When I first started this blog I affiliated myself with the Mumsnet brand and even had a couple of posts selected to feature on their forum, driving the sort of traffic to my work that I wouldn’t have managed by myself in the early days. I thought it was a reputable front dealing with the sorts of issues I was interested in. Then came the feminist wars when intersectionality finally broke through to the mainstream and white cis middle class feminists were sidelined for the first time in over a century. There were black feminists, trans feminists, sex workers and many other shades and persuasions standing up and demanding their dues. White feminism doubled down. They had no time for our oppressions and claimed our pleas for liberation were oppressing them (and the mainstream media backed them up).
Mumsnet prides itself on being a forum for all women, but it didn’t escape anyone’s attention when a large number of their users used this as an excuse to platform anti trans bigotry under the guise of womanly empowerment. I distanced myself from their brand, and questioned their practices publicly. I fell out of favour with most of the white middle class cisters and this was fine with me. I had never felt the requisite bile towards my trans sisters in order to qualify as a ‘real woman’ with important opinions. No, being a handmaiden of the patriarchy, it was easy enough to silence me. ALL women they said, but only if you toe the feminist party line.
(Robert Webb is a fine icon for feminist Mumsnetters even though he is a prize bigot and thinks rape jokes are hilarious)
It boggles me that Mumsnet would allow their users to link to nazi hate site Kiwi Farms when they are mums, apparently, with dear children to protect. Nazi forum Kiwi Farms is concomitant with paedosadism, rapists who’ve expressed a desire to harm women and children. Here, a bunch of them discuss raping me.
‘Be a real man’ it says. I suppose the ‘real women’ of Mumsnet have no objection to sexual violence if it is targeting unsavoury types they don’t like.
But this isn’t the first time I’m making a connection between Mumsnet and Kiwi Farms. A short while ago Gnasher Jew linked to Kiwi Farms in an attempt to dox me. One of my attackers likened Mumsnet to Kiwi Farms.
When she says brutal does she mean rapists? Does she mean nazi incels who’ve goaded vulnerable adults to suicide and even been linked to a fatal school shooting? Did Mumsnetters, like Kiwi Farms, hound Jo Cox’s widower after she was murdered by a nazi? Do they routinely out LGBTQ people in countries where they can be put to death? These are a few of the things Kiwi Farms have done.
Of course when you try to demand accountability for these worrying links, everyone’s favourite feminist cis male comes galloping to the rescue.
To clarify for our Graham, Mumsnet is enabling nazi site Kiwi Farms by linking to their content and legitimising it. They may or may not be a hate site, depending on your perspective. ‘Gender activists don’t go after Kiwi Farms’.. I know who is and isn’t going after Kiwi Farms. ‘Gender activists’ have been amongst the bravest and most committed in this battle, because they are targets (in this respect they are the same, Kiwi Farms and Mumsnet). Graham hasn’t done a helluva lot, if anything he has allowed for bigoted abuse of minorities to go unchallenged. He could have, with his massive platform, given this issue the attention it needs years ago but he didn’t, because his enemy’s enemies etc.
*looks to camera*
This dudebro with his 100s of 1000s of followers is snarking at people with a much smaller reach, suggesting they are to blame for some conspiracy theory cover up in a plot to attack white cis women. So the people who are being victimised by Kiwi Farms have a kind of Stockholm Syndrome and have allied with their abusers just so they can slander Mumsnet? Can someone please change his Twitter password? Take him for a walk, go feed the ducks or something?
This revisionism won’t do any of us any favours. Now that Kiwi Farms is being thrown about in everyday parlance, perhaps someone will do something tangible about it? No excuses now Glinner, you’ve made a point, what are you going to do about it?
‘Gender activists’ and even cis women like me have been systematically targeted, silenced, covered up and erased for as long as rich cis white Glinner and pals have cried oppression at our hands (since 2013). Meanwhile we’ve been housebound, medicated, just trying to stay alive. Too many have already succumbed. Don’t let Glinner’s bigoted ignorance and wilfully obtuse meanderings fool you, he knows exactly what he’s doing. He’s very much a part of the white cishet supremacy that has enabled full-blown nazism today.