Seldom have I read an opinion piece in the Guardian with such incredulity as Suzanne Moore’s laying the blame for mass shootings and the rise of Donald Trump at the feet of men (G2, 6 August).
The overwhelming majority of men are non-violent, law-abiding, and decent.
To describe white supremacy and mass murder as male violence is deeply offensive, akin to holding all Muslims responsible for atrocities committed by al-Qaida and Islamic State.
And as for Moore’s apparent argument that men alone have the power to lobby for change to combat gun violence and racism – has she heard of Ivanka Trump? Of Kellyanne Conway? Of Senator Joni Ernst, who declared that, although Trump’s attacks on Democratic congresswomen were indeed racist, she supported him anyway? I fail to see how tarring all men with the same brush as Trump and mass murderers is going to solve anything.