We Should All Be Feminists

Adichie’s TED Talk converted book addresses this importance of feminist views in a predominantly male dominated world. She makes the important observation that it is not just about how we raise our daughters, to be strong and independent, but also to raise our sons to be softer, instead of forcing a rigid mold of masculinity onto them from such a young age. ¬†She makes her personal struggles relatable, taking her own experiences in Nigerian culture and comparing them to those of her American friends, showing that these kinds of trends are not isolated to just one part of the world, that this is something to work on globally. Personally I think the only thing she truly left out of this discussion was the treatment and acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community and how they fit into a true form of intersectional feminism. ¬†Overall her argument is clear, half the world’s population is made up of women and we need to do more to treat them as equal to their male counterparts, in all areas.

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