Day 4.

We Should All Be Feminists-Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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The book had me from the title all the way down to the last full stop. I definitely and undoubtedly believe that we should all be feminists and to hear that from my most favourite author was and is the cherry on top.

Chimamanda’s content in this book is relatable page after page. Her writing is beautiful and thought provoking. Before I read the book I was confused on what a feminist is and even when somebody asked me why I’m a feminist, I didn’t know how to answer them. I loved how she talked about her experiences and what is happening in the world. I love her fierceness and passion for women’s rights. She is unapologetically a woman. I love how her ideology doesn’t only look at women but it it is all inclusive. She talks about how we need to free ourselves from cages disguised as femininity and masculinity. Her words will make you stop and think and also see the small things that we often overlook in society, in the way women and men are treated. Of all the books I’ve read, this one tops the list.

“We teach girls shame. ‘Close your legs. Cover yourself.’ We make them feel as though being born female they’re already guilty of something. And so, girls grow up to be women who cannot say they have desire. They grow up to be women who silence themselves. They grow up to be women who cannot say what they truly think. And they grow up — and this is the worst thing we do to girls — they grow up to be women who have turned pretense into an art form.”

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, We Should All Be Feminists

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