[ARC] We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


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This short essay is a transposition of a talk made by the author in a TEDxEuston conference.

What does it mean to be a feminist? Being a feminist is it useful in our society? The author answers also to these questions by showing the prejudice connected to the idea of feminism (if you are a feminist you hate men / you don’t wear makeup / you don’t like to dress girly, …) and how the equal right goal is still not fulfilled but it needs more work to change the consolidate cultural behaviors.

Culture evolves: so the need and the importance of a new way to teach children that do not have as output the identification of men with money and dominant characteristics and of women with marriage, kitchen and a more or less stressed submission.

Some of the idea exposed here could seem obvious, but they do not match with actual actions and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie shows us by describing as example the two cultures she belongs to (the Nigerian and the occidental ones), very different but alike in some sense.

It’s a short essay but it’s well argued and useful to think about a still actual thematic.

Thanks to the publisher for providing me the copy necessary to write this review.


* We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ★★★★☆

*I read this book in English