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Todos Devemos Ser Feministas

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"Peço-vos que sonhem e planeiem um mundo diferente.
Um mundo mais justo. Um mundo de homens e mulheres mais felizes, mais fiéis a si mesmos. E é assim que devemos começar: precisamos de criar as nossas filhas de uma maneira diferente. Também precisamos de criar os nossos filhos de uma maneira diferente."

O que é que o feminismo significa hoje em
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Published May 19th 2015 by Dom Quixote (first published July 29th 2014)
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Nina Here's a direct Adichie quote to this exact question: "Because that would be dishonest. Feminism is, of course, part of human rights in general- but…moreHere's a direct Adichie quote to this exact question: "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 (or egalitarians) 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 acknowledge that."(less)
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Emily May
Mar 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction, 2016, feminism
Not long ago, I wrote an article about being young and female in Lagos. And an acquaintance told me that it was an angry article, and I should not have made it so angry. But I was unapologetic. Of course it was angry. Gender as it functions today is a grave injustice. I am angry. We should all be angry.

A short, sharp, and effective essay about gender, the wrong ideas many people have about feminism, and why it is so damn important. Even today.

I suppose an "essay" doesn't sound like something m
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tysephine
I want to just buy a crate of these and pass them out to strangers and friends and family.
Riley
Aug 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This should be required reading
Bookdragon Sean
Mar 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: humanity
This is the single most convincing essay I’ve ever read on feminism. It does not point fingers and blame men for a cultural mind-set they were born into. Instead, it offers calm logical arguments for positive change going forward. And that’s what the world needs:

“A world of happier men and happier women who are truer to themselves. And this is how to start: We must raise our daughters differently. We must also raise our sons differently.”

Adichie states that the strongest feminist she ever knew
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Zoë
Sep 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A short, insightful essay about a topic I am incredibly passionate about: feminism. I was practically nodding my head the entire time as so much of what was brought forth hit home.
However, I had a few issues with heteronormative and cisnormative language. I don't believe she was being intentionally exclusionary, so I'm interested to read her newest feminist essay in the near future!
Kai
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.

Read this book now.

Find more of my
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Lola
Aug 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, feminism
Anyone with a heartbeat should read this essay, even aliens.
Nat
Jun 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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— Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Half of a Yellow Sun.

We Should All Be Feminists is a personal, eloquently-argued essay – adapted from the much-viewed Tedx talk of the same name – by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Which I have, not so coincidentally, watched numerous times— so much so that I have come to learn and preform the speech alongside her.

The modified book version of the talk was a very quick and important read that, like the talk, will stay with me for a long time (especially all the beautifully
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jessica
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
‘my own definition of a feminist is a man or a woman who says, yes, there is a problem with gender as it is today and we must fix it, we must do better. all of us, women and men, must do better.’

this. this. a thousand times this!

this essay has never been more relevant, important or necessary. it is a wonderful introduction to feminism and its growing purpose in todays society. however, it is just an introduction, as the brief length only allows for adichie to concisely outline what feminism is
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karen
A Nigerian acquaintance once asked me if I was worried that men would be intimidated by me.

I was not worried at all - it had not even occurred to me to be worried, because a man who would be intimidated by me is exactly the kind of man I would have no interest in.


this is the second book i have read from my quarterly literary fiction box from pagehabit:



this is very much like Between the World and Me in the sense that they are both short works addressing huge issues (race, gender) and approaching
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Lisa
Aug 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was raised to be a masculinist!

Where I grew up, women did the housework, took care of children, made sure dinner was served, and cleaned up afterwards. Women worked, but only if it did not interfere with the "career" of their husbands, and they worked for lower salaries, and were reminded of that fact - often. If the "Career" required moving, women resigned from their jobs, packed up and left with the family. Women listened to the stories of men, and deferred to their "knowledge", they accepte
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Hannah Greendale
Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend.

We Should All Be Feminists tackles the issue of feminism in the twenty-first century, rallies readers to envision a better, more equal world, and then encourages readers to take action to make that vision a reality.

The misunderstanding and negative stigma associated with the word feminist is eloquently explained in just a few short pages. The clear-headed, concise approach taken by the author to make the wo
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Elyse Walters
Jan 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has a presence about her that is stunning!!!!
She is eloquent- lovely - warm - and real! It's natural to immediately love this woman the first time you see her, and listen to her speak.

That said....she is magnificent in her TED TALK -- from which this small pocket size book was then put together. When I read this book - I didn't have nearly the same feeling about it as when I listened to Chimamanda speak.
In fact - I actually debated a few things ( my own voice took off
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Brina
Mar 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a leading voice in African literature today. She has written three novels and one short story collection that have all won multiple awards. Two years ago she was asked by organizers of the TEDx talk to deliver a lecture on her views on feminism in the 21st century. We Should All Be Feminists is the published essay of her talk, and is a resource that is beneficial to all who read it.

After reading Americanah, I was curious to read one of Adichie's novels that takes pla
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s.penkevich
May 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: feminism, important
'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.

I read Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's We Should All Be Feminists in a single, uninterrupted sitting over two beers at my favourite bar. This is important for two reasons. First, it shows how quickly one is able to read this book, and read it you should. This should be, assuredly, essential reading. At it's worst it is simply a primer and gener
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Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘


The fact that feminism is often considered as a negative concept is rather new to me, simply because I've internalized my anger/my annoyance for years and started to point what shocked me to people only recently.

