We Should All Be Feminists

We Should All Be Feminists

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What does "feminism" mean today? That is the question at the heart of We Should All Be Feminists, a personal, eloquently-argued essay—adapted from her much-viewed Tedx talk of the same name—by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award-winning author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun. With humor and levity, here Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century—one rooted in inclusion and awareness. She shines a light not only on blatant discrimination, but also the more insidious, institutional behaviors that marginalize women around the world, in order to help readers of all walks of life better understand the often masked realities of sexual politics. Throughout, she draws extensively on her own experiences—in the U.S., in her native Nigeria, and abroad—offering an artfully nuanced explanation of why the gender divide is harmful for women and men, alike. Argued in the same observant, witty and clever prose that has made Adichie a bestselling novelist, here is one remarkable author's exploration of what it means to be a woman today—and an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.An eBook short.
Publisher: 2014
Branch Call Number: Overdrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. New York : Vintage, 2014. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2428 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
ISBN: 9781101872932

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ranvapa
Feb 24, 2018

Very short book from an author with a lot to say... hoping for more.

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CMLibrary_gjd_0
Feb 14, 2018

I'm going to highly recommend this book as a conversation starter between men and women. We need to work together to bring our world under control and insure all of us have the same opportunities in life. Feminists aren't men haters; however we would like for you to look at the world from our point of view every now and again.

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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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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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