In this short essay adapted from her TEDx Talk, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie beautifully explains what it means to be a feminist. Drawing from her own experience as well as the experiences of friends, Adichie uses personal anecdotes to illustrate why feminism is still relevant and needed – to make the world a better place for all of us.
Part of the beauty of We Should All Be Feminists lies in its simplicity. You don’t need to fear tripping over complicated words – Adichie’s words flow as smoothly as warm honey.
She relays her thoughts on the issue in such a personal and conversational manner, this doesn’t feel like an essay. Reading this doesn’t feel like a lecture – it feels like a friendly conversation with someone you know. Everyone can read this. Everyone should read this.
Some people will bring up evolutionary biology and apes, how female apes bow to male apes – that sort of thing. But the point is this: we are not apes. Apes also live in trees and eat earthworms. We do not.
Recommended to really absolutely everyone. It’s also just 48 pages long, so what are you waiting for?
Have you read this essay? What did you think? Are you planning to read it?
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