Friday, August 11, 2006

Gina Ford and forums

It has come to light that yet again, so-called parenting guru, Gina Ford has threatened another parenting forum. A few years ago I was a member of a forum which dared to question some of the methods mentioned in Gina Ford's books and Gina Ford got her legal team to threaten the poor owner of the site with legal action if the thread continued. Needless to say, the forum owner, an ordinary mum, trying her best to help form a community for other like-minded mums and with no solicitor or legal advice complied and the conversation was stopped. Gina Ford has done this to several other forums, only now she has taken on Mumsnet, a very large forum used by parents in the UK.

My question is why does Ms Ford feel the need to do this?

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

No idea - it's a sign of insecurity.

3:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To me she appears to be a deeply damaged woman nursing more than her fair share of pain.

I don't agree with her methods but others swear by them and I recognise we all work in different ways.

However, my tolerance of her has been blown to pieces since she started bullying Mumsnet and tried to silence normal mums, especially as the forum includes so many of her followers.

1:15 PM  
Anonymous Anon said...

Which forum was threatened previously?

1:02 AM  
Blogger QuestionAsker said...

It was only a small forum which had something like Holistic or organic in the title - it was run by a mother living in Wales. I don't remember the exact name because it was quite a few years ago but I remember being appalled at the time at the way discussion of Gina Ford's work was cessated.

4:45 AM  

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