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    • Clementine Ford said men aren’t dying fast enough from coronavirus pandemic
    • Post was in response to gender disparities in parenting children during crisis 
    • She said the widespread backlash she received proves how ‘fragile’ men are 
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    Staunch femininist Clemintine Ford has been criticised for saying coronavirus ‘isn’t killing men fast enough’.

    The 39-year-old writer shared her divisive opinion with her 133,000 Twitter followers on Saturday in response to an article written about gender disparities in parenting children.

    She shared the story of a woman forced to quit her lucrative job during the COVID-19 pandemic because her stay-at-home husband couldn’t cope with full time parenting – and said the man in the story was a ‘pathetic… globular dipsh*t’.

    ‘This woman deserves better,’ she said.

    The initial tweet was followed up by a second comment, which read: ‘Honestly, the coronavirus isn’t killing men fast enough.’

    Ford, who gave birth to a son in late-2016, shared her divisive opinion with her 133,000 Twitter followers on Saturday in response to an article written about gender disparities in parenting children

    Ford's post attracted an influx of criticism by people who accused her of 'weaponising feminism,' having 'daddy issues' and being 'toxic'

    Ford’s post attracted an influx of criticism by people who accused her of ‘weaponising feminism,’ having ‘daddy issues’ and being ‘toxic’

    Several studies that have been undertaken globally since the deadly respiratory infection took hold have proven men are dying at a faster rate than women.

    Researchers from several esteemed hospitals in Beijing concluded men and women have the same potential to contract the disease, but men with COVID-19 are more at risk for worse outcomes and death, independent of age. 

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

    It is not yet clear why men are more susceptible to fatal outcomes, but some health authorities have argued it is in part due to the increased likelihood of smoking and poorer hygiene habits.  

    Others suggested her outspoken views on men could be potentially damaging for her own son (pictured) in the future

    Others suggested her outspoken views on men could be potentially damaging for her own son (pictured) in the future

    Ford’s post attracted an influx of criticism by people who accused her of ‘weaponising feminism,’ having ‘daddy issues’ and being ‘toxic’.

    Former Senator Derryn Hinch described her opinions as ‘repulsive’.

    ‘Sometimes your Twitter views are truly repulsive. If this is a serious comment I feel sorry for you. What a way to go through life full of hatred,’ he responded.

    Others suggested her post – which she claimed was in jest – paved the way for equally as damaging comments.

    ‘Clementine, is this a similar joke to: ”Honestly, the corona virus isn’t killing black people fast enough” or ”Honestly, the corona virus isn’t killing disabled people fast enough” or ”Honestly, the corona virus isn’t killing health care workers fast enough”?’

    Ford argued the backlash proved ‘exactly how fragile men are.’

    Ford argued the backlash proved 'exactly how fragile men are' and stood by the comments

    Ford argued the backlash proved ‘exactly how fragile men are’ and stood by the comments

    ‘The same men who insist all the time that women laugh at jokes about violence against us because ‘dark humour’ and ‘relieving tension’. Men are pathetic,’ she wrote.

    ‘Men love to screech about snowflakes and triggered feminists and women not being able to take a joke and they crumble at the first sign of a hyperbolic tweet that doesn’t place them as gods at the centre of the universe. Ding dongs, all of them.’ 

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

    in 2017, she hand-signed a copy of her book ‘Fight Like a Girl’, with a message that read: ‘Have you killed any men today? And if not, why not?’ 

    When signing a copy of her book Fight Like a Girl, Ms Ford hand wrote to one follower: 'Have you killed any men today? And if not, why not?' (Pictured)

    When signing a copy of her book Fight Like a Girl, Ms Ford hand wrote to one follower: ‘Have you killed any men today? And if not, why not?’ (Pictured)

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