I love her too. I also follow her on FB. Very brave woman.

PinkyOfPie Wed 24-Aug-16 23:06:23

We need to get her on MN! She'd love us grin

LassWiTheDelicateAir Wed 24-Aug-16 23:07:42

I don't do social media but am now (pointlessy) following Magdalen Berns and Robbie Travers on twitter just because of the Wells fiasco.

AyeAmarok Wed 24-Aug-16 23:12:59

Ha. I like her. Very matter-of-fact.

And correct.

Oswin Wed 24-Aug-16 23:43:36

Oh she is quite funny, I really like her. She makes total sense.

quicklydecides Wed 24-Aug-16 23:51:49

Following her now.
Intelligent woman.

singingsixpence82 Thu 25-Aug-16 00:39:22

I watched the video you posted once AskBasil and when I was watching it my computer crashed. I did the "restore tabs" option, but then it kept crashing and I kept restoring. Now whenever I open up youtube it automatically just starts playing it a few innocent bystanders have been subject to a loud and rather surprising "would you date a lesbian with a penis"? coming from my computer when I've been using it in public! I always quickly mute it after that but I've had a few looks and sniggers! I love Magdalen!

TealLove Thu 25-Aug-16 00:45:29

Really, really like her.
Crazy that speaking common sense makes her brave but she really is!

PinkyOfPie Thu 25-Aug-16 00:50:18

Isn't someone on here a friend of hers? <jealous>

thedogstinks Thu 25-Aug-16 08:05:25

I'm an admirer.

Comejointhemurder Thu 25-Aug-16 16:59:56

I like her but in some of her videos she reminds me far too much of talking to someone stoned or coming down from something; who are really putting the world to rights but the next day you remember they were brilliant but can't remember why smile

LassWiTheDelicateAir Thu 25-Aug-16 17:46:36

She does have a slightly stoner way of speaking. I suspect she is a bit Marmite. I find her amusing even if I don't necessarily agree with everything she says.

travellingbird Fri 26-Aug-16 12:04:32

She's legendary. And a right laugh to have a drink with, I can tell ya!

Her YouTube videos can be found here:

itsbetterthanabox Fri 26-Aug-16 15:05:54

She knows we love her! She's posted about this thread on her FB this morn!
Join us Magdalen! wine

GenderCriticalDad Fri 26-Aug-16 15:49:21

She is a star, when my kid announced that she wanted to go on 'T' and have a mastectomy Magdalen was one of the first voices talking sense about trans that I found.

MisDescamisados Fri 26-Aug-16 18:11:49

Heart Magdalen. Check out her YouTube, on point , pithy, encisive.

AlistairSim Fri 26-Aug-16 18:15:05

She gives me faith in the future of feminism.

Memoires Fri 26-Aug-16 19:09:03

I like her. Only me across her yesterday; nice to hear someone being sensible in the middle of all this madness.

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