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Clementine Ford 🧟‍♀️
Foul mouthed. Best-selling author of Fight Like A Girl (2016) and Boys Will Be Boys (2018). BUY THEM (please)
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Clementine Ford 🧟‍♀️ May 23
Replying to @hearthefalconer
Yes, that’s correct. And this tweet thread outlines that.
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Clementine Ford 🧟‍♀️ May 23
Replying to @Spawtygirl4life
I’m not sure where you’ve gotten $20k from? I haven’t received a grant anywhere close to that size. But also, some people are capable of reflection and ownership. Perhaps that’s a foreign concept to you?
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Clementine Ford 🧟‍♀️ May 23
I think that’s fair, and I’m happy to be held to account for it. Some people won’t accept my reflection on it and follow up, and that’s fine too.
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Clementine Ford 🧟‍♀️ May 23
Replying to @DrMarissaKate
I thought about what you said and agree with you.
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Clementine Ford 🧟‍♀️ May 23
Replying to @julieannhayes
The original tweet was a reply to a tweet, so it has to sit in context with that. I’m comfortable with how I’ve explained it and reflected on it.
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Clementine Ford 🧟‍♀️ May 23
Replying to @rickydbryan
Ah, they would anyway!
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Clementine Ford 🧟‍♀️ May 23
Replying to @riceandmayo @Rycur1
Certainly more abundant.
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Clementine Ford 🧟‍♀️ May 23
Replying to @iabanon
I think the people mostly responding have no interest in recognising the structural reality of women’s oppression. But I also think I erred in invoking something real and not something imaginary. Eg I could have said “fire men into the sun” and the hyperbole would have worked.
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Clementine Ford 🧟‍♀️ May 23
Replying to @clementine_ford
Anyway, this acknowledgement isn’t for the men who are looking for any reason to ignore patriarchal impact but for the people genuinely hurt by my words. I’m sincerely sorry, and I wish I had framed my argument in better terms and in a way that didn’t compound harm. Be well 🤝
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Clementine Ford 🧟‍♀️ May 23
Replying to @clementine_ford
A flippant (and yes, poorly judged) tweet doesn’t change that reality and it shouldn’t shift the focus away from it. If we benefit from privilege, we should also be robust enough to accept critique of the systems that privilege us and work to change them.
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Clementine Ford 🧟‍♀️ May 23
Replying to @clementine_ford
But I also think it’s fair to be angry at the lack of interest in this crisis’ impact on women. To be astonished at how women are expected to perform the essential tasks that allow men to thrive, at the expense of women’s stability, while being denied recognition for that work.
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Clementine Ford 🧟‍♀️ May 23
Replying to @clementine_ford
marginalised men disproportionately, not to mention robs people of their loved ones. Regardless of what people want to think about me, I have no wish to compound harm and grief for anyone, nor be dismissive of the very real impact and fear a crisis like this presents.
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Clementine Ford 🧟‍♀️ May 23
Replying to @clementine_ford
fury at that, and it’s disappointing more men aren’t outraged by this reality. But based on my own metric outlined up thread, I have to accept fault for the corona tweet because it made a flippant joke about something that IS actually a harmful reality, and one that affects
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Clementine Ford 🧟‍♀️ May 23
Replying to @clementine_ford
The corona tweet was contextually in response to the fact women are once again shouldering the burden of domestic labour at the expense of their own economic freedom, being let down by men who are in turn upheld by systems that have privileged them. It is acceptable to express
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Clementine Ford 🧟‍♀️ May 23
Replying to @clementine_ford
between jokes that punch up and down is the reality of harm. Eg joking about firing men into the sun has no basis in reality and therefore no potential to further harm, while “jokes” about domestic abuse are very much reflective of an extensive harm already in place.
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Clementine Ford 🧟‍♀️ May 23
THREAD: I’m a big enough person to admit when I’ve misjudged something. I still stand 100% behind my fury at men exploiting women’s unpaid labour (exacerbated by the global pandemic), but I’ve reconsidered my flippancy in discussing it. I’ve always maintained that the difference
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Clementine Ford 🧟‍♀️ May 23
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Clementine Ford 🧟‍♀️ May 23
Replying to @Aeternus_Nox
She didn’t quit her job because she wanted to be at home with the kid. She quit her job because the kid’s father couldn’t handle more than 3 days of looking after the kid.
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Clementine Ford 🧟‍♀️ May 23
Replying to @c3convertase
Or a percentage match? If he earns 70% of the income and she earns 30%, he should pay two thirds of the childcare fees.
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Clementine Ford 🧟‍♀️ May 23
Replying to @KimmiCastelli
Whiteness is a system. White supremacy is real. White entitlement is an actual thing. Individuals outraged at being implicated in systems are a huge part of the problem.
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