Boys Will Be Boys

Bendigo Writers Festival

Event Date: 
11 August 2019
Author / Presenters: 
Clementine Ford, Sarah Mayor Cox

It runs deep and hard, and is defended bluntly: gender differences that are immutable. What Clementine Ford set out to do in her book, Boys Will Be Boys, was to show that hard-line masculinity is as toxic for boys as it is for girls, as dangerous for young men as it is for young women, and divisive for all society. How has screen culture influenced gender inequality? Can we change the roles in ways that benefit both women and men? Sarah Mayor Cox asks our most influential young feminist about how she sees the future for girls and boys, and what writing this book has meant for her own life.

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