What next for #MeToo? When Clementine Ford went to post one of her own #MeToo moments, she found herself feeling shame and self-doubt.
She paused before publishing and concluded no amount of exposure and feminist vigilance can completely undo the work of decades of cultural conditioning.
Since then, Clementine has published on her own #MeToo moments, analysing them with honesty and clarity, and reviewed the movement itself:
"For me, the potential of #MeToo is in the way it's helped women to reframe as significant the experiences we learnt at some time to absorb as meaningless or irrelevant."
Hear Clementine speak on the way women are silenced. How when they speak out, they are questioned, cross-examined, and dismissed. And how women question and undervalue their own experiences.
Join Clementine for a discussion of what next for #MeToo with facilitator Nikki Anderson followed by an audience Q&A.
Please note that this event will be held at The Street Theatre (Map)
Clementine Ford is a Melbourne based writer, speaker and feminist thinker. She is a columnist for Fairfax’s Daily Life and is a regular contributor to The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, as well as on TV with ABC’s QandA, Channel Nine’s Mornings and is a frequent contributor to Network Ten’s The Project. Through her twice weekly columns for 'Daily Life', Clementine explores issues of gender inequality and pop culture. Her ability to use both humour and distilled fury to lay bare ongoing issues affecting women has earned her a huge and loyal readership amongst both women and men.
Clementine’s work has radically challenged the issues of men’s violence against women, rape culture and gender warfare in Australia, while her comedic take on casual sexism and entertainment has earned her a reputation as an accomplished satirist. Clementine’s number one mission is to speak openly and honestly about the state of the world as we live in it. She hopes to give other women the language and confidence to articulate their own feelings of frustration and anger.