Book Talk: We Should All Be Feminists
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
"I would like to ask that we begin to dream about and plan for a different world. A fairer world. A world of happier men and happier women who are truer to themselves. And this is how to start: we must raise our daughters differently. We must also raise our sons differently..."
This is a 48-page book based on a TEDx talk done by Adichie. She chose to speak about feminism because it seems to be more relevant now than it ever was. Being a feminist seems to be a misunderstood topic by both men and women. Adiche uses her personal experiences and her deep understanding of the often masked realities of sexual politics. Some examples mentioned are: when someone calls you a feminist, they make it seem like it is a bad thing. You can't be too feminine, wearing makeup, heels, etc. The most misunderstood example is that as a feminist you typically hate men. Or even when in public, with a man, the man is usually addressed first and looked to as the one with answers, and sometimes the woman goes completely unnoticed.
For those that don't know what Feminism means I included it below:
the advocacy of women's rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes.synonyms:the women's movement, the feminist movement, women's liberation, female emancipation, women's rights;
Many people tend to adapt and change the definition of what it means to them personally and what a feminist should and should not be.
Adichie speaks on what it is to be a woman today, her reality, (which many of us can relate to) and why things need to change. Why we, both men, and women, should all be feminists.
Love & Light,