On April 12, 2013, acclaimed writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie gave a TEDx talk entitled “We Should All Be Feminists.” Then in July this year, she came out with a book of the same title, to further drive home her message.
And what was her point?
That we should all be questions what “feminism” really means today. That the 21st-century definition may not be what we think it is, but rather one more rooted in the concepts of inclusion and awareness. That based on this more modern re-definition, we should all of us (everyone) be feminists.
Chimamanda’s powerful personal essay really highlights the subtle and all-too-common behaviors that marginalize women around the world, and the often masked realities of sexual politics — all to paint the picture that any kind of gender divide is unhealthy and harmful to everyone.
And boy is she an incredible writer. If you’ve loved anything else Chimamanda has written, you will love this book. Or if you prefer something visual, watch the video of her TEDx talk below.
Then watch our new Tough Cookie teaser video to learn more about what Tough Cookie means, and why that message is so important today.