In her latest book, Clementine Ford envisions a future away from toxic masculinity, where a greater education will see the boys of tomorrow reverse the culture of today.
Michelle Smith is a Senior Lecturer in Literary Studies at Monash University where she teaches fairy tale and children's literature. Michelle is the author of From Colonial to Modern: Transnational Girlhood in Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand Children’s Literature (1840-1940) (U of Toronto P, 2018, with Clare Bradford and Kristine Moruzi) and Empire in British Girls’ Literature and Culture: Imperial Girls, 1880–1915 (Palgrave, 2011). She has also co-edited four books in the fields of children’s literature and Victorian literature. Her research has been published in journals including Nineteenth-Century Contexts, Women's Writing, Victorian Periodicals Review, English Literature in Transition, The Lion and the Unicorn, Children's Literature in Education, Continuum, Papers: Explorations into Children's Literature, and in numerous edited collections. Michelle has published opinion pieces in the Age, Sydney Morning Herald, The Washington Post, New Statesman, and The Drum and has been interviewed on numerous radio and television programs.