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louise mensch?

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cherryblosomautumn Sun 18-Oct-15 17:21:16

Is she a good example to girls in regards to being a good feminist? Also are her books any good? She seems to go on about alpha males a lot.

OverAndAbove Sun 18-Oct-15 17:23:54

Her books are absolute tripe. She's cleverer than she comes across though. I'm not sure about the example she sets; she often strikes a blow for equality and then seems to ruin it by behaving like a pillock. She's sort of in the background now, I think?

JeffreysMummyIsCross Sun 18-Oct-15 17:28:54

Didn't she cyber-bully that teenage girl who launched Milifandom, and reduce her to tears? Her tweets were bloody nasty, iirc. She comes across as a deeply unpleasant person, and would be pretty low down on my list of role models.

LyndaNotLinda Sun 18-Oct-15 17:30:36

She's a dreadful woman. Really not s good role model

cherryblosomautumn Sun 18-Oct-15 17:32:30

yeah she did do that. she is on twitter ALL THE TIME and she seems happy when bullying someone. right now its a science journalist and she is doing it in the name of sexism (i think)

PlaysWellWithOthers Sun 18-Oct-15 17:33:34

Really poor role model, not half as clever as she thinks she is either.

Well, that might be unfair, but when she gets the bit between her teeth about something, she tends to lose all reason, even when people are giving her facts and being kind about it.

She was a drug addict, sometimes she acts like she's back on the cocaine.

tribpot Sun 18-Oct-15 17:35:16

She does read Mumsnet and has been very firm in her own opinion that she is a feminist. Her books are entertaining codswallop, although a number of them have very dark domination fantasies in them.

If I were looking for a list of role models for girls she is definitely not high up on the list.

MaudGonneMad Sun 18-Oct-15 17:38:12

Wasn't she a total arse on a web chat a couple of years ago?

tribpot Sun 18-Oct-15 17:52:16

It wasn't a webchat, Maud. MN had taken leave of their senses and invited her as 'guest blogger of the day' to write a eulogy for Tony Benn. Who she had never met. When we took MN to task over this, Mensch decided to respond. At length.

MaudGonneMad Sun 18-Oct-15 17:56:38

Ah, that's right tribpot. She was an arse though.

PlaysWellWithOthers Sun 18-Oct-15 18:17:39

Jesus! Just reading that thread. What an utterly shitty obit and what an insane response from her! Pretty typical LM though, sadly. If you don't agree immediately with whatever bullshit she's typed, she gets really quite nasty and abusive.

The way she bullied Abby Tomlinson and then tried to justify an adult bullying a child was beyond crappy.

LisbethSalandersPan Sun 18-Oct-15 18:20:37

Mensch made an arse of herself by accusing @twcuddleston the milifandom young woman of something she had herself tweeted about, or some such.

Mensch is just a Tory chancer with notions above her intelligence, though she tries hard not to show it. Awful person.

PlaysWellWithOthers Sun 18-Oct-15 18:25:30

oh god... on further reading that thread it's become even more apparent that claig is in facts, utterly bonkers.

LisbethSalandersPan Sun 18-Oct-15 18:29:32

claig - but we know this.

PlaysWellWithOthers Sun 18-Oct-15 18:31:48

Oh, I know.... but fuck me, that there is concentrated bonkers.

winkywinkola Sun 18-Oct-15 18:33:18

She isn't normal.

She is a bully. She bullies young girls.

Nasty piece of work imo.

Bad Botox look too.

SwedishEdith Sun 18-Oct-15 18:35:18

I think I feel a bit sorry for her. Judging by the amount of time she spends on Twitter, I think she must have very little do and be very bored. I only followed her for a few days but had to stop as it was like being spammed. Having said that, you'd think she'd know how the internet works

Actually, I don't feel sorry for her at all.

LyndaNotLinda Sun 18-Oct-15 19:46:42

I don't feel sorry for her. She could spend her days doing something useful if she chose instead of being horrid on Twitter all day long

PlaysWellWithOthers Sun 18-Oct-15 20:15:21

She'll be reading this, she vanity searches her name.....

SwedishEdith Sun 18-Oct-15 20:21:32


winkywinkola Sun 18-Oct-15 22:01:58


She's not liked because she's a cow.

finalbutton Tue 20-Oct-15 05:54:48

I cant hate her myself. She was probably out of her depth as a MP- other tories didn't like her very much. Deep down I think she is cartwheeling in space and a bit insecure.
But that voice- not as bad as Peter Hitchens. But its almost as if she practised just as hard as making it a special kind of annoying.

Onelegtoofew Tue 20-Oct-15 07:34:25

Mensch is very definitely not a feminist role model on any level, imo.

Yes, she's bright (she told us all about her a-levels in that thread, iirc) but unfortunately she uses her powers for evil.

She was definitely out of her depth as an MP. Her constituents were badly let down by her. However, her career now appears to have stalled completely and so she spends her days stalking and bullying on Twitter. It's not a good look.

I fully expect her to be along any minute with a few 1000-word-long posts about how we are all wrong and stupid. She has a google alert set up for her name.

MajesticWhine Tue 20-Oct-15 15:13:35

finalbutton - interesting what you say about her voice. It has changed a lot because I knew her many years ago. Used to be posher, it's definitely a bit mocknified now.

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