Power, Patriarchy and the Toxic Bonds of Mateship
Boys Will Be Boys has fired me up! I’m angry. Parts (in fact, a lot) of this book makes me want to scream out loud. And I cried.
This is proper in-your-face writing. It’s confronting. I’m uncomfortable. I feel sickened by how big the problems are. I worry about raising our son. But mostly I’m feeling motivated to make and see change.
This is a fierce new book by Australian feminist Clementine Ford, author of Fight Like A Girl (which I’m also currently reading).
Ford is a brave and inspirational woman; hers is a powerful voice cutting through the bullshit in the male dominated world we find ourselves living in.
This is an absolute must read for all parents. Actually, for anyone who cares about equality, the safety of women, and fixing our broken culture. Please read this book.
‘Everyone’s afraid that their daughters might be hurt. No one seems to be scared that their sons might be the ones to do it … This book … is the culmination of many years of writing about power, abuse, privilege, male entitlement and rape culture. After all that, here’s what I’ve learned: we should be f*cking terrified.Clementine Ford
Book #33 of 2019