Thursday, 7 September 2017

Omtale; We Should All Be Feminists av Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Tatt i betraktning at jeg har lest bøker av Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, i tillegg til at jeg faktisk tok et emne om kjønnsforskning på universitetet, klarte jeg ikke å motstå fristelsen da jeg kom over We Should All Be Feminists.

Beskrivelse fra Goodreads
What does “feminism” mean today? That is the question at the heart of We Should All Be Feminists, a personal, eloquently-argued essay—adapted from her much-viewed TEDx talk of the same name—by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award-winning author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun

With humor and levity, here Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century—one rooted in inclusion and awareness. She shines a light not only on blatant discrimination, but also the more insidious, institutional behaviors that marginalize women around the world, in order to help readers of all walks of life better understand the often masked realities of sexual politics. Throughout, she draws extensively on her own experiences—in the U.S., in her native Nigeria, and abroad—offering an artfully nuanced explanation of why the gender divide is harmful for women and men, alike. 
Argued in the same observant, witty and clever prose that has made Adichie a bestselling novelist, here is one remarkable author’s exploration of what it means to be a woman today—and an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.

Mine tanker om boka
Med eksempler et klart språk får forfatteren frem poengene veldig lett, i tillegg til at flere av dagens problemer kommer frem. Et av favorittsitatene mine er dette;

"The problem with gender is that it prescribes how we should be rather than recognizing how we are. Imagine how much happier we would be, how much freer to be our true individual selves, if we didn't have the weight of gender expectations."

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