This isn’t really a review, more a recommendation to read this essay. Everything about this book was good, the title says it all.
Culture does not make people. People make culture. If it is true that the full humanity of women is not our culture, then we can and must make it our culture.
We Should All Be Feminists is an essay that’s modified from Adichie’s TEDx talk and it works very well in written form also.
Adichie is firm in her views and she makes her point with her own experiences in gender inequality and dash of humor. Feminism is not about making women superior to men, it’s about recognizing that there is still unfairness in gender equality and taking action to improve the situation.
I am a feminist, a woman of ethnic minority and agree with everything in this book. Even though I live in Finland, one of the Nordic countries that are considered to be very progressive in matters of equality, there is still room for improvement even here.
I’m terrible at voicing my opinion when it comes to matters that I care deeply about, and I think this has to do with being raised to be likable to everyone, which funnily enough is one of the subjects raised by Adichie. So I won’t tell more about this book but instead urge you to read it yourselves and see if you also agree with Adichie.
If you would rather watch the TEDx talk, here is the link for it: click
This book also checks a prompt in the Reading Challenge:
47. The book has less than 100 pages
With about 50 pages, We Should All Be Feminists is an effective essay on feminism and a pleasure to read.
What Reading Challenge? Check out my post here.