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Clementine Ford was allowed to HOLD the government-funded grant to write a new book despite backlash on the tweet

Clementine Ford has been given the green light to hold a board grant to help her write a new book after it was revised when she stated that Corona virus “doesn’t kill men fast enough.”

The 39-year-old posted the scandalous statement on Twitter on Saturday in response to an article about gender inequality in educating children during the coronavirus crisis.

She told the story of a woman who was forced to quit her job during the pandemic because her husband living at home couldn’t cope with full-time parenting – and said the woman “deserved better.”

The first tweet was followed by a second comment that read, “Frankly, the coronavirus doesn’t kill men fast enough.”

Ford issued a long-winded apology on Sunday after it was made public and the $ 1,000 city subsidy was revised in light of its comments.

Mayor Sally Capp said Ford’s post was “deliberately divisive and incredibly unhelpful when trying to keep our community together during COVID-19.”

Diehard feminist Clementine Ford was allowed to hold a government-funded council scholarship after it was reviewed for saying coronavirus “doesn’t kill men fast enough”

But Melbourne City Council art president Rohan Leppert announced on Twitter on Monday that Ford would not be deprived of funding.

“The decisions to award grants have been finalized and will not be reversed,” he wrote.

Aside from today’s politics, recouping funds is not even a legally available option. Ms Ford’s application met the criteria strongly. It is completely inappropriate to apply special criteria to one applicant afterwards. ‘

Councilor Leppert said the council would not become “the arbiter of taste and insult.”

Melbourne City Council physician Rohan Leppert (pictured) announced on Twitter that Ford would not be deprived of funding

Melbourne City Council physician Rohan Leppert (pictured) announced on Twitter that Ford would not be deprived of funding

Melbourne City Council physician Rohan Leppert (pictured) announced on Twitter that Ford would not be deprived of funding

Ford shared the story of a woman forced to quit her lucrative job during the pandemic because her husband at home was unable to cope with full-time parenthood

Ford shared the story of a woman forced to quit her lucrative job during the pandemic because her husband at home was unable to cope with full-time parenthood

Ford shared the story of a woman forced to quit her lucrative job during the pandemic because her husband at home was unable to cope with full-time parenthood

“Art fairs are often controversial,” he said.

“It is the job of politicians to maintain the integrity of the processes being set up, knowing that they like others will disagree with certain individual results.”

Hours after it was made public, her grant was reviewed, and Ford went to Twitter with a long apology She said she was “a big enough person” to admit she “misjudged something.”

“I am still 100 percent behind my anger at men who exploit unpaid women from women (aggravated by the global pandemic), but I have reconsidered my rash in discussing it,” she wrote

On Sunday, Ford issued a long-winded apology about the controversial comment after a grant offered to it by Melbourne City Council had been revised (part of the apology in the photo)

On Sunday, Ford issued a long-winded apology about the controversial comment after a grant offered to it by Melbourne City Council had been revised (part of the apology in the photo)

On Sunday, Ford issued a long-winded apology about the controversial comment after a grant offered to it by Melbourne City Council had been revised (part of the apology in the photo)

“No matter what people want to think about me, I don’t want to inflict harm and sorrow on anyone, nor reject the very real impact and fear a crisis like this.

A light-hearted (and yes, poorly rated) tweet doesn’t change that reality and shouldn’t take the focus off of it.

“If we take advantage of privileges, we also need to be robust enough to accept criticisms of the systems that privilege us and are working to change them.”

But hundreds of people did not buy the apology.

“Yes, not so fast girl. It was not breezy, it was thirsty and banal. And it has done serious damage, “tweeted one user.

“This woman does not easily admit mistakes … she has clearly been hit on the shoulder,” said another.

Mayor Sally Capp said Ford’s post was “deliberately divisive and incredibly unhelpful when trying to keep our community together during COVID-19.”

Hundreds of people posted the apology on Twitter

Hundreds of people posted the apology on Twitter

Hundreds of people posted the apology on Twitter

“It’s amazing how fast you jumped when you knew the 20k scholarship was in jeopardy. Sad, ”a woman commented.

“Is this an attempt at some sort of apology? You can’t even get that right! said another.

Others came in defense of the writer and thanked her for admitting she made a blunder.

“Many who need you love your courage. They feel strength and comfort by seeing you talk to men the way men talk to us, ”wrote one woman.

