Release Date: January 31, 2017
Publisher: Random House Studios
Length: 45 minutes
Narrator: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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In this personal, eloquently-argued essay—adapted from the much-admired TEDx talk of the same name—Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness. Drawing extensively on her own experiences and her deep understanding of the often masked realities of sexual politics, here is one remarkable author’s exploration of what it means to be a woman now—and an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.
Short essay which beautifully illustrates what it means to be a feminist. Gender equality should still be at the forefront of our minds, just as racial equality. They are not the same and they are not something that we should ignore or think that it is a thing of the past. Are things better, sort of but not really. Being a feminist gets a bad rap but why? Why is it a bad thing to want equality between men and women? I guess it comes down to a culture where someone always needs to be lower on the scale than someone else. Being a feminist isn't just something that women should consider themselves but also men. When men step up for equality it helps to change the culture. This short essay is well worth the read or the listen.