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Feminist @Clementine_Ford: ‘I Admit It. Really, I Hate Men. Now Give Me Money.’

Posted on | June 18, 2015 | 62 Comments

The headline is scarcely an exaggeration of her plea:

My name is Clementine Ford and I’m a writer, speaker and professionally angry person living in Melbourne. I write about feminism, violence against women, misogyny and pop culture. In my writing, I try to challenge the habits of complacency and apology that have formed part of the ever replicating backlash over the last decade. I’m not interested in placating men about their intentions or feminist credentials. I won’t hand out cookies and rewards, and I advise other women to adopt a similar stance. . . .
Like most feminists, I have often been told that I hate men. I’m no longer interested in denying that claim. People will convince themselves of whatever they like in order to avoid making changes to their own lives, and it’s beneath all of us to waste precious time and energy trying to convince naysayers that feminism is a nice, non threatening movement that won’t impact their lives in any way. It will. That’s the point — to substantially alter the structures of power and privilege that favour certain groups over others and perpetuate inequality and oppression. I’m not afraid of acknowledging that, and summarily ignoring the taunts of people who find this threatening.
I don’t speak or write about feminism in order to convince men or sway them to my point of view. I do it because I want to let other women know that it’s okay to speak up and to be angry and to tell the truth about their lives. Also, women are fucking funny and rad and I want to hear more from them and less from men.

So she’s running an online fundraising drive. Whereas I’m just a blogger who wrote the book that explains what this is about — Sex Trouble: Radical Feminism and the War Against Human Nature.

Also, can also hit the freaking tip jar.

(Hat-tip: Claire Lehmann on Twitter.)



62 Responses to “Feminist @Clementine_Ford: ‘I Admit It. Really, I Hate Men. Now Give Me Money.’”

  1. Wombat_socho
    June 19th, 2015 @ 1:49 pm

    Don’t make me stick you in the penalty box for a few days.

  2. Wombat_socho
    June 19th, 2015 @ 1:50 pm


  3. Finrod Felagund
    June 19th, 2015 @ 4:15 pm

    So has anyone reported her to Patreon yet?

  4. Southern Air Pirate
    June 19th, 2015 @ 4:48 pm

    Why? Just like how Face crack will keep up pages dedicate to the murder of right wing political types or Kickstarter or GoFundMe will drop valid funding programs for legal assistance or personal assistance by those designated as enemies of the state. Pateron will just do nothing. Yet dollars to donuts that our host puts up a request he will be shut down faster than a space ship could do the Kessel Run.

  5. Finrod Felagund
    June 19th, 2015 @ 4:54 pm

    It’s part of making them living them up to their own rules. When they don’t, it hands us a club to beat them over the head with.

  6. guest
    June 19th, 2015 @ 5:26 pm

    “I would never be a Chrisitan. It’s an ideology of unhappy, hateful people,” said the radical Feminist.

  7. Dana
    June 19th, 2015 @ 6:47 pm

    Who, me?

  8. Jonathan
    June 19th, 2015 @ 11:38 pm

    Blair, Bolt and Catallaxy Files are good. Other than that most outlets are left of a RINO down here.

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  10. 20thCenturyVole
    June 20th, 2015 @ 12:18 am

    Oh, do fuck off, Clemmie.

  11. pabarge
    June 20th, 2015 @ 1:36 pm

    Clementine Ford? Did someone say “Clementine Ford”?

    man’s hair cut – natch
    lousy to no makeup – natch
    bad tats – natch
    crappy junk necklace – natch
    crappy dress – natch

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