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We Should All Be Feminists

We Should All Be Feminists

Book - 2015
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The highly acclaimed, provocative New York Times bestseller from the award-winning, bestselling author of Americanah

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.

"Nuanced and rousing." -- Vogue
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2015
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781101911761
Call Number: 305.42 Ad45w
Characteristics: 52 pages ; 16 cm


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The result of an inspirational TED Talk, this book is a primer for modern feminism. Adichie's TED talk is included on this list.

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Sep 15, 2020

We should all be feminists is a brilliant and important work to read. It's a quick, easy read that offers a great insight into the basics of feminism and why it is important. I think that reading this short book is a necessity for everyone. I loved that this short book is about feminism from a Nigerian woman's perspective because Western feminism differs completely from what those women experience every day. The harsh life that African, middle eastern women face every day is very different than what struggles we (for example ) Canadian women face. I do not say this to belittle or ridicule the suffering of women anywhere in the world, but women in Africa and the Arab world are fighting the society that oppresses them and controls everything in their lives, starting with what women wear, say to marriage and education decisions @Maraha of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Aug 17, 2020

Love Adichie's Ted Talks, and love her writing. She's has excellent ideas and perspectives that should be read and heard.

RyanR_KCMO Mar 28, 2020

I first read this short book in the winter of 2016. It should be required reading for every person who doubts the validity of Feminism as well as everybody else. It is short enough that this is not really asking much of people. We should all be Feminists.

Feb 02, 2020

This is a quick read - about 45 minutes. It uses everyday exmples of how far behind we really are in not only understanding but also implementing gender equality. An important read for all women, men and teens. I think it's suitable for 14 years and above.

Jan 08, 2020

I'm grateful to read her TEDx talk on Feminism, and am thankful to see her perspective as an African woman. This confirms, in words, that there must be a cultural shift, globally, to achieve gender equality.

Oct 17, 2019

Should be required reading, for everyone.

Sep 28, 2019

This very short book contains a personal essay written by a Nigerian author who equates feminism with simple gender equality. This popular book offers few new insights for anyone at all familiar with the basics of modern feminism; however, I enjoyed reading the author's personal insights about the treatment of women within the African culture.

Aug 14, 2019

A great simplified introduction to the basis of feminism, including explanation of stereotypes and assumptions that foster inequality.

ArapahoeTina Aug 01, 2019

This book is such a quick and easy read and really gets to the heart of why feminism is still something to strive for and not be dismissed as having already had all its goals accomplished. This is even accessible for older children. We've got work to do people, get to it!

Jun 23, 2019

ICONIC. No wonder Beyoncé sampled her TedTalk in ***Flawless Ft. Nick Minaj!!!!!

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Nov 19, 2016

Some people ask, 'Why the word feminist? Why not just say you are a believer in human rights, or something like that?' Because that would be dishonest. Feminism is, of course, part of human rights in general -- but to choose to use the vague expression human rights is to deny the specific and particular problem of gender. It would be a way of pretending that it was not women who have, for centuries, been excluded. It would be a way of denying that the problem of gender targets women. That the problem was not about being human, but specifically about being a female human. For centuries, the world divided human beings into two groups and then proceeded to exclude and oppress one group. It is only fair that the solution to the problem should acknowledge that. (p 41)


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