We Should All Be Feminists

We Should All Be Feminists

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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. Drawing extensively on her own experiences and her deep understanding of the often masked realities of sexual politics, here is one remarkable authors 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's description.
Publisher: New York :, Anchor Books,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781101911761
110191176X
Characteristics: 52 pages ; 16 cm

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BWilsoned
Nov 27, 2017

I did not hear the TED talk, so this was new for me. I think her personal experiences speak to everyone.

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LadySade
Aug 28, 2017

This book , if the author intends to convince an audience outside of Nigeria is in want of more intellectual arguments and scholarly facts. The author mainly appeals from her personal and cultural experiences. Albeit some is worthy of consideration, there was just not enough in her presentation. A book revered as a champion of equality should have also included wider perspectives . Instead it was severely one-sided (too typical) and is widely overrated.

maym4898 Aug 21, 2017

Great read - concise, but interesting and captivating. I definitely recommend it!

AL_JENNY Jul 13, 2017

A quick, powerful read that delivers food for thought.

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SaturdayLibrarian
Jul 11, 2017

A short, but mighty read.

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1aa
Jun 28, 2017

Although the opinions expressed are agreeable, it so short that they are hardly discussed or argued for after they are stated. Her (slightly) longer work ("fourteen letters..."(?)) is better because it considers feminism and her take on it from more aspects.

Chapel_Hill_KrystalB Jun 20, 2017

Her TED talk in book form- which of course makes for a quick read- and honestly, I wouldn’t have it any other way this time. Of course there is a lot to say on the topic but I appreciate having a short, succinct, articulate guidebook of sorts to visit again and again… and to pass on to the folks in my life who may wonder why any of it matters.

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mclarjh
May 24, 2017

A 'happily girly' author who likes high heels and lipsticks provides a brief and highly personal account of her thoughts about feminism.

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lukasevansherman
May 10, 2017

I'm just quoting a comment from another user that makes it clear why this book is important.
"Being a woman I can't understand why feminists are always so angry. Boring, boring boring. I can't understand why this book would be in the Young Adult area of libraries. Unless, the idea is to brainwash girls into thinking they should turn into angry feminazis..."

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missreadingrobyn
Nov 25, 2016

We Should All Be Feminists is a great concise look into feminism that is both broad and specific. Seriously, if you have five minuets this is worth checking out so you have it as part of your repertoire.

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Onemoment
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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