What does feminism mean today? That is the question at the heart of We Should All Be Feminists, a personal, eloquently-argued essayadapted from her much-viewed TEDx talk of the same nameby 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 centuryone 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 experiencesin the U.S., in her native Nigeria, and abroadoffering 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 authors exploration of what it means to be a woman todayand an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists....
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We Should All Be Feminists Reviews
Like so, so many others, I saw the TED talk as it swept through popular culture (later with the help of Beyoncé), and for that reason I didn't mark this volume very high on my to-be-read pile. However, after receiving it as a just-because gift, I found it served me well one morning while waiting for the train.
I was happy to read that, though only slightly, she had expanded on some ideas for the print version of her talk. This is an absolutely fine introduction to feminism. She articulates import ...more
I agree with every single thing in this book! I loved this discussion about feminism from a Nigerian woman's perspective, because Western feminism differs completely from what those women experience every day. I can't wait to read Chimamanda's full-length novels! I have yet to get my hands on one!
Eu já tinha assistido à palestra da Chimamanda no TEDxEuston mas hoje (por ser dia internacional da mulher) a Companhia das Letras me enviou o livrinho e eu acabei pegando pra ler.
Esse é um ensaio bem curtinho mas muito importante. É meio que o bê-a-bá do feminismo e eu super recomendo essa leitura pra quem quer começar a entender o movimento feminista e toda a questão de gênero que (GRAÇAS A DEUSSSS) tem sido cada dia mais discutida atualmente.
Un discurso adaptado más que necesario. Todos deberíamos ser feministas es uno de estos discursos que te cambian. Es corto, porque no alcanza ni las setenta páginas en una edición incluso más pequeña que una de bolsillo, pero las experiencias de Chimamanda son simplemente crudas. Historias cortas, realistas, contadas desde su realidad para abrir los ojos a la gente.
Este discurso es quizá su discurso más conocida al haber sido incluido en una canción del último álbum de Beyoncé. Y me encanta que ...more
Culture does not make people. People make culture.It's a great introduction of Feminism. It's very simple and short. Everyone must read it!
The facts in this book are mostly related to Nigeria. But still some of them are present in almost every country.
If we do something over and over again, it becomes normal. If we see the same thing over and over again, it becomes normal
I haven't watched its TED talk. I think I will now. :)
28 January, 2018
“Women’s rights have come a long way”; something we’ve all heard before. But we’ve got a long way to go, I think we all agree on that. No one person’s actions, thoughts, or words are going to end the oppression, if I may use that word. But we can all contribute something positive, something that creates a dialogue about change, something that becomes “another brick in the wall”. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s essay is just that, but it’s a very big brick, and it’s truths are undeniable. Everyone sho ...more
“Culture does not make people. People make culture. ”
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun, a book that highly recommend. This essay is based on a TED talk with the same title and it encourages us not to be negatively influenced by the bad reputation the word “feminism“ has built and that we need to educate our children to understand the importance of gender equality. I liked some of the arguments brought forward but I did not have the feeling she said som ...more
This is the single most convincing essay I’ve ever read on feminism. It does not point fingers and blame men for a cultural mind-set they were born into. Instead, it offers calm logical arguments for positive change going forward. And that’s what the world needs:
“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.”
Adichie states that the strongest feminist she ever knew ...more