We Should All Be Feminists
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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.

We Should All Be Feminists Details

Book TitleWe Should All Be Feminists
Book Author
ISBNB00L0F01NK
LanguageEnglish
FormatKindle Edition
Pages49
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We Should All Be Feminists Reviews

  • Melanie
    Sep 24, 2016

    Melanie

    This is a very introductory book on feminism, but I wish everyone in the world would be required to read this. It's so basic and easy to understand that everyone is, at their core, human, but Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie does such an amazing job at opening people's eyes.I have been ashamed...

  • Jillian (bookishandnerdy)
    Sep 10, 2016

    Jillian (bookishandnerdy)

    i totally started the #diversathon earlyi really want to read everything by adichie now. i knew i would love this and i knew i would love the ideas and themes presented in this, but as a woman of color who does encounter microaggressions almost every day, i can't reiterate how importan...

  • Kai
    Sep 3, 2016

    Kai

    Why the word feminist? Why not just say you are a believer in human rights, or something like that? Because that would be dishonest. 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 particula...

  • Vanessa
    Sep 2, 2016

    Vanessa

    “Some people ask: “Why the word feminist? Why not just say you are a believer in human rights, or something like that?” Because that would be dishonest. Feminism is, of course, part of human rights in general—but to choose to use the vague expression human rights is...

  • Riley
    Aug 22, 2016

    Riley

    This should be required reading ...

  • Whitney Atkinson
    Aug 22, 2016

    Whitney Atkinson

    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 h...

  • Lola  Reviewer
    Aug 19, 2016

    Lola Reviewer

    Anyone with a heartbeat should read this essay, even aliens. ...

  • Councillor
    Jul 23, 2016

    Councillor

    If you have only thirty minutes of time left, then listen to the author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, reading her essay here for free. Whether you are a feminist or not, whether you are male or female, you won't regret listening to this, regardless of what your current view on the much-de...

  • Natalie
    Jun 22, 2016

    Natalie

    — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Half of a Yellow Sun.We Should All Be Feminists is a personal, eloquently-argued essay – adapted from the much-viewed Tedx talk of the same name – by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.Which I have, not so coincidentally, watched numerous times— s...

  • Anya
    Jun 10, 2016

    Anya

    I am still so angry right now that I don't even know where to start... We raise girls to see each other as competitors – not for jobs or accomplishments, which in my opinion can be a good thing, but for the attention of men.We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the w...