Clementine Ford is a well-known Melbourne-based writer, speaker, and feminist thinker. She is a columnist for Fairfax’s Daily Life in which she explores issues of gender inequality and pop culture. Clementine’s work has radically challenged the issues of men’s violence against women, rape culture and gender warfare in Australia, while her comedic take on casual sexism and entertainment has earned her a reputation as an accomplished satirist.
In her memoir, Fight Like a Girl, Clementine explains the life experiences that led to her becoming a women’s rights activist. She describes the book as: “an exploration of my experience as a girl in this world” and includes her call to action for women to oppose “sexual violence, rape culture, eating disorders and mental health issues”.
“With wit, insight and glorious, righteous rage, Clementine Ford lays out all the ways in which girls and women are hurt and held back, and unapologetically demands that the world do better. A passionate and urgently needed call to arms, Fight Like a Girl insists on our right to be angry, to be heard and to fight. It’ll change lives.” (Emily Maguire, author of An Isolated Incident)
MC: Winnie Dunn
Date, Time: Tuesday 26th September 2017 at 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Venue: Wollongong Art Gallery
Cost: $25 Bookings essential