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Boys Will Be Boys

Narrated by: Clementine Ford
Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
5 out of 5 stars (113 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

The incendiary new audiobook about toxic masculinity and misogyny from Clementine Ford, author of the best-selling feminist manifesto Fight Like a Girl.  

Clementine Ford reports that one of the questions she is most asked in person and online is 'how do I raise my son to be a feminist? How do I make sure he's a supporter rather than a perpetrator?' That is a question that many parents with sons are haunted by. Now that Clem is mother to a baby boy of her own, it is a question that haunts her, too.   

How does a feminist raise a son in a world that conditions boys into entitlement, privilege and power at the expense not just of girls' humanity but also their own? All boys start innocent, 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. This explosive new work will look at toxic masculinity and the closed ranks of brotherhood that shape an entitled, disrespectful and potentially dangerous idea of manhood.   

In Boys Will Be Boys, best-selling and groundbreaking author of Fight Like a Girl Clementine Ford dismantles the age-old idea that entitlement, aggression and toxicity are natural realms for boys and reveals how the patriarchy we live in is as harmful to boys and men as it is to women and girls.

©2018 Clementine Ford (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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"why i cant succeed"

Everything insightful in this book is delivered bitterly. The rest is just fluff and excuses as to why some people believe the can not succeed. Disliked her from the start but didnt know if her facebook and radio comments were the real her or just attention grabbers. She is mostly just attention grabbers. There are much stronger female role models to follow.

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Waste

At first it sounds good, but I soon realised the author is just another attention seeking feminist. Some points she touched are soo true about certain men, especially Australian men in modern society, but I find her onslaught totally over the top...

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couldn't listen to it all

Started so well. loved the humor. Was ready to text all my mates and say this was a must read and relates to gender neutral conversations we have been having, but then it became a book bagging out all the men who have bagged her out in the past. nothing to do with raising boys better. just talking about the worst they can be.
chapter 13 was worth listening to re rape culture. but after chapter 4. there's little of interest and just frustrating to listen too.

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Incredibly articulated challenge to toxic masc.

Clementine Ford has not only written a book that demonstrates how incredibly aware she is of the intricacies of the issues she is discussing but does so in a way that is incredibly engaging. Her performance is faultless, listening feels like having a conversation with an old friend. Absolutely would recommend.

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Awesome

So powerful and insightful. Ford never fails to bring wit, humor, and accurate information to incredibly important and emotional discussions on gender and identity.

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Essential reading

Everyone needs to read this.. and if you are a parent.. you really need to read this.

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Intelligent and thought provoking

Clementine is a great writer and narrator. Intelligent and thought provoking book. Highly recommended to all men and women, and especially parents

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Everyone needs to read this

More perfect work from Clementine Ford. This book has been optioned for a documentary series and I can see why - it is a hugely important topic, for all genders, and we all need to be informed and help be part of the change that we need.

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A+ performance

I could listen to Clementine all day. Her narration is hilariously engaging and the content is an articulate and well-constructed account of the position the feminist movement takes on a range of issues affecting society. Nice work

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Conflicted

At times (not throughout) Ford's rhetoric is so carefully constructed to be technically true yet falls short of complete, leaving me feeling as though my high school English teacher would have called it misleading. At other times, Ford states clearly and boldly that which needs to be stated, and which I had to remind myself sadly, still need to be said despite the current era. there are points I'd have argued differently and perhaps a critical edit is needed, but overall this book needs to be read. Ford's epilogue is solid gold and moved me close to tears. Thank you, Clementine.

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  • 24-10-2018

Clementine Ford broke me into tears

As a father
As an unloved child
As a 31yo man

Your epilogue broke me.