What does “feminism” mean today?
In this personal, eloquently argued essay – adapted from her much-admired Tedx talk of the same name – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness. Drawing extensively on her own experiences and her deep understanding of the often masked realities of sexual politics, here is one remarkable author’s exploration of what it means to be a woman now – an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.
This was fantastic. All too often, feminists are seen as man hating crazies. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie eloquently expresses what feminism is, how sexism happens everyday – whether deliberate or accidental, and how it is so important to try and change our actions, so we can allow the world to evolve to treat everyone equally – no matter who they are.
As simple as this sounds, there are examples all around us of sexist behaviour… I am currently reading another book about the 2016 US Presidential election. Some of the arguments made there about the treatment of Hillary Clinton are the same as have been made here.
It was such a well developed argument, and made so much sense. Everyone should read this!
I am a feminist, and proud. Perhaps you should be too!!!
Finished on April 14th 2017
You can buy the book here if you wish