Phenomenal Women – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Women’s History Month would be incomplete without mention of our latest phenomenal woman.  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born in Nigeria and is a successful and award-winning poet and author and outspoken advocate for feminism.  Her stories have had the impact of highlighting different cultures and bringing together men and women to understand multiple cultures as well as the concept of feminism.

Her popular article and book “We should all be feminists” is a call to action for everyone to embrace the concept of feminism and to accept that men and women together can achieve equality for all. As she said:

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.”

 

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