Book Review: Clementine Ford’s Boys Will Be Boys is a blazing exploration of the frightening damage the patriarchy does to us all

Clementine Ford is back with her trademark brand of no holds barred feminism, brandishing an outstandingly fierce follow-up to 2016’s Fight Like A Girl as her weapon of choice. Boys Will Be Boys sees the Aussie writer take on toxic masculinity, patriarchal power, and the harrowing effects they have on us and our society, regardless of gender. From frightening hazing rituals, and the behaviour we allow under the guise of ‘mateship’, to the limiting standards men to which must conform to be seen as men at all. The patriarchy hurts men as much as women, and Ford is ready and raring to explain why.

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