Suzanne Moore, Ipswich’s Favourite Daughter, writes New SCUM Manifesto.
Ipswich, Coach that took Suzanne from Provincial Obscurity to London’s Bright Lights.
Ipswich is known internationally as the birthplace of celebrated scamp, songstress, poetess, pioneering post-cultural studies theorist, and radical feminist, Suzanne Moore.
In her multi-volume autobiography Moore refers to her younger days, punting along the Orwell, drinking snakebite in the Blue Coat Boy (pictured above), and attending Young Farmers’ Balls.
An affection for her home town roots shines through her award winning writing.
Rio has showcased a post-Brexit nationalism the left should embrace. “Nationalism need not be racist and inward-looking. The Great Britain of the recent Olympics was inclusive, warm, sentimental and hardworking” (Guardian. 22nd of August.
Call us sentimental but a tear came to our eye when we read this latest finely crafted prose,
We publish extracts, but the real deal has to be read in the original, and finely savoured.
We dedicate today to the best loved daughter of the ancient Anglo-Saxon homeland
You can’t hate them all, can you? Actually, I can.
Having tried to live with various mishaps, I realise that this is not for me and it never will be. But then, nor will the kind of reasonable feminism in which we make allowances for men. Because they are men. I have had it all my life: pro-choice marches in which men insist that they walk at the front. A left-wing party that cannot deal with a female leader. The continuing pushing back of women’s rights.
The more I hate men (#YesAllMen), the more I don’t mind individual ones, actually, as it is clear that some can be entertaining for a while. Before you even bother whingeing that my hatred of the taskmasters of patriarchy is somehow equivalent to systematic misogyny, to the ongoing killing, rape and torture and erasure of women, know this: I once made exceptions. I was wrong.
Well-established rumour has it that Suzanne plans to speak on Ipswich Corn Hill this coming Saturday on her latest work, which some are already calling the 21st Century’s answer to Valerie Solanas’s SCUM Manifesto.
We look forward to seeing her, amongst the Suffolk Bor selling piles of mangelwurzel, the essential ingredient in the soup that has made Ipswich a byword for high-class cuisine.
Recent Corn Hill picture.
Moore: in Case Nobody Recognises her.