Boys Will Be Boys: Power, Patriarchy and Toxic Masculinity

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Oneworld Publications, Apr 14, 2020 - Social Science - 384 pages
The incendiary new book about toxic masculinity and misogyny from Clementine Ford, author of the bestselling feminist manifesto, Fight Like A Girl.

Boys Will Be Boys answers the question Clementine Ford is most often asked: 'How do I raise my son to respect women?’

With equal parts passion and humour, Ford reveals how patriarchal society is as destructive for men as it is for women, creating a dangerously limited idea of what it is to be a man. She traces the way gender norms creep into the home from early childhood, through popular culture or the division of housework and shines a light on what needs to change for equality to become a reality.

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User Review  - Steven1958 - LibraryThing

WOW! What a book. A book about the patriarchal society we have been living in for centuries and the detrimental effect it has had on women, and girls. Ford explains in a very upfront and ... Read full review

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User Review  - mandersj73 - LibraryThing

I wish I could give this a higher rating. I don't disagree at all with the author's view that toxic masculinity and rape culture are BAD (oversimplifying, here); I just think her message could have ... Read full review

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About the author (2020)

CLEMENTINE FORD is a writer, broadcaster and troll agitator based in Melbourne, Australia. Regularly described as a 'flamethrower', she is part of the new wave of feminists unapologetically igniting the conversation around gender equality. Clementine is a columnist for the Sydney Morning Herald, and has written about feminism and equality for The Guardian, Cosmopolitan, The Telegraph, The Sunday Mail, The Big Issue and ABC's The Drum. Her TEDx talk on rape culture ('Your Vagina is Not a Car') has received almost 1,000,000 views. She is the author of Fight Like A Girl.