Business As Usual For Suzanne Moore
Over the last few days, whilst the Sun Newspaper has been under fire, Suzanne Moore has advocated for Guardian readers not to judge. She thinks if you actually hope for a particular outfit to close, you are just being partisan. I agree. Moore, who writes for the Mail and The Graun, may have a vested interest in her point of view.
But in the spirit of supporting the right for all perspectives to be heard in the press, I popped over to the Mail On Sunday to read Moore’s weekly column. It turns out she manages to spout the exact same feminist misandry that she writes in the Guardian. Who said feminism was just for liberals?
In a piece about service industries and domestic help she writes:
‘Judging women for having cleaners or au pairs keeps a system in place where somehow childcare, whether paid or unpaid, remains entirely a female issue. Men presumably have children too but they are not derided for having personal assistants or chauffeurs, both of which are tax-deductible.
It is madness to consider childcare a form of decadence. Without it, I would neither have studied nor worked and paid tax all my life. Going to the hairdresser’s, having the car washed, getting a manicure, having a meal out – all these things are services that people choose to pay for. The servicing of men is taken for granted but when women pay other women, mostly out of necessity, we are seen as spoilt and neglectful‘ (my emphasis).
I think Moore’s comments illustrate clearly how misandry is the acceptable prejudice, as Mark Simpson has put it. She is able to say that ‘the servicing of men is taken for granted’ when feminist culture actually demonises men who pay for sex, or female company, or meals at restaurants such as Hooters. That judgemental attitude is accepted, and hidden, whereas when women get judged for what they do, it becomes the topic of a column in a national paper.
Also, whilst Moore thinks it is noble that she and other women have worked in lowly jobs such as cleaning, women who work in the sexual service industries to make ends meet are not lauded by feminists such as Moore.
At the risk of sounding like a stuck record, whatabouttehmenz and whatabouttehsexworkers?