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to suggest that Mumsnet is quite sexist against men?

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Eckhart · 18/11/2019 16:51

I don't know if it's just the threads I've been on. I don't know how many men use Mumsnet.

Sexism either way makes me equally uncomfortable. How do other Mumsnet users feel about this?

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MonstranceClock · 18/11/2019 16:54

It’s awful. You will be flames though. I really cringe at a lot of the threads. Especially the ones where a woman has been a total bell end and the posters are really supportive just because she had a vagina, yet if it were a man, they’d be torn to shreds.


SarahTancredi · 18/11/2019 16:57

I think people are far to NAMALT on threads that recognise that as a class men are a threat to women.

It's not know this and campaign for establishments to recognise this .


isabellerossignol · 18/11/2019 16:58

I think that we are so attuned to the world being sexist towards women that equality seems like oppression towards men.


managedmis · 18/11/2019 16:59

Yup, totally sexist

Bloody women, again


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Themyscira · 18/11/2019 17:00

I think maybe I'll worry about sexism against men after women are paid a fair wage, not portrayed as sexualised objects for display and advertising purposes, told to do/be/act/look a certain way in be of value, and a myriad of other issues that don't impact men on nearly the same level.

Also, if you don't like what's being said in a thread, feel free to voice your concerns. But I think, on the whole men can take care of themselves without our backup. Also they probably don't give a shit.


Whatisthisfuckery · 18/11/2019 17:01

I think MN is equally namalt tbh. There’s always plenty of posters popping up to tell us it’s not his fault because he’s depressed/might have autism/works hard so shouldn’t have to do things around the house/should expect his partner to at least try whatever it is she doesn’t want to do etc.

I think men are doing quite well at looking after themselves so I wouldn’t worry too much if I were you.


Theendofmyrope · 18/11/2019 17:03

Cant say I care really.


ThisIsReworked · 18/11/2019 17:03

Oh my goodness, the poor men! Wouldn’t it be nice if they had some safe spaces where those pesky women with opinions and ideas couldn’t bother them...Hmm


Eckhart · 18/11/2019 17:04

@Whatisthisfuckery And if I were you, I wouldn't give unsolicited advice to people on what they should be worrying about.

But everybody's different, eh?

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StroppyWoman · 18/11/2019 17:05

Please, won't somebody think of the men!!!!

God forbid women talk amongst themselves about frivilous things, funny things, life changing things, life threatening things and lots of feminism on a place called MUMsnet.

Sometimes spaces that are female dominated are a blessed relief from the rest of the world.


Oldishusernewname · 18/11/2019 17:06

Pah stupid women, not thinking about the hurt feelings of the menz, boo fucking hoo


birdsdestiny · 18/11/2019 17:06

I think it's a space where people try to centre women, I think some people find this difficult. It's the main reason I use Mumsnet.


GiveHerHellFromUs · 18/11/2019 17:07

Do you honestly even think this needs to be discussed?

Women post on here about their affairs and are asked what drove them to it and whether their partners are grovelling to make up for the faults that forced their hand.

Men play computer games for one hour a week and are pathetic children who will never be capable of being a good dad.

It's so bizarre.


matcatwomanheresheis · 18/11/2019 17:07

I’ve been told to LTB because DH is a cyclist.


Eckhart · 18/11/2019 17:07

Wow. You people really don't like men! I didn't think your prejudice would be so blatant!

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Whatisthisfuckery · 18/11/2019 17:07

Worry away my dear.


Oldishusernewname · 18/11/2019 17:08

Nobody is forced to read or post here, I'm sure there are plenty of safe spaces for poor men elsewhere on the internet. Why post on a forum just to complain about it?


MarshaBradyo · 18/11/2019 17:08

Sometimes there are double standards, usually around earning, but I’m glad it’s majority women. I don’t want it to be different.


FOJeremy · 18/11/2019 17:08

It’s bad. According to mumsnet, every man is an abuser and peodo. Oh and the woman is ALWAYS right


Themyscira · 18/11/2019 17:10

Fancy starting a thread, and then getting your back up when people voice their various opinions on the topic of your choosing! It would almost be funny, if it wasn't so mind-numbingly repetitive.


Deadringer · 18/11/2019 17:10

Just can't get het up about sexism against men. which doesn't exist


Eckhart · 18/11/2019 17:10

@Oldishusernewname I didn't post just to complain. I asked a question because I'm curious.

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T0tallyFuckedUpFamily · 18/11/2019 17:10

I think it's a space where people try to centre women

It’s outrageous, isn’t it? You’d think by know we’d have learned that we’re supposed to centre men in this mainly female space. We’re just not being nice enough. You’d think we would have taken a leaf out of the intersectional feminists and thought about the poor men. It really is about time Justine got a man in to run the site. 😁


FadingStar · 18/11/2019 17:11

I can't agree. There are no societal structures based around the hatred of men anywhere in the world. If women feel antagonism towards men it is because of the behaviour of men themselves, either to herself or other women.

Men rape, abuse, assault and murder women at a level that is off the scale and has been for centuries. Millennia actually. I weep for the women and girls who are hated and abused BECAUSE they are female. Men will NEVER face such hatred because of their sex...ever. Men are unspeakably cruel beyond words to women the world over. So you know, if women don't like them, or feel hostility towards them, who the fuck can blame them! That won't be a fraction of what men dole out to women.

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