Talk

Advanced search

3 strikes and you're out

(497 Posts)

MNHQ have commented on this thread.

spontaneousgiventime Mon 18-Jun-18 13:33:23

Sorry to start this thread but I'm livid. I'm beyond livid to be fair.

I'm now on strike two and have been warned my posting privilege is at risk.

The reason for this thread is; please don't take the new guidelines at face value. I got a strike today for calling a man who presents as a woman a name NOT on the banned list. Obviously now I can't say what it was, I am effectively gagged.

I now have six weeks of no free speech until the strikes I have are wiped - again effectively gagged.

So, you won't see me much as I will NOT refer to men who present as women as the names we are allowed to call them, so will end up banned. I will post bland banal comments that can't offend any sensibilities here and let rip elsewhere where free speech is encouraged.

PLEASE, please, watch your words or MN will use this as a reason the close the FWR board.

RunningBean Mon 18-Jun-18 13:38:06

Its ridiculous. Why all the censorship over trans preferred names, there's not this level of gagging over any other group.

What if 'flat earthers' start getting offended, will they insist that we all agree the earth is flat next to avoid offending their reality? hmm

Theinconstantgardener Mon 18-Jun-18 13:38:42

oh no! I love your posts.

ChickenOrEgg6 Mon 18-Jun-18 13:40:58

I don't recognise anyone with a penis as a woman.

I don't want anyone with a penis;
Or who previously had one, in women's spaces, on women's short lists or any other countermeasures against institutional sexism.
MNHQ is silencing and gaslighting us.

If I'm silenced then so be it but I stand with you OP.

Strigiformes Mon 18-Jun-18 13:44:06

Oh that's ridiculous. Could you appeal the decision as the word wasn't on the banned list? flowers

CosmicCanary Mon 18-Jun-18 13:44:43

Oh shit.

Sorry spont.

I also refuse to call men women.
I am just going to stick to male and female.
I would imagine using those will get me banned but I cannot bend to the will of the patriachy.

OrchidInTheSun Mon 18-Jun-18 13:45:15

Where is this banned list? I've just had a look in site stuff and feminism and can't see it

KreigersClones Mon 18-Jun-18 13:47:07

I wish I could say I’m surprised....

StealthNinjaMum Mon 18-Jun-18 13:48:58

I have just asked on another thread in site stuff if mumsnet can make a sticky for the top of feminism chat that gives the rules.

Whether you agree with them or not mumsnet has been invaluable in informing people like me and thousands of lurkers what's going on so I hope posters like spontaneous can find a way to stay.

BesmirchingMotherhood Mon 18-Jun-18 13:51:21

I am Spartacus.

NoCisAllWoman Mon 18-Jun-18 13:56:36

flowers @spontaneousgiventime, standing by you.

GhostTess Mon 18-Jun-18 13:57:50

Hi everyone.

Weird the other thread got locked. Or did it just hit post limit?

Weezol Mon 18-Jun-18 14:00:29

Solidarity.

I reported the unfriendly ghost, for the infertility comments, persistent @ing and insulting Justine and MN staff by saying they were anti-trans and happy to host transphibia.

My email and checking the thread shows three deleted posts in less than 24 hrs, one of which was unequivocally a breach of the new rules. Does that mean ghost will have posting suspended?

CircleSquareCircleSquare Mon 18-Jun-18 14:01:08

What about cunty women and girls?
When are our feelings heard?

AngryAttackKittens Mon 18-Jun-18 14:01:42

Apparently not. Maybe trans activists get extra lives.

Weezol Mon 18-Jun-18 14:02:29

I will not be engaging with ghost on any thread, ever. Same with other derailers.

GhostTess Mon 18-Jun-18 14:06:53

I don't know, I did receive an email from the mod team. Whilst they didn't agree with everything I said, they did agree with some. Nor did I agree with everything in the email. Honestly I think they just responded because I was brigaded for the most part.

spontaneousgiventime Mon 18-Jun-18 14:07:00

Any engagement with people who present in the opposite gender is going to get us into trouble. They goad and goad and goad and we get banned. Ghost can fuck off!

Thanks for the support everyone, feeling very lost right about now.

CircleSquareCircleSquare Mon 18-Jun-18 14:09:00

I reported the unfriendly ghost, for the infertility comments, persistent *@ing and insulting Justine and MN staff by saying they were anti-trans and happy to host transphobia*

My email and checking the thread shows three deleted posts in less than 24 hrs, one of which was unequivocally a breach of the new rules. Does that mean ghost will have posting suspended?

@MNHQ are you able to confirm if your new (vague) talk guidelines also apply to those who are not gender critical?

Maryzsnewaccount Mon 18-Jun-18 14:09:18

I have no idea wtf is going on.

I have had no emails, and I can't find any deletions, but I (for only the second time in 17 years - last time was post-Jeffrey) can't log in.

If I'm a banned poster, I'd love to know.

I have had to re-register, with a new email address, so presumably I'm now a sockpuppet if I post on any of the threads I was on yesterday.

spontaneousgiventime Mon 18-Jun-18 14:11:12

Maryzsnewaccount I had problems logging on too. I clicked on advanced search and the log on screen came up that way. I couldn't log on as usual.

GhostTess Mon 18-Jun-18 14:14:36

All I can say is I'm still here.

AngryAttackKittens Mon 18-Jun-18 14:16:27

For anyone who may be confused, people reporting a commenter for saying unkind things about infertile women and twisting what other people were saying is not brigading. Tons of trans activists coming to this site with the intent of shutting down conversations? That's brigading.

This has been your hourly edition of Words Mean Things.

R0wantrees Mon 18-Jun-18 14:16:56

GhostTess

I was briefly on the thread you refer to (which is closed because it has reached the maximun capacity of 1000 posts.

I would like to make this comment:

I was diagnosed with gyny cancer during treatment for fertility issues.

The total hysterectomy that I had was neccessary to save my life.

I am both an infertile woman and a woman without a uterus, cervix, ovaries (and a few other parts of my anatomy.)

My (male) partner and I will both be unable to be parents as a consequence. We share this sadness.

The specific consequences for me with regards the medical intervention are uniquely female.

I find it upsetting and uncivil when this is appropriated with so little empathy.

SuperLoudPoppingAction Mon 18-Jun-18 14:19:02

OMG MaryZ not you too!

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: