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Fight Like A Girl

Clementine Ford


‘This rallying cry will persuade you to battle for true equality’ Stylist

An incendiary debut taking the world by storm, Fight Like A Girl is an essential manifesto for feminists new, old and soon-to-be.

Online sensation and fearless feminist heroine, Clementine Ford is a beacon of hope and inspiration to thousands of women and girls. In the wake of Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo campaign, Ford uses a mixture of memoir, opinion and investigative journalism to expose just how unequal the world continues to be for women. 


Personal, inspiring and courageous, Fight Like A Girl is an essential manifesto for feminists new, old and soon-to-be. The book is a call-to-arms for women to rediscover the fury that has been suppressed by a society that, despite best efforts, still considers feminism to be a threat.


Urgently needed, Fight Like a Girl is a passionate, rallying cry that will awaken readers to the fact they are not alone and there’s a brighter future where men and women can flourish equally – and that’s something worth fighting for.  

  • Publication date: June 6, 2019
  • ISBN: 9781786076038
  • RRP: £9.99
  • Pages: 352
  • Publication date: August 2, 2018
  • ISBN: 9781786073648
  • RRP: £6.99
  • Pages: 352


‘Her brilliant book could light a fire with its fury. It gets my synapses crackling and popping; I find I can’t sit down while reading it, so instead I pace the sitting room.’

Pandora Sykes, Sunday Times

There’s a wonderful book by Clementine Ford that I advise every woman, and especially young women, to read called Fight Like a Girl.’

Kate Beckinsale

'It's the wit and searing honesty of her own personal life laid bare where Fight Like a Girl truly shines.'

‘This rallying cry will persuade you to battle for true equality, not the fake news version.’


‘Clementine Ford was put on this earth to give courage to the young girl inside all of us. This is an exciting, essential book from Australia’s most fearless feminist writer.’

Laurie Penny, author of Unspeakable Things

‘Required reading for all young women in Australia... Yes, Fight Like A Girl will make you angry. It will make you feel uncomfortable. But, ultimately, it will inspire you to create change.’

Marie Claire

'Required reading for every young man and woman, a brave manifesto for gender equality, harm minimisation and self-care.’

The Australian

‘An intimate, though universal, call to arms... Ford’s book is a galvanizing tour de force, begging women to never give up on the most radical act of all: loving themselves wholly and completely in a world that doesn’t love them back.’


‘[A] fun, frank and fearless feminist manifesto...anyone hoping for an introduction to the most pressing topics in identity politics would do well to brush up under Ford's tutelage.’

Irish Independent

' makes me want to chain myself to a barricade.'

The Sun-Herald

Fight Like A Girl is fuelled by Ford’s clear-eyed defiance and refusal to compromise, and by her powerful combination of personal testimony and political polemic. In the vein of Caitlin Moran’s How to be a Woman or Roxane Gay’s Bad Feminist.’

Books + Publishing

‘With just the right balance of sarcasm and straightforward, informational content, writer and broadcaster Ford’s first book is one people need to read in the wake of the MeToo movement… Ford’s quick, provocative read will appeal to anyone who desires a better understanding of the complex, intersectional issues so often lumped into phrases such as rape culture.’

Library Journal starred review

Clementine Ford

CLEMENTINE FORD is a writer, columnist, broadcaster and public speaker based in Melbourne, Australia

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