Clem Ford

A difficult woman's guide to summer reading

Clementine Ford Feminists are good at reading, having learned to embrace it in place of all the boys who never asked us out on dates.

Sydney siege: Man Haron Monis' history of violence against women was a warning sign no one took seriously

Members of the Muslim community lay flowers at Martin place after two people and the gunman died when the siege ended.

Clementine Ford We have to stop differentiating violence as matters of private or public interest.

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We need a positive guide to grieving

No one would want you to compound your grief any further, least of all the person you’ve loved and lost.

Clementine Ford Our bodies and minds are much better equipped to deal with grief than we might imagine.

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We need to change the language we use to describe domestic violence

Anyone can be a victim of violence. And 'normal' people are the perpetrators of the vast majority of it.

Clementine Ford Anyone can be a victim of violence. And 'normal' people are the perpetrators of the vast majority of it.

Ugly Girls Club

You need to know about the Ugly Girls Club

The 'Ugly Girls Club', images via Facebook.

Clementine Ford There’s a reason why the backlash against feminism has always relied on the stereotype of the ‘ugly, man-hating, hairy legged lesbian’.

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What happens to women who fight back against harassment

Tugce Albayrak

Clementine Ford Do women’s complaints about harassment only become acceptable in the brief window of legitimacy created when other women die?

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Real life

I work as a men's behavioural change practitioner


As told to Clementine Ford I wouldn't do this work if I didn't believe men could change.

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The women who deserve medals for their bravery

Why don't we give medals to women who've survived violent or escaped their perpetrator?

Clementine Ford There is no valour for women who survive violence. But here's why things should change.

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What would an anti-sexism school curriculum look like?

Clementine Ford Clem Ford on why equality needs to start in the classroom.

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Why is India sterilising its women?

Life-threatening procedure: Sixty-eight women who were sterilised have been hospitalised.

Clementine Ford There are so many safer, non-invasive reproductive health options, so why are women's lives put at risk?

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Take heart: the tide is turning on sexism and misogyny in Australia

US singer Redfoo poses for pictures as he arrives for the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) in Glasgow, Scotland, on November 9, 2014. AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF

Clementine Ford The more people bristle at or actively oppose misogyny - particularly the kind of casual misogyny that gets thrown around so indiscriminately - the better we all are.

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Australian government tells UN violence against woman isn't torture

Tony Abbott  at the 69th United Nations General Assembly on September 25, 2014 in New York City.

Clementine Ford Clementine Ford on why the Australian Government's response at the UN Committee Against Torture is so alarming.

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Are we letting down gang rape victims?


Clementine Ford How the Government delayed Katrina Keshishian's victim of crime compensation for six years.

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You can approach women without being creepy


Clementine Ford Clem Ford has a few tips for guys.

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The trouble with 'femvertising'


Clementine Ford Should we be worried that corporation is suddenly keen to 'empower women'?

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A misandrist's guide to 'sexy' Halloween costumes


Clementine Ford Dressing up this weekend? Clem Ford has a few ideas for you.

Louisa Collins is a name every Australian woman should know

SHD Sunday Extra. Steve Dow story or Darlinghurst Gaol.Louisa Collins, photographed on her entrance to Darlinghurst Gaol in 1888; the triple murderess and only woman ever hanged at Darlo Gaol.  Mandatory credit: NSW State Records    The Sun Herald 6th August 2009

Clementine Ford How the last woman hanged in NSW sparked the suffrage movement in Australia.

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Five reasons Broad City will improve your life


Clementine Ford Clem Ford on why Abbi and Ilana are the best comedy duo on TV right now.

Feminists don't need to say 'but I love men'


Clementine Ford Why framing men like Eddie McGuire as true champions of feminism won't exactly help the cause.

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Kurtley Beale shouldn't get away with his offensive texts to Di Patston


Clementine Ford Let’s be clear on this: Patston has absolutely nothing to apologise for

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