We Should All Be Feminists

Length: 51 mins
Categories: Nonfiction, Gender Issues
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The highly acclaimed, provocative New York Times best seller - a personal, eloquently-argued essay, adapted from the much-admired TEDx talk of the same name - from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, award-winning author of Americanah. Here she offers listeners a unique definition of feminism for the 21st century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness. Drawing extensively on her own experiences and her deep understanding of the often masked realities of sexual politics, here is one remarkable author's exploration of what it means to be a woman now - and an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.

©2017 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (P)2017 Random House Audio

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"Nuanced and rousing." ( Vogue)

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compelling

I've never really heard feminism described this way, and she does such a beautiful job of explaining it in a way that I think does not make Men wrong, and certainly made it easier for me to understand what women go through and the privilege I have simply because I'm a man.

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An Extraordinary Book about Gender Inequality

This book is truly great! Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie raises lots of substantial points about gender inequality and backs it up with great examples from Nigeria and America. She makes her point effectively: the time to act is now. I highly recommend it to all.

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every word spoke to me

Too short but so beautiful.
For some reason the sound seemed much lower on this recording than typical for Audible.

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For those who are new to feminism...

This is the right book for you! For those well-read feminists out here, the points are somewhat simplistic and this 45 minute essay doesn't provide a lot of new content to the field. Very well written and delivered but really for people who want to understand the basic concepts and need for feminism.

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A short but teaching read

Loved it. Her ability to paint narrative for the opposite sex is gracious. I loved how she reminds the reader that both men & women had work to do when it comes to achieving equality and being proper feminist

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Excellence defined

I now have a different perspective on what a feminist is. I enjoyer this very much so and looking forward to the presentation to my English class

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loved this book

this book really opened my eyes to the fact that I've been a feminist for years and I love it

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WE means men and women

This is an insightful quick listen/read for everyone. An interesting perspective from an intelligent author about the meaning of feminism. She provides some very good suggestions about how we can help our children, too. Well worth a listen.

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Not what i expected

This book was recommended to me by a member of a book club I’m in. I was skeptical about it thinking it would be a rant about women’s rights filled with vitriol and anger like so many women’s rights books. It was nothing like that and I am so glad I got it. I’ve never thought of myself as a Feminist but from Chimamanda’s viewpoint she the blew the stereotypical definition out of the water. In her eyes I am a feminist.

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Absolutely amazing

Highly recommend to men and women! We should all be feminist and that’s the simple truth!