Staunch feminist Clementine Ford claims straight women are better off living alone and inviting men ‘into houses as guests occasionally’.
The bold claim comes from the hardline feminist and mother-of-one’s most recent book, ‘Boys Will Be Boys’.
Ford argues that boys grow up in a world of ‘toxic masculinity’ that allows them to do ‘deeply sh***y things’ and get away with it.
Ford argues that boys are thrown into a world of ‘toxic’ masculinity from the moment of their ‘gender reveal’
‘Two weeks before I sat down to write the introduction to this book, a string of things happened that confirmed to me just how far we had travelled into the fog of toxic masculinity,’ she says in her book.
She refers to a raft of cases of abuse against women, including the murder of 28-year-old Qi Yu and the rape and murder of Eurydice Dixon.
In both cases a man was the alleged perpetrator.
‘I often hear from parents that they’re frightened of having girls in this world,’ Ford said.
‘We know what violence can be done to our daughters, and people on the whole seem desperate to find a solution to this.’
The staunch feminist claims heterosexual women are better off living alone and inviting men into houses ‘as guests occasionally’
Ford goes on to argue that the ‘toxic masculinity’ can spill into the home where the roles of men and women differ when it comes to things like housework and childcare.
The different roles then influence children’s assumptions about the role of adults.
For this reason, in part, she argues that heterosexual women are better off living alone.
The columnist and author quickly catapulted to the international stage after publishing her first book, ‘Fight like a Girl’.
In it, Ford made many calls for women to embrace their rage about gender inequality and demand more from the men standing in their way.
Ford is currently on a whistle-stop tour around Australia to promote her latest book.
She will be in Sydney at the Seymour Centre on October 3, and BMC Bathurst on October 6.
Ford is currently on a whistle-stop tour around Australia to promote her latest book (pictured)
An extract (pictured ) from Ford’s new book, ‘Boys will be Boys’