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Sorry, Snarling Clementine, but the UN says we’re a leader in treating women well and gender equity

11 March 2020

12:30 PM

11 March 2020

12:30 PM

The burial this week of Hannah Clarke and her three children after their appalling and horrific murder by an evil and demented husband illustrates how terrifying and unforgivable domestic violence is — and how it can never be justified. 

At the same time, it’s vital to understand that the majority of men are innocent and it is wrong for feminists to paint all men as misogynist and guilty of toxic masculinity; a view of manhood characterised by the sexual exploitation and commodification of women, domestic violence and men being closed emotionally.   

In her book Boys Will Be Boys the feminist activist Clementine Ford argues toxic masculinity is an...

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