Suzanne Moore

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Suzanne Moore
Born 1958
Ipswich, UK
Occupation Journalist
Children 3 daughters
Suzanne Moore's voice
Recorded November 2012 from the BBC Radio 4 programme Woman's Hour

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Suzanne Moore (born 1958 in Ipswich)[1] is an English journalist.

Early life[edit]

Moore is the daughter of an American father and a working class Tory mother, who split up during her childhood.[1] She attended an all-girls grammar school, and left at 16.[1]


After various jobs in Britain and overseas, Moore embarked on a psychology degree at Middlesex Polytechnic (now Middlesex University), but soon switched to cultural studies. She began a PhD and journalism career simultaneously after graduation, but ceased work on her doctorate after 18 months.[1]


During her career Moore has written for Marxism Today,[2] The Mail on Sunday, Daily Mail, The Independent, The Guardian, and the New Statesman. In The Guardian in 1995, Moore falsely stated that Germaine Greer had undergone a hysterectomy at 25. Greer responded by accusing Moore of possessing "hair bird's-nested all over the place, fuck-me shoes and three fat inches of cleavage."[3]

In January 2013, a "throwaway" comment in an essay by Moore, which had been reprinted by the New Statesman,[4] was criticised on Twitter as transphobic, to which she responded. Her response led to a larger row involving wider sections of the transfeminist and radical feminist blogosphere, and after her friend Julie Burchill came to her defence in an opinion piece in The Observer, which was widely criticised as hate speech and withdrawn by the paper the following day,[5][6] the row expanded to much of the British press.[7]

Moore stood as an independent candidate for the constituency of Hackney North and Stoke Newington in the 2010 U.K General Election[1] due to her disillusionment with the main political parties. She finished sixth with 0.6% of the vote,[8] forfeiting her deposit. She has lived in the area for 20 years, and has three daughters.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Cochrane, Kira (30 April 2010). "Suzanne Moore: 'Vote for me, I'm flawed'". The Guardian (Guardian Media Group). 
  2. ^ Moore, Suzanne (23 July 2015). "When I worked at Marxism Today, my desire to earn a living proved to be somewhat déclassé". New Statesman (Progressive Media International). Retrieved 24 July 2015. 
  3. ^ Thackray, Rachelle (21 February 1999). "Germaine smacks her sisters". The Independent on Sunday (Independent Print Ltd). 
  4. ^ Moore, Suzanne (8 January 2013). "Seeing red: the power of female anger". New Statesman (Progressive Media International). We [women] are angry with ourselves for not being happier, not being loved properly and not having the ideal body shape – that of a Brazilian transsexual. 
  5. ^ Krase, Jennifer C. (19 January 2013). "Suzanne Moore: timeline of trans-misogynistic twitter rant (with tweets)". Storify. 
  6. ^ Woodhouse, Laura (13 January 2013). "The Observer publishes transphobic hate speech by Julie Burchill". The F-Word. 
  7. ^ "Moore, Burchill and the Web – A Timeline". Trans Media Action. 18 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Election 2010: UK > England > London > Hackney North & Stoke Newington". Retrieved 24 September 2015. 

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