We Should All Be Feminists

We Should All Be Feminists

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The highly acclaimed, provocative New York Times bestseller from the award-winning 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.
Publisher: 2014.
ISBN: 9781101872932
Branch Call Number: eBook overdrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: Overdrive, Inc

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One remarkable author's exploration of what it means to be a woman now--and an rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.

In this personal, eloquently-argued essay--adapted from her much-admired TEDx talk of the same name--Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, award-winning author of Americanah, offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness.

A short and easy to digest essay on what Feminism is all about, the importance of feminism to society, and why everyone should be a feminist. Woman's rights are a hot-button issue in this election, and this is a good primer for why they are important.

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LPL_RachaelP Jun 13, 2016

I highly recommend this short, eloquent book (once a Ted Talk) that offers Adichie's unique and inclusive view of feminism.


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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.

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LKC19
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.

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geguzman_79
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.

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HerColoredWorld
Oct 17, 2019

Should be required reading, for everyone.

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kwsmith
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.

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arichard91
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!

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saramarie
Jun 23, 2019

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

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Elybrarian
Jun 17, 2019

If you own one book and one book alone, this should be the one. An important, concise, and beautifully written book about a vital topic.

JCLEmilyD Mar 04, 2019

I listened to the audiobook, which is read by the author. Her soothing Nigerian voice unapologetically tells it like it is. Feminism is for all.

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Mar 21, 2020

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 acknowledge that.

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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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