Gender Critical MNers Gathering Together On Twitter.

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OverthinkingSpartacus Fri 10-Mar-17 19:43:42

Creating this thread for those who want to follow/share/connect/engage with other gender critical MNers on Twitter after the suggestion was made on this thread to group together there to raise awareness of our concerns around the possibility of gender self identity replacing gender reassignment in the uk and trans ideology etc.

If you'd like to take part then please Pm me your Twitter name, over the weekend I will compile a list of MNers Twitter names and PM them back out to everyone on Monday. As it'll be an ongoing thing, I will add other Twitter handles that are sent after Monday and send updated lists via PM. Only your Twitter name will be given to other MNers and I won't share your MN username alongside your Twitter account with anyone.

If you know of any other public Twitter profiles that are openly gender critical such as Magdelan Burns, please feel free to share their Twitter names too and I shall add to the list.

Before you sign up for Twitter you will need an email or phone number for verification.
Understandably, many don't feel safe linking personal phone number or personal emails to gender critical posts so it might be best to create a separate email address for social media sites etc where you want to speak about concerns raised in the other threads. Gmail, outlook, yahoo are three sites off the top of my head that provide free web based email accounts.

When you click on sign up in Twitter it will give the option of signing up with a mobile number as a default but if you scroll down a little, there's an option to "use email instead"

Following this link should take you to the sign up page with the email option already selected.

If you are worried about your IP address being used to locate you, you can use VPN (Virtual Private Network) software/services that camouflage your actual IP and make it look as if you are accessing the Internet from elsewhere. I use an Android app called VPN master which can be downloaded from google play and once installed, it's just a case of opening app and and switching it on and accessing Internet as usual. You can have the VPN running all the time but it can drain battery so I open app and turn back off after using. There should be similar apps for iOS and Windows, I will link them in later post if I get time.

I can create a bunch of email and Twitter accounts for people if they are struggling, but wont be able to do it until Monday. I'll be less active online over the weekend but wanted to get the thread up so that people can start PMing their Twitter names.

Thelilywhite Fri 10-Mar-17 19:49:11

Great, thanks overthinking i was a bit worried as I have a twitter account in my real name which I never use but I guess from what you are saying I can just create a new one with a new email account?

OverthinkingSpartacus Fri 10-Mar-17 20:13:48

@thelilywhite

Yeah, you can create another one (with false name)?if you use a different email account.

I have one for my hobby stuff.
One for family and friends.
One for feminism stuff
And one for competitions etc

ThymeLord Fri 10-Mar-17 20:15:31

I've sent you a PM Overthinking smile

I hope twitter is easy to pick up!

Thisisouting Fri 10-Mar-17 20:39:13

Thanks for setting this up overthinking
A few people have PM'd me about Twitter if you can't wait until Monday if you start by searching on the hashtags
#biologyisnotbiogtry
#istandwithjenni

You'll start to find the gender critical accounts once you start following those Twitter will start giving you suggestions that you can also follow

Then tweet and retweet anything that takes your fancy other's will pick these up and start following you.

In a few days you'll have a good base of following/followers grin

OverthinkingSpartacus Fri 10-Mar-17 20:58:05

@glosswitch
@femaleslikeus
@magdalenburns

Are three openly public women who post some great stuff.

If anyone wants to share similar people on the thread for others to follow that would be great. I'll gather them all up when I send the Mner list. I'd just list everyone I follow but I know some are private profiles so will need to spend a little time going through my following list.

Thelilywhite Fri 10-Mar-17 21:00:51

I will do that. Thanks overthinking

DrinkFeckArseGirls Fri 10-Mar-17 21:06:25

I'll do my (forth!) Teotter account tomorrow. One for work, one for MN, one personal, one for activism grin

LegoCaltrops Fri 10-Mar-17 21:08:01

I've changed my Twitter name & handle & PM'd you, OP. Could someone link to some good "Twitter for Dummies" type things please, as I've really never used it...

PencilsInSpace Fri 10-Mar-17 21:10:35

<parks arse>

FlaviaAlbia Fri 10-Mar-17 21:13:49

@fairplaywomen is another

CoolJazz Fri 10-Mar-17 21:15:10

Thank you Overthinking I'm going to create a twitter account over the weekend and will let you know.

Looking forward to getting out there!

zsazsagaboredom Fri 10-Mar-17 21:49:10

I'm on Twitter. I don't "get" it though...
No idea how to start a group on it for eg.
Will pm with my twitter name.

zsazsagaboredom Fri 10-Mar-17 22:07:45

Here are some twitter profiles I follow:
Stephanie Davies-Arai @cwknews
Penny White XX @unbreakablepenn
Becca Reilly-Cooper @boodleloops
Megan Murphy @MeghanEMurphy
Sarah Ditum @SarahDitum
Julian Vigo @lubelluledotcom
WoLF @WomensLibFront

I have a treasure trove of gender critical blogs, papers, articles etc that I'd love to share too.

OverthinkingSpartacus Fri 10-Mar-17 22:23:30

Tagging @CoolJazz as I believe she is going to create a resource thread with links to studies/papers/articles etc and she may appreciate you sending to her zsaz

CoolJazz Sat 11-Mar-17 09:04:23

Hi I think BevGoldbergsSister is now starting the reference thread but I'll check and confirm.

LilaTheLion Sat 11-Mar-17 09:09:35

Handy how to from Mashable mashable.com/2012/06/05/twitter-for-beginners/#tV1aS86dSZqP

I've pm'd my twitter name. Fed up with being too scared to be honest. I'm anonymous but have real friends there. Some of whom are going to be very cross with me indeed.

SaskiaRembrandtWasFramed Sat 11-Mar-17 09:54:55

Just sent a pm. It's my real Twitter account so if anyone follows me would you be kind and not mention it on here? I know I'm outing myself irl but meh, I don't usually back down from bullies so decided not to make an exception for this.

thedogsitter Sat 11-Mar-17 10:08:56

I will join you all :-)

I also know a few good GC accounts to follow:

@4th_WaveNow
@bo_novak
@asknic

MercyMyJewels Sat 11-Mar-17 10:34:51

This is a bot which follows and tweets Gender Critical accounts

@GenderCritical

dangermouseisace Sat 11-Mar-17 10:57:48

Just sent you a pm. It's my first instigation of a pm so if it doesn't work please tell me!

mirrorisnotmyfriend Sat 11-Mar-17 12:38:29

We need to get followed and retweeted by influential Twitter users too - any ideas how?

mirrorisnotmyfriend Sat 11-Mar-17 13:29:04

Will be good to put together a list of people who we could all follow and try to engage with.
Lena Dunham is one?
Will think of others.

WobblyLegs5 Sat 11-Mar-17 13:32:57

Lisa muggerbridge

Miranda Yardley is on there too

Don't know the exact details but googling names plus twitter gives the link up buttom

Godstopper Sat 11-Mar-17 13:45:47

It says the MagdalenBurns account has been suspended confused

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