feminist: (n) - a person who supports feminism.
feminism: (n) - the advocacy of women's rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes.
A short and very quick read, I read this essay in 30 minutes. This book is actually a modified speech that Adichie gave during a TED Talk titled TEDxEuston in December 2012. It was insightful and refreshing. It explored the experiences that Adichie had while growing up in Nigeria. She speaks on the labels given to her by those closest to her merely because she did not want to fit within the mold of being the stereotypical woman. She wasn't interested in staying in her "place". This book is a great eye opener for anyone who needs clarification into why it is so necessary for all of us to be feminists and the meaning behind it.
I will be honest, growing up I had a different vision of what a feminist looked like but now that I think about it, I can't even put into words what that would have been or what it would've looked like. I think I owe that all to growth. Being a woman, who was raised by women, I have a better understanding of what it means to be a feminist and why it is important. We're in this for each other and having equality and understanding in so very important. Every woman and man should be feminists.
Happy Reading :)
I hope you enjoy it just as much as I did.