She said that

Clementine Ford

Firstly, it is illogical and intellectually dishonest to treat women as if we are one homogenous group with a single set of characteristics to identify us. (The fact that Miranda Devine and I both exist is proof enough of that.) This achieves nothing more than reinforcing the belief that women are ‘other’ while men (particularly the white ones) are the norm, entitled to the privilege of diversity and individual treatment. Women are not a special interest group that can be singularly represented by one person. Newsflash: no minority is.

ABS Demographic statistics (Cat. No. 3101.0). Estimated resident population of females in Australia (June 2013) : 11,614,645. Estimated resident population of people in Australia:
23,130,931. Therefore females comprise 50.2 per cent of the total resident population. A minority they are not.

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58 Responses to She said that

  1. Tel

    She means that each woman is an individual, and each individual is a minority.

    The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.

    As written by one individual woman, who happened to also be correct in this case.

  2. Gab

    This achieves nothing more than reinforcing the belief that women are ‘other’

    Other what? Gender?

    Honestly, why bother with Ford’s stupid baseless rantings? She’s not witty nor funny nor intelligent.

  3. Cato the Elder

    She is speaking Leftish. In Leftish, wymmyn are a “minority”because they are oppressed. Do try to keep up, if you keep reading in English you’ll never understand.

  4. Samuel J

    Tel – Ford is a collectivist. We here at Catallaxy are individualists.

  5. blogstrop

    I sincerely hope that Ford is in a minority – of terminally misguided people who are not just allowed to comment in a high profile public forum, but who are actually paid to do so. My conclusion, however, based on years of observation, is that our mainstream media is so far gone that even there she’s not in a minority.

  6. Samuel J

    Cato – do you have a Leftish dictionary I can consult?

  7. Rabz

    She said that

    Yes, she would, because she’s a moron.

    Fauxfacts – beyond parody.

  8. Alfonso

    Sigh…….
    Men will always run you, Clem, sweetie, because you care about how you look…and always will…it’s a genetic thing.

    The hard rules of the veldt.

  9. JC

    Ford is a collectivist. We here at Catallaxy are individualists.

    Collectivists are by definition primitives as I elaborated on the other thread.

  10. Ellen of Tasmania

    From the ‘Blue Tie Speech’:

    “But we’re not here today to congratulate ourselves. We’re here today because Australian women need a voice, an authentic voice, a voice that can be trusted, and friends, that voice is Labor.”

    That must have upset Ms. Clementine.

  11. harrys on the boat

    Surely Ford is another Bunyip piss take? She has Alene Composta written all over her.

  12. Infidel Tiger

    Firstly, it is illogical and intellectually dishonest to treat women as if we are one homogenous group with a single set of characteristics to identify us.

    Damn. And here I was thinking vaginas might be a clue.

  13. Tracey

    Miranda Devine couldn’t ask for a better reference.

  14. Docket62

    “Damn. And here I was thinking vaginas might be a clue”

    Infidel, I doubt sincerely clementine ford has said vagina. She has a mound, like Barbie but more impenetrable

  15. Tal

    Not anymore IT you can identify as a women and you get a guernsey

  16. Abu Chowdah

    Clementine Ford wrote: “This achieves nothing more than reinforcing the belief that women are ‘other’ while men (particularly the white ones) are the norm,”

    Stupid, meme-regurgitating, group think, racist arsehole.

  17. Cato the Elder

    Damn. And here I was thinking vaginas might be a clue.

    The LGBTQI crowd will explain at tedious length exactly why body parts have nuffin’ to do with it.

    I feel a Monty Python skit coming on.

  18. Cato the Elder

    Cato – do you have a Leftish dictionary I can consult?

    Sorry, no. However Macquarie is moving in that direction.

  19. Cato the Elder

    I feel a Monty Python skit coming on.

    This one.

  20. JC

    @clementine_ford Hey Clem they’re making fun of u at catallaxy. By the way, what are you scoffing down in twitterpic?http://tinyurl.com/nwuh9xd

  21. Gab

    Just thought this belongs here. An SMH poll from September, found at the bottom of a Ford rant in the publication:

    Poll: Do you think all political parties should have quotas to encourage woman to enter politics?

    Yes 42%
    No 52%
    Not sure 6%

    Total votes: 2716.

    Poll closed 18 Sep, 2013

  22. Tom

    Mooch in March has, indeed, marked the launch of the Festival of Mental Illness as a permanent post-Occupy movement for illiterates unable to express themselves, with Clem Ford as one of their damaged figureheads. I think Fauxfacts and Their ABC should give them as much oxygen as possible. Normal well-adjusted adults are finally able to put names to the faces of the moochers who oppose our civilisation.

  23. candy

    Can Ms Ford get any more tedious.

  24. James

    I really, really dislike that Daily Life blog and the women who write for it along with the ‘enlightened’ men.

    However, Fairfax can do whatever they want to send their share prices to record lows.

  25. JC

    Honest question, does anyone else think she reminds you of the fat chick in that awful HBO show, Girls?

    http://leesandwith.com/clementine-ford/

    She even has a tat like her.

  26. cohenite

    Fuck Clementine Ford.

  27. Kaboom

    God, JC, that page took a long time to load…

  28. duncanm

    … the norm, entitled to the privilege of diversity and individual treatment

    Logic isn’t one of her strong points.

  29. Docket62

    “Fuck Clementine Ford.”

    Not possible with a mound.

  30. Anne

    Is that her? Well at least she’s authentic. She obviously doesn’t care how she looks. Seriously though would it kill her to do some damn exercise and maybe lose 15 or 20 kilos!

  31. James

    Honest question, does anyone else think she reminds you of the fat chick in that awful HBO show, Girls?

    u watch girls?

    Leftist detected.

