Speaking Up: Clementine Ford in conversation with Maia Irell

August 25, 2018 @ 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

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Best-selling author and feminist commentator, Clementine Ford discusses with festival director Maia Irell how ideas about masculinity need to change, in light of her forthcoming book Boys Will Be Boys.

This event is kindly sponsored by Hepburn Shire Libraries.


Clementine Ford

Online sensation, fearless feminist heroine and scourge of trolls and misogynists everywhere, Clementine Ford is a beacon of hope and inspiration to thousands of Australian women and girls. Her incendiary debut Fight Like A Girl is an essential manifesto for feminists new, old and soon-to-be, and exposes just how unequal the world continues to be for women. Crucially, it is a call to arms for all women to rediscover the fury that has been suppressed by a society that still considers feminism a threat.
Her best selling debut FIGHT LIKE A GIRL published by Allen & Unwin in 2016 will be published by Oneworld Publications in the UK and the US this year.

Clementine Ford’s incendiary new work of non-fiction BOYS WILL BE BOYS will be published by Allen & Unwin in October 2018:

“How does a feminist raise a son in a world that conditions boys into entitlement, privilege and power at the expense not just of girls’ humanity but also their own? This crackling new work will look at toxic masculinity and the closed ranks of brotherhood that shape a dangerous manhood out of innocent boys. In Boys Will Be Boys, I will explore how the patriarchy we live in is harmful to boys and attempt to find a better solution for everybody while dismantling the idea that entitlement, aggression and toxicity are natural realms for boys.” Clementine Ford.


Price: $20

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are only releasing 50% of tickets now.

If those restrictions are lifted, we will release the remaining tickets 2 weeks before the festival.

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Radius Art Space in Hepburn Springs
76 Main Rd. Hepburn Springs,
Vic 3461 Australia


Words in Winter is an annual literary and arts festival held in August each year in the Hepburn Shire and surrounding districts.