Genre: Essay, Nonfiction, Feminism
Language read: English
Format read: Ebook
Rating: 5 stars
We Should All Be Feminists synopsis: What does “feminism” mean today? That is the question at the heart of We Should All Be Feminists, a personal, eloquently-argued essay—adapted from her much-viewed TEDx talk of the same name—by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award-winning author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun.
With humor and levity, here Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century—one rooted in inclusion and awareness. She shines a light not only on blatant discrimination, but also the more insidious, institutional behaviors that marginalize women around the world, in order to help readers of all walks of life better understand the often masked realities of sexual politics. Throughout, she draws extensively on her own experiences—in the U.S., in her native Nigeria, and abroad—offering an artfully nuanced explanation of why the gender divide is harmful for women and men, alike.
Argued in the same observant, witty and clever prose that has made Adichie a bestselling novelist, here is one remarkable author’s exploration of what it means to be a woman today—and an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists. –Goodreads
– My Thoughts –
This essay is a really interesting introduction to feminism and gender roles in today’s society. The topics and discussions in this read are very current and important to talk about and educate yourself on, and We Should All Be Feminist is a perfect place to start. I highly recommend everyone to read this, it is very short and easy to follow. I read it in one sitting, and it will not take you a lot of time to get through. I especially recommend this read to you if you think of feminism as a negative thing, because it is not and I hope this essay will change your mind.
The author is an African woman born and raised in Nigeria, but moved to the US when she was 19 years old. All her points and examples comes from her own personal experiences (both in Africa/Nigeria and America), and the things the author is describing are something a lot of people can relate to.
If you don’t want to read the essay, I recommend you to watch her We Should All Be Feminists TEDx-Talk HERE for free.