We Should All Be Feminists, C.N. Adichie, (ed. 4 the state)
Number of pages: 48
Release date: October 2014
Tags: Essay – TEDx – Feminism
What does feminism mean today?
In this personal, eloquently argue essay – adapted from her much-admired TEDx talk of the same name – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness. Drawing extensively on her own experiences and her deep understanding of the often masked realities of sexual politics here is one remarkable author’s exploration of what it means to be a woman now – an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we all should be feminist.
“Feminism is, of course, part of human rights in general – but to choose to use the vague expression human rights is to deny the specific and particular problem of gender.”
I didn’t mean to buy or read this book, I didn’t know that it exists, but amid one of my newsletter, I found this book and even if I don’t read this kind of book I decide to buy it as it like a reported speech for TEDx. I like the talk that you can find at TED, it comes with questions, debates and everyone can expose his/her thoughts.
The report is very instructive as she exposes her thoughts about feminism in relation to her experiences or with experiences of her relatives. When she gives examples every woman has lived or known someone who lived it. The fact that the role of women is shape by the society make it dificult to change as people do not really challenging it and think that it is normal or there is no problem until they face it.
This book is good for people who are not used to feminism or to problem that women can face everyday, it talk to both gender as she talk about the pressure society puts on men. It important to understand that it is only one viewpoint and it is important to read other authors, listen what happen and above all make your own opinion about it.