Another new person
LizzieSwarf · 02/06/2018 09:29
Hi, I'm a new member although like many others, I have been reading MN for years. I decided to join now for many reasons. So...waves to the other new people.
GrumpyOldMare · 02/06/2018 09:39
Hiya. Relatively new myself. Only been posting for a couple of months.
garies · 02/06/2018 14:55
I’m new too. My kids have left home now but I’m still a mum and therefore interested in issues which affect mothers, families (whatever their shape or form) and women with or without children and regardless of sexual orientation.
However I am currently becoming interested in how women are defined as women and how we do still need, perhaps more than ever, access to some female-only spaces (men have them too so not asking for anything unique or ‘special’).
I was lucky enough that after the breakup of my abusive marriage I was able to access a women’s refuge centre, not as a resident, but for weekly, subsidised (I was almost destitute) counselling sessions. This wonderful place helped save me, and I wasn’t even half as much in need as the women living there. They were very protected from ‘visitors’ like me even though we were all women and I never went near the residential areas or saw any of the residents unless they were the more settled ones who sometimes helped in the reception area.
I believe so strongly that these sorts of female-only points of refuge must stay that way and not be open to men who identify as women because, as a good friend of a transgender female and a colleague of a transgender man, I know that they do have their own support systems, communities and ‘places.’
I have a child who is gay and seems to be having some current gender confusion. I would die for this child - my love for them is even stronger than for my other two children because of the vulnerabilities and confusion.
I am only saying this here and now because it seems important to show I am not coming from an area of inexperience or predudice in these matters.
But everything is so politicised that if you want to talk about thus or have a view that is not the current orthodoxy, you are deemed a hater. Mumsnet seems to be one of the few places where open debate and support of women is tolerated.
CADMOM · 10/07/2018 20:26
I'm brand new today.
Does this website have groups like FB does or is it just chat threads like babycentre.ca (I'm Canadian but planning a move to NI this Sept with 2 children).
Wolf142 · 11/07/2018 23:44
Hi everyone, I’m new here. Newly married and jusy moved out to the coutryside so feel a bit isolated sometimes x
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