Thursday, February 23, 2017

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

I think I first saw this in a bookstore not long after it was published.  I was curious about it, but was quite frankly too cheap to pay so much for such a skinny book.  Fast forward to this year, where I'm reading all that I can, and I came across this title and realized that I never did go back and read this.

So I corrected that oversight on my part.

And I think everyone should read this.  It should be required reading in schools.

Adichie reworked her 2012 TEDx talk of the same name into this print version.  It is just shy of 50 pages and succinctly breaks down why being a feminist is not an insult, tears apart common counterarguments people use against feminists, and does so in such a simple way that anyone can understand.  She does this using her perspective as a woman from Nigeria, and proves to me that gender inequality can look the same anywhere.

So, in all sincerity, go out and read this.  This is important.

*****
We Should All be Feminists
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Anchor Books, 2014
49 pages
Source:  Library
*****

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1 comment:

Andi said...

I need to re-read this quarterly because it's just so damn good.

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