Suzanne Moore

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Suzanne Moore (born Ipswich 1958) is a journalist.

She has written for Marxism Today, The Mail on Sunday, The Daily Mail, The Independent, The Guardian, and the New Statesman. Due to her disillusionment with the main political parties, she stood as an independent candidate for the constituency of Hackney North and Stoke Newington in the 2010 General Election receiving 285 votes [1].

She was listed under "non-LGBT friends" and described as "journalist and voice of reason" in the Pink List 2011.[2]

In January 2013, a "throwaway" comment[3] 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Julie Burchill came to her defence in an opinion piece in The Observer, which was widely criticised as hate speech and withdrawn by the paper the following day,[5][6] the row expanded to much of the British press.[7]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 resigned from The Guardian in November 2020 [8].


Partly based on a Wikipedia article.

  1. Kira Cochrane "Suzanne Moore: 'Vote for me, I'm flawed'", The Guardian, 30 April 2010
  3. "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."
  4. "Seeing red: the power of female anger" Suzanne Moore, New Statesman, 8 January 2013
  5. Jennifer C Krase “Suzanne Moore: timeline of trans-misogynistic twitter rant (with tweets)”, Storify, 19 January 2013
  6. Laura “The Observer publishes transphobic hate speech by Julie Burchill”, The F-Word, 13 January 2013
  7. “Moore, Burchill and the Web – A Timeline”, Trans Media Action, 18 January 2013
  8. Part of her reason for leaving was a remarkable letter sent earlier this year by 338 of her colleagues at The Guardian to its editor, Kath Viner. The letter didn’t name Suzanne, but it was written after a column by her had been published. It complained about the paper publishing “transphobic content” wrote Selina Todd, The Sunday Times, Saturday November 21 2020