Clementine Ford

It's not 'just a joke' and it's okay not to laugh

Eddie McGuire.

Clementine Ford We're frequently told it's 'political correctness gone mad', but here's how you can tell when 'playful banter' has crossed the line.

Clementine Ford

Why we should all be attention seekers

Stocksy.

Clementine Ford One of the funniest accusations levelled at women is the one which mocks us as being 'attention seekers' whenever we speak out on issues we're politically passionate about.

Clementine Ford

Football is for everyone - so when will the AFL start acting like it?

Clementine Ford

Clementine Ford "There is an underlying hostility towards women's involvement in AFL, and ignorant, pig-headed behaviour from senior leaders like Eddie McGuire only compounds that," writes Clementine Ford.

Clementine Ford

What Australia can learn in the aftermath of the Brock Turner case

Clementine Ford We are at a point of real, possible change. But first we need to tackle Australia's blind spot, writes Clementine Ford.

This is what equality looks like

Ted McMeekin.

Clementine Ford At a time when our male politicians are paying lip service to the f-word, this man is showing them what it actually takes to be a feminist.

Clementine Ford

Rape culture victimises all women, even those who support it

Brock Turner, right.

Clementine Ford The statement by Brock Turner's father was disgusting, but it's the defence of his childhood friend Leslie Rasmussen that I find most troubling.

Clementine Ford

Clementine Ford: This is what a rapist really looks like

Clementine Ford

Clementine Ford Society has an insistence that a rapist is a foreboding man with a discernable air of violence. The reality is quite different.

Rape culture

The damage being done when people insist 'boys will be boys'

Society should absolutely demand more of boys - but we should also expect more for them, writes Clementine Ford.

Clementine Ford Society should absolutely demand more of boys - but we should also expect more for them, writes Clementine Ford.

Clementine Ford

Johnny Depp's career will be fine, and that's part of the problem

Amber Heard.

Clementine Ford For those of us who work to raise awareness of men's violence against women, there are fewer things more demoralising than the constant tide of double standards that rises up to wash away any signs...

Clementine Ford

When male entitlement meets rejection

Pharmacist Yan Chi

Clementine Ford Clementine Ford: "In a world where gender inequality still reigns supreme, the violence of male entitlement is universal."

Clementine Ford

This is why we have women-only spaces, and why I don't want to hear your complaints

Clementine Ford Women grow up absorbing all of the 'rules' we're expected to follow for our own protection. Don't cry to me when we start making our own rules.

Panic stations

Clementine Ford: How I quell the panic when anxiety threatens to take over

Anxiety can be terrifying, but you don't have to fight it all by yourself.

Clementine Ford Clem Ford knows from experience how terrifying anxiety can be. But you don't have to fight it all by yourself.

Clementine Ford

The abortion statistic that might surprise you

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Clementine Ford Once again, research has proven that when you give women control over their reproductive rights, abortion rates go down. It's time Australia caught up.

Victim-blaming

The far-reaching implications of victim-blaming in the courtroom

Legal professionals should know better than to blame victims, writes Clementine Ford.

Clementine Ford Legal professionals should know better than to blame victims, writes Clementine Ford.

Clementine Ford

Why sexist jokes are no laughing matter

Just because the jokes are online doesn't mean they don't have real-world consequences.

Clementine Ford There's a reason why many women find jokes about sexual violence decidedly unfunny, writes Clementine Ford.

Clementine Ford

Put down the bathrobe. This is what women really want this Mother's Day

Clementine Ford What does a mother want for Mother's Day? Don't ask. No, seriously, don't ask her damn thing, writes Clementine Ford.

Clementine Ford

Why I didn't take part in Weekend Sunrise's debate about feminism

A farce from beginning to end.

Clementine Ford We are under no obligation to defend our feminist ideals from anybody, writes Clementine Ford.

Male entitlement

Fantastic invention stops men weeing in the streets. It's a toilet.

Clementine Ford Why does masculinity still provide an Access All Areas pass when it comes to feeling entitlement over public space?

Ugly words

How 'ugly' comments remind women of the beauty tax we owe to be in public

Clementine Ford When veteran journalist Paul Bongiorno quipped about Monica Lewinsky being "ugly" last week, the only ugliness on show was sexism.

Why women's mental illness deserves more attention

Women experience anxiety and depression at higher rates than men.

Clementine Ford I was 12 years old the first time I experienced my first significant struggles with anxiety, writes Clementine Ford.