The toxic conditioning that tells rapists they can commit the same crime again

Three Australian men charged with rape in Croatia. Left to right is Ash, Kumar and Dylan Djohan.

Clementine Ford Clem Ford: "Sexual assault perpetrators carry the conditioning that there will always be a drunk girl, a stray, a slut, a stupid woman who should have known better,"

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How the Zika virus will affect women's reproductive rights

In this Jan. 29, 2016 photo, Carmen Cruz, 31, waits to have her prenatal exam at the National Hospital for Women in San Salvador, El Salvador.  Latin American governments are preparing as Zika, mosquito-borne illness, spreads through the continent. In the Central American nation authorities have urged women to put off pregnancy for two years, (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)

Clementine Ford Why this is potentially a watershed moment for a countries like El Salvador, where birth control is limited and abortion is still a crime.

What Roosters captain Mitchell Pearce's lewd act says about the NRL's culture of entitlement

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15:  Mitchell Pearce of the Roosters runs the ball during the round 10 NRL match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the Sydney Roosters at ANZ Stadium on May 15, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Clementine Ford Pearce's latest misconduct is about so much more than his disgusting, drunken behaviour towards a dog.

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How do we end the cycle of 'brotection' that shields popular men?

Amber Coffman of Dirty Projectors.

Clementine Ford What the sexual harassment revelations in the US indie music scene say about the toxic culture of 'brotection'.

When will the media stop portraying violence against women as 'crimes of passion'?

Kelsey Annese

Clementine Ford The myth of the Damaged Man only ever results in the supposed pain of perpetrators being priorised above the lives of his victims.

Free the Nipple

Why are so many men outraged by a Free The Nipple picnic?

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 15: Organisers of 'Free the Nipple Picnic to be staged at Orleigh Park West (l-r) Amanda Haworth and Zoe Buckley Lennox. January 15, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Heath Missen/Fairfax Media)

Clementine Ford "I have never seen a group of people more likely to have a collective meltdown over perceived exclusion than white men."

'Was it rape?' Why it's a question no one should need to be asking

Was it rape if they didn't fight back? Can they have been violated if they'd had sex with the perpetrator previously? Is it assault if they don't say no but they also clearly didn't say yes?

Clementine Ford Clem Ford on why this is a question no one should need to be asking.

It's not okay to blame parents of child sexual assault victims

 A 14-year-old boy is charged with sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl in a public bathroom. Yet her mother was blamed for neglectful parenting.

Clementine Ford A 14-year-old boy is charged with sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl in a public bathroom. Yet her mother was blamed for neglectful parenting.

Cologne attacks

Why some people's outrage over the Cologne attacks is racist

A woman protests against sexual harassment outside the cathedral in Cologne, Germany, this week.  Her poster reads:

Clementine Ford Some conservatives only seem to care about women if it means they can flex their racism as well.

We need to talk seriously about sexual harassment and ministerial behaviour

Clementine Ford We haven't even made it through one whole week of the new year, but already the Coalition is working hard to provide ample eyerolls.

Coming up

Best femmo pop culture treats to look out for in 2016

Best femmo pop culture treats to look out for in 2016

Clementine Ford Clem Ford rounds out a wonderful year by looking forward to what lies in wait around the corner.

Domestic Violence

Why are police still ignoring alleged victims of domestic violence?

Clementine Ford We are making progress on domestic violence awareness, so it's disappointing to hear victims are still being turned away by services that pledge to protect them.

Stop encouraging boys to 'say no to feminism'

The sense that a feminist conspiracy is corralling young boys to march themselves into ideological prisons is laughable and worrying.

Clementine Ford The sense that a feminist conspiracy is corralling young boys to march themselves into ideological prisons is laughable and worrying.

Hey Good Guys, it's time to quit complaining about 'reverse sexism'

Clementine Ford As Dev in 'Master of None' found, a loss of privilege isn't exactly oppression.

Why 2015 has been a year of pushing back

Clementine Ford Australian feminists who have shown "women can do anything and we can beat the world."

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Clementine Ford: Why I reported hotel supervisor Michael Nolan's abusive comment to his employer

Clementine Ford:

Clementine Ford "I'm sick and tired of women being held responsible for the actions men choose to take."

When police prey on victims of family violence

Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton was recently briefed on the issue.

Clementine Ford These allegations speak to the abuse of power that has the potential to occur in situations where one person is automatically given more authority than another.

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Let's call the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood attack what it is: terrorism

Colorado Springs locals held a candlelight vigil for those killed in Friday's deadly shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic.

Clementine Ford "Every time we fail to call these people by their real name, we make it easier for them to hide. And that means we make it easier for other people to die," writes Clementine Ford.

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A handy guide to the best feminist teaching tools online

Clementine Ford Clementine Ford shares some helpful go-to lessons for those moments when you need to explain gender inequality, consent or how privilege works.

A letter to the women who didn't ask to live by the rules

This is a letter to the women we don't know but whose lives we do, because we live them too.

Clementine Ford This is a letter to the women we don't know but whose lives we do, because we live them too.