The epidemic of rape culture in schools can no longer be ignored

Clementine Ford.

Clementine Ford We are approaching a crisis point with the way masculinity is constructed and excused, especially in schools and online.

Relenting is not the same as consenting to sex

Clementine Ford What does it say about our culture when men who don't take 'no' for an answer are surprised to find themselves accused of rape?

Clementine Ford

It's 2016 and women in Australia still aren't allowed control of their bodies


Clementine Ford Holly Maitland would like access to a tubal ligation. Her story is an eye-opener for all of us, writes Clementine Ford.

Activist women

Women are not responsible for fixing the world's problems. But they do it anyway

Black Lives Matter founders Opall Tometi and Alicia Garza.

Clementine Ford Feminists can list any number of by-ROTE responses to our activism, but high up on the list is the demand we "do more" to help men.

Clementine Ford

'Hysterical' insults and other relics we need to retire

Steve Price has claimed he was 'ambushed' by a question on domestic violence on the ABC's Q&A.

Clementine Ford While men are sometimes called hysterical in an attempt to denigrate them by likening them to women, men like Steve Price never are and would never consider themselves to be so.


White people need to stop shrugging off racism as 'not our problem'


Clementine Ford The asinine rebuttal of "All Lives Matter" has reared its head again. This is what we can do, writes Clementine Ford.


The real reason men insist on reminding us 'Not All Men'

Clementine Ford "I have a theory... and I'm afraid it's going to be one of those controversial ideas that only compounds people's absurd belief that I hate men," writes Clementine Ford.

Donald Trump

Donald Trump is facing a child rape lawsuit. Why aren't we talking about it?

Donald Trump

Clementine Ford The presumption of innocence shouldn't be a free pass for powerful men to avoid scrutiny, writes Clementine Ford.

Clementine Ford

Real change requires work - something not all men understand

If you really feel like it's not about you, stop making it about you.

Clementine Ford We have seen significant progress on violence against women, so it was disappointing to hear this dummy spit.

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


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.