All praise to Chimamanda, for she speaks for us. In simple words and simple stories about complex matters of our society.
We should all be Feminists is an essay everyone should read. It takes half an hour to do it, so the effort and time sacrifice here are not something you can’t handle.
As the title suggests the issue discussed is feminism. What does it mean to be a feminist today? Where can we apply feminism? Why is feminism needed? Those are just a few questions this short book answers.
If you’re a woman, it is a must-read. If you’re a man, it is a must-read. This book is a step to understand each other. It is a step towards change.
Every aspect of our lives is questioned. Ms. Adichie talks about marriage, sexuality, household, fashion, work. She addresses physical differences between men and women, and social norms for them. Feminism and masculinity go hand in hand here.
From this manifesto, social science debate, gender study, one thing should stick with you forever:
You deserve respect for who you are
Gender is not an easy conversation. Changing the status quo never is. If you read this book you are the start the world needs.
For those who prefer spoken word, here is her Ted Talk based on which the book was written. You have half an hour. Be a part of the debate, be a part of change.
Check out her website for more: https://www.chimamanda.com/