Clementine Ford

Clementine Ford

Clementine Ford is a freelance writer, broadcaster and troublemaker based in Melbourne. She enjoys cups of tea on stormy summer afternoons, men with beards and the collected works of Nancy Mitford. You can read more of her work at http://www.clementineford.com.au or follow her on Twitter @clementine_ford. 

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Bali is Paradise Lost for middle-class white people

Bali is Paradise Lost for middle-class white people

28 Oct 11 Life can be very cruel sometimes, particularly when it comes to middle class white people and their admirable struggle to…... Read more

A dear Trevor letter

A dear Trevor letter

26 Feb 10 Dear Trevor Grace, I write to commend you on your candidacy in the upcoming SA state election. For too long,…... Read more

Ladies, please forget that you have a sex drive

Ladies, please forget that you have a sex drive

06 Feb 10 Andrew Bolt is concerned. Frankly, he’s quite beside himself. As if he didn’t have enough to worry about with the…... Read more

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Advocating risk management is not “victim blaming”

Advocating risk management is not “victim blaming”

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From: Hasbro, go straight to gaol, do not pass go

Tim says:

They should update other things in the game too. Instead of a get out of jail free card, they should have a Dodgy Lawyer card that not only gets you out of jail straight away but also gives you a fat payout in compensation for daring to arrest you in the first place. Instead of getting a hotel when you… [read more]

From: A guide to summer festivals especially if you wouldn’t go

Kel says:

If you want a festival for older people or for families alike, get amongst the respectable punters at Bluesfest. A truly amazing festival experience to be had of ALL AGES. And all the young "festivalgoers" usually write themselves off on the first night, only to never hear from them again the rest of… [read more]

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Superman needs saving

Superman needs saving

Can somebody please save Superman? He seems to be going through a bit of a crisis. Eighteen months ago,… Read more

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