I wrote about how “We should all be feminists” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was one of my favorite reads of this year. I was planning to write a review of that book but somehow could not.
I am pasting here my most favorite lines from that book where she explains why we need the word “feminist” –
“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 targets women. That the problem was not about being human, but specifically about being a female human”
I think every single human should read this book or at least listen to the TedTalk which is available on youtube. She is really an amazing person.
Link to the youtube video –