Five reasons Australia should care about Women's History Month

Fanny Cochrane Smith

Clementine Ford Here's to the unsung women who've been either left out of the pages of history or reduced to merely a footnote in it.

Mallory Ortberg

Mallory Ortberg talks female friendships, happiness and Women In Art History

Mallory Ortberg:

Clementine Ford Clementine Ford spoke with The Toast's Mallory Ortberg about happiness and torch songs where the word 'me' is replaced by the word 'bees'.

Maman Shujaa and the period project everyone should know about

Moza, Sylvie, and Esperance...three young Maman Shujaa ambassadors who have become just completed the Days for Girls apprenticeship and will be making and marketing sustainable feminine hygiene kits to serve adolescent girls and their moms in this vast, remote area of East Congo.

Clementine Ford What young women in the Democratic Republic of Congo need is support, not instruction or more damaging colonialism.

Why Roxy Jacenko shouldn't be blamed for what happened to her daughter

Roxy Jacenko at her book launch. Otto, Woolloomooloo, Sydney. 19t November 2013. Photo by Tamara Dean

Clementine Ford Not even the most disagreeable of parenting styles makes a perpetrator's behaviour defensible.

Footy code

What the Garry Lyon, Billy Brownless fallout reveals about footy's attitude to women

Clementine Ford dinkus

Clementine Ford In a world that sees women as either 'fair game' or 'off limits', it should come as no surprise when consent is disregarded.

The four predictably basic moves of men's rights activists

The good thing about sexist trolls is their predictability.

Clementine Ford The good thing about sexist trolls is their predictability.

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

Three Australian men charged with rape in Croatia. Dylan Djohan, Ashwin Kumar and Waleed Latif

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.