Clementine Ford’s Fight Like A Girl explores the ways in which girls and women are held back by the patriarchy, and demands that the world do better. She calls on women to rediscover their suppressed fury. Meanwhile, Robert Jensen’s The End of Patriarchy calls for a radical feminist overhaul of the dominant patriarchal structures, to create a socially just world. Clementine and Robert talk to Catherine Fox about the state of patriarchy today, and why the future is female.
Clementine Ford (Australian)
Clementine Ford is a writer, feminist and troublemaker based in Melbourne. As a columnist for Fairfax's Daily Life, she has helped to challenge issues of rape culture, men's violence against women, patriarchal oppression and casual sexism in Australia and beyond. Her work has also appeared in The Guardian, Cosmopolitan, the Big Issue, and in numerous literary essay collections. Her first book, Fight Like A Girl, was released in late 2016 and has since become a national bestseller.
Robert Jensen (International)
Robert Jensen, a professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, is the author of The End of Patriarchy: Radical Feminism for Men. His other books include Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity and The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege.
Catherine Fox (Australian)
Journalist, author and presenter, Catherine Fox is one of Australia’s leading commentators on women and the workforce. After working in the financial services sector in Sydney and London, Catherine joined the Australian Financial Review. During a long career with the with the AFR, she edited several sections of the publication, and wrote the Corporate Woman column and for Boss magazine before leaving to set up her own consulting business in 2012.
Catherine has written several books, including Seven Myths about Women and Work which was shortlisted for the Ashurst Business Literature Prize. Her latest book Stop Fixing Women: Why Building Fairer Workplaces is Everybody’s Business was published in March 2017. Catherine helped establish the annual Westpac/Financial Review 100 Women of Influence Awards and is on several advisory boards, including the Australian Defence Force Gender Equality Advisory Board.