Clementine Ford - Boys Will Be Boys

Thursday 04 October 2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The Greek Club
Tickets $37.50
Tickets available until 04 October 2018 6:00 PM

Ticket price includes a copy of Boys Will Be Boys (rrp $32.99). 

This event commences at 6.30pm. Printed tickets are not issued. Please bring a print out of your ticket registration or email confirmation on your phone to present at the door.

ABC Radio National's Paul Barclay is in-conversation with author, Clementine Ford discussing Boys Will Be Boys: An exploration of power, patriarchy and the toxic bonds of mateship.

The incendiary new book about toxic masculinity and misogyny from Clementine Ford, author of the best-selling feminist manifesto, Fight Like A Girl.

Clementine Ford reports that one of the questions she is most asked in person and online is 'How do I raise my son to be a feminist? How do I make sure he's a supporter rather than a perpetrator?' That is a question that many parents with sons are haunted by. Now that Clem is mother to a baby boy of her own, it is a question that haunts her too. 

How does a feminist raise a son in a world that conditions boys into entitlement, privilege and power at the expense not just of girls' humanity but also their own? All boys start innocent but by the time they are adolescents many of them will subscribe to a view of masculinity that is openly contemptuous of women and girls. This explosive new work will look at toxic masculinity and the closed ranks of brotherhood that shape an entitled, disrespectful and potentially dangerous idea of manhood. 

In Boys Will Be Boys, bestselling and ground-breaking author of Fight Like a Girl, Clementine Ford, dismantles the age-old idea that entitlement, aggression and toxicity are natural realms for boys, and reveals how the patriarchy we live in is as harmful to boys and men as it is to women and girls.

Clementine Ford is a freelance writer, broadcaster and public speaker based in Melbourne. She is the bestselling author of the feminist manifesto Fight Like a Girl.

The Greek Club's restaurant and bar, Nostimo is open for dinner and drinks prior to and after the event. See their website HERE.

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