Guardian columnist also claimed Corbyn needs “suitable female pet”
Guardian columnist Suzanne Moore has published an anti-Labour article in which she claimed Labour has a ‘shortage of women’ in Corbyn’s ‘inner circle’. Moore name-checks Jess Phillips and Stella Creasy, but manages to leave out any mention of the Labour front-benchers who are without doubt in Corbyn’s closest team, such as Dawn Butler, Rebecca Long-Bailey, Laura Pidcock and others.
Moore also seems to dismiss those she has omitted, questioning their ‘intellectual depth and mental agility‘. While she might claim that comment was a barb at the supposed sexism of Labour men, she also used language that many would consider unambiguously misogynist toward Labour women who support Labour’s leader, saying that Corbyn needs to ‘groom‘,
a suitable female pet.
But Moore’s glaring failure to mention even the names of Labour’s strong female front-benchers has been compounded by information posted by Twitter user ‘Mike X‘, who remembered that Ms Moore stood against Diane Abbott as an independent candidate in the 2010 parliamentary election:
The Guardian subsequently changed the title of its article to remove the ‘inner circle’ reference, but the original wording can still be seen in the article’s URL and on the ‘Muckrack‘ journalism site, as well as in the screenshot above.
Suzanne Moore has been contacted for comment.
The recent centrist tactic of attacking Corbyn’s closest supporters continues, this time the outstanding women who outshine their so-called ‘moderate’ counterparts daily and who are considered by Labour supporters as genuine future leadership candidates. ‘Forgetting’ them in order to attack a supposed lack of leading women in the party, of course, cannot be accidental on the part of a political columist.
But the arrogance, wilful amnesia and astonishingly offensive thinking that drips from Suzanne Moore’s hit-piece exposes the entitlement and sourness of the centrist Establishment that led former deputy PM John Prescott to dub them ‘bitterites’.
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