Clementine Ford is a Melbourne based writer, speaker and feminist thinker. Her first book Fight Like A Girl was an instant bestseller when it was published in 2016. Her new book Boys Will Be Boys tackles toxic masculinity, which has so far severely limited the potential of women and girls, men and boys.
Clementine is a columnist for Fairfax’s Daily Life and is a regular contributor to The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald. Through her twice-weekly columns for Daily Life, Clementine explores issues of gender inequality and pop culture. Her ability to use both humour and distilled fury to lay bare ongoing issues affecting women has earned her a huge and loyal readership amongst both women and men.
Clementine’s work has radically challenged the issues of men’s violence against women, rape culture and gender warfare in Australia, while her comedic take on casual sexism and entertainment has earned her a reputation as an accomplished satirist. Fresh from US and Australian tours with Boys Will Be Boys, we are delighted to welcome Clementine to Wellington.
'Boys will be boys, but we have so far collectively failed to let you all be anything other than the most rigid, damaging and reductive form of a boy. What if we tried to do things differently?' - Clementine Ford, Boys Will Be Boys