Boys Will Be Boys

Pages: 384
Subject: Gender/Feminism, Current Affairs
Imprint: Oneworld

Boys Will Be Boys

Power, Patriarchy and Toxic Masculinity

Clementine Ford

The incendiary new book about toxic masculinity and misogyny from Clementine Ford, author of the best-selling feminist manifesto, Fight Like A Girl.
Paperback
9781786076632 (4 Jul 2019)
RRP £12.99 / US$17.95

The Book

The incendiary new book about toxic masculinity and misogyny from Clementine Ford, author of the best-selling feminist manifesto, Fight Like A Girl.



Fearless feminist heroine Clementine Ford's incendiary first book, Fight Like A Girl, is taking the world by storm, galvanising women to demand and fight for real equality and not merely the illusion of it.



Now Boys Will Be Boys examines what needs to change for that equality to become a reality. It answers the question most asked of Clementine: 'How do I raise my son to respect women and give them equal space in the world? How do I make sure he's a supporter and not a perpetrator?'



Ford demolishes the age-old assumption that superiority and aggression are natural realms for boys, and demonstrates how toxic masculinity creates a disturbingly limited and potentially dangerous idea of what it is to be a man. Crucially, Boys Will Be Boys reveals how the patriarchy we live in is as harmful to boys and men as it is to women and girls, and asks what we have to do to reverse that damage. The world needs to change and this book shows the way.

Additional Information

Subject Gender/Feminism, Current Affairs
Pages 384
Imprint Oneworld

 

About the Author

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 GuardianCosmopolitanThe 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.

Reviews

'A damning look at toxic masculinity. It's the most important thing you'll read this year.'

- Elle Australia

‘Ferocious, incisive, an effective treatise.'

- Australian Book Review

Boys Will Be Boys is a timely contribution to feminist literature. Her central point is clear and confronting, and it represents something of a challenge.'

- Australian Book Review

'A truly vital piece of social commentary from Australia's fiercest feminist, Boys Will Be Boys should be shoved into the hands of every person you know. Clementine Ford has done her research - despite what her angry detractors would have you believe - and spits truths about toxic masculinity and the dangers of the patriarchy with passion and a wonderfully wry sense of humour. Read it, learn from it, and share it - this book is absolute GOLD!'

- The AU Review 16 Best Books of 2018

‘Clementine Ford's Boys Will Be Boys is a blazing exploration of the frightening damage the patriarchy does to us all.'

- The AU Review

Boys Will Be Boys is an impassioned call for societal change from a writer who has become a stand-out voice of her generation (and has the trolls to prove it) and an act of devotion from a mother to her son.'

- Readings

‘Clementine Ford reveals the fragility behind ‘toxic masculinity' in Boys Will Be Boys.'

- The Conversation

'Boys Will Be Boys highlights the need to refocus on how we're raising our boys to be better men. The ingrained toxic masculinity within society does just as much damage to our boys as it does to our girls, and this book highlights how to change that.'

- Fernwood Magazine

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