“The problem with gender is that it prescribes how we should be rather than recognizing how we are.”
#blurb: 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.
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
My Review: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
It’s a modified book version of the TEDx talk on feminism by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.The book gives an introduction to the actual meaning of feminism which is quite different from the men-hating posts shared in social media.Adichie instead of blaming the male for the injustice happening in the society, demands that women should be given equal access to all the the privelages which men have been enjoying for centuries.She tries to break the gender stereotypes and stresses on having a progressive mind. Women should be given equal respect and not considered to be made only for household works.They should be viewed similarly as men otherwise the discrimination will remain rigid.She raises her voice against the norms of the society which teaches women to behave differently while men can act according to their wish.Its hight time for women to put their foot down and not take anything for granted.If they feel angry they should not remaim numb thinking what others will say instead they should speak up for their rights.
The book is a well written introduction to feminism and every one irrespective of their gender must read this book once in their lifetime. We should never be ashamed to call ourselves feminist. I dont know why there is so much hate against the word feminism as if it’s a disgrace. Feminism literally means equality of sexes.Today women are no less than men and are conquering every field.They deserve to be treated equally with respect.So all the hate surrounding feminism needs to stop.There’s a problem with gender today and we need to fix it, we must do better. All of us, men and women must do better. Chimamanda has put forward her thoughts and experiences in a very calm way which compels us to rethink the status of women in the modern society.
I found this book to be very thought provoking and is definitely one of the best written piece of literature.Only if this kind of books were included in school syllabus the youth of today would be very different.I recommend this book to everyone out there.