  32. politichix

    Lena Dunham has a better stylist but yes same same …

  33. duncanm

    that page is so f’in slow because the photographer doesn’t appear to have a clue as to how to package up images for da interwebs.

  34. Mayan

    She’s one of those feminists who cannot bring themselves to admit the possibility that women are individuals, just as men are individuals. Being of the left, she thinks in terms of groups.

    Unfortunately, the left tends to hijack many issues. Due to my biological history (both things at birth and then having had SRS as an adult), I’ve experienced the left-capture of such issues and have been called some rather nasty things because I don’t share the noisy hijackers’ leftism nor their tendency to screech incessantly.

    Ultimately, this is why the activist feminists and others put people off. People know that they are individuals, and this is part of the inherent dignity we accord to one another. To submerge oneself into a group is to lose that which makes us human.

  35. duncanm

    seriously 15 Mpix images. FFS!

  36. Kaboom

    Ahhh, thanks, duncanm, I thought it might have been because of F-350′s load on the page.

  37. Fred Furkenburger

    Ah cohenite “Fuck Clementine Ford.” No I don’t think so. She might want to have post coitus conversations and I don’t think I could handle that!

  38. wreckage

    Firstly, it is illogical and intellectually dishonest to treat women as if we are one homogenous group with a single set of characteristics to identify us. (The fact that Miranda Devine and I both exist is proof enough of that.) This achieves nothing more than reinforcing the belief that women are ‘other’ while men (particularly the white ones)

    It is wrong for that homogenous group over there to talk like I am a member of a homogenous group! How dare they reinforce an “us and them” mentality in this way… the bastards!

  39. cohenite

    I always say this about feminists like Ford; if they rail against gender inequality in Western countries like Australia what the fuck are they going to do when Islam takes over? I can just see it now; Clemmy out front of the Mosque selling her Fuck Muhammad t-shirts.

  40. Kaboom

    cohenite, I guess that burkas are useful for something…

  41. Fred Furkenburger

    Actually I especially liked the black bra and the see through top with the pockets over the breasts to add a highlight! A sure way to attract the male attention don’t you think? There may be a slight problem when she opens her mouth though.

  42. Cato the Elder

    It is wrong for that homogenous group over there to talk like I am a member of a homogenous group! How dare they reinforce an “us and them” mentality in this way… the bastards!

    Point. Logic fail. Quelle surprise! Of course, logic has nothing to do with it.

  43. James of the Glen

    “Fuck Clementine Ford.”

    Er.. no, thanks.

    Clammy Clemmy should not be confused by mathematical facts. And her understanding of English would be of the same standard.

    I’m not sure why she’s worthy of much commentary but I guess she serves one useful purpose; whenever we wonder how constant vileness, sustained hate of others who don’t share an extremist platform and wishes for the demise of those same people began, we gain just a little insight into how such monsters as Irma Grese might have habituated themselves to their eventual occupations.

  44. Abu Chowdah

    I can see why Clementine dislikes white males. They appear to have gifted her skin unsuitable for Australia’s harsh climate.

  45. jumpnmcar

    I can see why Clementine dislikes white males. They appear to have gifted her skin unsuitable for Australia’s harsh climate.

    She hates her father and her fathers father and her fathers fathers father……
    ( damnation to you M0nty Python )

  46. Tiny Dancer

    Clementine is a pig of a human on a number of fronts including her oft professed “pride” in her 2 abortions.

  47. Supplice

    I can see why Clementine dislikes white males. They appear to have gifted her skin unsuitable for Australia’s harsh climate.

    North Korea’s climate would be much more favourable, with the added advantage of granting Ms Ford with a genuine minority claim.

  48. twostix

    I’m surprised that it hasn’t been pointed out that Ford and her other white, wealthy, privileged, feminist cohorts specifically deny the title “woman” to women who don’t support their platform. E.g they regularly state “You’re not a woman if you don’t support X, Y or Z”.

  49. politichix

    Tiny Dancer
    #1228915, posted on March 17, 2014 at 9:54 pm
    Clementine is a pig of a human on a number of fronts including her oft professed “pride” in her 2 abortions.

    Jeez that’s rough (of her not you…)

  50. Abu Chowdah

    Although, mind you it’s hard to tell. She could as easily be from Trondheim or from the Tanami desert in this day and age.

  51. coz

    I don’t know who this person is, should I read more lamestream media?

  52. nerblnob

    Before this 18c thingy gets repealed I plan to apply for a quota’d job as a female, get knocked back, take them to court, and then write a book called “Am I Female Enough for You?” with cover showing baldy bearded me.

    Bound to be a hit, don’t you think?

  53. Tintarella di Luna

    Surely Ford is another Bunyip piss take? She has Alene Composta written all over her.

    On Monday’s she’s leena landsay

  54. Tintarella di Luna

    Mondays — mopping up stray apostrophe

  55. Blogstrop

    In a sense, it’s better that the abortion-loving left like her don’t breed.

  56. SB

    I think what she means is women are a minority in some (but not all) workplaces, and that this needs to be fixed. But I think her strongest statement (or most strongly held view) is that white males have been the subject to strong privilege over a number of years, and that this needs to be fixed.

  57. james

    The problem with Clem is that almost alone amongst her feminist sisters she can actually turn a phrase.

    In the circles she Inhabits this elevates her to almost goddess like status.

    She is a self obsessed screeching shrill with a persecution complex, and yet still stands head and shouders above her terminally outraged comrades by virtue of her intermediate grasp of the written form of her own language.

    I feel sorry for her and hope some day she manages to find a man who pointedly refuses to listen to a word she says and screws her like an express train.

    It may be her only hope for a simulation of sanity and happiness. God knows the men in her life so far don’t seem to have had a positive impact.

    Personally I blame her daddy.

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