Book Review: We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Lauren Busser

tumblr_nj7gv0pcra1qd9a66o1_1280 It’s no secret that the word “feminist” has become something of a dirty word as of late, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie describes the problems with that perfectly in We Should All Be Feminists.

Throughout this book Chimamanda Ngozi Aichie brilliantly narrates times in her life when being a woman presented its own set of unique challenges.

From tipping a “valet” type service in Lagos Nigeria, to talking about how an angry article was perceived by reporters, to how she can’t enter certain clubs unless she is on the arm of a man in Nigeria.

Aichie then calls for a change in how we raise men and women to view the gender binary and the word feminist in general.

Ultimately, the book aims to give a solid definition to 21st Century Feminism, which she accomplishes and does well.

This is a modified version of a talk that Aichie gave at…

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