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
investigates how Mumsnet has become a central part of a resurgent women's
rights movement in the UK. She argues
that its openness to discussion around this subject has allowed the site to
function as a subaltern counter-public - a space where gender-critical feminists have been able to share information and
make plans for action and agitation.