“It’s a deliberately tightrope to walk, and people who never applaud your daily performances will always yell at your corpse after a fall.”

“Thank you for apologizing to those who hurt it. I wish more people got as angry with DV as they got angry with your tweet, ”said another.

THE COMPLETE COLLECTION OF CLEMENTINE FORD

I am big enough to admit I misjudged something.

I still 100% support my anger at men who exploit women’s unpaid labor (exacerbated by the global pandemic), but have reconsidered my rashness about discussing it.

I have always claimed that the difference between jokes hitting up and down is the reality of damage.

For example, a joke about shooting men in the sun has no basis in practice and therefore no potential to cause further harm, while ‘jokes’ about domestic violence reflect large-scale damage that already exists.

The corona tweet was a contextual response to the fact that women are once again taking on the burden of housework at the expense of their own economic freedom, let down by men who in turn are supported by systems that privilege them.

It is acceptable to express anger about this, and it is disappointing that more men are not disgusted by this reality.

But based on my own metric sketched thread, I have to accept the error for the corona tweet because it made a light-hearted joke about something that actually IS a harmful reality, and one that disproportionately affects marginalized men, not to mention robbing people of their beloved ones.

No matter what people want to think about me, I don’t want to inflict harm and sorrow on anyone, nor reject the very real impact and fear a crisis like this.

But I also think it is fair to be angry with the lack of interest in the impact of this crisis on women.

Be amazed at how women are expected to perform the essential tasks that enable men to thrive, at the expense of women’s stability, while denying recognition for that work.

A light-hearted (and yes, poorly rated) tweet doesn’t change that reality and shouldn’t take the focus off it.

If we take advantage of privileges, we must also be robust enough to accept criticism of the systems that grant us privilege and work to change it.

Regardless, this recognition is not for the men looking for a reason to ignore the patriarchal impact, but for the people who are really hurt by my words.

I am sincerely sorry and wish I had formulated my speech in better terms and in a way that was not harmful. Be healthy.

Meanwhile, others came to the writer's defense and thanked her for the apology

Meanwhile, others came to the writer's defense and thanked her for the apology

Meanwhile, others came to the writer’s defense and thanked her for the apology

Ford’s first tweet came from several global studies that indicate that men die from coronavirus faster than women.

Researchers from several renowned Beijing hospitals concluded that men and women have the same chance of contracting the disease, but men with COVID-19 are more at risk of worse outcomes and death, regardless of age.

Of the 206,128 patients, researchers at University College London found that men were twice as likely to receive intensive care and 60 percent more likely to die.

It is not yet clear why men are more prone to fatalities, but some health authorities have argued that this is partly due to the increased risk of smoking and poorer hygiene habits.

Others suggested that her outspoken views of men in the future could potentially harm her own son (photo)

Others suggested that her outspoken views of men in the future could potentially harm her own son (photo)

Others suggested that her outspoken views of men in the future could potentially harm her own son (photo)

Ford’s first post drew a lot of criticism from people who accused her of “arms feminism,” “daddy issues,” and “toxic.”

Former Senator Derryn Hinch described her opinion as “disgusted.”

Sometimes your Twitter views are really disgusting. If this is a serious statement, I feel sorry for you. What a way to go through life full of hate, ”he replied.

Others suggested that her post – which she claimed was a joke – paved the way for as many as harmful comments.

“Clementine, is this a joke similar to,” “Honestly, the coronavirus doesn’t kill black people fast enough” or “” Honestly, the coronavirus doesn’t kill disabled people fast enough “” or “Frankly, the coronavirus doesn’t kill health workers fast enough “”? ‘

Ford initially argued that the resistance proved “just how vulnerable men are.”

“The same men who insist that women laugh at jokes about violence against us for ‘dark humor’ and ‘relieving tension’. Men are pathetic, ”she wrote.

“Men liked to shout about snowflakes and prevent feminists and women from joking, and they crumble at the first sign of a hyperbolic tweet that does not place them as gods in the center of the universe. Ding dongs, everyone. ‘

The Melbourne-based author has previously talked about being the target of men’s graphic abuse, trolling and death threats on social media, and is known for her often polarizing comments about men.

In 2017 she hand-signed a copy of her book ‘Fight Like a Girl’, with the message: ‘Did you kill men today? If not, why not? ‘

Ford argued that the resistance showed “exactly how vulnerable men are” and supported the comments

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