SOME schoolgirls staged a walkout on feminist Clementine Ford after she refused to take questions from male students at exclusive Aquinas College in Melbourne.
The 35-year-old blogger and controversial, outspoken activist was slammed by parents after she blocked questions from year 10 schoolboys at the private secondary school.
The incident, which caused some female Aquinas students to walk out of Ford’s talk, happened in May this year.
One angry parent claimed Ford had treated the 15-year-old male students “like crap”.
“The boys wanted to ask her questions, and she refused to answer questions from boys. She goes, ‘No no, I’m only taking questions from girls,’” parent Darren told Melbourne Radio 3AW.
“The ones that turned on her after she treated the boys like crap, was the girls who got up and left.”
The father said following the fallout from the talk, Ford “went nuts, she crucified the boys online and the school had to do a massive backpedal”.
Ford, who was hired to speak at the school on gender and popular culture, has denied allegations on social media that she had mistreated the boys.
Ford took to Twitter to lambast her critics as “p*ssants” and “angry w*nks”.
In one response, she said: “I answered questions for 15 minutes afterwards, longer than I was contracted for.”
She said she had been paid to speak for 50 minutes, but “I was not paid to deal with ongoing bulls**t and demands from small minded boys who cannot handle being shown their world view is limited”.
“The reason I excused myself to leave was because my time was up and I had to get home to my baby so my partner could go to work.”
Ford said she had received offensive messages from Aquinas students on her Twitter and Facebook accounts and complained she had been called a “c***”.
However in a July 2013 tweet, Ford used the word freely, posting on Twitter: “Too many c***s on twitter today. C***y c*** c*** c********. #c***.”
Following the May incident, Aquinas College sent a letter to parents saying it may in the future revise its program to hire Ford to address students.
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