Why is that? Did my family raise me in the belief that we women shouldn't speak up? Hardly. Not once did my parents implied that I shouldn't be ambitious because I was a woman. Every day of my teenage years my mother repeated to me that I should never do something - including sex - that
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Whitney Atkinson
I agree with every single thing in this book! I loved this discussion about feminism from a Nigerian woman's perspective, because Western feminism differs completely from what those women experience every day. I can't wait to read Chimamanda's full-length novels! I have yet to get my hands on one!
Raquel Brune
Mar 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lectura 'obligatoria'. Reseña próximamente
Adina
Apr 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Culture does not make people. People make culture. ”

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun, a book that highly recommend. This essay is based on a TED talk with the same title and it encourages us not to be negatively influenced by the bad reputation the word “feminism“ has built and that we need to educate our children to understand the importance of gender equality. I liked some of the arguments brought forward but I did not have the feeling she said som
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Samadrita
This is the published version of CNA's famous Tedx talk which I had put on my youtube 'watch later' list and never quite managed to get to in the end.

It's so perfectly presented and written (albeit in a very simplistic manner with little to no token humor thrown in to engage a live audience) that I don't know how to review this except by saying I nodded my head vigorously to every logical inference Adichie drew from her own experiences and those of her family and acquaintances in Nigeria and the
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Mohamed Al
May 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
غرد يومًا المغني الكويتي حمود الخضر في تويتر بمقطع وهو يغني أغنية سخيفة تقول كلماتها " لا لا .. لا نحتاج المال كي نزداد جمالا" فرددت عليه قائلاً بأنه لولا المال لما استطعنا الاشتراك في خدمة الإنترنت لمشاهدتك وأنت ترتدي نظارة "ماركة" وتقود سيارة "فارهة" وتغني " لا نحتاج المال"!

ليس من عادتي التعليق على كل ما يستفزني في تويتر ، ولكن أعترف بأن من أكثر الأمور استفزازًا بالنسبة لي هي رؤية خليجي ثري، وأنا لا أتحدث عن حمود الخصر فقط، يقول للآخرين بأن المال ليس شيئًا ضروريًا. قد أتقبل أن تصدر هذه الحكمة
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Raeleen Lemay
Dec 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction
LOVED THIS. Listening to Adichie read this little book to me was a treat. She’s so well-spoken and intelligent, I can’t help but love everything I’ve read by her so far!
Duane
“Women’s rights have come a long way”; something we’ve all heard before. But we’ve got a long way to go, I think we all agree on that. No one person’s actions, thoughts, or words are going to end the oppression, if I may use that word. But we can all contribute something positive, something that creates a dialogue about change, something that becomes “another brick in the wall”. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s essay is just that, but it’s a very big brick, and it’s truths are undeniable. Everyone sho ...more
Erin
FEMINIST: A person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes.

I was raised by two feminist my mother and my father. Though my father would never call himself a feminist not because its a dirty word but because he believes as does Ms. Adiche that we should all be feminist. My mother was a feminist but she too would never call herself that, because she was told on multiple occasions by other feminist that she wasn't one because she chose to stay home and raise my sis
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Book Riot Community
I wish this were required reading for everyone. I have been recommending it to every person I know. It’s a short book, took me around an hour and it is so worth it. Based on a TED Talk by the same name, Adichie discusses the weight and stereotypes around the word “feminist” and why we should all identify as such. I recommend this book as a gateway to gender studies and feminism because it is very accessible, especially to those with no experience in reading/studying these subjects. My mother is ...more
Councillor
If you have only thirty minutes of time left, then listen to the author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, reading her essay here for free. Whether you are a feminist or not, whether you are male or female, you won't regret listening to this, regardless of what your current view on the much-debated topic of feminism is like. Either she will open your eyes to some aspects you never thought about before, or she will convince you of your already established opinion. However it turns out for you, in my opin ...more
Ilenia Zodiaco
"La cultura non fa le persone. Sono le persone che fanno la cultura. Se è vero che la piena umanità delle donne non fa parte della nostra cultura, allora possiamo e dobbiamo far sì che lo diventi"
Ahmed  Ejaz
Jan 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Ahmed by: Hafsa
Culture does not make people. People make culture.
It's a great introduction of Feminism. It's very simple and short. Everyone must read it!
The facts in this book are mostly related to Nigeria. But still some of them are present in almost every country.
If we do something over and over again, it becomes normal. If we see the same thing over and over again, it becomes normal

I haven't watched its TED talk. I think I will now. :)

28 January, 2018
Hannah
Jan 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
This reiterated many of my own beliefs but in such a concise and well developed argument. I'd highly recommend this to anyone curious about feminism and gender studies because it's the perfect intro.


Julie
We Should All be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a 2014 Random House publication. I was provided a copy of this book by Quarterly Literary fiction box. (https://quarterly.co/products/literar...)


A thousand times I have intended to get a copy of this essay, but always got distracted before following through.

Recently, I discovered this book was both influential and inspirational to Britt Bennett, author of ‘The Mothers.’ So, with her stamp of approval added to the overwhelmingly favorable
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie grew up in Nigeria.

Her work has been translated into over thirty languages and has appeared in various publications, including The New Yorker, Granta, The O. Henry Prize Stories, the Financial Times, and Zoetrope. She is the author of the novels Purple Hibiscus, which won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award; Half of a Yellow Sun, which won t
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“We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, you can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise, you would threaten the man. Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support but why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors not for jobs or accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are.” 1595 likes
“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.” 633 likes
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