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The Resource Boys Will Be Boys

Boys Will Be Boys

Label
Boys Will Be Boys
Title
Boys Will Be Boys
Statement of responsibility
Clementine Ford
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'Everyone's afraid that their daughters might be hurt. No one seems to be scared that their sons might be the ones to do it ... This book ... is the culmination of many years of writing about power, abuse, privilege, male entitlement and rape culture. After all that, here's what I've learned: we should be f*cking terrified.' Clementine Ford, from the introductionFearless 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
Summary
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.
Tone
Writing style
Award
Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2018
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10722296
Cataloging source
SALS
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Ford, Clementine
Dewey number
305.420
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Social Science
Target audience
adult
Label
Boys Will Be Boys
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_529701
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781760637347
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Boys Will Be Boys
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_529701
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781760637347
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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