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Boys will be boys / Clementine Ford.

By: Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Description: xiii, 368 pages ; 24 cmContent type:
  • text
Media type:
  • unmediated
Carrier type:
  • volume
ISBN:
  • 9781760632335 (paperback)
Other title:
  • Boys will be boys : power, patriarchy and the toxic bonds of mateship
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 305.31 23
Contents:
1. It's a boy -- 2. A woman's place -- 3. Girls on film -- 4. Not all men -- 5. We know what boys are like -- 6. Mass debate -- 7. The manosphere -- 8. Your Honour, I object -- 9. The king of the hill -- 10. It's just a joke -- 11. Asking for it -- 12. Witch hunt.
Awards:
  • 2019 ABIA Shortlist.
Summary: Fearless feminist heroine Clementine Ford is a beacon of hope and inspiration to hundreds of thousands of Australian women and girls. Her 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?' All boys start out innocent and tender, but by the time they are adolescents many of them will subscribe to a view of masculinity that is openly contemptuous of women and girls. Our world conditions boys into entitlement, privilege and power at the expense not just of girls' humanity but also of their own. 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.
Holdings
Item type Current library Call number Status Date due Barcode
Book Book Jessie Street National Women's Library General Stacks 305.31 FOR (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available for reference in the library and ILL 68072

"Power, patriarchy and the toxic bonds of mateship" -- Cover.

1. It's a boy -- 2. A woman's place -- 3. Girls on film -- 4. Not all men -- 5. We know what boys are like -- 6. Mass debate -- 7. The manosphere -- 8. Your Honour, I object -- 9. The king of the hill -- 10. It's just a joke -- 11. Asking for it -- 12. Witch hunt.

Fearless feminist heroine Clementine Ford is a beacon of hope and inspiration to hundreds of thousands of Australian women and girls. Her 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?' All boys start out innocent and tender, but by the time they are adolescents many of them will subscribe to a view of masculinity that is openly contemptuous of women and girls. Our world conditions boys into entitlement, privilege and power at the expense not just of girls' humanity but also of their own. 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.

2019 ABIA Shortlist.

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