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The politicization of Mumsnet. [Webinar]

Pedersen, Sarah



In this webinar, Sarah Pedersen discusses her new book, The Politicization of Mumsnet. This book investigates the growing politicization of Mumsnet and its use by politicians to influence middle-class women in the UK. The site's discussion topics go far beyond traditional 'mothering' subjects, and encompass politics, feminism and current affairs. Understood as a safe space for gender-critical voices, the site has spawned real-life activism and continues to be both praised and attacked for its support of free speech on controversial subjects.


PEDERSEN, S. 2020. The politicization of Mumsnet. [Webinar]. Presented as part of the RGU School of Applied Social Studies community seminar series, 12 November 2020, [virtual event]. Hosted on YouTube [online]. Available from:

Presentation Conference Type Lecture
Conference Name RGU School of Applied Social Studies community seminar
Conference Location [virtual event]
Start Date Nov 12, 2020
Deposit Date Apr 19, 2024
Publicly Available Date Apr 19, 2024
Keywords Mumsnet; Parenting websites; Parenting online forums; Feminism; Gender politics; Transphobia
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