Preferred names for streamlined feminist sections on MN.

(153 Posts)
FOJN Wed 16-Jun-21 08:42:38

MN have stated they intended to streamline the number of sub forums on the feminist board. They have proposed that one section is called sex and gender. Many of us feel that any section dedicated to discussing sex based rights should include the word feminism. There are multiple threads running discussing this issue but I thought it might be useful to have a single thread where @MNHQ could see the preferences of regular users in the hope we can agree on a board title which accurately reflects the subjects being discussed.

This is not a discussion thread, it's intended to collect the suggestions for board names in one place.

Two sub sections will remain in the streamlined feminist topic. The stated intention is to allow room for discussion about women's sex based rights on one and a second for more general feminist discussion.

How would you prefer these sections to be titled?

My preferences are:

Feminism and Women's Rights
Feminist Chat

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McDuffy Wed 16-Jun-21 08:45:33

Mine are "how much traffic to this site is driven by FWR" and "how many paid subscribers are you going to lose over this?"
(But I like your suggestions if they have to do this, which I hope they don't)

Datun Wed 16-Jun-21 08:47:47

Yes, I like those.

Whatever the outcome it needs the word feminism. Maya Forstater has fought for women's right to speak about their legal status. And she won.

Nellodee Wed 16-Jun-21 08:49:58

Feminism and Women’s Rights

ErrolTheDragon Wed 16-Jun-21 08:50:53

* Feminism and Women's Rights*
Feminist Chat

If there have to be two sections then that seems about right

SimonedeBeauvoirscat Wed 16-Jun-21 08:51:41

Full fat feminism and Feminism lite

highame Wed 16-Jun-21 08:52:06

Slight amendment from me. Gender Wars (coming to a cinema near you). or, Sex - The Final Frontier


Catabogus Wed 16-Jun-21 08:52:54

Gender critical feminism


General feminist chat


Helleofabore Wed 16-Jun-21 08:54:41

I agree FOJN.

The name of the board should directly be linked to the fight for women's rights. If it is called anything else, it shows that Justine as well as all those who mounted the email campaign, still have little understanding about this fight.

YetAnotherSpartacus Wed 16-Jun-21 08:54:58

Keep it how it is. It is not popular and if MN proposed a change in any other context that posters vehemently disliked (as most do regarding this) then they'd back off. Once again there are different rules for FWR.

SunnyintheSun Wed 16-Jun-21 08:55:24

I still think it’s utterly unnecessary and disappointing but if MNHQ are going to capitulate to a few noisy males voices over this then those two suggestions sound good. Or Feminism and sex based rights.

JoodyBlue Wed 16-Jun-21 08:57:40

I think if I hadn't been following this conversation I would be pretty unclear as to the difference between the two.

How about:
Feminism and Women's Sex Based Rights
Feminist Chat

SolitaryBee Wed 16-Jun-21 08:57:40

The Full Moo and No Gender Woo

HoldontoOneMoreDay Wed 16-Jun-21 08:59:45

Feminism and Choosy-choosy-second-wavey Feminism for me please!

StrawberryLipstickStateOfMind Wed 16-Jun-21 08:59:51

Feminism: Women's Sex Based Rights


Not offensive to anyone surely? I'd imagine the first would basically carry on much as this current board with a full range of topics. Few of us would be interested in the lib-fem board, and those that were so keen on it who never bother to start any threads anyway will be free to talk about how porn and sex work is liberating to women and various 'be kind' sentiments

HoldontoOneMoreDay Wed 16-Jun-21 09:00:48

Or Be Kind and No, You Be Kind?

GiantToadstool Wed 16-Jun-21 09:03:10

Feminsm and womens rights (but will that jsut create endless discussions of "but what do you mean by women?)

And feminism chat.

I suspect everything will end up in feminism womens rights anyway... if we're allowed to no longer tiptoe within it then that could be in our favour.

Aroundtheworldin80moves Wed 16-Jun-21 09:03:24

Scientific Reality Feminism
Feminism chat
Feminism campaigns

Aroundtheworldin80moves Wed 16-Jun-21 09:05:01

Girls rights... Specifically for discussion abouts sex based rights in schools and society. Or even just Children's Rights.

EndoplasmicReticulum Wed 16-Jun-21 09:06:12

If they insist on splitting I don't really mind what the two boards are called other than they both need Feminism / Feminist in the title somewhere otherwise it feels like another of our words is being taken away.

Borka Wed 16-Jun-21 09:10:16


If they insist on splitting I don't really mind what the two boards are called other than they both need Feminism / Feminist in the title somewhere otherwise it feels like another of our words is being taken away.

I think this too

OhHolyJesus Wed 16-Jun-21 09:11:06


Feminism and Women’s Rights

I like this too.

Feminism is about women's rights and sex is pretty bloody central to this and where threats to feminism and women come from, and gender ideology is at the root of why this board split it happening.

I also like

Femalist discussion for the new board and Feminity chat as a slight rename for the existing board, as suggested on another thread.

BlackeyedSusan Wed 16-Jun-21 09:16:26

lib Feminism and rad feminism
Or as in the op. Rename feminism chat fwr as that is what still appears in the web address when you hover over it and create a new chat board.
Agree both need feminism/feminists

Signalbox Wed 16-Jun-21 09:17:09

Feminism: FWR
Feminism: Chat


Feminism: Women’s Rights
Feminism: Chat

GoldenBlue Wed 16-Jun-21 09:17:42

I quite like

Feminism and Women's Sex Based Rights

We need to be clear that for this group feminism relates to adult human females not all that aspire to feminity

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