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Aliasnumberone Thu 15-Dec-16 22:55:05

Just had a thread deleted in This section. The notice was that it was against the spirit of mumsnet. Do I get a more detailed email of the thinking behind the deletion? I'm a radical feminist questioning the level of delusion that's at play when a transwoman claims to be pregnant and the erosion of female experiences that are exclusive to female bodies and offensive to women who have experienced pregnancy loss.
I reposted information from a public page.

itsbetterthanabox Thu 15-Dec-16 22:58:19

Ridiculous that was deleted.
What is the spirit of MN?
Have you seen some of the threads they leave standing hmm

JosephineMaynard Thu 15-Dec-16 23:03:28

a transwoman claims to be pregnant

Has this actually happened??? confused confused

[wonders what kind of advances in medical science would be needed for a transwoman pregnancy to actually happen]

YetAnotherSpartacus Thu 15-Dec-16 23:03:49

What was the reason given?

FizzBombBathTime Thu 15-Dec-16 23:05:55


Aliasnumberone Thu 15-Dec-16 23:07:34

Josephine they're not pregnant just posting hand on bellybpregnancy shots on a beer gut and having handmaidens fawning over them and asking when the due date is.

I get it if there was a privacy issue concern with the screen shot of their face book name but then, it's all over favebook as it is and they're settings are set to public so obviously looking for the attention.

My issue is the silencing of the female voices objecting to the appropriation of a female biological function and making it farcical, which I find as a woman insulting

LottieL Thu 15-Dec-16 23:09:46

I would imagine because you named the person directly and let everyone know their Facebook was open to search and see by anyone, thus opening them up to personal attack. That I'm sure isn't what mumsnet is about or to be used for which is why you received that message I bet.

LottieL Thu 15-Dec-16 23:11:40

Sorry, posted too soon. Without that personal information I'm sure you would have been able to discuss it still.

JosephineMaynard Thu 15-Dec-16 23:13:36

Well, they clearly can't be really pregnant if they're a transwoman. Wrong biology.

I meant were they really pretending that they were pregnant.

Aliasnumberone Thu 15-Dec-16 23:14:39

I suspected that was the reason, I just didn't want to start a new thread to specifically discuss exactly the same thing without knowing e reason. I've never had anything deleted and wondered if hq emailed you directly do at least I could clarify what way it could be discussed iyswim

Aliasnumberone Thu 15-Dec-16 23:16:52

jospehine absolutely of course they weren't really pregnant, there were lots of handmaidens commenting asking what they were having and whe the due date was though. Seriously if a woman was diagnosed with a phantom pregnancy no one in their right mind would ask when the due date was. What is the enabling all about??

YetAnotherSpartacus Thu 15-Dec-16 23:28:05

Looks like somebody reported it ...

I must admit that his whole social media phenomenon confuses me. People post the most intimate stuff or the world to see, deliberately opening up their private lives for scrutiny and then there are meltdowns about privacy and / or personal attacks when people respond. Weird.

FizzBombBathTime Thu 15-Dec-16 23:35:05

It's like using the toilet with the door open and getting annoyed when people peer in.

Prawnofthepatriarchy Fri 16-Dec-16 00:28:53

Thing is many, probably most, people don't understand privacy settings. When they put up photos or share information on Facebook they vaguely assume that it's just for their own circle. I've seen MN posters complaining that Daily Fail journalists have invaded their privacy by lifting threads straight off MN, after which other, more clued up posters point out that they're standing in the information superhighway and that anything you post in a public forum isn't, by definition, private.

This transwoman may have paraded her status all over Facebook but she still thinks it's private. It's dumb, but it's incredibly common.

DioneTheDiabolist Fri 16-Dec-16 00:40:36

OP did you link to someone's FB page?

Aliasnumberone Fri 16-Dec-16 06:39:02

No Dione, screen shot of the 'bump' picture post.

Aliasnumberone Fri 16-Dec-16 06:40:45

prawn you're right of course. I should've made the mental switch between FB and MN and didn't.

YetAnotherSpartacus Fri 16-Dec-16 09:22:38

My bet is that she didn't think it private at all if it got her the 'right' attentionsmile.

Prawnofthepatriarchy Fri 16-Dec-16 13:59:25

Yes, I expect so, YetAnother, but again that comes down to the misguided perception that when you post on Facebook you're automatically among friends. People do seem to freak out if, having posted something controversial, they get a less than laudatory response.

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