I think it is increasingly clear that no matter their stated political beliefs, many women in public life engage in Sisterhood thinking - a form of in-group preference I suppose - where everything they do and think and interpret is coloured by how “fair” they think the world is being to women. i.e. that society should never tell a woman that’s she’s wrong
This pops up in surprising places
The orgy of outrage was because the so-called “Dubai Two” fills the bingo card of simmering resentments and lazy prejudices about single mothers and about young people on social welfare and young people from particular Dublin address codes and young women who care too much, or not enough, about how they look. And on and on and on. Even the Golfgate crew weren’t subject to such scrutiny. I don’t remember questions about how they could afford to go there; how many children they had or who was minding them; whether they’d been there previously; why they weren’t at work.