Mini Book Review | We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie



I didn't know I needed this book until I read it. Seriously though, in 50 odd pages, We Should All Be Feminists is an eye-opening experience. Sitting in the warmth of my almost privileged life, I forgot that feminism is still at large needed.

I won't say I fully agreed to whatever the author has to say. For instance, I didn't agree when the author says that men do not put a lot of thought into their dresses when they want to be taken seriously by others but women do. I have seen plenty male friends putting a lot of thought and consideration while dressing up, to the extent that they have asked for my opinion.

Putting aside this particular thing, We Should All Be Feminists has hit my heart. Like, physically. From the things I heard while growing up, to the problems that I still face because I am just a girl and I'm supposed to be weak and meek, this book has laid down all those things I forgot had happened to me and are still happening to me. Damn, after reading this book I realised, whatever I still experience today is actually a part of the problem.

Even if you don't read this book, do give the author's TED talk a listen.

PS, this is my first read for the Femme March Fest readathon. 

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