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Zoomchat with Helen Joyce on her new book
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JuliaMumsnet · 20/07/2021 12:24

Hello

We’re delighted to announce a Mumsnet Zoomchat with senior staff journalist at The Economist Helen Joyce about her new book 'Trans'.

To quote the book jacket: "Gender identity ideology is about more than Twitter storms and using the right pronouns. In just ten years, laws, company policies, school and university curricula, sport, medical protocols, and the media have been reshaped to privilege self-declared gender identity over biological sex."

"People are being shamed and silenced for attempting to understand the consequences of redefining ‘man’ and ‘woman’. While compassion for transgender lives is well-intentioned, it is stifling much-needed inquiry into the significance of our bodies, particularly with regard to women’s rights, fairness in sport, same sex attraction and children’s development."

Helen will be chatting with Mumsnet HQ and answering your questions on Tuesday 27 July at 8pm, and you can book your place now by registering here.

Please note We can only take questions from Zoomchat attendees on the night - please don’t ask questions in advance as we can’t promise we’ll be able to put them forwards.


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Zoomchat with Helen Joyce on her new book
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EmbarrassingAdmissions · 26/07/2021 18:33

@BingBongSong

Is this why I've just had an email saying my registration has been cancelled?

I should think so - but you can re-register using your MN address. (I had to do this.)
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BingBongSong · 26/07/2021 18:53

Thanks- have just re-registered!

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GCrebel · 26/07/2021 21:40

Does anyone know how to zoom anonymously? I've found a slider in the settings that says show name when participants join. Is that all I have to do?

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sharp51 · 27/07/2021 08:01

Thank you very much!

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JuliaMumsnet · 27/07/2021 11:32

Yes - you do have to reregister with your Mumsnet-associated email address. Or let us know if there is a reason you can't do that.

@GCrebel In the webinar itself, attendees cannot see each other's names, unless they ask a question in the Q&A box, though you have the option of selecting 'ask anonymously' when you do that, or ask a question live (which obviously there is no pressure to do!)

Hope that helps

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zighead · 27/07/2021 15:47

I've just had to cancel my place as something has come up unfortunately Hmm

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JulesRimetStillGleaming · 27/07/2021 17:12

I replied with my Mumsnet email address and haven't been asked to reregister. Am I ok?

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EmbarrassingAdmissions · 27/07/2021 17:37

@JulesRimetStillGleaming

I replied with my Mumsnet email address and haven't been asked to reregister. Am I ok?

Did you get an email like this:

Dear [name]

This is a reminder that "Mumsnet Zoom chat with Helen Joyce on her new book" will begin … on:
Date Time: Jul 27, 2021 08:00 PM London

etc? If so, you're registered afaict.
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HereticFanjo · 27/07/2021 17:41

Why has my registration been cancelled?

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HereticFanjo · 27/07/2021 17:44

Oh I had to re-register. Hope it lets me as I usually use professional email on zoom.

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JulesRimetStillGleaming · 27/07/2021 17:51

Yes. Thank you I did get the reminder. My Mumsnet email inbox is full. I'm frantically deleting stuff but it won't let me send any emails so I don't know if I can re-register with it anyway.

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EmbarrassingAdmissions · 27/07/2021 20:02

Thank you for the live captioning!

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NotTheFunKindOfFeminist · 27/07/2021 20:07

Is it freezing a lot for anyone else?

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JulesRimetStillGleaming · 27/07/2021 20:12

Fine for me.

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EmbarrassingAdmissions · 27/07/2021 20:15

@NotTheFunKindOfFeminist

Is it freezing a lot for anyone else?

My video is frozen but the transcript and the audio are fine.
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Cismyfatarse · 27/07/2021 21:06

Absolutely brilliant. What a woman. Thanks so much.

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HereticFanjo · 27/07/2021 21:07

What a fabulous talk. Thank you @MNHQ and Helen Flowers

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AgathaMystery · 27/07/2021 21:08

that was great - thanks Justine & MN.

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BoreOfWhabylon · 27/07/2021 21:09

Thank you @JustineMumsnet and Helen! Flowers Gin
That was terrific - more zooms please (any chance you could ask JKR?)

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GCrebel · 27/07/2021 21:10

Just wanted to add my thanks too. That was great! Now having to save my phone battery as we are in the middle of a power cut!

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HereticFanjo · 27/07/2021 21:10

I've just ordered the book.

And yy to more zooms, especially with Queen JKR!

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cariadlet · 27/07/2021 21:12

That was brilliant. Thank you Helen for coming on and Justine for hosting. I feel quite inspired to go out and do some gentle chatting and awareness raising.

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FelicityBeedle · 27/07/2021 21:12

Bloody hell MN, I thought you generally tried to stay at least neutral

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Enough4me · 27/07/2021 21:12

Thank you Helen and Justine, I would love to know how many attended in solidarity.

I also assume there were horrible messages and hope you enjoy the gin and forget this part!

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HereticFanjo · 27/07/2021 21:16

@FelicityBeedle The point that Helen made in the talk is that it is virtually impossible to be neutral on this issue. Too much is at stake. It's essentially reality vs fantasy / entitlement and women are the losers here.

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