'A friend recently told me that the things I write are powerful for her because they have the effect of making her feel angry instead of just empty. I want to do this for all women and young girls - to take the emptiness and numbness they feel about being a girl in this world and turn it into rage and power. I want to teach all of them how to fight like a girl.' (Clementine Ford)
Online sensation, fearless feminist heroine and scourge of trolls and misogynists everywhere, Clementine Ford is a beacon of hope and inspiration to thousands of Australian women and girls. Her incendiary debut, Fight Like a Girl, is an essential manifesto for feminists new, old and soon to be and exposes just how unequal the world continues to be for women. Crucially, it is a call to arms for all women to rediscover the fury that has been suppressed by a society that still considers feminism a threat.
Fight Like a Girl will make you laugh, cry and scream. But above all it will make you demand and fight for a world in which women have real equality and not merely the illusion of it.
©2016 Clementine Ford (P)2016 Audible, Ltd
This book resonated very strongly with me. Thank you Clementine for being brave enough to write this. This in many many parts has been me. I have been suppressing anger all my life. I no longer feel alone. Thank you. I am sure it will resonate with many others who wonder why they don't fit and why why why the injustice. Everyone should read this book.
Clementine lays bare her experience of the world as a woman and shares her views with unflinching honesty.
I found my own ideas of what it meant to be a male feminist challenged and that I need to listen more to those who actually know what it's like (women)
Clementine is the most powerful feminist voice of my generation and I will show my love and support for her any chance I get. With each day, and after reading/listening to any of her work I feel stronger to stand up and be heard.
This is the most important book I own and will read/listen to it many times over. Thank you, Clementine!!!
Most memorable moment: Women are allowed to be angry.
I enjoyed the line that Clem used from an English movie that went something like: that's the way it should be, you're not a hero for treating your family and wife with respect, equality and dignity.
Well written, performed and I'm looking forward to a follow up in a few years time. Thank you.
Every woman can take something away from this book. It articulates and validates much of my lived experience. Highly recommended.
I loved this book and enjoyed hearing Clementine's honest and heartfelt story told in her own words on her own terms. A truly fabulous, non-academic look at feminist issues that equips women to 'fight back' in a mans world. I can not recommend this book highly enough. I think I will buy a physical copy too to circulate amongst my girl/(and more importantly)boy friends. Ms Forde you are a superstar and don't let anyone ever tell you otherwise! FORK them!
I think Fight Like a Girl is; searingly accurate and a messsge every person needs to hear. As a reader, I needed no convincing of her message but the unrelenting pace of difficult truths was hard to complete and I needed breaks. This book should come with a trigger warning. Read it and share with a friend, I'm dying to discuss/debrief it.
Good if you are after an introduction to feminism type book within an Australian and more broadly Western context. Book seems rushed in 2nd half with less structure and more repetition. Too many long sentences and underdeveloped ideas.
Brave and beautifully written. Contensious and necessary in our shallow society...
"The future we can write together"
Thank you, Clementine, for putting into powerful
words the ideas and feelings I have long held.
"Phenomenally heartbreaking and rousing!"
I recommend this book to all women. This eloquently written book has helped me to to find my voice, when for so long I lacked the ability to fully articulate what I felt and experienced in the world. Thank you for all the other Clementines fighting the endless battle for equality while dealing with the deranged spotlight cast on them for doing so.
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