James Dreyfus issues a call to arms

(32 Posts)
CaveMum Fri 26-Feb-21 22:10:44

He is fabulous!


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CaveMum Fri 26-Feb-21 22:12:52

For those not on Twitter, he’s put out a series of tweets in the last hour:

I realise this is not an easy decision to make. I realise there might be a lot of pressure to remain silent at this time of diminishing finances & scarce work. I realise that one would open oneself up to appalling online abuse & the potential shunning of friends, family, etc . 1.

But this moment is critical. The fantasists are extremely vocal & vociferous. The silent majority are not even on social media. It would mean sacrifice. It would mean battling. It would mean standing up for reason & common sense. It would mean standing up for your mothers ..2.

Your sisters, your aunts, your nieces, your grandmothers. In fact, it would mean standing up for all the women who raised & nurtured you. You’ll be accused of being “phobia, of wishing death on people, of being hateful”. We all know this is untrue. But please, I beg you...3.

This is a critical moment in time. We must have more voices. From men, gay & straight, from people with a large following, from people who aren’t fooled by the trend of the moment. I ask you all to stand up for women. They need us now more than ever. Please listen, hear & act. X

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nauticant Fri 26-Feb-21 22:17:53

What's it a call to arms to do? We know, we're insiders, but for anyone looking in from the outside they'll be nonplussed. It looks like Friday night indulgence to me, even though I think he's a rare example of a bloke who has made a courageous and public stand.

Pudmyboy Fri 26-Feb-21 22:19:13

What a wonderful brave man he is! Almost makes me wish I was on Twitter to support him (but my mental health would not stand it). I hope he lurks on Mumsnet and if he does: I kinda love you James!

GettingUntrapped Fri 26-Feb-21 22:26:15

International Womens' Day is coming up soon. Maybe we will all stay silent, maybe not. Wondering if anything is in the planning. Apparently march on Washington but haven't heard of anything else.

FindTheTruth Fri 26-Feb-21 22:47:42

Who is he?

CaveMum Fri 26-Feb-21 22:49:06


Who is he?

Actor, he was in Gimme Gimme Gimme with Kathy Burke, amongst other things.

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FindTheTruth Fri 26-Feb-21 22:59:58

Thanks Cave. Good to see some men speaking up. not nearly enough but hopefully they'll catchup

Shedbuilder Fri 26-Feb-21 23:10:58

Gettinguntrapped, there will be an outbreak of stickers and ribbons in this area for IWD.

teawamutu Fri 26-Feb-21 23:35:58

I love him. Genuinely good man.

Childrenofthestones Fri 26-Feb-21 23:46:40

That comment "Balldemort" hahaha. 😁

gardenbird48 Fri 26-Feb-21 23:50:36

James is lovely. He's been a total star and advocate for women through this - he's got a lot of GC followers and I know I could personally do more writing letters and more pushing. It's the giving birth thing - push til you can't push any more, then keep pushing even harder!!!!

I appreciate his efforts.

Lisz Sat 27-Feb-21 01:18:26

He needs to stop hanging out with You Know Who first, if he wants to do any good.

FrankButchersDickieBow Sat 27-Feb-21 01:47:36


MyBeloved Sat 27-Feb-21 02:04:20

I adore JD 💗

JustTurtlesAllTheWayDown Sat 27-Feb-21 07:49:19


He needs to stop hanging out with You Know Who first, if he wants to do any good.

I'm not sure who You Know Who Is but James has already done a world of good, and I'm very uncomfortable with policing other people's friends. Guilt by association is a very bad road to go down.
James, if you are on MN, thank you for all you've done.

CorvusPurpureus Sat 27-Feb-21 07:54:24

Splendid chap smile.

TheOnlyLivingBoyInNewCross Sat 27-Feb-21 08:00:53


He needs to stop hanging out with You Know Who first, if he wants to do any good.


NotTerfNorCis Sat 27-Feb-21 19:03:01

He needs to stop hanging out with You Know Who first

He's a Death Eater?

HumphreyCobblers Sat 27-Feb-21 19:07:46

That is brilliant. Well done him.

MadBadDaddy Sat 27-Feb-21 22:31:50

He is getting a lot of responses tagged with #NoManSpeaksForMe

ErrolTheDragon Sat 27-Feb-21 23:18:45


Deliriumoftheendless Sat 27-Feb-21 23:36:15

He can say what he likes.

Just like all those TRAs who aren’t trans can say what they want.

Unless they intend to shut up and keep out of it, which they clearly don’t for their own reasons that are rarely questioned by the people they support.

Fair’s fair.

MadBadDaddy Sat 27-Feb-21 23:36:38

lol he seems to block any woman who doesn't agree with him, but not so much the men.

yourhairiswinterfire Sun 28-Feb-21 00:09:28


He is getting a lot of responses tagged with #NoManSpeaksForMe

I just looked at the hashtag and counted 29 people using it (also checked the bios...) I doubt he's crying himself to sleep over it, tbf.

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