'Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue' is the stating point for Clementine Ford's case against marriage. She explains to Susan Johnson why she believes marriage is an institution that is passé, oppressive and against women's interests.
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Clementine Ford is a writer, broadcaster and feminist community builder living in Naarm/Melbourne. She is the bestselling author of acclaimed feminist manifestos Fight Like A Girl and Boys Will Be Boys, and a memoir, How We Love, which she adapted into a live stage performance called Love Sermon. In 2017, she won the Matt Richell Award for Best New Writer of the Year at the ABIAs. Her latest book, I Don’t: The Case Against Marriage, comes out in October 2023.
Susan Johnson is an Australian author of literary fiction, memoir, short stories and essays. Her ninth novel, From Where I Fell, was published in 2021 and was shortlisted for the Voss Literary Award. She has lived in Hong Kong, Paris, London and most recently in Greece. Her latest book is Aphrodite's Breath.